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kaayakaayan(Hs.) porter
kachuuŋneagle
kadaaganred guinea corn, red sorghum 1.5.3Grass, herb, vine
kadorikonbridge, culvert
kàgàna beetle1.6.1.7Insect
kagbaanslices of cooked yam eaten with oil, salt and pepper
kàgɛ̀vto be over matured (e.g. fruit)Dɩ ŋmɛnɩŋ nɛ kaga, ŋ bɩra bɩ wuo kaa chɔ dɩsɩŋ.When okra is over matured you cannot use it to cook soup any more.
kagɛ ... lɛv phrto leave behindƲ sii fá kagɛ ʋ nɛntɛŋŋɛɛ lɛ.He ran away and left his shoes.
kahangrass1.5.3Grass, herb, vine
kajɩgɩnaŋkpʋlʋŋcfjɩaansmallpox, yaws2.5Health
kakudɩgɩlɩŋnbowstring hemp/ leopard lily
kakumondonkey1.6.1.1Mammal
kalacfgbelem gbelemmɩa mɩaqntall, whole, altogether, completelyNɩaa kala mʋ bagɩsɩŋ jɩnɩŋ.All the people went to the farm today.
kalaaranbamboo stick
kalaŋcfbɔsɔnmat
kaleŋenskink1.6.1.3.2Lizard
kalɩbansexton, gravedigger
kalɩba hɛ ... lɛv phrcurseLa jaŋ kalɩba hɛ nɩɩ la sɩ joŋ moribie la lɛ.We will put a curse on the person who took the money.
kalɩbachigena herb2.5Health1.5.3Grass, herb, vine2.5.7.3Medicinal plants
kalɩbasɔɔŋcfboŋkurina herb2.5Health1.5.3Grass, herb, vine2.5.7.3Medicinal plants
kalɩbɛvto invoke, help at or testify before a shrineLa kalɩbɛ Tumu vene.We brought the matter before the Tumu fetish.
kalɩnɛnɩŋnberry of the ebony tree1.5.5Parts of a plant
kalɩnjʋanshell-fish (gen. term)1.6.1.5Fish
kalɩŋnebony tree1.5.1Tree
kalɩŋŋmɩaŋna bird with long legs