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nailhɛmɩŋ 2nnail, pin, injection needle2.5Healthhɔɔŋ 2nnail
nakednessyarɩbireennakedness2.1Body
nameyɩrɩŋ 1nname9.7Name
Name for small woman or girlTirigenName for small woman or girl2Person
nasal mucusmɩllɩɩrɩŋnnasal mucus2Person
navelkawulennavel, 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 1temprecentlyHaalaa balɩa nɛ duo deeŋ tɛgɛɛ /tɛsɛɛ sʋba.Two women have recently died.8.4Time
near side of a streamfuoŋ niiŋ/ fuoŋ baŋŋaannear 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 1temparound 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.
necessitybakperennecessity
neckbaŋŋaa 1nneckƲ baŋŋaa duomo.She has a long neck.2.1Body
necklacebaŋgiriŋnnecklacevaha baŋgiriŋdog’s protective necklace5.4.1Jewelrybaŋŋaa kʋannecklace5.4.1Jewelry
needlegɛrɩhɛmɩŋnneedle
needleworksʋɔrʋŋnembroidery, needlework
neem treesikeleŋkiiŋnneem tree (Azadirachta indica)1.5.1Tree
neglectbee kieli/bene kieliv phrneglect, ignoreBa bee kielu nɛ.He has been ignored.3.1.2.4Ignore
neighbourdɔŋɔ tɩɩnanthe other person, neighbour, mate of the same age group2Person
nephewnɩɛra, nɩɛrɩmanmother's brother (or his child) or people from mother's village4.1.9Kinship
nest (of bird)dɛlɛ 1n(birds) nest1.6.1.2Bird