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niilɛrɩŋnargument
niilɩabaa/niilɩɛrɩŋncontradiction, controvesy, disagreement, differencesBa sɩ nɩalɩŋ balɩa kʋ dii dansɩa ba kʋʋ bʋl niilɩabaa.They asked two people to come and testify and they contradicted each other.
niilɩntɩɩnanmeddler, person who cannot keep any secret2Person
niimagancooperation, unity4.1.5Unity
niimʋnantribal marks, cut on the corners of the mouth2.1Body
niiŋn1mouthKɛŋ niiŋ suri.Open your mouth.2.1Body2opening, entranceBʋa la niiŋ jalɩa.The opening of the hole is large.3brim, edge, pointGbaŋa la suo nɛ a jɩla tɩgɛ niiŋ lɛ.The bowl is full to the brim4number, amountBa niiŋ dee.The number is not correct.Ba niiŋ nɛ ŋɩɩ.The number is correct.5speechBile niiŋ sɩma nɛ.The child's speech is good.
niiŋ vɔbʋŋnfastingniivɔɔrɩ chɛnɛRamadan (Muslim fast)4.9.5.9Fasting
niipiniŋn1corner2lip, fringe of garment2.1Body
NiipuruŋnRamadan festival4.9.5.4Religious ceremony
niipʋnʋŋnmoustache2.1Body
niisɩmanwholesome language, sound talk, sweet tongue, telling somebody what he/she wants to hear
niiwuorocfharɩgaaŋngossip about a bad mannered person, a general complain about a person because of his/her bad behavior or utteranceƲ ŋaa haalaa niwuoro nɛ.All the women complain about.
nisusuŋnsympathy, compassion, pity, mercy4.4.4.1Mercy
nɩ-cfnuhuobiine/nuhuobiiŋrtpfxhuman being, personnɩfɩaŋcoloured person, important person2Person
nɩa/nʋʋnperson 2Person
-nɩaansfxpeople from (with certain village name)Naabʋganɩaapeople from NabugobeleBugonɩaapeople from Bugobele2Person
nɩbɩmbaaracfwʋhɛɛrɛ/wʋhɛɛrʋn1traitor2Person2trouble-maker
nɩdaŋncrowd, many people4.2.1.7Crowd, group
nɩduduobienslender person2Person
nɩduoŋnperson in his/her prime