I found the bambara word for holy man ‘mori’. but what about a sacred animal like a crocodile? I couldn’t find holy or sacred in the dictionary. Steve
Hi Steve! If you by “sacred animal” you mean an animal that one cannot kill or harm, then you likely want to use tɛ̀nɛ/tàna, which is often glossed as ‘totem’ in French in West Africa.
PS - Thanks for using the “Not Found” feature of the dictionary You’ve just helped make it a little better for the next person!
Yes, that is what I saw in dogon country with crocodiles