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Meaning : Handcart
Use : Mkoko ya Kamash ili bondwa na nine-nine = Kamau's handcart was hit by a police car
Period: Late 60's
Spelling variation: -


Area of origin : Unknown
Etymology:
From Swahili Mkokoteni which co-incidently comes from two words mgongo - Swahili for back and teni - from English ten. This compound word described the cost of ferrying goods on the back of early Nairobi porters. These porters later graduated to moving wares on the handcarts.

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