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English Dagbanli
aardvark timbuŋ
abdomen (lower) saɣiŋga
abortion bikpaɣibu
acacia goo
acha grass, fonio, 'hungry-grass/rice' kabiga
ache, pain [n.] yaali
acne dakolizini
aerial yam firiginli
agama lizard baŋa
Akan person Kambɔŋa
albino zabiga
albino person boliŋga
animal biŋkɔbigu
ant guluŋgua
Arab Laribu
artery ʒisoli
arthritis, swelling in the joints kambɔŋgbara
Ashanti person Kambɔŋa
Asian, Lebanese person Kɔtachi
Assemblies of God church aleluyani
athlete's foot shinshimi
avocado (-pear) paya
baboon kparili
back (anat.) yaaŋa
balloon abinfuura
bambara bean simkpilli
banana kɔdu
bark (of tree) pɔɣu
bat, fruit-bat zɔŋ
bats zɔna
bauxite looloo
beans waache
bear bɛɛ
bed bindoo
bed bug balimkpɛɣu
bee shia
belly puli, puu
belly, stomach (internal) pua
bird nooŋa, dirigu
bitter, to be v. to]]
black, to be ~ v. sabili]]
black-eyed pea tuuli
bladder (anat.) dulinsurigu
blood ʒim, kɔri
boat ŋariŋ
body-hair kɔbigu
bone kɔbili
bones kɔba]]
borassus palm kpukpaliga
bottle (calabash) sagboo
bovine nahu
bow (for shooting) tɔbu
bow (musical) jɛnjili
brain pl. zuɣupuri]]
branch of a tree wulli
breast (female) bihili
breastbone gabili
breath vuhim
bronze daa^nya
broom sɔɣu
buffalo yɔnahu
bugle, horn bani
Bugum, fire-festival buɣim
bushbaby mabiga
bush-cow yɔnahu
bush turkey namiɔŋ
Bustard (bird) namiɔŋ
butter bihikpam
calf of leg bee
calyx wuba
camel laakumi
canary tiita
cane rat ŋɔŋli
canoe ŋariŋ
cassava banchi, katiŋguŋa
caterpillar zunzuli
cattle (crossbreed of zebu and shorthorn) pl. gɔbidola]]
cattle-egret laɣipiɛliga, naɣipiɛriga
Caucasian, person of ~ race Nasara
caves pl. gburuŋkaba]]
cereal/s kahu
charcoal pl. sala]]
chicken noo
child bia
cinnamon sinnamɔn
civet zini
civet, two-spotted jaŋkumbuŋ
civets zina]]
cockroach lɛligu
coconut kpakpa
coconut palm kpukpaliga
cocoyam bankani
coffee tii
coin laɣifu
colobus ŋmansuliga
comb afi
consumption, TB. paɣikɔhiŋgu
corn, cooked ~ yɔrɔyɔro
corn, yellow ~ kawaanʒee
cotton, kapok gumdi
coucal kunoolɔɣu
cow nahu
cow pea tuuli
cowry laɣifu
crab jatolɛlle, jeeŋa
cricket (insect) paaŋa
crocodile nyɛbiga, nyabiga
crow (bird), pied crow kahiŋkɔɣu
cucumber kukomba
Dagbamba language Dagbanli
Dagbong, country of the Dagbamba Dagbɔŋ
Dagomba Dagbambila]]
Dagomba festival Chimsi
Dagomba man Dagbandoo
Dagomba person Dagbambia, Dagbana
Dagomba person, young ~ Dagbambila
Dagomba woman Dagbampaɣa
Damba dance - first ~ ~ eleventh of the month Somo Damba
Damba-eve Siŋkaafa Gahimbu Dali
Damba festival Damba
dance [type] circular dance of the Gushiegu people dimbu
date palm dɔbino
dates (fruit) dɔbino
dawadawa tree doo
demon kpilikpariga
dew maligim
Diospyros tree gaa
dirt daɣiri
disease (swelling) afo
disease, enlargement of the spleen luɣili
ditch bɔɣili
dog baa
dogs bahi]]
doll bia
donkey buŋa
dove (domestic, or general) ŋmani
dragonfly kulilia, saapaɣa
drink v. nyu]]
drug tim
drum daliga
drum (hour-glass-) luŋa
drum, calabash~ bindili
drum, slit-drum balaŋkɔn
drum-skin gbungbamba
duck gbun^yaɣu
duiker kparibua
dung bindi
dung beetle binajaɣirigu
dysentery pumahigu
dysmenorrhoea kaɣiligu
dysmenorrhoea, painful menstruation sompuɣili
eagle tɔrili
ear tibili
earache sankaŋ
ears tiba
earth tandi
earth, world tiŋgbani
earth and rock, soft gbiŋgbɛli
earthquake tiŋgbandamli
earthworm sambarigu
earwax tibibindi
earwig paandɔchirigu
eat (meat, bread, rice, yam ...) v. ŋubi]]
eat, consume v. di]]
eczema gbani
egg galli
eggs gala]]
egret laɣipiɛliga, naɣipiɛliga
egusi pl. nili]]
eight num. anii]]
eighteen num. pisaayika]]
eighteenth day of Damba, day for homage Naa Damba
eighth day naba dali
eighty num. pihinii]]
elbow kpuŋkpaŋgua
elbow joint kpuŋkpani
electric fish niɣilinli
elephant wɔbigu, wɔbilaa
elephant (epithet) binjua
elephants wɔbiri
elephantiasis napɔntimtimli
elephantiasis of the scrotum poli
elephantiasis sufferer polilana
eleven num. piniyini]]
enema gbinchibili
enema (procedure) duula
epidemic alɔbo
ethnic group birili
ethnic group, tribe balli
eunuch namɔɣili
Europe Tuure
European Anashaara, Silimiŋa
European person gbampiɛlli
ewe piɛnyaŋ
Ewe Aligbe
ewe lamb piɛsabila, piɛsaa
eye nini, nifu
eye(ball) nimbila
eye/s nin-
eyeball nimbiɛlim
face ninni, nina
face, surface, facet of an object nini
famly, brotherhood, a family affair mabiligu
famous person yulilana
fan palm kpukpaliga
fan-palm leaves kpukpaligbɔŋ
farm, field puu
farm produce atam
farms pl. puri]]
fart binfam
fat kpam
fat, to be v. bara]]
father ba
fatigue wumsim
fat of an animal biŋkpam
feather (chicken's) nɔkɔbigu
feathers kɔbigu
female adj. 'nyaŋ]]
female (esp. ~-baby) paɣa
female, young -saa
female animal binnyaŋ
ferry lɔŋchi
fertility kulim
festival chuɣu
field polo
field mouse [sp.] sabitiŋgbuŋ
fields wahi]]
fifteen num. pinaanu]]
fifty num. pihinu]]
fig tree kiŋkaŋa
fin goo
finger nubila
fire buɣim
fire believed to be caused by witchcraft sɔbuɣim
fire-festival, Bugum buɣim
firefly buɣimtitia
firepan pl. moorisi]]
fireplace daaŋa
fish (general) ziŋa
fish bones pl. sahi]]
fish-hook goo
five num. anu, -nu]]
flame/s nɛm
flatulence binfam
flea baŋkaŋa
flies zɔhi]]
flint chɛribo
flint knife piliŋ
flints chɛba]]
flood kɔkpɛɣu
flour zim
flowers pum
flowers of (false-)silk-cotton vabipum
fly, biting pɔɣu
fly, house-fly zoo
fly, to ~ v. yiɣi]]
flying ant, termite chami
flying creature yiɣirigu
flying-fox zɔŋ, zunzɔŋ
folk-story silinli
folktale salinli
fonio, acha grass, 'hungry-grass/rice' kabiga
foot nabili
forearm kpuŋkaŋa
forefather yabidoo
forefinger Naawuni nubila
forehead gbɛɣu
foreheads gbɛri]]
foreign(er) tinzun
foreign countries tiŋduya]]
foreigner sana
foreigners pl. tinduyanima, tinzunnima]]
forelimb nuu
forest bɔŋ
four num. anahi]]
fourteen num. pinaanahi]]
fowl gbungbuŋ]]
fowl (featherless) babili
fowl-lice nɔyuni
fowls nɔhi]]
Frafra/Farefare, person from Upper Region Guringa
Frafra/Farefare language Gurunli
Frafra/Farefare man, man from Upper Region Gurundoo, Gurunpaɣa
FraFra potato piɛhili
fragrance vum
francolin kɔringa
French person Fariŋga
French-speaking territory Fariŋgu
fried yam dundunkolo
frog lɔŋ
frogs lɔna]]
fruit walli
fruit (in general), fruits binwalli
fruit-bat zɔŋ, zunzɔŋ
fruits wala]]
fufu sakɔro
Fulani Fulani
Fulani person Silimiŋa
fæces bindi
gaa tree gaa
galago mabiga
galbanum pl. galibanom]]
gall som
gall(-bladder) binsom
garbage saɣiri
garden gariche
garlic tafarinom
garments bin^yɛra]]
Gbewaa, ancestor of the Dagomba Gbewaa
gecko sabisiga
German language Jaamani
German person Jaamani
ghosts yɔɣisi]]
ginger- (and pepper) -'beer' bio
ginger root zakariʒeebuli
gingivitis, gum-disease luɣilaa
girl bipuɣiŋga
girl (pretty ~) bulimbuɣu
girl, nubile, unmarried or not yet having had a child paɣisarili
girl, small ~ bipuɣimbila
girlfriend mam, maam
gizzard pilinli, pinli
glass diɣi
glaucoma zoompiɛliga
glove nusurigu
glow-worm sambarishee
glue, adhesive gulu
goat bua
gold salinli, saliŋ, salima
goldsmith salindoora
Gonja language Zabaɣisili
Gonja person Zabaɣa, Ʒabaɣa
Gonja ways Zabaɣitali
gonna ptc. ya]]
gonorrhoea kpaɣipiɛliga, sabi^nyuuŋa
gourds gaɣa]]
grain kahu
grains chi]]
grain-store kaʒee
grain-store (temporary ~) ʒee
grass gburigu]]
grasses mɔri]]
grasshopper sakɔɣu
grass snake baŋkom
grave bulli
grave-mound daboli
graves gbala]]
grease kpam
great adj. 'biɛɣu]]
grinding-mill maneeka
grinding-stone nɛli
grits, snack food kaliyama
ground tiŋa
ground, earth tiŋgbani
groundnut simli
grub, maggot bibilli
Grunsi people, land inhabited by the ~ Guruŋ
guano nɔbindi
guava guabe]]
guava fruit gɔva
guava tree gɔva
guineacorn kaʒiɛɣu
guineafowl kpaŋ, kpɔŋ
guinea fowl laanigu
guineafowls kpini]]
guineaworm nyalifu, nyɛrifu
guineaworms nyili]]
gum (without the teeth) lamli
gum-disease, gingivitis luɣilaa
gum-resin, stacte pl. stakti]]
gum that exudes from trees, resin diɣiri
hair zabiri]]
hair, fur on animals kɔbigu
hair of the head zabigu, zɔbigu
hand nuu
hare sooŋa
harmattan kikaa
harmattan haze guŋgunlɛrigu
hartebeest sibiga
Hausa Jɛngbɛɣu, Jɛŋgbɛhili
Hausa language Gbɛngbɛhili
Hausa man Gbengbɛdoo
Hausa person Gbɛngbɛɣu
Hausa ways pl. Gbɛngbɛri]]
Hausa woman Gbengbɛpaɣa
hawk suligu, suliga
hawks wubisi]]
haze nyɛfiti
haze (harmattan ~) guŋgunlɛrigu
haze of dust taŋkpolɛligu
he ŋun]]
he/she, him/her, his pn. o]]
head zuɣu
head-louse kpibiga
heads zuɣuri]]
heart suhu, suhi
hearts suhuri]]
heaven alizanda, tiŋsuŋ
heavy, to be v. tibisa]]
hedgehog yuɣimpini
hen nɔ^nyaŋ
herbs for medicine mɔɣu
hip sakpuɣili
hip-bone shɛkɔbili
hippopotamus ŋamli
hips kpiligu
home yiŋ]]
honey shikpam, shiri
honey-ant nayiliga, timbuli
honey bee shia
honeycomb shi^gbani
horn yiligu]]
horn (musical) kikaa
horn, bugle bani
hornbill tuliŋkpi
horn of an animal yilli
horns gbɛri]]
horse wahu, wɔhu, yuɣu
horse-fly kabiga
horsefly sakabiga]]
horses yuri]]
house yili, yiŋa
house-fly zoo
human- (in fixed compounds) st. nin-]]
human being ninsala
humanity sala
hundred kɔbiga]]
hundred/s kɔb-]]
hunger kum
hunger season fifali
hungry season finfali]]
husks of grain wurigu
husks of millet zawurugu
hæmorrhage farigu
I pn. mani, sg. m, n]]
ill, to be v. biɛ]]
infant bilɛɣu
insect binneeŋa
insect, living thing binnɛɔŋ
insects lɛla]]
intestine nyɔɣu, binpuli
intestine (of animal) pl. binnyɔri]]
iron kurugu, kurigu
jackal yɔbaa, zɔbaa
javelin kpani
jawbone (dry) yee
Jewish person Yahuda
jinn (Muslim spirits) kpukpariga
joint tuɣili
joints tuɣa]]
jolof rice dafaduka
KaMara, residents of Larabanga Laabaŋa
Kantoonsi (ethnic group) Kantooŋa
kapok, cotton gumdi
kapok tree guŋa, kantɔŋ
kidney yaamni, yaannini
kite (bird) wubiga
knife sua
knife (flint ~) piliŋ
kola nut guli
Konkomba Kpuŋkpana
Kpanalana (title - Maasu) Maasu
Kpariba - people near the Gonja borders pl. Jɛra, pl. Kpariba]]
Kpini, the Guineafowl Festival Kpini Chuɣu
ladder darigu
ladle chɛriga
ladle (for porridge) ŋmangbaa
lamb piɛbila
lamb (male) piɛlabila
lamb, female piɛsabila, piɛsaa
land tiŋa
language yɛligu, yɛtɔɣili
language (specific ~) balli
language of the Frafra/Farefare Gurunli
Larabanga people, KaMara Laabaŋa
large intestine bimpuli
larva zuli
larvae zuya]]
leaf vɔɣu
leaves vari]]
leather gbɔŋ
Lebanese, Asian person Kɔtachi
Lebanese, Portuguese Pɔtachi
leech daanbiɛɣu
left hand nuzaa
leg-and-foot napɔŋ
lemon nyimsili
lemon-grass fukaɣili
leprosy kɔŋ
lice of fowls nɔyuni
life nyɛvili

Part 2Edit

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KundivihiraEdit

  1. Naden, Tony. 2014. Dagbani dictionary. Webonary.