Dulooi:Sabon Harshe/Wordlist

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Dinka (Rek dialect) words selected from Brisco & Blench (2006):[1]

English Dinka (singular) Dinka (plural) notes
Gymnachus niloticus riäl
Tetradon fakaka buliɔk buliɔɔk
Polypterus endlicheri. diŋ
Bagrus bayad alɔ̈ɔ̈u
Lates nilotica gueth
Heterotis niloticus lek
lungfish luth
Eutropus niloticus thɛn then
Mormyridae anyidɔl elephant fish
Tilapia nilotica atuur atur
electrical fish deer dër
graphite jɔɔrɔ
hornbill akiɛl akil
bushbaby dimakok
aardvark mok
aardwolf gaŋriɛl
acacia tree koot kot
Adam's apple guak rol
Achilles tendon cuet
aluminium bau
ant acuk acuok
antbear muok
scaly anteater akuoŋ
Nile Lechwe antelope abuɔɔk abuɔk
roan antelope amom
sitatunga antelope anyidol
giant eland gualgual gualguaal
bushbuck per pɛr
topi, tiang antelope thiäŋ thieŋ
cob antelope thïl thiɛl
Abiyei ŋɔɔk ŋak
arthritis adhuoŋ
Australia Authërelia
baboon agɔɔk agɔk
bamboo lɔu lɔ̈ɔ̈th
basil aŋier
basilisk luil
bat alïïk aliɛ̈k
bedbug thuar
beehive guluŋ
bee kiɛ̈c kïc
Bhar el Ghazal river colpiu
bee-eater bird, carmine aciu
secretary bird mër
oxpecker ajuec
waterbird akeer
francolin aweec awec
honeybird birkec
weaving bird lual atot
bladder alɛc
baobab dhunyduol
boat riäi riai
Bongo dor duɔr
brushwood ayar
buffalo anyaar anyɛɛr
Simulium damnosum kundur
bushbucks per pɛr
calabash anyal anyel
camel thɔrɔl
cassava bafora
Synodontus schali ŋɔɔk
cattle weŋ ɣɔ̈k
chameleon ŋanykudɔt ŋanykudɔɔt ŋany
chicken ajïth ajïïth
chickenpox gol
cicada tiir
civet wël wëël
conjunctivitis tɔɔknyin
cormorant aliec
corkwood adeet adet SEb
cotton alath
crab ŋeŋ ŋɛŋ
cowrie shell gaak gɛk
crane awet aweet
crowned/crested crane awet marial
cricket tiir
cucumber akuɔl akol
custard apple yorbɛɛr
Deng Deŋ
donkey akaja
dormouse alɔ̈l
dove kur
dragonfly akɔlmagar
red backed duiker amuŋ thith
earwax akutkut yic
earthworm liokliok
Gymnachus niloticus riäl riɛ̈l
elephant akɔ̈ɔ̈n akön
eleusine malual nyäth telabun
epilepsy nok
eunuch aboi
Euphorbia candelabrum buol
festival ayum
field mouse dɔr manyaŋ
fig tree ŋam
firefly mïït rainbow
frog aguek agueek
bullfrog thiep
sausage tree rual
fruit of the sausage tree rual anyɔk
gawafa ludo
Thompson’s gazelle ŋɛɛr ŋeer
spurwing geese tuɔ̈t tut
ghost atim raan
giraffe miir miɛr
goanna apaluoc underground lizard
Gogrial aguɔɔk
goitre guak
gonorrhea biyuu, nyagino
Nilotic goose akoi
gorilla kebor
grasshopper gɔt gat
grassland toc flood plain
grassland bak savannah with few trees
groundnuts atom atɔm
guineafowl wel weel
gum adök
gum disease athuɔk
haematite alɛl aleel
Pahudia africana rianya
hartebeest, red tetel alualweŋ
hedgehog goŋ guɔŋ
hippopotamus rɔu röth
honey-badger cir
honey wine dhum
hoopoe makuany
horn tuŋ tuɔ̈ŋ
hornbill akiɛl akil
ground hornbill rum
horse mathiaŋ
house baai bɛ̈ɛ̈i
hut ɣöt
hydrocele let
striped hyena aŋui aŋuɔ̈ɔ̈th
spotted hyena guei
black ibis aɣuwau
white-black ibis arumjok
wood-ibis gɛrgɛr
ilium of pelvis acɔtnyin
iron wëu, wëëth
jackal awan awɛn
jaundice maguɛi
kapok tree rum (tim)
kidney rok rook
kingfisher makuany
kite (bird) acuil
lead (metal) yöm thiɛk
leopard kuac kuëc
leprosy tuet
monitor lizard agaany
locust kɔryɔm
Lol river lɔl
lung yakyak yɔkyɔk
lung tuberculosis nyaŋyiel
lungfish luth
Luo tribe, Malual Lueel
Luo tribe, Jur (assimilated) Manaŋeer
glands of armpit and groin adhëŋ
lynx nuei
swelling of groin glands apadhɛɛŋ
pied crow gaak gak
mahogany (trees) tïït tït
mango maŋgaa
marabou stork rɔ̈l räl
meteor cier lony nhial
meningitis maŋok
midges thoor
milk ca caak
milky way akeu
millet (finger?) awou awuu
millipede acir
minnow koi
molar teeth ɣät ɣaat
white tail mongoose kak kɔɔk
grey mongoose; squirrel agor
Abyssinian colobus agaŋrial
mosquitoes dhier
cloth moth tiir alath Tineola bisselliella
rat, mouse riɛ̈c
mumps maŋeŋ miŋeeŋ
(mussel) shell, river oyster jual
navel cɔ̈ɔ̈r
navel hernia gon
needle with wiɛth
nightjar awuokŋuan
Nile river; Bahr el Arab, Bahr el Gebel Kir
Bongo, Zande dor duɔr
ochre waan
esophagus aliɛk
estrus toot
okra, ladyfinger aluek, guöm, guoma
oribi adiɛl adil
blue duiker amuuk amuk
Orion wɛ̈ɛ̈t thel jɔk
osprey, fishing eagle kuëi
ostrich wut wuut
otter malmal African clawless otter?
owl agumut agumuut
ox, bull muɔr miör
pancreas, spleen tak
papyrus aguot
deleb, fan palm agep
raffia palm akarap
pelican jak jɛɛk
peritoneum rɛbrɛb
pestle lek lëk
green pigeon awɛ̈ɛ̈r awɛ̈r
pink-eyed pigeon kuornyiel
pneumonia aŋuotpuou
porcupine amiyok
pus tut tuɔ̈t
royal python kerpiny
quail apiriit
rabbit buɔl bial
rabies wäth
rainbow mïït
cane rat anyor
swamp rat, beaver rat, with flat tail abuop
reedbuck kɛɛu kɛɛth
grey reedbuck kɛnlau
republic of Sudan pan ë thudän mac baai
rhinoceros kil kiɛl
reticulum yany ayiɛn
rubber plant apam
saliva luɛɛth
sandgrouse aberŋic
sandworm apɛny
scabies gɔny
scarab aluotweer
scorpion kiɛɛth kith
scrotum rɛbrɛb nhiaan
seaweed nyial
sesame nyuɔ̈m nyum
semen meth mïth
shoulder kët këët
snail guak
smallpox maleŋdït
puff adder anyak
Calotropis procera apabuoŋ
sorghum rap
spider aɣukar
soul wëi
spoonbill heron athokpur
pumpkin, squash abudho
Venus cier
glossy starling lukluk
syphilis bok
yaws jɔ̈th
black stork agal
saddle-bill stork beek
swallow (bird) amaibaai
tadpole aguɛŋ koor
tamarind cuɛi
testicle nhiaan
thistle til
tiang thiäŋ beer, thiäŋ abeu
tick acak
tigerfish aŋaŋlec
tobacco tap
tonsil ŋuaar ŋuar
tortoise arau, arou
big river turtle nhiëër
Daniela thurifera beliny
vitex kurnyuk
shea butter trees rak rɔɔk
bugle, eland horn muɔŋ moŋ
umbilical cord tɔɔr
udder nyɔu
uterus adhieth
venereal disese tuany rac
vulture cor cuɔr
warthog diɛ̈r dïr
waterbuck puɔ̈r piär
water-lily abɛth abeth
water cobra, water snake kërëu kërëëu
wattle tree koot kot
whitlow yaryar
whetstone kueer
whooping cough toŋ
willy wagtail aɣuut
woodpecker tuektuek
wood worm arop
yeast luɔu
zebra maguar maguaar
zenith nhial ciɛlic
zinc kuat yom
  1. Brisco, Mike and Roger Blench. 2006. English to Dinka Glossary: Derived from SIL International's 2005 Draft Dinka-English Dictionary. Kay Williamson Educational Foundation / SIL International.