"Jongoo"

Translation:Millipede

May 29, 2017

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Is jongoro part of the family of millipedes?

May 29, 2017

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Looks like a dialectal equivalent of the same word to me. Swahili had a sound change that deleted /r/ and /l/ between the last two vowels, so most words that end with two vowels originally had an /l/ or /r/ and this is preserved in some dialects ... eg. njaa is pronounced njala in the D.R. Congo.

September 8, 2017
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