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zaaramod valreadyBa nɛ mɩ zaara na.I have already seen them.
zàarácfdiibie2fille/fillun, bird (gen. term)1.6.1.2Bird
zaarɛvto fly, to hover
zaarɩkokobien, little African swift1.6.1.2Bird
Zagɩbelen, sowing season (roughly May)8.4.1.4.1Months of the year
Zagɩnɩɩŋn, sowing season (roughly June)8.4.1.4.1Months of the year
zalɩŋn, a pile of calabash in a net that is hanging down from somewhere5.1Household equipment
zawʋran, entrance room to compound, porch6.5.1.1House
zɛbɛɛadv.folded overƲ gɛrɩfehe ŋaa zɛbɛɛ nɛ.His pocket is (torn and) folded over.
zɛmbɛn, treachery, treason, betrayal2Person
zɛmbɛ tɩɩnan, treacherous person, tale bearer2Person
zigiliv1to panicDɩa nɛ tele mɩ nyuŋ zigili.A house collapsed and I panicked.7.3.1.3Shake2to shake, trembleTinteeŋ kala zigile nɛ.There was an earthquake
ziipun, (Engl.) zipper
zilvto respect sb., to show kindnessNɩalɩŋ ka zil kuoro nɛ woruŋ.The people respect the chief very much.4.3Behavior
zilen, 1honour, respect4.5.5Honor2kindness4.3Behavior
zinziŋadv.very heavyHɔɔ la yuŋie zinziŋ.The metal is very heavy.
zɔlɔcf-gbaŋanum.one hundred, one penny (obsolete)
-zɔmʋŋ-nounsfxgood, nice, beautiful thinghazɔmʋŋa very nice woman8.3.7Good
zɔŋvto be good, nice, beautifulMɩ dɩa zɔmɔ, ŋɩɩ nɛ tɩɩ nʋʋkala kʋkɔ mɩ teeŋ.My house is beautiful, that is why everyone comes to me.8.3.7Good
zuuadv.large, heavy, clumsyNɛŋ la nyuŋ ŋaa zuu nɛ.The cow’s head is large and heavy.8.1Quantity
zuurivto respect, to honourBa kɛnʋ zuuri nɛ.They are showing him respect.4.5.5Honor
zʋaaadv.very weakƲ yaraa kala ŋaa zʋaa nɛ.His whole body is weak.2.5Health2.5.1Sick
zʋaa zʋaaadv.slowly, weaklyBɛɛ nɛ tɩɩ ŋ vɩvɛŋ zʋaa zʋaa?Why are you walking so slowly?2.5Health
zʋgʋlɛcflɩɛrɛvto lose weight, be sicklyBile bɩ waa, aŋ ka ʋ naaŋ kɛŋ luoruŋ, ŋɩɩ nɛ tɩɩ ʋ zʋgʋlɛ.The child had not been weaned yet, when his mother became pregnant again, that is why he lost weight.2.5Health2.5.1Sick
zʋɔrɛvto light fireChol nyiniŋ a zʋɔrɛ yaŋ laGet some fire and light the grass.5.5Fire