n'kenge or nkenge

English translation: Not Afrikaans

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08:38 Aug 27, 2001
Afrikaans to English translations [Non-PRO]
Afrikaans term or phrase: n'kenge or nkenge
I really don't know where the term comes from. My friend asked me to find out what it means.
Kevin Lawless
English translation:Not Afrikaans
Explanation:
Sounds to me as if this word could be Khosa or one of the other Bantu languages.
Sorry not to be of more help!
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Fiona Harris
United Kingdom
Local time: 11:28
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Summary of answers provided
na +2Not Afrikaans
Fiona Harris
nameaning 'brilliant' ?
Sandra Nortje
nafirst name
Serge L


  

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1 hr peer agreement (net): +2
Not Afrikaans


Explanation:
Sounds to me as if this word could be Khosa or one of the other Bantu languages.
Sorry not to be of more help!

Fiona Harris
United Kingdom
Local time: 11:28
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  xxxjmonllop: It is not Swahili either.
207 days

agree  Chinoise
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4 hrs
first name


Explanation:
Nkenge seems to be a female name. See link below for some explanations.

HTH,

Serge L.


    Reference: http://www.kabalarians.com/female/nkenge.htm
Serge L
Local time: 12:28
PRO pts in pair: 16
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5 hrs
meaning 'brilliant' ?


Explanation:
I found the following sentence:
The boy is 8. "His name is Nkenge, which means 'brilliant' in some African language," Alston tells me
at the following site:http://www.swarthmore.edu/bulletin/archive/99/sept99/collect...


Sandra Nortje
South Africa
Local time: 12:28
Native speaker of: Native in AfrikaansAfrikaans, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 26
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