dikdik

small antelope that lives in the bushes of East africa, Angola and Namibia. Dik-diks are named for the alarm calls of the females, which make a dik-dik, or zik-zik sound. In addition to the female's alarm call, both the male and female make a shrill whistling sound.

gada, gada, gada

sound of drums ("Misoso: Once Upon a Time Tales from africa", by Verna Aardema)

music

hip

interjection used to introduce a united cheer (cf. hip-hip-hurrah). in the meaning "trendy" or "informed", it may come from "hep" (african-american slang), of which the origin is not clear

human

hottentot

member of native S. african race. Possibly imitative of the language spoken by the people referred to

human

kata-kata

sound of running footsteps ("Misoso: Once Upon a Time Tales from africa", by Verna Aardema)

human movement

kirik

sound of breaking metal ("Misoso: Once Upon a Time Tales from africa", by Verna Aardema)

metal crack

kra, ka, ka, hi

sound of drums ("Misoso: Once Upon a Time Tales from africa", by Verna Aardema)

music

kut-kut-kut

sound of a hen, clucking ("Misoso: Once Upon a Time Tales from africa", by Verna Aardema)

animal bird

kwok

sound of an earthenware pot being smashed to pieces on the ground ("Misoso: Once Upon a Time Tales from africa", by Verna Aardema)

hard_hit

pip

1. to peep or chirp, as a chick does. 2. A short, high-pitched radio signal 3. pip-pip-pip: sound of footsteps ("Misoso: Once Upon a Time Tales from africa", by Verna Aardema)

animal bird movement

puh-puh-puh

sound of pounding ("Misoso: Once Upon a Time Tales from africa", by Verna Aardema)

hard_hit

sifaka

The sifaka is a genus of lemur found in Madagascar. The name is an onomatopoeia of their "shi-fak" alarm call. Wikipedia

animal africa

tlick

sound of clicking with the tongue ("Misoso: Once Upon a Time Tales from africa", by Verna Aardema)

human

wuh-uh-uh-uh

the sound of someone muttering, grunting, in protest (Misoso: Once Upon a Time Tales from africa, by Verna Aardema)

human


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