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Dagbani language project[edit]

Hi! I am Chabi1 and although I don't speak Dagbani, I would like to offer my help regarding categories and images in this Wikipedia. --Chabi1 (talk) 10:13, 25 September 2014 (UTC)

Hello Chabi1, I really I'm in need of help concerning categories and I hope to work with you. Thank you.
Kind regards.
Masssly (talk) 12:10, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
First of all, as I've seen that there are just two articles, I advise you to translate the following nouns, as thus we will be able to create the main categories:
  • List of articles every Wikipedia should have
  • Biography
  • Philosophy and psychology
  • Religion
  • Law
  • Science
  • Life sciences
  • Social sciences
  • History and geography
  • Mathematics
  • Language and literature
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Astronomy
  • Technology

Thanks for your help. --Chabi1 (talk) 12:39, 25 September 2014 (UTC)


Here we go
Biography So biɛhigu karuŋ
Philosophy and psychology Hankali zinli baŋsim
Religion Adiini
Law Salya karibu
Science Tabibi baŋsim
Life sciences Daadam biɛhagu
Social sciences Biɛhagu
History and geography Kurimbuni yɛltoɣa mini tiŋgbana baŋsim
Mathematics Laasabu malibu
Language and literature Balli mini yɛltoɣa
Biology Binniɛma baŋsim
Chemistry Tima malibu baŋsim
Astronomy Saŋmarisi baŋsim
Technology Tabibi

Masssly (talk) 15:49, 25 September 2014 (UTC)

Help[edit]

Hi!I will try to help you although I don't speak Dagbani. I've created this template:

How do you say "vital articles" in Dagbani?

--Katxis (talk) 13:43, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

Wow, thanks alot Katxis. Like you know, I really need help badly over here. Vital articles translate to Karuŋ kpana. Do you know how to do info-boxes? Stuff like

{{Infobox disease | Name = Chagas disease | Image = Trypanosoma cruzi crithidia.jpeg | Caption = Photomicrograph of [[Giemsa]]-stained ''Trypanosoma cruzi'' | field = [[Infectious disease (medical specialty)|Infectious disease]] | DiseasesDB = 13415 | ICD10 = {{ICD10|B|57||b|50}} | ICD9 = {{ICD9|086}} | ICDO = | OMIM = | MedlinePlus = 001372 | eMedicineSubj = med | eMedicineTopic = 327 | MeshID = D014355 }}


{{Commons category|Jena, Ghana}}


{{Infobox royalty | name = | title = | titletext = | more = | type = | image = | image_size = | imgw = | alt = | caption = | succession = | moretext = | reign = | reign-type = | coronation = | cor-type = | predecessor = | pre-type = | regent = | reg-type = | successor = | suc-type = | succession1 = | moretext1 = | reign1 = | reign-type1 = | coronation1 = | cor-type1 = | predecessor1 = | pre-type1 = | regent1 = | reg-type1 = | successor1 = | suc-type1 = | succession2 = | moretext2 = | reign2 = | reign-type2 = | coronation2 = | cor-type2 = | predecessor2 = | pre-type2 = | regent2 = | reg-type2 = | successor2 = | suc-type2 = | succession3 = | moretext3 = | reign3 = | reign-type3 = | coronation3 = | cor-type3 = | predecessor3 = | pre-type3 = | regent3 = | reg-type3 = | successor3 = | suc-type3 = | spouse = | spouse-type = | consort = <!-- yes or no --> | issue = <!--list children in order of birth--> | issue-link = | issue-pipe = | full name = | era name = | era dates = | regnal name = | posthumous name = | temple name = | house = | house-type = | father = | mother = | birth_name = | birth_date = <!-- {{birth date and age|YYYY|MM|DD|df=y}} --> | birth_place = | death_date = <!-- {{death date and age|YYYY|MM|DD|YYYY|MM|DD|df=y}} --> | death_place = | burial_date = | burial_place = | religion = | occupation = | signature_type = | signature = }}

Masssly (talk) 18:10, 29 July 2015 (UTC)


Yes, I know how to do simple infoboxes, not very difficult ones, if you want, I can try to created those ones, but I will need to have te terms translated into Dagbani. --Katxis100 (talk) 18:41, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

Great. Please go ahead and create all those info boxes you can presently handle. I'm ready to provide all rhe translations you need. Just let me know. Thanks --Masssly (talk) 20:18, 29 July 2015 (UTC)


I need you to translate these terms:

  • disease
  • Name
  • Image
  • Caption
  • field
  • Diseases
  • royalty
  • name
  • title
  • place of birth
  • date of birth
  • place of death
  • date of death
  • profession
  • country
  • biography
  • text

Thanks --Katxis (talk) 07:39, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

Translating words[edit]

  1. !!English!!Dagbani!
plural|-|1||disease||dɔro|dɔriti|-|2||name||yuli|yuya|-|3||image||kɔtomsi||-|4||caption||caption||-|5||field||field||-|6||royalty||nam|nama|-|7||title|| kariŋ zuɣu||-|8||place of birth||dɔɣiri tiŋa||-|9||place of death||kum tiŋa||-|10||date of birth||dɔɣim dabisili|dɔɣim dabisa|-|11||date of death||kum dabisili|kum dabisa|-|12||profession||tuma||-|13||country||tiŋgbaŋ|tiŋgbana|-|14||biography||So biɛhigu karuŋ||-|15|column|kuliga|kulisi|-|16|text|sabili|

Hello Katxis, I've put the translations here. I had difficulty pasting it back here. Masssly (talk) 11:00, 30 July 2015 (UTC)


Hi! I am thinking about changing the main page and, also, I need you to translate the following terms, please.

  • Flag
  • Coat of arms
  • Map
  • Capital
  • Official languages
  • Government
  • Area
  • Population
  • Density
  • Calling code
  • Currency
  • Regions of Ghana
  • Districts of Ghana

Thanks. --Katxis (talk) 11:40, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

@Katxis: I've translated a few here. The rest coming soon. Masssly (talk) 12:44, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
@Katxis: Done Masssly (talk) 14:12, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

Could you please translate this?

Dagbani (Dagbane), also known as Dagbanli and Dagbanle, is a language spoken in Ghana. Its native speakers are estimated around 830,000 (2000).Dagbani is also widely known as a second language in Northern Ghana. It is a compulsory subject in Primary and Junior High School in the Dagbon Kingdom, which covers the eastern part of the region. Thank you very much. --Katxis (talk) 14:33, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

Here we go:
Dagbanli nyɛla yeltɔɣ' din toɣsiri Ghana tingbanni. Dagbamba kalinli yuuni 2000 ʒila 830,000. Dagbanli yamya pam Ghana tudu polo ka tinzun nim' pam toɣsirili bi ziliehini. Ghana fukumsi zalila Dagbanli bohimbu talahi nti shukuru bihi ban ʒi Dagbɔŋ pulini bei tudu wulimpuhili pɔlo. Masssly (talk) 23:37, 30 July 2015 (UTC)


More word to translate in your Wikipedia page. --Katxis (talk) 07:35, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
Presently traveling, will do that when i get to my destination tommorw. Thank you so muxh for your help.

--Masssly (talk) 14:50, 31 July 2015 (UTC)

Hi Katxis, sorry for the delay. I've now responded to the translations. Masssly (talk) 10:35, 2 August 2015 (UTC)

Translation[edit]

Could you please translate the following phrase?

Africa is the world's second-largest and second-most-populous continent.

  • History of Africa
  • Geography of Africa
  • Economy of Africa

Thanks for you help. --Katxis (talk) 08:50, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

Here we go
  • Africa is the world's second-largest and second-most-populous continent. = Duniya tinsi pubu-pubu zaa, African n-nyɛ din pahiri ayi zankpa tiŋgbɔŋ galisim ni daadam biɛligu.
  • History of Africa = Africa taarihi
  • Geography of Africa = Africa tingban ŋmalli
  • Economy of Africa = Africa ariziki himma

Masssly (talk) 14:42, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

Translation[edit]

Could you please translate this?

Christianity is an Abrahamic monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ as presented in the New Testament. Christianity is the world's largest religion, with about 2.4 billion adherents, known as Christians. Christians believe that Jesus is the Son of God, fully divine and fully human, and the savior of humanity whose coming as Christ or the Messiah was prophesied in the Old Testament. Thanks for your help. Katxis (talk) 06:13, 7 August 2015 (UTC)

Here it goes;

Kristatali nyɛla anabi Ibrahima zuliya adiini nim la ni yino din jɛndi Yisa Masia ʒiɛbuura kundi karuŋ. Kristatali nyaandɔlib' n galisi nyɛŋ anduniya adiini nim zaa. Be galisim miri 2.4 billion ka be laɣim bɔliba kristabihi bei dolodolonima. Dolodolonim' dihi tabili ni Yisa Masia nyɛla Naawuni Bia, ka di zuɣu chɛ ka o mali daadamtali mini Naawunitali shia. Be lahi niŋ yɛrda ni Yisa Masia nyɛla tiligira ka o dɔɣam yelisaani lu Atuura kunidi puuni. @Katxis: Done. Masssly (talk) 21:04, 8 August 2015 (UTC)

Translation[edit]

Could you please translate this?

Science is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe.

Thanks for your help. --Katxis (talk) 07:41, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

@Katxis:Here we go: Tabibi baŋsim nyɛla kookali tuuni din laɣindi ka bɔŋdi baŋsim payapaya n dɔli so shaŋa dinni tooi zaŋ ŋa zahim n paɣsi zuɣusaa mini dunia ŋɔ binshɛɣukam biɛhagu.
Sorry for the delay, I almost missed it. Masssly (talk) 11:52, 17 August 2015 (UTC)
@Katxis: I left you a message on your talk page. ThanksMasssly (talk) 00:41, 26 August 2015 (UTC)
Done it. I am sorry if I don't answer very often, but I am extremely busy these weeks. --Katxis (talk) 09:37, 31 August 2015 (UTC)

Could you please translate this?[edit]

  • Mathematics is the study of numbers, shapes and patterns.

Thanks for your help. --Katxis (talk) 12:20, 31 August 2015 (UTC)


@Katxis: Here we go
Laasabu malibu nyɛla baŋsim shɛli din vihigu jendi taɣinamsi bei kɔtomsi n-ti pahi bomaboma. Masssly (talk) 21:14, 10 September 2015 (UTC)

Translation[edit]

Could you please translate this?

Biology is a natural science concerned with the study of life and living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, evolution and distribution.

Thanks. --Katxis (talk) 07:30, 14 September 2015 (UTC)


Hi@Katxis: here we go
Binniɛma vihigu baŋsim chaŋmi ti jendi binshaɣu kam din mali vuhim nti pahi tihi ni mɔɣ’ kam. Baŋsim ŋɔ buɣusirila be nama, be nama maa ni tumdi shɛm, be zoonsim, be kurimbuni piligu, n-ti pahi be ʒiliɛli.
Masssly (talk) 17:15, 26 September 2015 (UTC)

Request for Help[edit]

Greetings Mr Masssly ,

Nice to meet you.

Could you kindly help me translate this article into the wonderful Dagbani language? Please.

Your help would be very Gratefully Appreciated, Thankyou very much. --Philip J (talk) 22:49, 26 September 2015 (UTC)


Hi Philip J, nice to meet you too. Find below your requested translation.

Gratitude[edit]

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Thankyou so much Mr. Masssly for your Outstanding translation effort!
I am very very Grateful.
May God Bless you!
Yours Sincerely, --Philip J (talk) 06:46, 29 September 2015 (UTC)
In answer to your question, I am not in Ghana at present; however I could still try to help improve the Main Page of Dagbani Incubator-Wikipedia. --Philip J (talk) 06:46, 29 September 2015 (UTC)
That would be really wonderful, the main page is one area we need a lot of help improving. Right now it doesn't appear attractive at all. Thank you in advance. --—M@sssly 09:53, 29 September 2015 (UTC)
The Article Count has now been automated. This means that for every new article you (or other users) create, it needs to have this tag at the bottom of every page in order for that article to be "counted" in:
[[Category:Wp/dag]]
--Philip J (talk) 16:28, 29 September 2015 (UTC)

Translation of Main Page words[edit]

What is the translation for the following words:

  • Main Page = Solɔɣu
  • Welcome to Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit = Amaraaba na Wikipedia, baŋsim bayana kundi shɛli sokam ni tooi tɔhisabi

  • Wikipedia, The free Encyclopedia = Wikipedia, baŋsim bayana kundi
  • There are currently 73 articles in the Dagbani language = Lahabaya 73 m-be Dagbanli bayana kundi ŋɔ ni

  • Create a new page = Pilimi lahabali palli

  • Feature Article = Asanza lahabali
  • Good Article = Lahabali suŋ
  • Read more content... = Karimmi pahi
  • Picture of the Day = Zuŋɔ foto gahindili
  • Did you Know = Ami ni
  • Introduction = Tuuli
  • Health = Alaafei
  • Medicine = Tilaa

  • Help = Sɔŋsim
  • Portal = Baŋsim dunoli
  • All Topics = Lahabaya zaa
  • Other languages = Zuliyanim dabaŋ
  • Health and Medicine Project = Alaafei mini Tilahi tabsɔŋ tuma
  • Previous featured pages = Asanza lahabaya di pun gari
  • Elephants of Mole National Park, near the town of Larabanga, Ghana. = Mole National Park wɔbsi, Larabanga - Ghana
  • "This series of pages is for a test-wikipedia in the Dagbani (or Dagbanli) language. Your Dagbanli input here will be appreciated. The request for the creation of the Dagbanli Wikipedia will be approved if and when there is sufficient article content. When it is approved, all content here would be moved to the actual Dagbanli language Wikipedia. Because this is a test-wikipedia all articles here must begin with the format [[Wp/dag/Name of article]]. For example, an article about Dagbaƞ Nanima should be titled here as Wp/dag/Dagbaƞ Nanima. (Of course, when Dagbani Wikipedia leaves Wikimedia Incubator, the article would be titled as [[Dagbaƞ Nanima]] Dagbanli speakers are encouraged to create as many top-quality articles as possible." = ?
  • "We have placed priority on translating these health/medicine related articles as part of a collaboration with Medical Translation Project and Translators Without Borders. However other English language Wikipedia article translations as well as original works are highly encouraged. Over hundred paper-based translations have come in so far from our work with students who do not have access to computers. We would appreciate any ideas or help in transcribing those documents. Discussions to improve this project are coordinated on the Wikimedia Dagbani mailing list. Please send a request to masssly[at]ymail.com or asianhausie[at]gmail.com to join the group." = ?


--Philip J (talk) 16:48, 29 September 2015 (UTC)

Hi Philip J, I'm excited about how you have transformed our main page already, it looks really great. I will provide the requested translations soon. Thanks a lot. —M@sssly 22:11, 30 September 2015 (UTC)
Are you able to give some of the translations right now? It shouldn't take too long. --Philip J (talk) 23:18, 1 October 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for your translations. I see that 90% of the Dagbani articles do not have interwiki links. It would be good practice to add the English link to an article if it exists on English Wikipedia. For example, the article on Dagbanli has the link [[en:Dagbani language]] at the bottom of that page. In this way, when actual Dagbani Wikipedia is created, it would be easier for those pages to be automatically linked to thes rest of the Wikipedia language editions.
By the way, what is the English page equivalent of "Bimboɣkuŋ"?--Philip J (talk) 01:15, 2 October 2015 (UTC)
I usually would place a link of the en version on the talk page, but your approach seems a better idea. Thanks. Bimboɣkuŋ is Pit latrine in English.—M@sssly 01:22, 2 October 2015 (UTC)
Reading your message again I now fully understand what you mean. I just gleaned your edits from the edit history of Dagbanli and saw how you did it. Thanks again :) —M@sssly 01:48, 2 October 2015 (UTC)
I will be away over the next few days so any questions, just ask another Wikipedia editor or ask it here (Since you are computer programmer yourself, you probably won't encounter any major issues.). --Philip J (talk) 03:30, 2 October 2015 (UTC)

Translation[edit]

Hi! Could you please translate these articles?

The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with more than 1.25 billion members worldwide.[1] One of the oldest religious institutions in the world, it has played a prominent role in the history of Western civilisation. It is headed by the Bishop of Rome, known as the Pope, who has supreme power over the Church. Its principal doctrines are summarised in the Nicene Creed. The Catholic Church is also distinguished by its celebration of the seven sacraments.

Ido is a constructed language created to be a universal second language for speakers of diverse backgrounds. Ido was specifically designed to be grammatically, orthographically, and lexicographically regular, and above all easy to learn and use. In this sense, Ido is classified as a constructed international auxiliary language.

Thanks for your help. --Katxis (talk) 09:45, 27 September 2015 (UTC)

@Katxis: Hi here we go

Roman cheechi nyɛla adiini kura la ni yino, din ʒi ninneesim na ti ti dunia wulinluhili palo nima. Di zuɣulan n-nyɛ Rome Bishop; be ni mi so Pope la. Pope ŋɔ n nyɛ cheechi maa tolana ka lahi su di fukumsi zaa. Be zalpkan’ kpana zaa zahima sabmi be Nicene Creed kundi la ni. Benshɛshɛŋa din pahi wɔligi Roman “Aleluuya” cheechinim ka chɛ be kristataba n-nyɛ be dihitabli ni Masiah ŋmaligila dunia ka chɛ yɛlipkana ayɔpɔin n ti o nyaandɔliba; Latin nim laɣimla yɛla ayɔpɔin ŋa bɔli “Seven Holy Sacraments”.

Ido nyɛla yɛltoɣa bal’ shɛli ninsalnim ni laɣim zini n-nam. Nirib’ pam tɔɣisirili n pahi be maŋmaŋ bala zuɣu. Be nam limi ka yɛltoɣili kam ni di bachi nim pie-n-pie n dɔli taba, dimbaŋɔ zuɣu che ka di bɔhimbu mini di tɔɣsibu nyɛ sooki ti sokam. Bala pubu pubu ni, Ido pahila bal shɛŋa dinni tooi kpe dunia luɣilikam.

Thanks —M@sssly 23:55, 28 September 2015 (UTC)

@Masssly: How do you say "Catholic Church"? --Katxis (talk) 08:00, 29 September 2015 (UTC)
Catholic Church is simply refered to as Roman cheechi. Though some people would call it Roman Catholic cheechi, it's highly uncommon among majority of Dagbani language speakers. --—M@sssly 09:59, 29 September 2015 (UTC)

Meaning[edit]

Hi! What's the meaning of "Ghana bɔba tinzuɣa"? --Katxis (talk) 09:15, 12 January 2016 (UTC)

Hello Katxis, it means Regions of Ghana. We have 10 regions in Ghana. —M@sssly 09:20, 12 January 2016 (UTC)

Could you please translate this?

Ghana officially called the Republic of Ghana, is a country located along the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean, in West Africa.

Thanks for your help. --Katxis (talk) 09:22, 12 January 2016 (UTC)

Great, here we go
Ghana, (Ghana Tiŋzuɣu), nyela tingban shɛli din be Africa wulin luhili palo, ka ton dolisi teiku nima ayi shaŋa beni boli “Gulf of Guinea” mini “Atlantic Ocean” yaɣilil la.
—M@sssly 10:38, 12 January 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for your help. Could you please translate this to create a template for the article?

  • Flag
  • Coat of arms
  • Map
  • Capital
  • Official languages
  • Government
  • Area
  • Population
  • Density
  • Calling code

Thank you. Katxis (talk)

Several issues[edit]

  • Take a look here and here. Katxis (talk) 09:41, 7 May 2016 (UTC)
  • Could you please translate this?
    • Geographical situation
    • Geography
    • Altitude
    • Postal code
    • Mayor
    • Website
    • The Dagombas are ethnic group of the Kingdom of Dagbon (Northern Ghana) and they number about 825,736 (2002).[1] They inhabit the Northern Region of the Kingdom of Dagbon (Northern Ghana) in the sparse savanna region below the sahelian belt, known as the Sudan. They speak the Dagbani language which belongs to the More-Dagbani sub-group of Gur languages. There are around 1 million speakers of the Dagbani.

Thanks for your help. Katxis (talk) 10:00, 7 May 2016 (UTC)