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Tunga may refer to:

  • Tunga, a shortcut for the Shona name Tungamirai which means 'Lead'. Tunga in the Shona Language also means to injure using the tip of a horn. Tunga is not a very common name because it is normally reserved for First born sons and leaders, it was a popular alias name assigned to guerilla/freedom fighters during the Zimbabwean liberation struggle.
  • Tunga , the Zulu word for doing needlework
  • Tunga , an embroidery studio in South Africa
  • Tunga , a surname in predominant caste Settibalija/Kamma in India
  • Tunga River, a river in India
  • Tunga, Leyte, a municipality in the Philippines
  • Tunga, Trondheim, a location in Trondheim, Norway
  • Tunga (typeface), a Unicode typeface included in Windows XP that displays Kannada script
  • Tunga (flea), the genus of Chigoe fleas
  • The Gaelic name for Tong, a village near Stornoway in the Eilean Siar council area of Scotland

Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

See also Tunga

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Faroese

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Pronunciation

  • IPA: [ˈtʊŋga]

Noun

tunga f.

  1. tongue (organ)
  2. mother tongue, language
  3. tongue of land in a stream
  4. lemon sole (Microstomus kitt)

Declension

f1 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative tunga tungan tungur tungurnar
Accusative tungu tunguna tungur tungurnar
Dative tungu tunguni tungum tungunum
Genitive tungu tungunnar tunga tunganna

Icelandic

Etymology

From Old Norse tunga from Proto-Germanic *tungōn, from Proto-Indo-European *dn̥ǵʰwéh₂s. Common to all Teutonic languages. Compare the Latin lingua (a tongue) and Gothic 𐍄𐌿𐌲𐌲𐍉 (tuggō) (Gothic t.svgGothic u.svgGothic g.svgGothic g.svgGothic o.svg).

Noun

tunga f. (genitive singular tungu, plural tungur)

  1. (anatomy) a tongue
  2. mother language, mother tongue
  3. language
  4. the tongue of a shoe

Declension

Declension of tunga
(singular) (plural)
(indefinite) (definite) (indefinite) (definite)
nominative tunga tungan tungur tungurnar
accusative tungu tunguna tungur tungurnar
dative tungu tungunni tungum tungunum
genitive tungu tungunnar tungna tungnanna
Other words with the same declension

Synonyms

Derived terms


Old High German

Etymology

See tung

Noun

tunga

  1. dung

Swedish

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

See tung

Adjective

tunga

  1. Positive definite singular non-masculine form of tung
  2. Positive definite plural form of tung
    heavy

Etymology 2

Old Norse

Noun

Inflection for tunga Singular Plural
Common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative tunga tungan tungor tungorna
Genitive tungas tungans tungors tungornas

tunga

  1. tongue (organ)

Etymology 3

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Noun

Inflection for tunga Singular Plural
Common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative tunga tungan tungor tungorna
Genitive tungas tungans tungors tungornas

tunga

  1. tongue (flap in a shoe)
Synonyms

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