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abú

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[abú] adj. unlucky; unfortunate; jinxed; ill-fated

ahu

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[ahu] n. body; torso

aju’

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[aɉuɁ] n. weak person

ala’ muja

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[alaɁ muɉa] n. glove

apañ keemañ

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[apã keemã] n. male dragonfly

appú

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[appú] n. flower

apyu

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[apju] v. spead (a mat) on the floor

asañ

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[asã] v. laud; praise; extol

asè

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[asè] v. wash; clean

ayúu mapà

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[ajúu mapà] n. in a short while

barmw

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[barmɨ] n. sister

beluñku

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[belũku] pron. friends; audience (term of address)

bije leñda

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[biɉe lẽda] n. path leading to or inside the bamboo garden

bwliñ kormo

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[bɨlĩ kormo] n. a variety of fruit

daara’

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[daaraɁ] adj. stiff (as of a cliff)

dali

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[dali] n. dried pulse usually prepared as gravy and taken with rice

dar

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[dar] v. move or lift with a stick used as a lever

dañsò

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[dãsò] n. spear with long handle

dùu

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[dùu] v. sit

empw

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[empɨ] n. paddy husk

giyañ yorli

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[gijã jorli] n. cabbage leaf mustard seed

gomu

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[gomu] n. facial hair; beard; moustache

humi

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[humi] pron. whom

hwpe hamañ

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[hɨpe hamã] n. a variety of vegetable (Elatostema platyphyllum)

hwra’

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[hɨraɁ] adv. again; once more

ifo’

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[iʎoɁ] n. machete

imi’

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[imiɁ] n. sitting space around the traditional fireplace

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iqiñ

iqiñ
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[iŋĩ] n. purple yam (Dioscorea alata)

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itú pumiñ

itú pumiñ
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[itú pumĩ] n. a variety of small dragonfly

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[ĩ] v. go

jihiñ

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[ɉihĩ] n. rag; scrap of cloth; dirty linen

jijiñ tayiñ

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[ɉiɉĩ tajĩ] n. a kind of dragonfly

kamw

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[kamɨ] n. work; task; job; occupation

kapyo

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[kapjo] adj. good looking; beautiful

karbyañ

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[karbjã] adj. full (of the moon)

kee

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[kee] v. rub (like a tobacco in the hand)

kortú

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[kortú] n. metal capping at the end of the handle of a ceremonial sword (ci’rì)

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kukufu hamañ

kukufu hamañ
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[kukuʎu hamã] n. a variety of wild vegetable (Artemisia indica)

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kóo

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[kóo] v. move the hips, as when closing a door with the hands full or bumping against someone

la’bu

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[laɁbú] v. quickly wash one’s hand

la’ci ala’

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[laɁci alaɁ] n. left hand

la’ke

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[laɁke] v. cross or fold one’s arms

laatu

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[laatu] v. catch; seize; intercept

lace

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[lace] n. a part of bride price which a close relative of the bride is entitled to

laqu

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[laŋu] n. neck

lañ

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[] v. move (esp. of head)

lotw

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[lotɨ] adj. honest; straightforward

lusi-luha’

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[lusi-luhaɁ] adj. irritating, exasperating or irksome (to talk to)

lwriñ

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[lɨrĩ] n. kneelet comprising of string of beads, esp. worn by priests

mwdu’

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[mɨduɁ] v. destroy; damage

mwmiñ-mwhiñ

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[mɨmĩ-mɨhĩ] v. do something without a purpose

mwnù-mwna

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[mɨnù-mɨna] adv. worthlessly; uselessly

mwtù

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[mɨtù] n. beginning

mwxu

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[mɨxu] v. demarcate; delineate; separate

mwzo

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[mɨɲo] v. do something without purpose or for free

nane

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[nane] pron. your mother

nañbo

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[nãbo] v. push something across

nitiñ-hormiñ

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[nitĩ-hormĩ] n. proverb

nw’yu’

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[nɨɁjuɁ] v. prick; pierce

nwre pufe

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[nɨre puʎe] n. gunny bag

o sadvr

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[o sadǝr] n. bamboo funnel for filtering beer

pafa-paca

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[paʎa-paca] adj. unsteady; staggering

paro’he

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[paroɁhe] n. measure worth of a hen or paddy in a paro’ yagw; three persons which was the number of laborers hired with a hen or paro’ yagw full of paddy

pazi’ azi’

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[paɲiɁ aɲiɁ] n. small rice grains that remain after sieving

pañxa

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[pãxa] n. fan

pee

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[pee] v. chant producing a characteristic sound “ho ho…”

peruñ

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[perũ] n. bean

pixw

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[pixɨ] n. spindle used for spinning thread from cotton

pombo laso

pombo laso
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[pombo laso] n. a variety of insect with long limbs

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puca

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[puca] v. float (on water)

pwmvr

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[pɨmǝr] n. dust

pya’se

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[pjaɁse] v. wash by splashing water

pyazó

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[pjaɲó] adj. small, as a plot of land or a grain

qaare

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[ŋaare] adj. lose taste or inability to eat more

qwfañ

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[ŋɨʎã] n. variety of a fish considered sacred by the Apatanis

qwwla

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[ŋɨɨla] n. owl

rwxw afiñ

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[rɨxɨ aʎĩ] n. the evening after four days

sapi

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[sapi] n. a variety of tree

saró

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[saró] n. firewood of bamboo

subu tu’te’

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[subu tuɁteɁ] n. a variety of wild strawberry

swni

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[sɨni] n. sugar

swre twxe

swre twxe
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[sɨre tɨxe] n. tick

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swtiñ

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[sɨtĩ] n. bear; Himalayan black bear

sww

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[sɨɨ] n. cow; ox

swzañ-swlò

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[sɨɲã-sɨlò] adv. now a days; these days

ta’xe’

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[taɁxeɁ] v. lie supine

tabu nwmiñ

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[tabu nɨmĩ] n. a variety of plant (Arisaema)

tabyò

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[tabjò] v. be attracted on listening

takuñ putu

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[takũ putu] n. a lesser variety of Muruñ festival

tapi

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[tapi] n. a variety of cane

tebul

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[tebul] n. table

ukó simbya

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[ukó simbja] n. rear balcony

uuzó

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[uuɲó] adj. small (of hole)

wrw

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[ɨrɨ] v. fumigate rodents in their holes with smoke

xa’ce

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[xaɁce] v. split; break apart

xeñji’

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[xẽɉiɁ] n. temple

yofañ

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[joʎã] n. dead of night

za’co

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[ɲaɁco] n. tiny metal bell

zakù

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[ɲakù] adj. tilted; askew

áagyá

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[áagjá] n. entrance; door