The Bongo Alphabet

 

The words in this dictionary are listed according to the order of the Bongo letters.  Bongo has 38 letters, and they are in the following order.

 

Bongo Alphabet
A a [a] abeli maize
Ä ä [ə] äwü carry
B b [b] buꞌdu man
ꞌB ꞌb [ɓ] ꞌbata hare
C c [c, s] caki ladder
D d [d] do head
ꞌD ꞌd [ɗ] ꞌduu thigh
E e [ɛ] kete pot
Ë ë [e] ꞌbëë home
F f [f] fira axe
G g [g] ganja money
Gb gb [g͡b] gbaja comb
H h [h] hinyi scorpion
I i [ɪ] kinji fish
Ï ï [i] bïhï dog
J j [ɟ] ji arm, hand
ꞌJ ꞌj [ʄ] ꞌjoko tooth
K k [k] kada sun
Kp kp [k͡p] kpülï lion
L l [l] lanyi gun
M m [m] maca rhino
Mb mb [ᵐb] mbïyöngö pen, colour
N n [n] noko motherꞌs brother
Nd nd [ⁿd] ndira pencil
Ng ng [ᵑg] ngono chicken
Ngb ngb [ᵑg͡b] ngbangu okra
Nj nj [ᶮɟ] njolo frog
Ny ny [ɲ] nyere chief
ꞌNg ꞌng [ŋ] ꞌngoo termite
O o [ɔ] kogo leopard
Ö ö [o] köbï buffalo
P p [p] pirapa mud wall
R r [ɾ] reme squirrel
T t [t̪] tïngöl mortar
U u [ʊ] tutu grinding stone
Ü ü [u] küngü baboon
W w [w] waru fish type
Y y [j] yongolo bell