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The following is a collection of Songo-related terms and expressions.

Fang - EnglishEdit

abo
(lit. "foot") the first (or right-most) hole
abôm
hole with more than 13 seeds
akutu
hole with more than 19 seeds
beba
draw
benku
a game ended by disqualification of a player
bidua
tempi
e bé Songo
to put the captures in groups of 5 back into the player's holes (after the game had ended) in order to count them
e salan Songo
to achieve a draw
e té abôm
to pick up the seeds before sowing them
e toé
to move a singleton
e wôé abôm
to add a seed to a hole, thus render it unable to capture immediately
e wôé môt e Songo
to win a game of Songo
e wua mimbaň
to sow
e yin
to accumulate
eken
a victory by at least 5 seeds
ezaň
a tree whose seeds are often used as counters
esila
to sow into the opponent's first hole in order to capture its contents lateron
mbaň
(plural: "mimbaň") counter
mbek
(board
nda
(lit. "house") hole
nlô
(lit. "head") the last (or left-most) hole
nti
master
olam
trap with a sacrifice
songo
(lit. "pebble") 1. the name of the game; 2. counter [but not used during the game]
yinda
(or yindi) to defend the contents of a hole by adding a fifth seed

External LinksEdit

ReferencesEdit

Owona, S. M.
Le Jeu de Songo. Éditions L'Harmattan, Paris (France) 2005.

CopyrightEdit

© Ralf Gering
Under the CC by-sa 2.5 license.

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