How do you pronouce Nyanya? Does it mean grandmother?

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How do you pronouce the word Nyanya? This is a word that can be used for grandmother instead of the word "bibi", correct? - I don't particulary care for the word "grandmother" so I wanted an alternate word in Swahili (my daughter's husband is from Kenya). Thank you.

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Jun 11, 2015
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May 02, 2015
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Feb 04, 2015
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by: Rake

I think you can pronounce the way you want to. The only thing you have to keep in mind is that, it should sound something close to what it looks like in words. And if you are a traveler you should be sure that it sounds so, or else you will be lost. go to this site

Apr 16, 2014
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by: Anonymous

nyanya can be pronounced as; nyaanya or shosho is also allowed note that tomatoes are also called nyanya in kiswahili

Feb 09, 2012
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by: Anonymous

My mother's first grandbaby was told to call her nyanya (prounounced as such) He calls her yaya and she answers, LOL.

Dec 26, 2011
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by: Anonymous

I was told it is pronouce "E-na-ne". :)

Jul 07, 2010
by: Archie Melrose

Thanks for your question and here are some other tribal words for grandmother.

Swahili [Common language] - Bibi [BeeBee] or Nyanya or just Mama.
Masaii - Cucuu [not sure of prononciation]
Kikuyu - CuCu [pronounced ShoSho]
Kalenjin - Chamge kogo
Luo - Dani



Jun 30, 2010
How do you pronouce Nyanya?
by: Jes

Hi there...

My boyfriend is also from Kenya..its pronounced Nun-Ya ..but he often calls his gram mama.

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