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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Bantu *ǹjògù. Hinde (1904) records unzōō as an equivalent of English elephant, listing also “Jogowini dialect” of Kikuyu njogu and Swahili ndovu etc. as its equivalents[1].

NounEdit

nzou[2]

  1. elephant

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hinde, Hildegarde (1904). Vocabularies of the Kamba and Kikuyu languages of East Africa, pp. 20–21. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  2. ^ Whiteley, W.H. and M.G. Muli (1962). Practical Introduction to Kamba, pp. 25, 163. London: Oxford University Press.