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mɔlɩɩ mɔlɩɩadv.1easy, simpleƲ ŋaa mɔlɩɩ mɔlɩɩ nɛ.It is very easy.2cheaplyBaa yallɛ pɩaa mɔlɩɩ mɔlɩɩ.They are selling yams very cheaply.
mɔpʋlan1boil, abscess2.5Health2grass
mɔrʋŋnstraw for weaving baskets
mui muiadv.very redƲ gɛrɩ la fɩɛsa nɛ mui mui.His shirt is very red.
mulo mulo1adv.not to have the natural colour either lighter or darker)Lɛɛlɛ haalaa yie fɩɛsɛ ba sɩaa, ba ŋaa mulo mulo.Today the women bleach their faces. They are light (instead of its natural colour).2adjnice looking, beautiful)
muluŋnegg yolk1.6.3.1Egg
mummuguluŋnyellow plum1.5Plant
munlɩɩŋnwater mixid with millet flour
munnyɩlaanbroken pieces of grains
muno munocfmunsi munsiadv.in fragmentsSɩ́ daa la kaa bori muno muno.Do not break the stick to pieces.
munsivto whisperBile fɩɛla munso bʋbʋl wɩaa nɛ.The child is whispering words.
munsi munsicfmuno munoadv.in fragmentsKɛŋ pɩɩ la munsi munsi.Cut the yam into small pieces.
munuŋnflour
muŋgulumuŋna ball of millet flour
muoliadv.to smear too much fat or cream on the bodyBile lɔgɛ nʋʋŋ muoli.The child smeared too much pomade on his body.
muruŋna kind of shrub 1.5.1Tree
musoo/mususuadv.to be bloody, spotted with bloodBile niiŋ kala nɛ su chalɩŋ mususu.The child's mouth is very bloody.2.5Health2.5.1Sick
musulimiiEng.) a muslim
mutoruŋna turtle1.6.1.3Reptile
muuadv.sound made by a cow or oxNɛŋ ka yel muu nɛ.The cow lows "muu."
muuricfbaŋmɛnɛmʋapɩlɩɩ/mʋatʋlɩɩv1to be smallBʋʋŋ la muuro nɛ.The goat is small.2to decrease, become less (not swellings)Lɩɩla muuro pɛ nɛ.The water has decreased.
vto goMʋ dɩa!Go home!
mʋa1adv.for a short timeƲ tɩŋ tɩntɩŋŋaa mʋa nɛ.He worked for a little while.2qntfew, littleMoribiiŋ mʋa nɛ ʋ kaa kʋ pɩmɛ.He brought me little money.
mʋa mʋaadv.slowly, bit by bitLa sɩaa ka suri mʋa mʋa nɛ.We are gradually getting knowledge.
mʋalɩncorn dough