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Kavu- (Adverb) [ kaa-vuu ]

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Meaning : Only (as in a count... usually of money)
Word use : Walikuwa mtu mbili kavu = They were only two people
Word period: Unknown
Word related to: Counting
Word synonyms: Loso
Spelling variation: -


Word Origin : Unknown
Histo ya word.
Derived from Swahili word "Kavu" that means "dry"

Kavu - (Noun) - [ ka-voo ]


Meaning : Thousand
Word use : Hiyo rodhi ni kavu mbili = That pair of trousers is 2,000
Word period: Late 2000
Word related to: Money
Word synonyms: TengaThao

Word Origin : Gikosh
Histo ya word.
Possibly a play of the Sheng word "Kavu" which also means "only" hence used as usually refered to in money terms "one thousand ONLY"

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