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atulo
(lit: of the sleep) dreams; ignorant people
bafa
bath house
bala
wound
banda
plain; flat land
bandu
portion (when something has been cut into pieces)
banga
spot; colour (pl: mawanga)
banja
family
bata
calm; peace
bere
breast (pl: mawere)
bodza
lie
bokosi
box
boma
government; district
bondo
knee
bongo
brain
bowo
hole; opening
bukhu
book
buledi
bread
buleki
brake
buluku
trousers
buma
clod of soil
bungwe
association; group
bunjizi
crowd packed together
buwu
cave
bwalo
ground; court
bwambi
breadth
bwato
boat; dugout
bwinja
ruin
dalitso
blessing
dalo
blessing; bliss
dambo
marsh; swamp
dambwe
place of initiation
dandaulo
complaint
denga
roof
dengu
basket
denje
herb cooked like spinach
dera
part; region; area
dima
system of reciprocal labour among women
dimba
vegetable garden near water
dipo
compensation; fine
diso
eye (pl:maso)
diwa
stone trap for mice
dontho
drop; spot on skin
dothi
soil; earth (1)
dovu
saliva
duka
broken piece of brick
duku
headscarf
duwa
flower (pl: malawah)
dzala
rubbish heap
dzanja
hand
dzanzi
tingling
dzenje
hole; pit
dziko
country (pl: maiko)
dzina
name (pl: maina)
dzinja
wet season
dzino
tooth (pl:mano)
dzira
egg (pl:mazira)
dzungu
pumpkin
dzuwa
sun
fanizo
parable comparison
fano
idol
fumbi
dust
fungo
smell
fupa
bone
galimoto
car
ganizo
thought
gawo
section
gombe
bank of a river; coast; shore
gule
dance (n)
gulu
party; multitude
gwafa
guava
hatchi
horse
hutala
hooter
juzi
jumper
kabati
cupboard
kakonzedwe
method of preparation
kalembedwe
way of writing; spelling
kalengedwe
way of being created
kalimidwe
way of hoeing; cultivating
kamangidwe
way of building; tying
kamasulidwe
interpretation
kamwa
mouth
kanenedwe
way of speaking; saying (alt. chinenedwe)
kapangidwe
way of doing; making
katoni
cardboard box
kavalidwe
fashion; way of wearing
khadabo
fingernail; claw (2)
khalidwe
way of being or doing (characteristic; custom; character; attribute; etc.)
khasu
hoe
khate
leprosy
khoko
husk; skin; leaf
khola
kraal; pen; coop
kholo
parent; ancestor
khonde
veranda
khosi
neck
khoswe
rat
khoti
court of law
khungu
skin; blindness
khunyu
epilepsy
khutu
ear
khwangwala
crow
khwapa
armpit
khwawa
waterway
lachinai
Thursday
lachisanu
Friday
lachitatu
Wednesday
lachiwiri
Tuesday
lalanje
orange
lamba
belt
lamulo
law; commandment
lamulungu
Sunday; the lords day
langizo
advice; counsel
lango
advice; instruction
lasabata
Sabbath
lata
tin sheet
lawi
flame
lemba
writing; script; word
lembo
script; letter
lichero
flat basket
likulu
headquarters
limba
musical instrument
lipoko
finger millet
lirime
tongue
lithumbwi
biting ant
litsipa
headache
litsiro
dirt (on body)
liwiro
speed; being fast
liwu
word; voice (pl: mawu)
lolemba
Monday
lonjezano
promise; mutual agreement
lonjezo
promise (2)
lova
unemployed person
loweruka
Saturday
ludzu
thirst
luso
skill
madzi
water
mafuta
oil (pl)
magazi
blood (pl)
magetsi
electricity
makaka
dried cassava
makala
charcoal
makhalidwe
behaviour; character
malaya
shirt (pl)
maleredwe
family planning; child spacing
malimidwe
type of agriculture
malipenga
men's dance among Tonga (wearing uniforms)
malipiro
wages
malire
border of country
maliro
funeral
maliseche
nakedness
malodza
mysterious; strange thing
maloto
dreams
malovu
spit (pl)
malungo
malaria (pl)
mame
dew
manda
burial; grave
mandala
reflection of sunlight by glass
mankhwala
medicine
mantha
fear (n)
manyazi
shame; shyness
manyowa
manure
maonekedwe
appearance
masamu
maths
masewera
games; sports
matenda
sickness (pl)
matimati
tomatoes (pl)
matope
mud (pl)
mavalidwe
fashion
mavuto
problems; trouble (pl)
mavuzi
pubic hair (pl)
mawere
finger millet (pl)
mawira
hot springs; twins
mawu
words; speech (pl)
mayeso
test; exam
maziko
foundation (pl)
mpita
small path of animal
ndimu
lemon
pangano
contract; agreement
pangono
agreement
pemphero
prayer; religious things
pempho
plea; request
pepala
paper
phala
porridge
phale
shard
phapo
lung
phazi
foot
phewa
shoulder (1)
phiko
wing
phindu
profit
phiri
hill
phokoso
noise; disturbance
phunziro
lesson
phuzi
shoulder (2)
phwando
feast; party
sewero
game; sport; play
tanthauzo
meaning; interpretation
tchalitchi
church (2)
tchende
testicle
tchimo
crime; sin
tchire
bush; open country
tebulo
table
thabwa
plank; board
thako
bottom buttocks
therere
okra
thewera
nappy
thonje
cotton
thope
mud
thovu
foam; lather
thumba
pocket; bag; sack
thumbo
intestine
thupi
body
timati
tomato
tini
tin
tsache
hand broom
tsamba
leaf; greens
tsaya
cheek
tsekera
long grass
tsiku
day
tsinde
stem; base; thick end of pole
tsirizo
end; finish
tsutsano
argument
vuto
trouble; problem
werengero
items used for counting exercises in schools
yambiriro
grassroots; starting point
yamiko
praise
yankho
answer (2)
yesero
temptation; testing
zenera
window
zunzo
suffering