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wa'waʔv.danceA wa' la pɔgenɛ.she danced the women's dance.wa'ariwa'awa'ara
wa1wadet.this, that, these, those. Follows demonstratives, adjectives, and numbers.daba ayi wa.these two days; a few days ago.
wa2ingr. prt.used before the verb to indicate an intended, proximate or deliberate event. Often but not always implies future tense. Frequently followed by the focus suffix n., willA wa wa'am beere.he will come today.A wan kiŋɛ Bɔlega.he will (definitely) go to Bolga.A ka wa iŋɛ.he didn't do it.A wa di dia la.he did eat the food.
wa'a1wáʔawa'asin.any dancePɔka la mi pɔgenɛ wa'a.the woman can perform the womens' dance.KA/SI
wa'a2wàʔawa'asin.accumulation of marbles in a hole of an oware boardKA/SIbɛa
waabiwáabiquant.allYa waabi wa'am beere.all of you should come tomorrow.
waafɔ1wáahɔ̀n.a small, harmless snake, the Spotted Blind SnakeTyphlops punctatusBU
waafɔ2wáahɔ̀n.1a skin disease, characterized by scaliness2.2Disease2dysentery, diarrhoea or loose stool with mucus or blood.BU
wa'amwaʔamv.comeWa'am kalam.come here!wa'aŋɔ
wa'arɛwàʔarɛwa'aran.dark sky, lowering sky1.1Sky, WhetherDi/'A
waasum1waahʋ̰mv.whisper sth.A waasum la naba kum la bo mam.he whispered the chief's death to me.waaseniwaaseŋɔwaasena
waasum2waahʋ̰mv.rub sth. lightlywaaseniwaaseŋɔwaasena
wabaalawá'bá̰a̰lan.a slow dance movementnɔŋa (Nankani)
wabebɔbɔwàbə'bɔ̀bɔadj.vast, broad, spaciousSamanɛ la ani la wabebɔbɔ.the farmland is vast. dewabebɔbɔ.very spacious room.
wa'ɛwaʔɛv. compl. subside, reduce in intensitySaa la wa'ɛ ya.the rain has subsided.wa'ariwa'arɛ
waɛ1waaɛv. compl. cook partially, incompletely; parboil.A waɛ mui la.she parboiled the rice.Suma la waɛ mɛ.the bambara beans were not cooked enough.waariwaarɛwaarawaagɛ
waɛ2waaɛv. compl. draw even in a contestDunsiima la mɛ waɛ mɛ.the shepherds drew in the wrestling contest.waariwaariwaarawaagɛ
wageriwaɣəriv. imperf.avoid a place or sb. because of sth.Nayiga la nyaa wageri kalam la ba daa ŋmɛ e la.the thief now avoids here because they beat him.waka
wagɛwaɣɛv.have a pain in the head, headache.A zuo la wagɛ mɛ.she had headache.2.2Diseasewageriwaka
wakeŋawàkəŋa̰wakesiadj.undisciplined, disobedient.biwakeŋa.disobedient child.KA/SI
walegawàləgawalesin.an antelope, the Dorcas gazelle, red-fronted gazelle, kudu.Gazella dorcas; G. rufifrons1.5.1MammalKA/SI
walegɛwaləgɛv. compl. disappear, fail, of rain cloudsSaa la walegɛ mɛ.the rain clouds have disappeared, it failed to rain.walegeriwalegerɛ
walesɛwaləhɛv. iter.strive to make a living; make a physical effort.Nasa la walesɛ mɛ dita.the poor person strove to eat.Bã'ara la walesɛ mɛ kiŋɛ asibetin.the sick person made a great effort to go to the hospital. synwalum2walum 2waleseriwalesegɔwalesera
walesiwàləhin.radio, wireless set6.7Machine, deviceEng.
waliimawà'líimà̰-duman.a graduation ceremony, held to mark a student's completion of reading the Koran3.1Teach and learnHau. Muslim