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French translation: maam

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22:43 Dec 27, 2000
English to French translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: Grandmother
I received the following request. Perhaps you can help:

Fri, 01 Dec 00 21:28PM SAT
Phyllis Henderson 

Hi, I have been searching and searching for an African word for "grandmother." If possible, could you please tell me an easy to pronounce word for grandmother--preferrably one used in Ghana or Sinagal (please forgive my spelling) Seira Leon.
Samuel Murray
French translation:maam
Explanation:
"maam" /mom/ (held-out ah vowel)
means "grandlparent" in Wolof (spoken in Sénégal.)

Hausa (spoken in Ghana, Niger, elsewhere) would be my first choice, because of the extent of the language, but I have no Hausa dictionary on hand. (And my Hausa-speaking friend is out of town. :)

See the references below for more possibilities.

Bonne chance!
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maam


Explanation:
"maam" /mom/ (held-out ah vowel)
means "grandlparent" in Wolof (spoken in Sénégal.)

Hausa (spoken in Ghana, Niger, elsewhere) would be my first choice, because of the extent of the language, but I have no Hausa dictionary on hand. (And my Hausa-speaking friend is out of town. :)

See the references below for more possibilities.

Bonne chance!


    Reference: http://www.afric-network.fr/afric/senegal/wolof/wolof.html
    Reference: http://www.eneva.com/hausa-dictionary-add.html
Samanda
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