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abúu

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[abúu] n. a cylinderical structure

agvr

agvr
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[agǝr] n. bundh; raised earthen boundary between paddy fields where millet is planted

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aha’

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[ahaɁ] v. hang something

akì tadvr

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[akì tadǝr] n. tape worm

alañ

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[alã] n. neck;hump of an ox; neck of a bottle or a pot

aliñ

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[alĩ] adj. wild; untamed; fierce; savage

alíi

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[alíi] v. bury

apur

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[apur] prep. among; midst

ate

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[ate] n. elder brother (term of address)

au’ gwgyá

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[auɁ gɨgjá] n. waist

azìnw

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[aɲìnɨ] n. second

balu

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[balu] n. garden

bebu’

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[bebuɁ] n. gun

bosta

[bosta] n. jute bag; gunny sack

bum

[bum] n. bomb

bwfe’

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[bɨʎeɁ] adj. soft; spongy; pliable

bwjé bwjé

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[bɨɉé bɨɉé] adj. many; in large numbers; profuse; copious

bwyo

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[bɨjo] n. yesterday night

byañkvr

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[bjãkǝr] adj. thick

ceñ

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[cẽ] v. bundle; bunch; clump

cíku

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[ciku] n. pocket; pouch

dañxo

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[dãxo] n. long sharp stick

dije’

dije’
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[diɉeɁ] n. portable bamboo vessel (esp. for carrying liquor)

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dutiñ

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[dutĩ] n. wooden block for sitting on

dwpyó

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[dɨpjó] v. eat first

dùuko-dako

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[dùuko-dako] n. accommodation; address

fa’pyo

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[ʎaɁpjo] n. dry cultivation area (esp. for millet)

gitiñ

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[gitĩ] v. close (a hinged door)

go

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[go] v. fly; soar

goi’dado

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[goiɁdado] adv. wholely, entirely

gyáa

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[gjáa] v. spread (esp. seeds or sand by throwing)

ha

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[ha] v. come; arrive; enter

ha’ló

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[haɁló] n. branch (of tree)

haaci

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[haaci] n. east

haapuñ

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[haapũ] n. gap (in space or time)

heru

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[heru] adj. sad; unhappy

heñdi

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[hẽdi] n. thoughtful man; a gentleman; a good person

hixu’

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[hixuɁ] n. wet fermented bamboo shoot

hubyu

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[hubju] n. scum; froth

hwjañ mwnwñ

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[hɨɉã mɨnɨ̃] n. component of mida ceremony which is the offering for the children of the newly married couple

imi’

imi’
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[imiɁ] n. sitting space around the traditional fireplace

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kakiñ-tayiñ

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[kakĩ-tajĩ] v. show off; put on airs

ke

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[ke] v. write

kibo

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[kibo] n. male dog

kortú

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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kwle pemu

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[kɨle pemu] n. a variety of flowering plant that grows on the banks of the river

kwle peñbu

kwle peñbu
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[kɨle pẽbu] n. a variety of flowering plant that grows on the banks of the river

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kwta’

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[kɨtaɁ] v. suffice; be adequate; be enough; meet requirements

lotw

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[lotɨ] adj. honest; straightforward

lozì-lohiñ

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[loɲì-lohĩ] n. some days

lukó-lupè

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[lukó-lupè] v. interrupt; create confusion

maji

maji
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[maɉi] n. Tibetan bell without clapper used as a barter item

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misi

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[misi] n. title used for dead females

mixw ronw

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[mixɨ ronɨ] n. a person possessed by spirit

muruñ

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[murũ] n. first month of the lunar year; January; name of the festival celebrated in January

mwbyu

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[mɨbju] v. contaminate (esp. liquids)

mwdvr

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[mɨdǝr] v. rectify; do something correctly

mwhù

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[mɨhù] v. wake up; rouse

mwme-mwja

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[mɨme-mɨɉa] v. complete; finish

mwmiñ-mwhiñ

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

mwti

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[mɨti] v. do something again; repeat; repair

nala paka’

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[nala pakaɁ] n. drain

narbi

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[narbi] v. borrow for somebody

nariñ-kari alo

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[narĩ-kari alo] n. Wednesday

ne’

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[neɁ] v. rub or scrape

nekañ

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[nekã] n. toilet; latrine

neñpa’

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[nẽpaɁ] v. send somebody away

nunu

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[nunu] pron. second person plural pronoun

oho zimw

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[oho ɲimɨ] n. daughter

pakañ

pakañ
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[pakã] n. goose

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par

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[par] v. crawl under something; creep; wriggle

paro’ pwri

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[paroɁ pɨri] n. chicken coop

pasvr

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[pasǝr] n. extra; remainder

piifa úì

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[piiʎa úì] n. God of Luck

po’na

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[poɁna] n. fermented rice or millet eaten as such

pya’miñ

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[pjaɁmĩ] adj. orange color

qar

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[ŋar] v. laugh; smile

ro bari’

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[ro bariɁ] n. whirlwind

ruñgya’

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[rũgjaɁ] adj. crazy; mad; insane; not right in the head

samiñ rako

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[samĩ rako] n. tortoise

santú tero

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[santú tero] n. a variety of wild pepper

sañkó

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[sãkó] n. a kind of fruit

seliñ

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[selĩ] v. pull something out

sih’

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[sihɁ] n. spring (esp. where animals come to drink)

swliñ

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[sɨlĩ] n. a small track inside the kitchen garden

swttiñ

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[sɨttĩ] n. warrior’s shield (esp. of buffalo skin)

ta’zó

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[taɁɲó] adj. small (of flat objects); thin; narrow

tacañ

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[tacã] n. wood-boring insect

talañ

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[talã] n. a disease with skin eruptions including chickenpox and measles

tapúu

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[tapúu] adj. a color pattern of a mithun, of overall white color

tari’ burta’

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[tariɁ burtaɁ] n. a variety of snake

tw’li tw’li

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[tɨɁli tɨɁli] adv. frequently; again and again; over and over again

twko

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[tɨko] n. money

uuko

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[uuko] n. hole

uuzó

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[uuɲó] adj. small (of hole)

xañxañ

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[xãxã] adv. firmly; fervently; forcefully

yu’ti

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[juɁti] v. tighten; tie something tightly

yugyañ

yugyañ
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[jugjã] n. ritual altar of the Apatanis

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áakúr

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[áakúr] v. return; come back

ákoyá

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[ákojá] pron. something else