A Dictionary of Popular Bali Names
A Dictionary of Popular Bali Names is an exceptional minefield of Chamba names, meticulously assembled and expatiated for the curious user. As a pioneer in the field of dictionary-writing in the Cameroon grassfields, Fokwangis third edition counts for more than a regular dictionary. It skilfully combines a short history of the Chamba people in Cameroon as well as ethnographic issues on the naming ritual. John Fokwangis work stands in a class of its own and will serve as reference material for people of Chamba descent and those who fancy the use of African names in general. This edition is an exceptionally worthy contribution to the ethnography of the Cameroon grassfields and of course, the growing literature and interest on African names and languages."
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Introducing the Dictionary
Equivalents of Chamba and English Names
African Babila Bali Chamba Bali Kumbad Bali names Bali Nyonga Bali popular names Bamenda Bamum Banten bearers birth Cameroon challenges Chamba names chiefdom child whose mother context culture dictionary of Bali earth edition farm female child born fig tree Fokwang Foncham Fongwen founded Bali Gabana Gangsin Gashu God’s grandfather grassfields his/her issue John Koyela king knows Kola Nuts Komnfon Kuna leopard lineage male child born Mankon,Bamenda Mankon,Bamenda matter Mub A child Mub Death Mub Literally Mub Mother Mub Proverbial Mub The king’s Mub The village Mub This means Mub This name Mub This refers Mubako Mug Let mumbod Mungaka Nahbila name given name tends name their children navel Ngumba nkang Nkom Ntungwen nursing mother Nwana one’s palm oil parents person placenta problems refers to someone Research & Publishing set of twins Sodza someone’s spear symbolises tangwi Tita Tita Gwandiku Voma festival wedding name woman Yahweh