Kisimbi Lexicon

arch.=archaic, vul.=vulgar

N=Nandiguese (Mandarin), OW=Old Wasiketian, PP=Proto-Polynesian

WordP.O.S.DefinitionEtymology
-ájaadjsilvery-white, milk-whiteW *ħaɟ
bájun (9/10)duckW *baɟu
bákavbuild*bák-
bambávpatch, join, paste*bàmb-
bángon (5/6)cult secret*bàngò
bánjon (7/8)plot for a house*bánjá
bánwan (7/8)inflammationW *ba:nuwat
baon (1/2)man*bàdà
bao, bád-vmarry*bád-
báogavannihilate, make extinct*báag-
báolen (5/6)milk*béèdé
báosavbe able*báac-
béjao, béjad-vplant, sow*béj-ad-
béjarua,
béjarud-
vstop planting/sowing*béj-ad-ud-
béjun (9/10)seed*béju
bélen (5/6)breast*béede
-biadjorange, coppery, bronze,
brown
W *biy
bíndavwork, practice*bind-
bitán (9/10)war*bìtá
bókon (12/6)arm*bóko
buán (9/10)dog*bʊ́à
buá, búd-vkill*búd-
búnun (9/10)phoenixOW *bunuw
daolín (9/10)dream*dòòdí
dipándan (5/6)river fork
dipuákatin (5/6)candle, candlestickpua+ti
duá, du-vtravel on waterPP *alu ‘to go’
gángan (14)malaria*gàngà
járon (7/8)land, ground, terrain*jàdò
júgan (3/4)profession*jʊ̀gà
kálin (1/2)woman*kádí
kibákon (7/8)construction, building
process
baka
mugángan (1/2)healer, plague doctor
(arch.)
ganga
musajáron (1/2)landownerjaro
musijáron (1/2)government slave (arch.)
person on the dole (vul.)
musuján (1/2)Nandiguese emperorN 主講
‘main speaker’
pándan (9/10)fork (in a path)*pándà
puán (5/6)wax*pʊ́dá
puepávbreathe*pèep-
puepín (9/10)animalpwep-
sao, sad-vbe clever*cad-
seken (9/10)octopus, squidPP *feke
súngin (9/10)moon, month*cúngí
táman (3/4)sorghum*támà
táron (5/6)taroPP *talo>tado
tin (12/13)stick*tɪ́
tundávtrade*tùnd-

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