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KikuyuEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Swahili samaki.[1]

PronunciationEdit

As for Tonal Class, Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 3 with a trisyllabic stem, together with kĩgokora, mbarĩki, thimiti, and so on.
  • (Kiambu)

NounEdit

thamaki class 9/10 (plural thamaki)

  1. fish

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “thamaki” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary, p. 490. 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.
  • Muiru, David N. (2007). Wĩrute Gĩgĩkũyũ: Marĩtwa Ma Gĩgĩkũyũ Mataũrĩtwo Na Gĩthũngũ, p. 10.