ningaNG5sandgrouseMtego uno ugwizanya suwa na ninga.This trap has caught doves and sandgrouse together.Ninga zanilava chiba nnazidya.Sandgrouse produce a rash in me when I eat them.Ninga zangu zose nigwizize zinifakatira.All my sandgrouse that I caught escaped from me.
nivo (< ni ivo)VEquatthat's whyNivo Mzigula ha di dyero, anankosha nguku, asola mgulo. (Arbow)That's why a Kiziguan up to today, if he can't get a chicken, he'll take a coucal pheasant.This is an obligatory contraction of ni + ivo.
niyaNG51ambition(s)Ana niya ya kushinda.He has the ambition to win.2desire(s)Nna niya ya kugula nyumba.I have the desire to buy a house.3heartUna niya yedi.You have a good heart.Wagosi, wakwe zetu wana niya zedi.Guys, our mothers-in-law have good hearts.Niya yangu haikuninkha kudyamanya msezigo wa kwelagaza mwe ndege.My heart won't allow me to do the game of dropping oneself out of an airplane.This heart is metaphorical, not the physcal heart organ, moyo.4inspirationMwana dyeshi ni vedi agaluke na niya ya kugombera isi yake.It's best for a soldier boy to have inspiration to fight for his country.
niyo ~ noConj1and thenKegogomera na kambala, niyo afa.He choked himself with a rope, and then died.Sigwiza mphalamunyu, niyo yafakata.I caught a dragonfly, and then it got away.Siona chizungu niyo nagwera mwe di dyodoro.I felt dizzy, and then I fell on the mattress.Polisi kakwera kulanga ko mnima, niyo akonga kupagasa.The policeman climbed up on the hill, and then began looking around.2and nowSididyamanya niyo nadibalanga.I fixed it, and now I'm ruining it.3soFatuma kamtogola Ali, Ali kamtogola Fatuma, niyo nawadhiranya.Fatuma likes Ali; Ali likes Fatuma, so I hooked them up.Situmiya uhenga wake niyo nafanitiwa.I used his idea, so I'm successful.Siona mti ugwere niyo nasola ukuni.I saw a tree that had fallen over, and so I took a piece for firewood.Sisengwa sale mo mgongo ni mganga niyo anihaka mavumba.I was cut in the back by a traditional doctor so he could apply ground herbs.Mbina kunitowa, niyo namlihira.Mbina hit me, so I'm taking revenge on him.Nechiro sidya hande nyingi niyo navimbirwa.Last night I ate a lot of food so I'm feeling stuffed.4untilWau kanitowa makonde niyo natahika sakame.Grandma slapped me on the back until I vomited blood.
NiyuyokNG9New YorkNasafirisha bangi kutoka Kolorado nti Niyuyok.I'm transporting pot from Colorado to New York.Mwezi wa Kwanza mwaka ukwiza naita safari Niyuyok.In January of next year I'm going on a trip to New York.
njamaNG51secret council(s)He njama hevanwa wantru uko walawire Zigula wauye uko. (Arbow: 8)At the secret council, it was agreed that people should return to Zigula, where they came from.The initial n is voiceless.2conspiracy (-ies)Ni njama munikiye nyose.It's a conspiracy that you all set for me.Mna palani ya kuteketezeza njama yenyu?Do you have a plan to fulfill your conspiracy with?The initial n is voiceless.See: kwikala njama.
njavito ~ njavataNG5horn instrument(s)Sitowa njavito.I played a horn (instrument).Siku dya Dyuma dikabule, njavata yaira "tatatii, tatatii". (Arbow)When the day of Friday arrived, the horn cried, "tatatii, tatatii".The initial nasal is voiceless.
njeNG5centipede(s)Nechiro silumwa ni nje mo mgongo.Last night I was bitten by a centipede in the back.Nje yakutambaza mo mkono wako.A centipede is crawling on your hand.The initial n is voiceless.
njeche (-dyeche, hadyeche, midyeche, vidyeche, wadyeche)Quant1few, a fewKwa siku njeche viya vose viletanywa hamwenga. (Arbow: 9)In a few days all the stuff was brought togetherRisasi zino ni njeche; hazikafaye male kwe nkhondo.These bullets are few; there aren't enough at all for the war.wantru wadyechea few peopleviti vidyechea few chairsnyumba njechea few housesThe initial n is voiceless.2not enoughNhunde zino ni njeche.There are not enough of these beans.3too few of Mbeyu zino ni njeche; kagule nduhu!These seeds are too few; go buy some more!4lack ofUna hakiri njeche.You have a lack of intelligence.5small things, something smallMfunamira njeche mbavu zimhaluka.A bower to something small, his ribs fall out. (saying)
njedye (udyedye)NG61jaw (bones)Njedye zako zitoga.Your jawbones are hard.Njedye zangu zivunika.My jawbones are broken.Njedye zake zivunika.His jawbones are broken.The initial n is voiceless.See: dyedye.For Kiziguans, a single individual has two jawbones, one on the right and one on the left, because most animals have a split between them, even though a human's mandible is not split.2ritual (kind of)Mwalagulo mwali akusolwa egalwa kwe njedye chiro pwii. (Arbow)At night the bride who is getting married is taken to the "jaw" ritual [when it's] really night.
njekuNG5bull(s)Ngombe aneva ni ngosi yetangwa njeku (= dhiwi).A cow if it's male is called a bull.Bila kufuntra izi njeku, nampate wana ngombe wengi.Without castrating the bulls, you'll get a lot of calves.Nachifuntre izi njeku zose!Let's castrate all the bulls!The initial n is voiceless.Today in Somalia and Kiziguan refugees from there, use the borrowed term dhiwi.
njemoNG5parcel(s) of landNjemo yangu ni ino.This is my parcel of land.Sidumuirwa njemo ya kulima ni sirikali.I've been distributed a parcel of land to farm by the government.The initial n is voiceless.
njeniAdj1strangeMbuli iyo ni njeni kwangu.That story is strange to me.Mbuli ino ni njeni kwa kwiiva.This news is strange to hear.The initial n is voiceless.See: mdyeni.2newFarsama ino ni njeni.This technology is new.3foreignMbuli zako izo ukulonga ni njeni kwangu.Your ideas that you're talking about are foreign to me.isi njeniforeign country
njerekoNG5tooth coming out in same space as anotherMwana yuno ana njereko.This kid has a tooth coming out in the same space as another.The initial n is voiceless.
njihi (dyihi)AdjshortSura ino si rahisi kughefeka kwasabu ni njihi.This assignment isn't easy to fail in because it's short.See: surwale njihi, dyihi.
njinaNG51louseSilumwa ni njina.I was bitten by a louse.The initial n is voiceless.2liceMayonda yachakulana njina.The monkeys are looking for lice on each other.Firi zako zina njina.Her hair has lice (in it).Nguwo zangu zina njina.My clothes have lice.Mwiri wangu una njina.My body has lice.
njina ya mavuzi (njina za mavuzi)NG51crab louseNjina ya mavuzi i chimsanga.A crab louse is brown.Una njina imwenga ya mavuzi.You have one crab louse.2crab liceNjina za mavuzi zi chimsanga.Crab lice are brown.
njina ya mo mwiri (njina za mo mwiri)NG51body louseNjina ya mo mwiri yanywa sakame zaidi.A body louse drinks blood a lot.2body liceNjina za mo mwiri zanywa sakame zaidi.Body lice drink blood a lot.
njina ya mtwi (njina za mtwi)NG51head louseUna njina i mwenga ya mtwi.You have one head louse.2head liceNjina za mo mtwi zingira mwe bharshi.Head lice got in the pillow.
njina ya mwe nguwo (njina za mwe nguwo)NG51lice of the clothesNjina za nguwo zadaha kulawa nguwo zako unazihuta na mazi ye moto.Clothes lice should come out of your clothes when you wash them in hot water.2louse of the clothesNjina ya nguwo na njina ya mtwi zilekana.A clothes louse and a head louse are similar to each other
njogomoNG51clamorMwe zi ngalawa Wazigula wenula njogomo nkulu waunga wavuzwe kwao Zigula. (Arbow: 8)On the ships, the Kiziguans started a great clamor that they wanted to be returned to their home, Zigula.The initial n is voiceless. This is the sound of many people talking or yelling loud at once.2ruckusWantru wenula njogomo mo mkutano mpaka wakuhalawa wazimwa kwivana.People raised a ruckhus in the meeting until they left without understanding each other.3commotionNjogomo ni nyingi hano; ngodya, nihalawe.There's a lot of commotion here; wait, let me leave.
njwalaNG5shroud(s)Maiti yetu yakosha njwala.Our dead are lacking shrouds.Waona vimba vyao vumbale na njwala zao zikungala zikupepera wenga mayangeyange. (Arbow)They saw their corpses that were piled up with their shrouds that were white and flapping like egrets.This term is used by Arbow, but generally not known in Kizigua of Somalia. See: sanda, kafani.
nkhachoNG51step(s)Nausole nkhacho gani unapaka mapesa?What kind of steps will you take when you get money?Chimala aho, sono usole nkhacho ama nanikukome!Stop there, don't take a step or I'll kill you!Kachimala nkhacho mbiri longozi kwanaguShe is standing two steps in front of me.The initial n is voiceless.2stride(s)Hagati ha magari yenyu hana nkhacho nyingahi?Between your cars, how many strides are there?
nkhalaNG5crab(s)Sipasula magome ya nkhala.I cracked crab shells.Nkhala zadigwa na ni halali.Crabs are eaten and they're kosher.The initial n is voiceless.
nkhamaNG5cochin chicken(s)Nguku ihundu yetangwa nkhama.A red chicken is called a cochin.The initial n is voiceless.