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ii1pron. pl.3rd pers. pl. subj., obj.. Used when the noun referred to belongs to the I class.A da' nii. I boi la nagedene.he bought two cows. They are in the kraal.9.1Grammar2nom. pref.prefix to numeral or quantifier modifying an I class nominal.Ki'ini ilɛhow many guinea fowls?nii ita.three cows.9.1Grammar
Iderefitereʔìdərə'fìtərən.the prayers performed by Muslims after Ramadan, Eid-al-Fitr.4.5ReligionHau., ult. Ar.
ʔɩɩ̰ɛ̰v. compl. pass close to sth., brush by sth. barely touching itBia la siŋɛ iɛ dangoone la.the child walked close to the wall.iiriiirɛiira
iibɛʔɩ̰ɩ̰bɛn.lay the foundation of a building.Mɛta la iibɛ bɔ'ɔ la.the mason laid the foundation of the room.6.5Buildingiiberiiibegɔiibera
iilɛʔɩ́ɩlɛiilan.the horn of any animal1.5.9Part of an animalDI/'A
iilumʔɩ́ɩlʋmn.milk of cows5.2FoodM
iimaamʔìi'máàmn.faith, firm belief4.5ReligionAr.Muslim
iioʔíioiiron.a large lizard, monitor lizard. It is common in the rainy season and eats eggs of fowls and guinea fowls.1.5.3ReptileKU/TU
ĩiɔʔɩ̰̀ɩ̰ɔĩirɔn.1a kind of antelope, the bushbuck. When someone kills the antelope he is expected to perform purification rites and send the medicine to all his relations, to prevent them getting hunchback1.5.1Mammal2the disease that causes hunchback; having a hunched back2.2DiseaseKU/TU
iisɛ1ʔɩ̰ɩ̰hɛv. iter.get small bits of food out of a container, remove bits of food eg. with a fingernail, a small stick or a spoon.A iisɛ la seero la laa puan dita.he is getting out bits of the honey from the bowl to eat.synvi'isɛiiseriiisegɔiisavi'isɛ
iisɛ2ʔɩ̰ɩ̰hɛv. iter.provoke sb., annoy sb. provoking a reactionBia la iisɛ a kiima la ti a ŋmɛ e.the child provoked his elder brother and he beat him.iiseriiisegɔiisera
illumiʔɩ̂llʋ́mɩ̀n.wisdom, the gift of knowledgeAr.Muslim
imamìmâmn.imam, the man who leads Muslims in prayers.4.5Religion6.1Worker, jobimamdumault. Ar.Muslim
imma'asumʔḭ̀m'má̰ʔa̰hʋ̰m̀n.health, well-beingBU
inaʔínà̰1dem. pron.these, these ones. Usu. referring to things in the plural I class.Ina ka suŋa.these are not good.9.1Grammar2dem. que. pron. whichligeri ina?which money?ina nii?which cows?I-na
inaasií'ná̰a̰hɩnum.foursyntunaasi-naasi
indigeŋoʔìn'dìgəŋon.1excitingBeere kibesi la de la indigeŋo.tomorrow's festival is exciting.2a disturbing sight or incident. Fu san paɛ loore la n lui zi'an la de la indigeŋo.if you visit the site of the accident it is a disturbing sight.
induumaʔìn'dʋ̰́ʋ̰ma̰n.pains in the body2.2DiseaseA
inginiín'gìnḭn.engine6.7Machine, deviceingini dumaEng.
Ingyilɩ̀ndʒɩ́ɩ̀ln.the Christian gospels, as originally revealed to the prophet Isa (Jesus).4.5ReligionAr., ult. GreekMuslim
iniii'́nḭ́ḭnum.eightsyntuniiI-nii
inkiregaʔìn'kɩ́rəgainkiresin.excitementInkirega la n sɔi ti mam ka di dee siŋɛ kibesi la.as a result of the excitement I did not eat before going to the festival.KA/SI
inkɔ'ɔsegɔʔḭ́ŋ'kɔ̀ʔɔhəgɔn.sth. demoralizing, not motivating.Tuunɛ la tari la inkɔ'ɔsegɔ.the work is demoralizing.
innaanɛʔḭ̀n'ná̰a̰nɛ̰innaanan.body structure of a humanDI/'A
insha-Allahʔɩ̀n'sháàlláinterj.an expression of good wishes and intentions, lit. "if God permits"4.5ReligionAr.Muslim

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