Wolof Vocabulary relating to Animal Husbandry

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Chicken Raising

ginaar gi chicken sq gi rooster
cuuj bi chick tng bi hen which has not had a chick
koppin bi turkey naat bi guinea fowl

Anatomy

laaf mi wing sll wi beak
dunq/dung wi feather njubb li comb
lngal li wattle (red part which hangs under the neck) suux wi flesh
kostan bi spur on a rooster roq bi gizzard
xer wi crest, crown of a rooster

Tools & Objects

ngunu li chicken house kaaf gi chicken cage
bofukaay nesting box lekkukaay feeder
njoowaan gi perch xont animal feed
neefare ji animal dung

Diseases

yogor Newcastles disease ŋasu ginaar/knje Fowlpox
pipi sickness of chickens kuli mbŋ sickness of chickens
yox-yox sickness of chickens
ŋootoot wi mites tee bi lice
fel wi flea

Verbs

bof to sit on eggs nen to lay an egg
tocc to hatch naaw to fly
suqi to pluck wsm to singe feathers to remove them from killed bird
xont to feed an animal nndal
mndal
to water an animal
akk to vaccinate dui ruminate
yafal to fatten

Herds

nag wi cow ykk wi bull
wulu female cow who has not yet borne a calf dllu male calf
sll wi calf fas wi horse
xar mi sheep kuuy mi ram
tng bi sheep or goat which has not yet borne a lamb mbote mi lamb
jagal bi
tppaange bi
castrated ram
by wi goat sikket bi billy goat
tef bi kid
gtt bi collective name for sheep and goats jur livestock
byyima bi domestic animal

Tools & Objects

gtt gi place where animals are assembled ngdd gi stake to which an animal is attached
wudd wi stable teg gi saddle
laxaab bi reins

Diseases

bollox la pastereullose caaru gtt la peste des petits ruminants
feebaru say rabies

Verbs

xalab to have an abortion ratt to milk
rendi to slaughter yeew to tie up
tnk to shackle

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