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aarìda

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[aarìda] n. in the future; in the coming years

ahiñ

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[ahĩ] adj. same; similar; matching; identical

ají sampyá

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[aɉí sampjá] n. tray, usually of wood, used to move soil from one part of the paddy field to the other

akañ zacú

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[akã ɲacú] n. lower lip

aníi

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[aníi] n. fruit bud

arki’

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[arkiɁ] v. arrange (a rope) into a loop

arí-apw

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[arí-apɨ] n. neighbourhood; locality

attè

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[attè] adj. thick (of a liquid)

axu’

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[axuɁ] v. regurgitate

axwñ-amw

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[axɨ̃-amɨ] adv. confused; disconcerted; befuddled; dumbfounded

aya

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[aja] adj. good; beautiful; virtuous; righteous; suitable; appropriate

ayò lwpá

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[ajò lɨpá] n. midnight

bar

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[bar] v. carry something with a horizontal bar or a rod

busu’

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[busuɁ] v. get loose; loosen; slacken

byapu’

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[bjapuɁ] n. bamboo shoot

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byodiñ

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[bjodĩ] n. an element of ritual altar

cuha

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[cuha] v. plunge; plummet; nosedive

dazopa

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[daɲopa] adv. aimlessly

diifañ

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[diiʎã] n. areas of human activity between the forests and the villages

dwme

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[dɨme] n. famine; food shortage

dwzo-mwzo

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[dɨɲo-mɨɲo] n. rehearsal

díi

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[díi] v. plant; transplant; implant

embiñ xañcu

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[embĩ xãcu] n. cane or bamboo basket used as rice container

fa’co

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[ʎaɁco] n. tiny metal bell

fañ

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[ʎã] v. bless

fi’kuñ-firi

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[ʎiɁkũ-ʎiri] adj. wrinkled; crease; pucker; crinkle

fo

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[ʎo] v. jump

goñcañ

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[gõcã] n. labial commissure

haace’

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[haaceɁ] n. difficult time; crisis; emergency

haadw

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[haadɨ] v. get angry; annoyed; enraged

heñpvr

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[hẽpǝr] adv. very; exeedingly; exceptionally; immensely

heñtiñ

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[hẽtĩ] v. trust; faith; confidence; belief

heñtú

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[hẽtú] v. miss someone; pine for; yearn for; long for

huzi

huzi
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[huɲi] n. pestle

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i

[ii] letter name I the letter representing i in the Apatani alphabet

karda-byazi alo

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[karda-bjaɲi alo] n. Friday

karsiñ

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[karsĩ] n. kerosene

ke’tiñ

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[keɁtĩ] n. thatch

kofo’

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[koʎoɁ] adj. bent; not round; irregular

komla twqá

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[komla tɨŋá] n. orange

korw’

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[korɨɁ] v. carry a baby on the chest

kwrañ

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[kɨrã] adj. hardworking; often

le’ta

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[leɁta] v. spread, as wing

luja

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[luɉa] v. finish speaking; conclude

lw’

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[lɨɁ] v. shed, as leaves do from the trees

lwbañ

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[lɨbã] n. knee

lwgyu

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[lɨgju] n. claw

lwpì

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[lɨpì] v. dry

medvr agyañ

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[medǝr agjã] n. altar for purification ritual

mo

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[mo] v. move one’s face

murpu

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[murpu] n. bonfire

murù

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[murù] n. torch; flambeau

mwdu-mwye

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[mɨdu-mɨje] n. strands of hair extending down the forehead, as often kept by young women

mwge’

mwge’
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[mɨgeɁ] n. pincers, usually of bamboo

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mwluñ

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[mɨlũ] v. frighten; scare

mwpe

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[mɨpe] v. separate; detach; disconnect; segregate

mwte’

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[mɨteɁ] v. knock down something

myobyu

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[mjobju] n. earthquake

niti

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[niti] adj. new

paa’

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[paaɁ] v. bargain; offer to buy something

palw’

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[palɨɁ] n. de-weeding tool

paro’ pwri

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[paroɁ pɨri] n. chicken coop

paro’ yagw

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[paroɁ jagɨ] n. medium sized basket for measuring quantity of paddy, roughly equivalent to five kilograms

patu’

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[patuɁ] n. prison; jail

piyu

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[piju] n. ashes obtained by burining of certain edible plants which are used for preparing pila by filteration

pooró

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[pooró] adj. wide; vast

poqe-poqe

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[poŋe-poŋe] adj. varied; diverse

potuñ

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[potũ] n. witness in a business transaction

pwta sih’

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[pɨta sihɁ] n. puddle or pond where birds gather to drink water

pwtiñ

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[pɨtĩ] n. an open space

ru-xa

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[ru-xa] n. noise; tumult; commotion

rui

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[rui] n. ear wax

ríi

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[ríi] n. drool

sardiñ

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[sardĩ] n. short-cut

sarlañ

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[sarlã] n. a variety of cane

setu

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[setu] v. stop by pulling

su’bi

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[suɁbi] v. ladle water for somebody

swfiñ

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[sɨʎĩ] n. this evening

swfiñ swro

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[sɨʎĩ sɨro] n. now a days; these days

swre taxe

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[sɨre taxe] n. tick

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ta’cè

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[taɁcè] v. cut into two

tahañ-si’

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[tahã-siɁ] n. mongoose

taki

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[taki] n. ginger

tano

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[tano] n. thread; yarn

tapyo

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[tapjo] n. herbal salt

tasi

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[tasi] n. wall

tañdw’

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[tãdɨɁ] v. get poisoned by drinking

tero yorsañ

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[tero jorsã] n. green chili

toliñ

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[tolĩ] v. pour something out

tw’

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[tɨɁ] v. pound, strike

twdw

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[tɨdɨ] adj. short

túcé

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[túcé] v. break something by kicking

xa

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[xa] v. peel; pare; skin; take the skin off

xañ

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[] v. narrate; gossip

xwjañ

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[xɨɉã] n. small intestine

yaabuñ

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[jaabũ] adj. dull (of a person)

yalañ pwro

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[jalã pɨro] n. a small egg container of bamboo

yapiñ ái

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[japĩ ái] n. epistaxis; bleeding from the nose

zuu

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[ɲuu] v. prod as with a needle

ásù-ale

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[ásù-ale] adj. lazy