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nailhɛmɩŋ 2n, nail, pin, injection needle2.5Healthhɔɔŋ 2n, nail
nakednessyarɩbireen, nakedness2.1Body
nameyɩrɩŋ 1n, name9.7Name
Name for small woman or girlTirigen, Name for small woman or girl2Person
nasal mucusmɩllɩɩrɩŋn, nasal mucus2Person
naturenagɩŋ/nagɩsɩŋ 3n, nature
navelkawulen, navel, umbilicus2.1Body
nearkpɛ́rɛ́ 1vto boil sth.Pɩa la ka kpɛrɛ nɛ.The yam is boiling.kpàgɛ̀vnear, close (to be)Má mʋ kpaga na.Go near it and see.
near (time or place)tɛgɛɛ/tɛsɛɛ 1qnt.recentlyHaalaa balɩa nɛ duo deeŋ tɛsɛɛ sʋba.Two women have recently died.8.4Time
near side of a streamfuoŋ niiŋ/ fuoŋ baŋŋaan, near side of a stream, river1.3.1.3River
nearlyfine 1adv.almost, nearlyƲ ka mʋa fine mɩ fa mʋ Kʋmasɩ, ka mɩ nyɩmma sʋʋ.I had almost left for Kumasi, then my father died.
nearly coldfɛlɛlɛadjcoldKʋlɩɩ la ŋaa fɛlɛlɛ nɛ.The TZ is cold.8.3.4.1Cold
nearness (in time)dɩɩrɩŋ 1qnt.around a certain timeKɔ wɩɩhɛyɛ dɩɩrɩŋ la mʋ yɔbɔ.Come about noontime, and we will go to the market.8.5.2Direction
neatmʋɔrɛ 2vto be well kept, neatMɩ joŋ mɩ gɛrɩ la a bil ʋ mɩɩra mʋɔrɛ nɛ.I put my dress away and it has kept neatly.
necessarymagɛ 3vto be necessaryƲ maga dɩ mɩ mʋ asibiti.I have to go to the hospital.
necessitybakperen, necessity
neckbaŋŋaa 1n, neckƲ baŋŋaa duomo.She has a long neck.2.1Body
necklacebaŋgiriŋn, necklacevaha baŋgiriŋdog’s protective necklace5.4.1Jewelrybaŋŋaa kʋan, necklace5.4.1Jewelry
needlegɛrɩhɛmɩŋn, needle
needleworksʋɔrʋŋn, embroidery, needlework
neem treesikeleŋkiiŋn, neem tree (Lat. azadirachta indica)1.5.1Tree
neglectbee kieli/bene kieliv phrneglect, ignoreBa bee kielu nɛ.He has been ignored.3.1.2.4Ignore
neighbourdɔŋɔ tɩɩnan, the other person, neighbour, mate of the same age group2Person
nephewnɩɛra, nɩɛraman, mother's brother (or his child) or people from mother's village4.1.9Kinship
nest (of bird)dɛlɛn, (birds) nest, bed1.6.1.2Bird
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