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gɩrɩmadiincheating, deceiving, swindlingGɩrɩma dii ka chei nɩaa nɛ.Cheating destroys people.
gɩrɩmɛvto cheat, swindleƲ bɩ sɛɩ dɩ nʋʋkala gɩrɩmʋ.He does not allow anybody to cheat him.
gɩrɩŋcfbagayaŋnbush, backwoods
gɩrɩŋgɩrɩŋnwheel
gɩrɩpɩrɩŋnuninhabited land
gɩrɩsɛcfgɩɛsɛtʋʋsɛv1to insult somebody indirectlyBeena bile si chɩna a gɩrɩsa tʋtʋʋsɛmɛ ŋɩɩ.Look at how that child is insulting me indirectly.2to act surreptitiouslyMɩ jaŋ gɩrɩsa ŋmobuŋ.I will sneak an opportunity to hit you.
godocfgeliŋgeliŋnbed
gogonclock, watch8.4.4.2Clock, watch
golibivto bentDɩ ŋ ŋmoo hɔɔŋ, ʋ jaŋ golibi.When you beat iron it will bend.
golibo goliboadjcrooked, not straightWombiiŋ ŋaa golibo golibo nɛ.The road is crooked.
gollivto encircle, to surround, to go aroundMá fá golli dɩa.Run around the house.
golli ... lɛv phrto be against somebodyNɩalɩŋ golli mɩ lɛ nɛ.The people are against me.
golodii/golokpʋnwild dog1.6.1.1Mammal
goluŋnwooden mallet (for breaking down walls)
gondomaatanwrapping cloth
gondoŋcfmoŋkurunskirt
goŋcfdɔmʋŋ/dɔmɔnnoiseKɛŋ goŋ!Be quiet!
goŋŋuloŋadjoblong, out of shape, bentnyuŋ goŋŋuloŋ.Your oblong head (insult).
goruguna kind of drum4.2.3.5Musical instrument
gɔgɔcfhagɔgɔn1specialist, expert2musician
gɔgʋbienapprentice, young musician
gɔgʋdɩndɛnnɛnmale praise singer
gɔgʋdɩndɛnnɩ-hɩaŋnsenior praise singer at a funeral
gɔgʋgugoŋna special drum for the praise singers