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macaronimakɔrɔnimakɔrɔnicfmakɔrɔnisipagɛtinpasta, macaroni, spaghetti5.2Food
machetebesebeseè-énmachete, cutlass6.2.1Agricultural toolmurubamurubanmachete6.6Tool
machinebaarakɛbolifɛnwbaarakɛbolifɛnwndevices, machinemansinmansinà-ínmachineDawuda bi malo wɔrɔ mansin na.David is husking the rice with the machine.6.2.1Agricultural tool
mackerel skysankabasankabancloud, mackerel sky1.1Sky1.1.1Weather
made with earthbɔgɔlamanbɔgɔlamanɔ̀-ɔ̀-à-ã́adjmade with earth
madmanfatɔ 1fatɔà-ɔ́ninsane person, madman, fool, imbecilekunkolotɔkunkolotɔnmad person, madman, crazy person, fool2.2.1Disease
madnessfa3faànmadness, insanity, ragekunnabanakunnabananmental illness, madness2.2.1Diseasefaa2 1faanmadness, insanityFa b’i la wa ?Are you mad?fatɔyafatɔyanmadness, folly, insanity, craziness
magazinegafegafeá-écfgafeliburulivurunbook, booklet, magazineliburu3.1.1Learnlakalitasɛbɛlakalitasɛbɛnnewspaper, magazine3.1.1Learnkunnafonidisɛbɛkunnafonidisɛbɛnnewspaper, magazine, journal
magicdomayadomayantraditional knowledge, magic, divination, witchcraft, sorcery
magic formulanasurunasurunsecret power, magic formula
magic jardaga1 2dagaà-ánmedicine, magic jara yi daga don
magic spellkilisikilisi var.kirisinmagic spell
magic waternasijinasijiá-í-ínmagic water
magicianjinamorijinamorinmagician: person with supernatural powers, e.g. who can transform something into something else2Person
magistracysariyatigiyasariyatigiyanmagistracy, public office, judges4.2Government
magistratesariyatigisariyatigià-ì-à-í-ínmagistrate, advocate, law-maker, judge6.1Worker, occupation
magnesiummaɲesiyɔmumaɲesiyɔmunmagnesium2.2.2Treat disease
magnifying glassbonyananbonyananõ̀-à-ã́ã̀nmagnifying glass, microscopelabonyalanlabonyalannmicroscope, magnifying glass6.6Tool
magnitudemasaya 2masayaà-à-ángreatness, magnitude, power
mahogany treejalayirijalayiriá-á-í-ínAfrican mahoganyJalayiriw ka jan jan.The mahogany trees are very high.1.4.1Tree
mahogany, AfricanjalajalanAfrican mahoganyKhaya senegalensis1.4.1Tree
maimedbolokelenbolokelennmaimed, with only one arm
mainkunma 1kunmanmain, major, centralkɔ kunmamain riverbedkunba 2kunbaũ̀-àadj.predmain, principal, essentialboloci kunba.The main vaccinations.
main officedagayɔrɔdagayɔrɔnseat, headquarters, main office
main sentencekumasenbolo fɔlɔkumasenbolo fɔlɔn.compmain sentence9Language and Grammar
main support beamcɛtigɛ1cɛtigɛɛ́-í-ɛ́cfcɛtigɛ1kɔkolo1nmain support beam for roofkɔkolo1 2
mainspringbilakunbilakunnmainspring, purpose
maintainladamuladamuveducate, bring up, train, look after, maintain, inform, feed, take care ofladon1 1ladoná-õ̀vtmaintain, keep up, take care ofsɔminɛsɔminɛɔ̀-í-ɛ́vbear, endure, control, keep going, maintain
maintenance allowancedenbaya ladonwaridenbaya ladonwarinmaintenance allowance6.7Financeladonwariladonwarinmaintenance allowance
maizemɔnsɔŋɔmɔnsɔŋɔɔ́-ɔ́-ɔ́nmaize, corn, sweetcorn5.2Foodkaba4kabaà-ánmaize, corn, sweetcornzea mays5.2Foodmaaɲɔmaaɲɔnmaize, corn, sweetcornzea mays1.4.3Grass, herb, vine
majorkunma 1kunmanmain, major, centralkɔ kunmamain riverbed
major of agebalikuyabalikuyaá-í-ú-ánget major of age, adulthooda balikuyara
majorityfanbafanbaã̀-ánmajority, a great part of
makelatigɛ 2latigɛá-ì-ɛ́vtto do, make, carry out, arrange, settle, get, obtain4 1ɔ́vprovide, supply, furnish, produce, make, practicedilan2 1dilaní-ã́vtmakeA bi segi dilan lɔgɔba la.He makes big baskets at the market.wale 2waleá-éndo, make, act, verb
make an effortjija 1jijaí-àcfcɛsiri1jijavimake an effort, try hard, do one’s bestAn ka jija ka na !Let’s make an effort to come!dɛmɛdɛmɛ 1dɛmɛdɛmɛɛ̀-ɛ̀-ɛ́-ɛ́nsupport, backup, scramble, make an effort, manage, cope
make dowaajibiya 2waajibiyavforce to, compel, to make do, impose
make every efforttimi2timivmake every effort, take great care to do, get involvedI timin baara la.Make an effort in your work.
make fun ofmayɛlɛmayɛlɛvto mock, to make fun of, to laugh attigɛlimatigɛlimavcriticize, mock, make fun of, teasing, be ironic, attack indirectly
make happydaamu 2daamuà-únmake happy, fill with happiness
make joyfulnisɔndiya 2nisɔndiyavtmake joyful, be happyNne nisɔndiyanin lo.I’m happy.
make knowngansigansià-ívtpublish, make known, announce
make pleasingdiya1 2diyavtmake pleasing, be in favour of, be favourableO bi diya n ye kosɛbɛ !That would be good!Tagama diyara ?Did you have a good journey?
make possibleto1 3toóvtspare, save, pardon, forgive, make that, allow, cause, make possible, follow
make profitstɔnɔ1 2tɔnɔɔ̀-ɔ́vearn, make profits
make proudfanyafanyaá-ávto revolt, rebel, make proud
make thatsababuya 1sababuyavcause, make that, allow
make the most ofdiyabɔdiyabɔvprofit from, make the most of, enjoy
makerdilanbagadilanbagaí-ã́-á-ánmaker, repairer, producer, film directorNne tɛ a dilabaga lɔn.I don’t know who made it.
make-upɲadamasirinanɲadamasirinannmake-up5.4Adornment