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Zacstravaganza is written by a law student and aspiring wonk named Zac Mason.
Zac likes to write about law, politics, energy and environmental policy, U.S. foreign policy, trade and development, prog rock and bass guitar.
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Just watch the video
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Political Geography Now
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Max Novendstern on The Harvard Political Review
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Bleeding Heart Libertarians
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The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog
Short Wins - the Dramatic Catch-Up Edition
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It's Our Environment
Kids Deserve Safe Drinking Water at School and at Home
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Changing Deckhands or Direction?
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Rule Your Attic and Save Energy and Money This Winter
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New York Renovator
Transitioning from Stay-at-Home Mom to Healthcare Professional
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Cool Pulp Fiction T-Shirt
Stylized Pulp Fiction t-shirt. Lots of cool art at this site as well.
Why Sanctions Busting Leads to Broken Sanctions Policies
Bryan Early Within his essay, Gary Hufbauer shares a number of valuable insights into why some sanctioning efforts succeed and others fail. Hufbauer’s es...
Positions in the philosophy of science
Via @tslumley The post Positions in the philosophy of science appeared first on Chris Blattman.
Genomics, Medicine, and Pseudoscience
The top five cold remedies that do not work
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Colleges’ net prices, which the U.S. Department of Education defines as the total cost of attendance (tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies,...
Community Law Center
What happened at the Liquor Board on November 6, 2014.
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Philly Law Blog
Stop Snitching on Yourself.
There is a space on my potential client interview form that prompts me to ask my potential clients if they gave any statements to the police, whether on th...
Veterans Love the Environment Too!
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Tom Hayden's Peace Exchange Bulletin
Thank You, John Podesta!
Top presidential aide, John Podesta, slipped off to Beijing last month to secretly negotiate the US-China climate agreement announced this week. One migh...
Adam Smith, Esq.
The UK’s LSA in the US?
A few weeks ago, an editor at the Oxford University Press site, “Academic Insights for the Thinking World,” was kind enough to write me and ask if I might ...
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Calitics - Front Page
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Joshua Stanton on The Huffington Post
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Green Building Law Blog
Extreme Makeover: EPA Edition
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Delaware Employment Law Blog
3 Tips for Harassment Investigations
Investigating complaints of inappropriate workplace conduct is a difficult challenge for any number of reasons. But conducting an immediate and thorough ...
Bridges from Bamako
A hard look at Mali’s problems
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The Journal of Modern African Studies - Current Issue
Volume 52 Issue 04
The Journal of Modern African Studies, Volume 52 Issue 04 The Journal of Modern African Studies offers a quarterly survey of developments in modern Africa...
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The Not-So Private Parts
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All Things Counter Terrorism
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Pro Bono Equine Representation
Breaking News Effective immediately, I agree to represent, for free, any horses who are unjustly subjected to prosecution under this rule.
Foreign & International Blog
New Exhibit: Judges, Judging and Judicial Lawmaking in International Law
A new exhibit showcasing a selection of representative works on international judicial lawmaking in the law library foreign and international law collect...
Patrick Henry Update: the President Resigns
[image: image] Late in the afternoon of Wednesday, October 15, the students of Patrick Henry College were called to an all-campus meeting. Patrick Henry ...
Rany on the Royals
One Base Away.
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facebook in the rainy season
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Funding Society: A Tax Law & Policy Blog
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Make love, not development goals
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Law and the Multiverse
Laurel Lance’s Drug Problem
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Federal Tax Procedure
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Reflections of Fidel
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International Water Law Project Blog
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The following post is by Dr. Nicolás Boeglin of the la Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de Costa Rica. It was prepared in Spanish to broaden the discu...
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Amman Imman: Water is Life Blog
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Think Africa Press
Burundian Civil Society Fights Back But Will it be Enough?
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Shale Gas Review
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My Boring Ass Life
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The Validated Hypochondriac | Turns out there was something wrong afterall…
Talk about a cliff hanger…
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Islamic Law In Our Times
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Prime Minister Maliki refused to consider broader power sharing today, describing any attempt to institute it as a "coup" against the constitution. Genera...
Parallel Review and Identifying Circuit Splits
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An interview with Louise Arbour
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Fighting not Talking
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Toxic Tort Litigation Blog
Does CERCLA's "Act Of God" Defense Apply In Climate Change Litigation
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The Becker-Posner Blog
In memoriam: Gary S. Becker, 1930-2014. The Becker-Posner blog is terminated. Richard A. Posner
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Rethinking U.S. Foreign Assistance Blog
Subsequent Compacts Are the Future of MCC
Let’s talk about second compacts. Increasingly, MCC seems to be moving in this direction. In the last five years, of the eleven countries selected as el...
Global Health Policy
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Donors give arbitrary income lines a lot of power in determining funding allocation. This issue is particularly true in the health sector, where organiz...
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Co-sponsors of Kate Puzey Act who have NOT signed Letter of Support
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The radio silence, I am sure, has been deafening. For the last three plus months, gone are the attempted humorous musings from my daily struggle to be a su...
Water Conservation Blog
God Pollution: Nature Is My Religion, Earth Is My Temple
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Open Educational Resources Expand Access to Higher Education in the United States
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Rosters are set for Exceptional Seniors hockey game at Ice Hutch
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At Counsel Table
We’ve Relocated, Please Visit Our New Address.
If you’re reading this, you’ve reached the old site for At Counsel Table. We’ll be closing this site shortly. You can still get the same reliable, high-qua...
Investment in local enterprise crucial to tackling poor sanitation
Over the last two days I have been startled by Uganda sanitation statistics and how the country loses a lot of money and time to treatment of diseases, whi...
2014 In Review
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What Color Is Your Santa?
Santa is white, obviously. Can Ronald McDonald be Chinese?
California Ships Prisoners Out of State to “Reduce” Its Prison Population
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Rabbi Josh Stanton on the Huffington Post
Simply Three Makes 'The Christmas Song' Both Modern And Classical (VIDEO)
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World Cup 2014: We Can Calculate the Winners Now. Or Not.
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Factor E Farm Blog
Velocar – the Open Source Tilting Microcar
We are collaborating with Yann Lischetti - developer of an open source, tilting, electric Microcar. See his latest progress. The site is http://en.velocar....
Ariel Morales: Stone Mason | Specializing in dry stone walls and patios.
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As Bob Sees It
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IN PICTURES: Faces of the Tehrik-i Taliban Pakistan
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Your hair, and what we found in it
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Same Sex Marriage and Immigration
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The Philosophical Cop Police Blog
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Quality alligator watch straps can be extremely hard to find, especially if you’re looking to get one at the right price. While physical watch retailers ha...
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Renewable Energy Law News - Week of August 19, 2013
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The Butcher, The Baker and FISA
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One of the annoyances of outdoor activity in the spring and summer is the presence of mosquitoes. Although toxic pesticides are the most widely known metho...
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That's What She Said
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The Problem With How We Treat Bipolar Disorder
I edited an article for The New York Times Magazine by Linda Logan on the loss of self in mental illness. Read it here.
Weighing in about metrics
There’s another new post at ChicagoNow.com/the-nonprofiteer. Please c’mon along, c’mon along, it’s Alexander’s Ragtime Band . . .
Duff McKagan's Reverb
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A lot went into writing your favorite song, but how much do you really know about it? This week Bobby Woods, vocalist and guitarist of Seattle punk rock band...
This Time it's Not Anarchists Confusing Tactics for Strategy
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Circuit Reinstates Death Sentence
A federal appeals court reinstated the murder conviction and death sentence of Marvin Walker in the brutal 1979 shooting murder of a 15-year-old boy during...
Preorder my new book: The Electronic Silk Road
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26 Hours in Heaven and Hell
My yoga instructor always leads class with this blessing: May all of the wicked return to good May all who are good obtain true peace May all who are peace...
The Glass-Bottom Blog
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external hard drive
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The Albany Projet
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Governor Cuomo delivered his State of the State address on Wednesday. You can watch it here. Here are my thoughts on it. *The good:* * Cuomo propos...
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Why They Make Fun of Us?
Arab News reports: Saudi women expressed outrage at Chelsea Handler, the American host of the TV show “Chelsea Lately,” when she swore at Saudi men for bei...
Thinking Liberally, Lauren
A Quick Eulogy for a Man Who Deserves Only the Kindest Words
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Good Intentions Are Not Enough
The End of Good Intentions
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Don't Frack With NY!
Will New York Base Its Fracking Decision on Science or Politics?
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An Asher Abroad
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Bennett and Anya's Asian Adventure
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Every day at 6:00pm night falls. The only source of light for you and your family is a kerosene lamp and your cell phone´s torch light—if your phone is ...
Roger Paul Mason
Phantom Family Halo Tour Diary 11/2012
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Jamaican Mi Crazy
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Every #1 Single (Ever)
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Superpowers That Be
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Mr. Roberts Rides Again
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Cost-Benefit Jumps the Shark
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The Sudanese Thinker
Six Years: The End of an Era
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Peephole on Africa
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The first I sent my greetings to all of you, and thank to your helps to my studies, so I don’t have any way to express your love to me. I thank teacher Em...
The Real Cost of Prisons Weblog
IL: Marchers on 3-day, 31-mile walk to protest immigration prison
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Western Mass Politics and Insight
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Legal Frontiers: McGill's Blog on International Law
We Hardly Knew Ye? “General Principles” as a Source of International Law
The source of law recognized in article 38(1)(c) of the Statute of the International Court of Justice, the so-called “general principles of law recognize...
On War and Words
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Top Five Records
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Wild and Precious
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Left of the Hudson: Progressive News and Views for Rockland County
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Blue is the New Green
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Millions Drink Tap Water that is Legal, but Maybe Not Healthy
Clean Water Laws are Neglected, at a Cost to Health
Saving U.S. Water and Sewer Systems Would Be Costly
When Heavy Rains Overflow Sewers, Raw Sewage Flows into New York Waters
Queens Studets Sickened, Probably by Contaminated Water
Cleaning the Air at the Expense of Water
Health Ills Abound as Farm Runoff Fouls Wells
How Much Weed Killer is Safe in Your Water Glass?
Hands Off the New York Watershed
Showdown at Indian Point
Cape Cod Waters Polluted with Nitrogen Because of Insufficient Wastewater Infrastructure
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Federal Officials Unveil Blueprint for Great Lakes
Water Use in Southwest Heads for a Day of Reckoning
Tibet's Watershed Challenge
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Guinea Worm Eradicated in Nigeria
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New York in Need of Public Toilets
"Potty Parity" Bill Would End Structural Discrimination in Federal Workplaces
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Send in the Latrines!
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Maryland's Septic Tank Law to Clean the Chesapeake
Victoria Stops Dumping Untreated Sewage
Toilet-to-Tap Systems Could Preserve Our Water Supply
Our Water Supply, Down the Drain
Some Animals are Overachievers in Disposing Waste
York, Pennsylvania Selling Fertilizer Made from Waste Treatment Byproducts
Dog Poop Powers Park Lamp in Cambridge
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How to Cook Pasta with Less Water and Energy
Companies Should Disclose Water Footprints
Tibet's Watershed Challenge
Where Thoreau Lived, Crusade Over Bottles
Venetians Turn to Tap Water
Paris Offers Water With Bubbles, But No Bottles
Recycled Toilet Paper is Less Rough on Old-Growth Forests
Water Sanitation vs. Religious Freedom
E.P.A. Cracks Down on Amish Agricultural Pollution
A Plant That Thrives When Used as a Toilet
California State Assembly Bans Plastic Bags
Nudging Recycling From Less Waste to None
Finding the Best Composter
Chicken Poop Maintenance and Water Pollution Control
A Bottle Bill That Will Rot Your Teeth
Coal Powered Selenium Waste in the Water Supply
Career Opportunities in the Growing Cow Poop Sector
Converting Methane Gas from Manure into Electricity
The Argument Against Manure Methane Gas Electricity
The Story of Bottled Water: Fear, Manufactured Demand and a $10,000 Sandwich
Bottled Water Industry Combats Anti-Green Perceptions with Pretend Journalism
New Diets to Reduce Cow Burps
African Development Stories
African Farmers Displaced as Investors Move In
Serengeti Road Plan offers Prospects and Fears
For Some Bushmen, a Homeland Worth Fighting For
Battle for a Poor Land for Riches Beneath the Soil
Beninois Priest Seeks New Respect and New Practitioners for Voodoo
Tanzanian Albinos in Hiding from Traditional Voodoo Witchcraft Practices
President of the Gambia Sends his Militias on a Witchhunt
Ill Will Towards the French in Former Colonies
Colonial Soldiers Want More From France
Niger's Military Junta Gives Assurances on Democracy
Diamond Find Could Lift Zimbabwe, or Bolster Mugabe
Camel Caravans Fading from Salt Trade as Timbuktu Slowly Modernizes
Radical Islam meets a Buffer in West Africa
Malians Protest Women's Rights
Senegal Courts Forbids Forcing Children to Beg
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U.S. Charges 3 Malians in Plot to Smuggle Cocaine and to use Proceeds to Fund Al-Qaeda
Algeria, Mauritania, Mali and Niger to Formulate a Unified Policy on Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb
Alassane Ouattara Wins Ivory Coast Election, Incumbent President Rejects Outcome as "Fraud"
2 Oaths of Office Taken in Ivory Coast
Egypt and Thirsty Neighbors are at Odds over the Nile
Lash Land Dries Up, Withering Kenya's Hopes
Cholera Epidemic Follows Drought in Kenya
In Parched Nairobi, Politicians Blamed for Drought Crisis
UN Moves to Avert War over Sudan Partition
Battle to Halt Graft Scourge in Africa Ebbs
China Spreads Aid in Africa, With a Catch
U.S. Violates Law by Granting Visas to Corrupt Equatorial Guinean Oligarch
Don't Send Clothes to Africa
To Save Africa, Reject Its Nations
Conflict Minerals Funding the Congolese War
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Riches May Not Help Papua New Guinea
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A Bold New Peace Corps Transcends Party Divide
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Port-au-Prince Braces for Cholera Outbreak
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Response to Disease Called "Lacking"
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_tigi - _ owner
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a - he/she/it
ala - Allah
alimami - imam
Arabu - Arab
Arabuke - Arab man
bamana - Bambara
bana - disease
bana - done, gone, over
banakise - disease seed (germ)
bara - gourd
bara - work
barake - to work
been - grass
biki - pen
bileni - red
bo - poop
bobaga - termite
bobara - poop gourd (butt)
bobaraba - big poop gourd (big butt)
boci - poop message (fart)
boda - poophole
bogo - mud
bogo - mud
boke - to poop
bokeyuro - pooping place
boli - to run
bolo - hand
boloko - circumcision
briki - bricks
brikigoshila - brick mason
bubutiga - big monkey
buru - bread
butigi - bodega
butigitigi - bodega owner
ce - man
chaufferke - driver
chenchen - sand
Christien - Christian
ci - message
da - hole, mouth
daba - hoe
deenia - religion
den - child
dence - boy
denmisen - children
denmuso - girl
difle - cup
dinge - hole
dinge - pit
djinnimuri - magic
dogotoro - doctor
dolo - alcohol
donne donne - little by little
dougou - city
dougouboda - city poop hole (exit from a city)
dugutigi - village chief
dumini - food
duminike - to eat
e - you
e be sho dun! - you eat beans! (the only joke in Mali)
e joo ta! - take your vagina and go! (fuck off)
fali - donkey
fali wotro - donkey cart
fato - crazy, crazy person
fen - thing
fereke - to sell
fimma - black
fono - to vomit
foro - field
forro (rolled like in Spanish) - penis
fugula - hat
fugula nafama - important hat (condom)
fura - medicine
furu - to marry
furusirike - to conduct a marriage ceremony
gabakaruw - rocks
garabout - beggar boy
graveli - gravel
homologue - counterpart
islamiya - Muslim
jakuma - cat
jakuma den - kitten
jemma - white
ji - water
jidaga - cistern
joli - blood
jon - slave
jongolo - boner
joo - vagina
jooke - literally, the verb form of "vagina"; to have sex
kaba - corn
kalo - moon, month
kami - guinea hen
kami fen - guinea hen egg
kan - throat, language
ke - man
keni - cooked rice
kise - seed
ko - to wash
koko - salt
kolon - well
kongo - field
kono - bird
kono - stomach
konoboli - running stomach (diarrhea)
kun - to swallow
kunfulanitu - cholera
liburu - book
malo - uncooked rice
mana - plastic
menagiere - carpenter
mi - to drink
mine - to catch
misi - cow
misimarala - cow herder
misiri - mosque
misitigi - cow owner
mobili - car
mobiliba - big car (bus)
moto - motorcycle
muso - woman
n - I/me
na - sauce
nafa - wealth
nafama - important
nege - metal
negeso - bicycle
negesotigi - bicycle owner
nono - milk
ntori - frog
nu - nose
nugu - booger
nuji - nose water (snot)
nyegen - latrine
nyegenji - latrine water
nyo - millet
pele - shovel
pikaxi - pickax
piki - pick
pyu pyu - completely
saga - sheep
salidaga - plastic teapot used for ass washing
sanike - to buy
segele - guinea worm
segeleke - to limp, as though you have a guinea worm coming out of your foot
seneke - to farm
she - chicken
she fen - chicken thing (egg)
shi dinge - shea butter rotting pit
shi tulu - shea butter
sho - beans
shubaga - evil sorcerer
SIDA - AIDS
sinakun - joking cousin
siri - to tie
so - horse
so - house
sogo - meat
sogoni - little meat (little penis)
sogosogo - to cough
solo - parrot
solo - pulley
soon - to fast
soonkalo - fast month (Ramadan)
sugunye - pee
sugunyeke - to pee
sugunyekeyuro - peeing place
sunguruba - prostitute
sungurubatigi - pimp
ta - go, take
tiga - peanut
tigadega - peanut butter
tigadegana - peanut butter sauce
toh - millet goop, Mali's staple food
tokotokoni - dysentery
tonkono - duck
trueli - trowel
Tubabu - white person
Tubabukan - white person language (French)
Tubabuke - white man
tulu - oil
tumu - worm, worms
wara - any kind of mammal
wara ba - big animal (lion)
wara bileni - red mammal (monkey)
wari - money
waritigi - money owner (rich person)
woro - kola nut
wotro - wagon
wulu - dog
wulu den - puppy
wulutigi - dog owner
wuluwulu - wastewater
wuluwuludinge - wastewater pit
yiri - tree, wood
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