According to the English Wiktionary, mnyama, wanyama is a reassignment of nyama ("meat") to an animate class. It also states that the first meaning of its Proto-Bantu root, *ǹɲàmà, was "animal" and the second meaning was "meat".
How is mnyama pronounced? How many syllables?
m-nya-ma. Think mmm at the start, but not too long.
What would the plural of this word be?