Popular Luhya Words and Their Meanings

Luhya words and Meanings

Looking for Luhya or Abaluya words with exactly what they mean?.

You are in the right place, because in this article, with the help of Luhyas themselves.

We have a list of the most popular and commonly used Luyah words and their meanings in English.

Some of the most popular Luhya words are extremely popular that they are used in Swahili as if they are actually a Kiswahili word, yet they are Luhya words.

If you want to learn the Luhya language in an easy to understand way, or you don’t want to be left hanging when Luhya words and sentences are used during a conversation.

Here is the list of Luhya words and their meanings in English for you to easily understand what they actually mean.

Luhya Words and Meanings:

Senje – means your aunt

Ingokho – means a chicken

Ndakhuyanza – means I Love You

Eshiminywi – means a chick (baby hen)

Mwana – means a kid (young guy)

Mulembe – means Peace or usually used as a general greeting

Mulembe muno – means Good (responding to general greetings)

Omukhasi – means a woman (mostly a wife)

Omutoka – means car

Amabeere – means milk

Namalayi muno – means I’m fine

Bwirire – means evening greeting

Papa – means father

Khotsa – means maternal uncle

Mulamwa – means sister or brother-in-law

Ababi  – means bad (they are bad)

Muno – means much, very much, good

Amarwi/eshirwi/efirwi – means ears

Emikhono – means hands

Eshilenje – means leg/foot

Lisikamo – means knee

Mao – means your mother

Amatuma – means maize

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Bushire – means Good morning

Keshitare – means Good afternoon

Bwakhera – means Good evening

OIiomulamu – means Are you fine?

Oriena – means How are you? (singular)

Murieena – means How are you? (plural)

Ostitonga hena – means Where are you going?

Obulayi muno – means Very good

Bushire muno – means A very good morning to you

Amahenjera/Menjere – means dry maize and beans boiled together (Githeri)

Amatsi – means water

Bwirire muno – means Good evening

Endiomulamu – means Yes, I’m fine

Kuka – means grandfather

Kukhu – means grandmother

Mbotso – means sister/brother/sibling

Mama – means mother

Eshiamo – means fruit

Ichai – means tea

Ingano – means wheat

Italanyi – means lion

Itwasi/ingombe – means cow

Linyoni – means bird

Inyanya – means tomato

Isahani – means a plate

Eshichiko – means a spoon

Eshikombe – means a cup

Indoo – means a bucket

Inyumba  – means house

Ijikoni – means kitchen

Ichupa – means bottle

Eshitanda – means bed

Isubutali – means hospital

Eshichanuwo – means a comb

Eshifuli – means padlock

Ekulu – means up or above

Eliira – means a name

Ewefu – means at our home

Ewenyu – means at your home

Okhusaala – means to pray

Abakuka – means grandfathers

Abana – means children

Eshikapo – means basket

Idaraja – means bridge

Ifula – means rain

Eshiserero – means wedding

Eshifwalo – means clothes/outfit

Ikanisa – means church

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