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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [nuh-gah-nuh]
    • /nəˈgɑ nə/
    • /naɡˈɑːnə/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [nuh-gah-nuh]
    • /nəˈgɑ nə/

Definitions of nagana word

  • noun nagana a disease of horses and other animals, widespread in parts of Africa, caused by the organism Trypanosoma brucei, and transmitted by a variety of tsetse fly. 1
  • noun nagana any trypanosomal disease of animals that is transmitted by the tsetse fly. 1
  • noun nagana A disease of cattle, antelope, and other livestock in southern Africa, characterized by fever, lethargy, and oedema, and caused by trypanosome parasites transmitted by the tsetse fly. 1
  • noun nagana a disease of domesticated animals of central and southern Africa, caused by parasitic protozoa of the genus Trypanosoma transmitted by tsetse flies 0
  • noun nagana an infectious disease affecting horses and cattle in tropical Africa, caused by a trypanosome (Trypanosoma brucei) transmitted by the bite of infected tsetse flies 0

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Origin of nagana

First appearance:

before 1890
One of the 20% newest English words
1890-95; < Nguni; compare Zulu unukane, ulunakane, izinakane

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nagana popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 73% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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