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As for Tonal Class, Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 1.
  • (Kiambu)


riika class 5 (plural mariika)

  1. group of the people who have been circumcised at the same time;[3]; used to play a role in tying up kinship relations such as mũhĩrĩga, mbarĩ and nyũmba;[4] age group, age set

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  1. ^ “rika” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Davison, Jean (1996). Voices from Mutira: Change in the Lives of Rural Gikuyu Women, 1910-1995, p. 32. Boulder, Colorado: Lynne Rienner Publishers. →ISBN
  4. ^ Nganga, Nobuko and Peter S. Nganga (2013). "The Kinship System and Rule for Naming Children in Kikuyu People of Kenya." 長崎大学教育学部社会科学論叢, pp. 25–33.

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  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈrijːka/



  1. country


Even a-stem, ik-ikk gradation
Nominative riika
Genitive riikka
Singular Plural
Nominative riika riikkat
Accusative riikka riikkaid
Genitive riikka riikkaid
Illative riikii riikkaide
Locative riikkas riikkain
Comitative riikkain riikkaiguin
Essive riikan
Possessive forms
Singular Dual Plural
1st person riikan riikame riikamet
2nd person riikat riikade riikadet
3rd person riikas riikaska riikaset

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