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baboonfɔmɔnbaboon1.6.1.1Mammal
baboon (large)fɔŋkuoronbaboon (large)1.6.1.1Mammal
babybiimulonbaby, infant2.6.4.1Baby
back (anat)harɩŋ1nback (anat)Mɩ harɩŋ nɩɩ wɩɩ.My back is paining.2.1Body
back of headnyuŋgolonocciput, back of head2.1.1Head
back to fronttuloadv.inside-out, upside-down, back to frontMɩ dɩa kɔ ŋ dɩa dɩ ma pɩna, dɔnsʋŋ pɩŋ tulluŋ.I came to your house yesterday when you were sleeping. Some heads were up others were down.
backbiterhagaarʋnbackbiter, tale teller
backbonetʋtʋɔbaanɩŋ 1nspine, backbone2.1Body
backwoodsgɩrɩbinendeep bush, backwoodsgɩrɩŋnbush, backwoodsyaŋ 2nbush, backwoods, field, yam fieldBa kiri gaara, ʋ fá jʋʋ yaŋ tʋɔŋ.They chased a thief and he ran into the bush.6.2.9Farmland
badlɔrɛ 2vto be bad, harmful, dangerousWombiiŋ lɔrɔ.The road is bad.
bad (also -pʋɔŋ)-pʋɔŋadjrotten thing, (form of pʋa)nammɩɩpʋɔŋrotten meatgɛrɩpʋɔŋinferior clothbiipʋɔŋspoilt child
bad lucknaabɔmʋŋnbad luck
bad spiritjɩnlɔrʋŋnbad spirit
bad-lookinglɔrɛ 1vto be ugly, bad lookingBaal la lɔrɔ.The man is ugly.
baglʋɔganbagbɔtɔn(Twi) sack, bag6.7.7.1Bag
baggagechʋganload, luggage, baggage7.5.9.1Load, pile
baggy trousersbanʋʋganbaggy trousers5.3Clothingkurugunbaggy trousers
bakewasɛ 6vto suck breastBile wasɛ yɩlɩŋ.The child sucked (his mother's) breast.
bake (pottery onlynyɩgɛ 3vto bake (pottery only) Ʋʋ nyɩgɛ pupoyee nɛ. He is firing.
balancedensi 1vto carry sth. on the head without the support of the handsBile joŋ bogiti la a densi.The child is carrying the bucket without supporting it with his hands.7.3.1Carry
balance (on a beam or unreliable surface)doŋŋivto balance (on a beam or unreliable surface)Má mʋ doŋŋi daa la nyuŋ.Go balance on the beam.7.2.1.1Walk
baldpololoadjbaldƲ nyuŋ ŋaa pololo nɛ.He is bald.2.5Health
ballgulumuŋ 1nballdokuŋ gulumuŋa ball of kenkey
ball of fermented millet-flourmuŋgulumuŋna ball of millet flour
bamboo stickkalaaranbamboo stick