nkhambalaNG51rope(s)Nkhambala ino idumka.This rope broke.Wahinda nkhambala mwe sira kwa ivo mwaungigwa muzipirike.They've tightened up the ropes on the road so you're supposed to jump them.The initial n is voiceless.See: kambala.2cord(s)Nkhambala ye he di dirisha idumka.The cord of he window broke.3stringSina nkhambala ya kupulisiza ndegendege yangu.I don't have a string for flying my kite.4bowstring(s)Nkhambala yo uta wako yadumka.The string of your bow is breaking.5clothesline(s)Sadhiya anika nguwo mwe nkhambala.Sadiya is putting clothes on the clothesline.
nkhambiNG51camp(s)Nachihumuzikisa he nkhambi.We rested a lot at the camp.Nalawa kwe Nkhambe ya Kakuma.I'm from Camp Kakuma.The initial n is voiceless. See alternate pronunciation: kambi.2refugee camp(s)Wana wose siwatuma kwe zi nkhambi lakini miye sisigaira kuno ku kaya.All the kids I sent to the refugee camp, but I remained here in the village.Tanzaniya mwe nkhambi ya Mkuyu, kulagala bharafu kulu miyaka mirongo midi idyinkhire.In Tanzania in the refugee camp Mkuyu, there fell big hailstones twenty years ago.
nkhananaNG51era(s)Kuna misezigo ikusezigwa nkhanana zose haikufa.There are games that are played in all eras that don't die.The initial n is voiceless.2time(s)Miye na yeye chibwirana nkhanana nyingi nti hanati kufa.Me and her met many times before she died.Sionana na bhoqoro nkhanana nyingi ila hachilongire male.I saw the king many times but we didn't talk at all.3occasion(s)Wadyerana milomo na a Wazungu nkhanana nyingi. (Arbow)They argued with Whites on many occasions.
NkhanasuwiNPropNkanasuwiWalala watuhu wachambize ni Mnala Halima Haji Dayo na Nkhanasuwi Amsulu Mnangwa.The other ladies that helped us are Lady Halima Haji Dayo and Nkanasuwi Amsulu Mnangwa.Mnala Nkhanasuwi kenkhigwa ulongozi wa ho u msigiti.The lady Nkanasuwi has been given leadership at the mosque.Ulongozi wa kaya ino usolwa ni Mnala Nkhanasuwi.The leadership of this town is taken by Lady Nkanasuwi.Nkhanasuwi ni zina dya chiche dya wantru wa zamani.Nkanasuwi is a female name of people from long ago.The initial n is voiceless.woman's name
nkhande ~ handeNG5food(s)Wenkhigwa nkhande zina mwire sa ntrende, vitumbua na vitoromo vituhu. (Arbow: 8)They were given foods that were sweet such as dates, balls of fry bread and other sweet foods.Nkhande yadaha ikabanika kama unaika mahali haihiyeFoods can spoil if you put them in a bad place.Wonkhezadyi nawadye nkhande nyingi.Breastfeeders should eat lots of food.The initial n is voiceless.
nkhandulaNG51wall(s)Nkhandula ino ibonkhokaThis wall is hollow (or has been bored into).Sibonkhola i nkhandula.I bored into the wall.Wanunda watogola kumamatira mwe nkhandula.Bats like to stick to the wall.The initial n is voiceless.2bank(s)Nkhandula yo mto icheremka.The bank of the river came crashing down.Nkhandula zo u mto zaholomoka kila chiro.The banks of the river collapse every night.
nkhanga ~ nkhangawalaNG5guinea fowl(s)Nawakatega suwa, wachiwa mbode, wahudyi, wamulu, wagoma msindo, makwerekweche, mabuwe, nkhanga na matuhu yake. (Arbow: 11)They were trapping doves, various other birds, sparrows, quails, guinea fowl, and others.Dyero sisofulisa nkhanga.Today I plucked guinea fowl a lot.Nkhangawala yamaanisha nkhanga."Nkhangawala" means guinea fowl.The initial n is voiceless.The long form is used in Arbow, but not generally known by Kiziguans from Somalia.
nkhangaleNG3sesame mealNkhangale ditire kusagwa na mansara na nkhangale ditire kubundwa mwe di tuli ni dihi dyedi?Sesame meal that is ground with a mill and sesame meal that is pounded in a mortar, which is better?
nkhaniNG51argument(s)Chinaunga nkhani niyo chenuka nachikasire.If we want an argument, and then we get up [and go], we will be finished.Bila nkhani kanizumira icho nimgambire.Without an argument, she responded positively to what I had told her.The initial n is voiceless.2dispute(s)Weye una nkhani.You have a dispute.3debateNkhani wadumula avindwe,he di sima.At the debate they decided he would be ambushed at the well.
nkharafuloNG5scratch(es)Nkharafulo ino inyegeresa.This scratch itches too much.Nkharafulo zino zalawa kuhi?Where do these scratches come from?Mwiri wangu wose ugaluka na nkharafulo bada ya kukoshana na i simba.My whole body has got scratches after fighting with the lion.Bada ya yeye kudivuza idi gari, sionire nkharafulo hata imwenga mwe di gari.After her returning the car, I didn't see even on scratch on it.The initial n is voiceless.
nkhasaNG5lobster(s)Nadya nkhasa kila msi.I eat lobster every day.Nkhasa za mwe bahari ni nkhulu.Lobsters in the sea are big.The initial n is voiceless.
nkhazuNG5t-shirt(s)Nkhazu inyula.The t-shirt is dry.Nkhazu yangu i bululu.My t-shirt is blue.Nkhazu yangu isakala.My t-shirt is worn out.Nkhazu yangu netudyuka.My t-shirt turned colors.Kaihasike hadya nkhazu yangu!Go hang my t-shirt up there!Nkhazu iyo sono widyere iki kwa sababu naitudyuke.Don't put bleach in with that t-shirt because it will fade.Ali, kuvalwa nnyani nkhazu iyo? -- Sivalwa ni mame.Ali, that t-shirt was put on you by whom? -- It was put on me by mom.The initial n is voiceless.See: mkazu.
nkhoboNG5grub(s)Siona nkhobo.I've seen a grub.Sikudaha kumanya Wazigula wawahaka nkhobo wazana wao kwa sababu gani.I can't understand why Kiziguans applied grubs to their kids.The initial n is voiceless.
nkhokoNG5squashThe initial n is voiceless.This noun only occurs in the phrase: mani ya nkhoko. See: koko, ukoko.
nkholaNG51snail(s)Nkhola zaishi kweise kwa mazi.Snails live out of the water.The initial n is voiceless.2shellfishZumo ni gome dya nkhola nkhulu.A conch horn is the shell of a big shellfish.
NkhombolaNPropNkombolaNkhombola naye kasomera masomo ya udektari.Nkombola has also studied the discipline of medicine.The initial n is voiceless.woman's name
nkhome (ukome)NG61sticksNkhome zino ni zangu.These sticks are mine.Wabhadhiya wegala nkhome za kusakira ngamira zao.The nomads carried sticks to goad their camels.The initial n is voiceless.2canesWadyenda na nkhome.They are walking with canes.Natumiya nkhome kwa kudyendaI'm using canes to walk.
nkhondeNG5farm(s)Nkhonde zinaiva kabla hawanati kudya a mamphemba, nawakabwirana he di yuwe dimwenga dikwitangwa Chiringo haguhi no mzi wa Suwa. (Arbow: 7)When the farms were ready before they weren't done eating corn on the cob yet, they would gather on the knoll called Chiringo near the town of Suwa.The initial n is voiceless.This form is found in Arbow; see: honde, xonde.
nkhondo ~ hondoNG51war(s)Watuhu wenulwa ni gumbo, haswa wengi wenulwa ni nkhondo nyingi. (Arbow: 5)Others were displaced by drought, many especially were displaced by a lot of wars.Wagosi na lika awo nawadahe kutowa i nkhondo waheza kunyuma. (Arbow: 9)The men and youth who were able to fight the war ended up in the rear.Wana wengi wagaluka wakaulwa mwe nkhondo.Many children became sought after in the war.nkhondo i nkulu ya kaidi mwo ulimwengusecond great war in the world (= World War II)The initial n is voiceless.See: mta nkhondo.2battle(s)
nkhondo ya wenye kwa wenyeNG5civil warSomaliya nkhondo ya wenye kwa wenye ikazuke, wantru wagaluka mafungu maidi.When the Somali civil war began, people were in two groups.Bada ya miyaka mirongo mitatu yo uhuru (1990), Somaliya kwazuka nkhondo ya wenye kwa wenye. (Arbow)Thirty years after independence (in 1990), Somalia began the civil war.The initial n is voiceless. See alternate pronunciation: hondo ya wenye kwa wenye.
nkhondonkhondo ~ hondohondoNG5warlikeKwa sababu yake isi yose igaluka nhhondonkhondo.Because of him all the country became warlike.See: chi nkhondonkhondo.
nkhoreNG5berry (type of)Nataga nkhore mwe di duka dyangu.I sell "kore" berries in my shop.Nkhore zabedelika hawadyi zina iva."Kore" berries change to yellowish orange when they are ripe.Sitogola nkhore lakini sikahata ukazidya; ni lazima uzitufe mbeyu zake.I like "kore" berries but I dislike it when you eat them; it's necessary that you spit out its seeds.The initial n is voiceless.See: mkore.
nkhoroshoNG5cashew(s)Nataga nkhorosho.I'm selling cashews.Nkhorosho zapatirwa mapesa Tanzaniya.Cashewes get money in Tanzania.The initial n is voiceless.
NkhulukuluNPropNkulukuluSieregediirwa honde yangu ni Nkhulukulu.My farm got weeded for me by Nkulukulu.Chashukuru vidala wano wachinkire mviko we di bwinda sa: Mnala Binti Nkhulukulu,... (Arbow)We appreciate so much these who gave us the ritual in the butt-shaking dance like: Lady Binti Nkulukulu, et al.The initial n is voiceless.man's name