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  • proper noun a Bantu language of Kenya


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  • Pigeon pea is still an important crop in semi-arid areas, i.e. Machakos, Makueni, Mbeere and Tharaka-Nithi Districts.

    Chapter 7 1999

  • CULTURAL/BELIEFS: Leaves are weaved and used for adorning women during the irua ceremony (Tharaka).

    Chapter 7 1999

  • Mbeere: mwere Meru: mwere Swahili: uwele, mawele (plural), mwele, miwele (plural) Tharaka: mwere Turkana: erau

    Chapter 7 1999

  • It is an important fodder and is used in the preparation of male and female aphrodisiacs (Tharaka).

    Chapter 7 1999

  • Luhya (Bukusu): litoto-lia-bamia Maa: engaiyagut Pokot: tumeighio, tumeiw'o, kelpomough Samburu: nturmayei Tharaka: mwere Turkana: ekaletelete

    Chapter 7 1999

  • Embu, Tharaka and Taita in Combretum bushland, bushed grassland,

    Chapter 7 1999

  • Infusion made from dried pounded leaves is taken for stomach-ache (Siaya); boiled bark (and roots from other plants) is used for the treatment of gonorrhoea (Tharaka).

    Chapter 7 1999

  • Traditional use and management of the trees of Tharaka, Meru.

    Chapter 10 1999

  • OTHER: Leaves are used in making baskets, mats, hats, brooms and in thatching; a skirt (manyugi) is made from leaves for use during circumcision ceremonies (Tharaka); leaf rachis used to clean the inside of milk gourds (Maasai (Narok), Kipsigis).

    Chapter 7 1999

  • Trunk said to be termite-resistant and used as posts for construction (Tharaka, Mbeere).

    Chapter 7 1999


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