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Meaning and translation of khukhwima, a common Luhya word from Bukusu language. Learn origin, meaning, translation, pronunciation and more.

Type: Verb


Origin: Lubukusu dialect of Luhya language.

Variations in Lubukusu language: 

Variations in Luhya dialects with close or similar meaning:  Kusingira (Lulogoli); okhwema (Luwanga);

Similar sounding Bantu words:  Kunyima (Swahili, to deny or refuse)

Meaning and translation of khukhwima

  • To stand

Practice sentence

Nemile enyuma eno. I am standing at the back

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