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KikuyuEdit

 
nyoro (Musa acuminata 'Dwarf Cavendish')

PronunciationEdit

  • (Kiambu)
  • (Limuru) IPA(key): /ɲɔ̀ɾɔ̀ꜜ/
As for Tonal Class, Yukawa (1981) classifies this term into a group including cindano, huko, iburi, igego, igoti, ini (pl. mani), inooro, irigũ, irũa, iturubarĩ (pl. maturubarĩ), kĩbaata, kĩmũrĩ, kũgũrũ, mũciĩ, mũgeni, mũgũrũki, mũmbirarũ, mũndũ, mũri, mũthuuri, mwaki (fire), mwario (way of speaking), mbogoro, nda, ndaka, ndigiri, ngo, njagathi, njogu, nyondo (breast(s)), and so on.[1]

NounEdit

nyoro class 9/10 (plural nyoro)

  1. Dwarf Cavendish banana[2] a cultivar of Musa acuminata (Colla (AAA Group) 'Dwarf Cavendish')
    Synonym: gatumia

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Yukawa, Yasutoshi (1981). "A Tentative Tonal Analysis of Kikuyu Nouns: A Study of Limuru Dialect." In Journal of Asian and African Studies, No. 22, 75–123.
  2. ^ Stover, R. H. and N. W. Simmonds (1987). Bananas, 3rd ed., p. 158. London: Longman.

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