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za'zaʔv.stand, be in an upright position (Nankani).A za' la saazuo.he is standing in an upright position.ze'za'atiza'alegɔ
zazav.fetch, eg. cooked food or grains, from containers.A za ziirɔ la dugerɔ la puan.she fetched the soup from the pots.A za sukaam la bɔra la puan.he fetched the groundnuts from the sacks.zaarizaarɛzaara
1za̰v.push many things; push sth. repeatedlyBua la zã dugerɔ la basɛ.the goat pushed the pots down.zã'arizã'arizã'ara
2za̰v.1hit sth. very hardA zã la bia la poore.she hit the child very hard on the back.2beat to a pulpA zã topalɛ.he beat the fresh baobab fruit into pulp.3castrate a domestic animal. Done by using a round stone to hit the veins in the testiclesBa zã butila la lanɛ.they castrated the goat.zã'arizã'arɛzã'ara
za'azà̰ʔa̰quant.allNii la za'a ka kulum.not all the cows returned home.wuu 2
Za'ahazàʔahan.a Muslim feast, held in the twelfth month of the Islamic year.4.5ReligionHau.
zaaleŋa1zá̰a̰ləŋa̰zaalesin.1a woman's collection of calabashes in a zaalega2a long net of woven fibre, hung in a woman's room for storing calabashes.5.1Household equipmentKA/SI
zaaleŋa2zá̰a̰ləŋa̰zaalesin.literature of any form, both oral and written3.1Teach and learnKA/SItɔgum, gulesegɔ
zaalumzà̰a̰lʋ̰m1adj.freedizaalum.free food.synyoo2 12advfor nothing, in vainBa tum la zaalum.they worked in vain. BU
zaamzàam1n.yesterdayZaam de la kibesi.yesterday was the festival.synsɔ'ɔha2adv. prt.yesterday, in the past. Used before or after the verbA zaam siŋɛ sore.she travelled yesterday.A lem la zaam.he returned yesterday.sɔ'ɔsa
zaam zaamzàam'zàaminterj.pleaseZaam zaam suŋɛ mam.please help me.
za'anɛzá̰ʔa̰nɛza'anan.a wooden club (Bolga).6.6ToolDI/'Azaanɛ
zaanɛ1zà̰a̰nɛ̰zaaman.fruit of the zaaŋa tree (Booni, parts of Bolga). used for feeding animals.1.4.4Parts of plantDI/'Azaanwanɛ, zaanmiiro
zaanɛ2zà̰a̰nɛ̰zaama, zaanan.a club with a long wooden or metal handle fitted with a curved metal head (Booni, Nankani). Used as a weapon.6.6ToolDI/'Aza'anɛ
zaanmiozá̰a̰n'mḭ́ozaanmiiron.the fruit of the zaaŋa tree (Nankani).KU/TUzaanɛ, zaanwanɛ.
zaanuurɛzàa'nʋ̰́ʋ̰rɛzaanɔa1n.evening2interj.a greeting, good evening. Response: naaba.DI/'A
zaanwanɛzà̰a̰n'wá̰nɛ̰zaanwaman.fruit of the zaaŋa tree (Bolga).zaanɛ, zaanmiiro
zaaŋazà̰a̰ŋa̰zaasin.whitethorn, a thorny tree. Bears yellow fruits used to feed animals.Faidherbia albida1.4.1TreeKA/SI
zaarɛzáarɛinterj.general greeting to a visitor, an arriving traveller, or a person one hasn't seen for a long time; hello, welcomesynzanɛ2masimzanɛ (Nankani).
Zaarɛzá̰a̰rɛpropn.name of a town, very close to Bolgatanga4.6Area, location
zãarɛzá̰a̰rɛzan.a heavy metal bar, used by a blacksmith to hammer hot metal into shape6.6ToolDI/'A
za'asemazà̰'ʔa̰həma̰adj.tasty, deliciousdiza'asema.delicious food.5.2Food
zaaseŋɔzá̰a̰həŋɔ̰zaasenɔn.dreamA zaaseŋɔ la de la zaasebe'o.he had a bad dream.KU/TU
zaasumza̰a̰hʋ̰mv.dream, dream aboutN zaasum la zaasebe'o.I had a bad dream.Pɔka la zaasum nyɛ la a sira la kum.the woman dreamed of her husband's death.zaasenizaaseŋɔzaasena
za'asum1zá̰ʔa̰hʋ̰mn.ingredients, condiments, collection of items such as herrings, dry meat, pepper, dawadawa etc. to be used in cookingDeodaana la ka tari za'asum wan dugɛ saana la.the senior woman of the compound has no ingredients to make food for the visitor.5.2FoodBU