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abia

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[HHL HF] noun a tattler

abodom

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[LLH] noun a wooden gong, usually made from a section of a tree trunk

abubit

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[LHH] adjective black, ripe, mature

abuusi

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[LLHL] noun cat

adan

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[HF] noun oil

adukpo

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[LHH] noun corpse

afe

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[LH] noun meeting place

akpasak

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[HHH] noun venereal disease in men, involves swellings on the groin which are painful and impede walking

akube

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[HHF] noun chameleon

asen

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[LH] adjective strange,alien

asio

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[LLL] noun pot

ata

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[HH] noun the sediment which sinks to the bottom of the pot when palm oil is boiled after being extracted from the fruit, dregs

awawa

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[LLL HLL] noun strong waves, sea currents, tempest

ayobio

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[LLHH] noun a strong wind

bek

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[L] verb, transitive expect, hope, anticipate

bian̄abiaanga

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[HHHH] verb, transitive deceive

bio

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[LL] verb, transitive cut through with a single stroke

bịmbim

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[L] verb, transitive cook by burying in hot ashes

bọọrọbooro

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[LLH] verb, transitive answer a question, answer a call(in the latter case only used negatively, i.e. fail to answer a call)

daara

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[HHH] verb, intransitive rejoice, become happy

due

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[LL] verb, transitive make an error, err, miss, offend, do unwittingly, do by chance.

dʌkkọdukko

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[HL] verb, transitive strain, filter skim

dọkdok

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[L] verb, transitive dig up, dig (esp root crops), harvest (root crops)

dọn̄dong

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[L] verb, transitive send, send for, send to (a person or a message), send for a nefarious purpose, pl esp instigate stimulate a desire in, cause longing in

ebọnọebono

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[LLL] noun a kind of slug found on plantain leaves.

edere

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[HHH] noun a day before business; Sunday; church service, church used in the names of certain market days (days of the week)

edịpedip

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[HH] number twenty.

edọn̄edong

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[HH] noun knee.

efuọọtefuoot

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[HHHL] noun nest.

ekampa

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[LHHH] noun big, huge.

ekere

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[LHH] noun a single (or double?) pronged metal gong.

ekpuut

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[HHH] noun kidney, heart.

etịghitịgheetighitighe

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[HLLHL] noun heel of the foot.

fep

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[L] verb, intransitive dodge, duck, move aside, move away, move out of the way; tv dodge.

fiakafianga

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[HHHH ] verb, transitive; verb, intransitive turn, twist, twist around, twist together (poss involves a more complete turn or twist than fiak); iv become twisted (of its own accord); turn (of a wheel).

foop

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[LL] verb, transitive remove water with a bowl from where it is not wanted (esp bail out a boat), scoop liquid from one container to another.

fịkfik

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[H] verb, intransitive; verb, transitive become heaped up, piled up; tv heap up, pile up.

iba

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[LH] a small cloth warn at the waist by mourning widows.

ikan̄ikang

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[HH] noun fire.

ikiba

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[LHL] noun a calabash for serving palm wine, it has a filter at its mouth to hold back the dregs.

ikọtikot

[HH] noun uncultivated land, brush (used with the name of certain flora and fauna to mean wild); plot, plantation; followers, descendants, family, people of a particular place (many place names contain the word iikọt)

in̄wan̄ingwang

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[LH] noun; adjective farm

inọino

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[LH] noun thief; theft

itam

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[LL] noun hat, cap

iwọn̄iwong

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[HH] noun hip joint

kaap

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[HH] verb, transitive pick at, scratch, dig out, bore a hole, curve out, force ones way into (gen some effort is required)

kebe

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[HH] verb, transitive take an enema

koi

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[LL] ideophone sound of shoes with heels

kook

[HH] verb, intransitive rise, puff, swell (of rice in cooking, of bread); become conceited, swell-headed

kpan̄kpang

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[H] verb, transitive cut with a glancing motion (as in scraping bark from a tree, peeling the rotten part from a yam, shaping a pestle out of wood).

kpat

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[H] verb, transitive push a heavy object for a distance; shove away from a distance (as an insect with a long stick); wheel, roll, push something on wheels.

kpọọn̄kpoong

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[HH] verb, transitive cut palm fruit from the cluster when there are very few remaining

kpọọn̄ọkpoongo

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[LLH] verb, transitive hit, beat, hollow or flat sounds

kuọikuoi

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[HHH] verb, transitive peel with a knife; sharpen to a point (as a stick, an arrow)

kọkkọkokko

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[HH] verb, transitive make way, step aside

kọn̄ọkongo

[HH] verb, intransitive ref. hang, hang on oneself, choke

kọpkop

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[L] verb, transitive hang (on a hook, peg, line); spread out to dry; hook, link, lock, entangle

kọọpkoop

[HH] verb, transitive hang (on a hook, peg, line); spread out to dry; hook, link, lock, entangle (pl. of kọp [L])

mana

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[LH] verb, intransitive become born

mbamba

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[LLLH] noun cowrie shell

mbuba

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[HHH] noun race

meen̄emeenge

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[LLH] verb, transitive swallow (pl. of men)

mek

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[L] verb, transitive choose, select

mkpafagha

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[HLLL] noun armpit

mkpenek

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[HLF] noun a kind of timber tree, Uapaca guineensis (Dalziel)

mkpok

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[H.HL] noun sandfly

mkpọn̄mkpong

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[LH] noun yesterday (in a context of past), tomorrow (in a context of future), (loosely) two or three days in the past or future.

mkpọnọmkpono

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[LHH] noun handcuffs, leg cuffs, shackles

mọimọimoimoi

[HHHH] noun a dish of ground beans with oil, pepper and other condiment steamed in leaves (Yoruba)

nde

[HD] adverb also, too

ndusak

[LLH] adverb perhaps

ndịkndik

[LH] noun fear

nek

[H] verb, intransitive, verb, transitive dance; fawn on

nnʌn̄nnung

[HH] noun descendants

nsei

[HHL] noun a powdered vegetable mixture used in juju sacrifices

nsʌn̄ikan̄nsungikang

[HF HL] noun smoke; steamboat, ship

ntok

[HF] noun hanger, peg on the wall for hanging things

nʌn̄n̄ọnungngo

[HH] verb, intransitive become sweet, delicious, tasty, enjoyable (of food or drink only)

n̄wongwo

[LL] noun bribe, dishonest business practices

set

[H] verb, transitive choke, cause choking (as water in the windpipe)

sia

[HL] conjunction since (time, cause), because

sua

[LL] verb, transitive hate, dislike

suagha

[HHH] verb, intransitive become disordered, disheveled; become smashed to bits

sịberịtsiberit

[LHL] noun [Eng] spirit (used in Christian church services) (var. sịbidịt)

sịrensiren

[HL] noun shilling

ta

[H] verb, transitive chew, eat something hard or chewable (meat, nuts, coconut). chew, eat away (of diseases that destroy tissue); burn

tiin

[HH] ideophone sound of a car (automobile) horn

tui

[HH] verb, transitive awaken

tịmetime

[LH] verb, intransitive become stuck into, pinned

ubom

[LH] noun calamity

ubọkubok

[HH] noun arm and/or hand; handle; power, strength, ability

udu

[HF] noun strength

udọudo

[LH] noun the second-born son

utuo

[LLH] noun spider web

uwam

[LH] noun fishhook

uyom

[HF] noun noise

wet

[L] verb, transitive write

wọfawofa

[HL] noun guava

yet

[H] verb, transitive wash; rub on, apply (oil, ointment); lick

yok

[H] verb, intransitive move about, become restless, fidget