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ba 1) a Yammaninke adjective meaning ‘big,’ ‘great,’ or ‘important’ 2) a Yammaninke noun meaning ‘important person’ 3) a Yammaninke noun meaning 'river'

Ba a respectful Yammaninke suffix for an important person

baara a Yammaninke noun meaning 'work' or 'occupation'

bada (pl. badalu) a Yammaninke noun meaning 'home,' 'place,' or 'dwelling'

Bakwendi a small town in central Yamma, formerly part of the Banta Empire

bali 1) a Yammaninke preposition (applied as a suffix to a noun) meaning 'without' 2) a Yammaninke verb meaning 'obstruct,' 'hinder' or 'prevent'

banbo the Yammaninke word for ‘south’

Banjoya a prominent city in central Yamma, the former seat of the Banta Empire, which opposed Yammanka rule until the end of the Second Kingdom, when King Banjoya, for whom the city is named, accepted Yammanka rule

The Banta Empire a powerful coalition of mountain and grassland chiefdoms that once existed in what is now the southwestern part of Yamma, a rival of the Yammanka Empire until its assimilation into Yamma, a strong influence on Yamma's current culture and system of government

bara a Yammaninke auxiliary verb meaning 'did,' 'has,' 'had' or 'have'

basa (pl. basalu) the Yammaninke word for 'lizard'

Basadenyaa a popular fictional superhero on Duna (called ‘Gecko Girl’ in most Lindish translations)

basi a Yammaninke noun meaning 'drug' or 'medicine'

bataaxe (pl. bataaxewu) a Yammaninke noun meaning 'message,' 'correspondence' or 'report'

bayelendaana (pl. bayelendaananu) a Yammaninke noun meaning 'translator' or 'interpreter'

Bemba a mythical figure in Falleya, the first male human ancestor

Bembadon the seventh day of the eight-day Dunian week, named for the mythical human ancestor Bemba from the Donkili, a day of rest, peace, and family

Biladugu a country on the continent of Namindugu, populated by the descendants of various indigenous peoples and colonizers from Abtya and Yamma

bo a Yammaninke verb meaning 'to come from'

bogolan a traditional type of Yammanka fabric associated with wealth and status

bolo 1) a Yammaninke noun meaning 'hand' or 'arm' 2) a Yammaninke verb meaning 'to have' or 'to hold' 3) a Yammaninke verb meaning 'to care for,' 'to provide for' or 'to look after'

 

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