"A rat"


April 14, 2017



So basically all rodents are panya except rabbits that have a specific name on account of being edible.


Mice and rats are often the same in many languages. Some other East African rodents include fuko (mole rats of every kind), nungnungu or nungu (porcupine), ndezi (cane rat), kindi (squirrel), kamendegere (spring hare), panya-miti (dormouse), kipanya-miti (climbing mouse), kipanya mnono (fat mouse), buku (pouched rat and hamster rat), and kindi-miamba (dassie rat).

Rabbits and hares are not actually rodents. They are lagomorphs.

Shrews are also not rodents. They are called "kirukanjia" in Swahili.

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