Comparative Bantu Pottery Vocabulary

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Language code: E51

Language name: Gikuyu

Translation: When thoroughly dry the clay is placed in an elliptical hole in the ground 24 in. by 19 in. lined with banana leaves; it is then moistened into a plastic mass, and it is at once ready for use. It is now known as n'daka

Noun class: 9-10

Tonality: H

Reference: Routledge & Routledge 1910:98

Protosense: soil, earth

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BLR links: 2740