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Get to know the meaning and translation of inyanya, a common Luhya word from Maragoli language. Learn pronunciation, know synonyms, similar words, similar sounding Bantu words as you build your vocabulary.

Meaning and translation of inyanya


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Synonyms of inyanya

Luhya words of similar or close meaning to inyanya

Maragoli synonyms

Wanga synonyms

Bukusu synonyms


Homophones – similar sounding Bantu words

  • Kunyanya – a Maragoli word that means ‘to eat’.
  • Nyanya – Swahili word for grandmother or tomato.

Beyond the everyday: The meaning of inyanya in Maragoli and Luhya culture

Vaida the hit song by Harry Richie made the phrase umwana inyanya, or as my cousin Ijaika in the village would say, umwanya inyanya enyengu, Kenya famous. Do you What does this flawless phrase means and how to best use it? Read our blog article: Umwana inyanya enyengu, an elegant way to say beautiful in Luhya

About Lulogoli And The Maragoli

The Maragoli or Mulogoli is a Bantu tribe that’s one of the larger houses of the Luhya supra-community that’s presently mainly domiciled in Western Kenya. Maragoli language or Lulogooli, Logoli is the tongue of Maragoli. Join us and learn how to speak Maragoli language. Start of with our free lessons in Maragoli language. Build your vocabulary with our stories from Maragoli culture whose narrative harnesses the richness of L’logoli in telling our origin, beliefs and way of life.  Hop on our continuous search for the meaning of different Maragoli proverbs and sayings. Test yourself with our dalliance at the intersections, such as in our ongoing Kinyarwanda-Lulogooli and Lingala- Luhya discourse. Let’s get you started with Kimaragoli, with our mega post: Learn Maragoli Online: The Mulembe Nation list of 60+ common Maragoli words, their translation and meaning.

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