Lexicon

Want to look up some words and phrases, got a catchy tune in your head and want to know what some things exactly mean?

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NAGAH
n. pejorative for a black person
NAGO
n. Yoruba person, practice or language. From Ewe anago-Yoruba person
NAH
adv. will not. Emphatic as in "Me nah do that"
NANA
midwife; nanny or nurse.
NANNY GOAT
"What sweet nanny goat a go run him belly" is a cautionary Jamaican proverb which translated means: What tastes good to a goat will ruin his belly. In other words - the things that seem good to you now, can hurt you later...
NASH
female genatalia
NATTY, NATTY DREAD, NATTY CONGO
1. dreadlocks 2. a person with dreadlocks
NAZARITE
Ancient Hebrew meaning to "separate", consecrated, set apart by choice and devotion
NICE UP
to promote and foster a positive feeling. to "nice up the dance" means to get the party going
NIYABINGHI
1. "death to all black and white oppressors" 2. East African warriors who resisted colonial domination 3. large Rastafarian meeting and spiritual gathering 4. referring to orthodox, traditional Rastas 5. a variety of drumming
NIYAMEN
name for Rastas referring to Niyabinghi warriors of East Africa
NO CYA
no matter, as in "no kya weh im tun", no matter where he turns.
NOTCH
Don or top ranking badman
NUH
interrogative at end of sentence; literally, "Is it not so?"
NUH NUTTIN
not a big deal
NUH TRUE?
isn't it so?
NYAM
to eat.
NYING'I-NYING'I
nagging, whining.

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