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abyuñ

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[abjũ] v. give a finishing touch by filling up soil (of a hole in the soil) or by binding

aci takvr

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[aci takǝr] n. star

ací

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[ací] n. elder brother’s wife (term of address)

adañ

adañ
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[adã] n. spear

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adiñ

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[adĩ] v. add; include; incorporate; admix

anee

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[anee] v. provide packing or support to join or mend something.

artiñ bwliñ

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[artĩ bɨlĩ] n. testicle

asó

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[asó] n. length

ato

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[ato] n. grandfather or father in law (term of address)

baka’

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[bakaɁ] n. dent; depression

bardiñ

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[bardĩ] n. fate; destiny

barr

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[barr] v. chant in a loud manner as when performing some traditional Apatani rituals

bibu’

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[bibuɁ] n. gun

bije zaazi

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[biɉe ɲaaɲi] n. lichen around bamboo nodes syn. bije yatań, subu zaazi

bufañ

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[buʎã] n. traditional village council of the Apatanis

bww

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[bɨɨ] v. give birth to

byazó

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[bjaɲó] adj. small (esp. of flower)

byuxwñ

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[bjuxɨ̃] n. cemetery; burial ground; graveyard

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bárì

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[bárì] n. traditional ballad (esp. in the genre of the Nyishis)

caaqe’-caaqe’

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[caaŋeɁ-caaŋeɁ] adj. intense; stinging

ciciñ

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[cicĩ] n. a variety of ritual (esp. to ward off malevolent spirit)

daliñ

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[dalĩ] n. path made by a hunter; hunting track

dekiñ pwcañ

dekiñ pwcañ
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[dekĩ pɨcã] n. clay pot

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embiñ xañcu

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

eñxo

eñxo
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[ẽxo] n. rice stalk; portion of a stalk

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gai’

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[gaiɁ] v. sing

giyañ yorli

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[gijã jorli] n. cabbage leaf mustard seed

goñdu apiñ

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[gõdu apĩ] n. feast after settlement of a dispute

gyoi tabú

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[gjoi tabú] n. common Indian monitor lizard (Varanus bengalensis)

haafiñ patañ

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[haaʎĩ patã] n. labor gang engaged in transplanting of paddy

haasvr

haasvr
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[haasǝr] n. the internodal part of a bamboo

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haaya

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[haaja] adj. hungry; famished; starving

heñpa

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[hẽpa] v. recall; remember

hwba’

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[hɨbaɁ] adj. next; following

hwzò

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[hɨɲò] n. the ninth day of the ten-day post-natal confinement of a mother and newborn

háako

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[háako] n. entrance

híi

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[híi] v. chant; intone; incant

hùufi’

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[hùuʎiɁ] n. fat; oil

ipo’

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[ipoɁ] n. yeast; yeast cake used to ferment grains while preparing beer

kako talo

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[kako talo] n. mirror

kaqu-kare

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[kaŋu-kare] v. discriminate; be biased against; be prejudiced against

kinw

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[kinɨ] n. bitch

ko’ro’

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[koɁroɁ] n. traditional relationship usually the maternal uncle to whom a portion of the sacrificial animal is offered

ko’rò

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[koɁrò] adj. big, of a bangle

koopw’

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[koopɨɁ] v. sprain

kore-kore

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[kore-kore] adv. with short quick steps

kusu’

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[kusuɁ] n. hay; straw

kuti

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[kuti] n. poker of wood or bamboo

kwfañ kwlo’

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[kɨʎĩ kɨloɁ] adj. shining; sparkling; glittering

li’ki’-li’ko

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[liɁkiɁ-liɁko] adv. showy; flirty

locuñ

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[locũ] n. bone marrow

lozì

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[loɲì] n. two days

lu

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[lu] v. speak; talk; converse; articulate

lukó-lupè

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[lukó-lupè] v. interrupt; create confusion

lw

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[] v. plant

lwge’

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[lɨgeɁ] n. popliteal space; hollow of the knee

mifa ri

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[miʎa ri] n. sudden onset eye pain

mipá sarse

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[mipá sarse] n. an early ripening variety of millet mainly grown in paddy field bundhs

murto

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[murto] n. metal arrowhead

mwbya’

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[mɨbjaɁ] v. hurt by causing burns

mwgyo-mwfo

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[mɨgjo-mɨʎo] v. mix; blend; mingle

mwpyó

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[mɨpjó] v. do something secretly

nakó

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[nakó] n. portion of village (esp. the lower one)

neñko

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[nẽko] n. lower section of the village

nikuñ dapo

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[nikũ dapo] n. customary law

nwka

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[nɨka] pron. your; second person singular genitive pronoun

nwmopa

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[nɨmopa] pron. why

nwtañpà

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[nɨtãpà] pron. how

pakù

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[pakù] n. pigeon

papù afò

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[papù aʎò] n. egg white

parda

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[parda] adj. straight; honest; linear; not bent

paro’

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[paroɁ] n. chicken; fowl

pe’kó

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[peɁkó] adj. smart, of a person; strong, of taste

po’pvr

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[poɁpǝr] n. bamboo split used to make sounds to scare birds away, esp. from agricultural fields

puri

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[puri] v. read; study

qwwla

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[ŋɨɨla] n. owl

reqe

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[reŋe] adj. tired

rohiñhe

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[rohĩhe] adv. thrice; three times

ru

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[ru] v. sneak; plot; machinate; conspire

samañ

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[samã] n. pine needle

saq

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[saŋ] n. cot; bed

siyo

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[sijo] n. this night; tonight

siñ

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[] v. feed (esp. liquid food)

sumu

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[sumu] adj. giddy; dizzy; vertiginous

swlw

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[sɨlɨ] n. Large Indian Civet (Viverra zibetha)

swpi’

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[sɨpiɁ] n. pangolin

tabu somiñ

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[tabu somĩ] n. a variety of legless lizard

tajvr

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[taɉǝr] n. a bamboo fish trap

tano-gorgo

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[tano-gorgo] n. snail

tooro

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[tooro] n. Rhino beetle

tur

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[tur] v. be alive

xwbo lariñ

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[xɨbo larĩ] n. millipede

yalañ pombo

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[jalã pombo] n. hairy caterpillar

yau

yau
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[jau] n. a color pattern of mithun with overall black color with white in the lower portions of the limbs

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za’za’

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[ɲaɁɲaɁ] adv. slow; sluggish

zibu

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[ɲibu] n. Apatani shaman

zo’

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[ɲoɁ] v. to abstain from doing some things during ritual prohibition

ácì-ahè

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[ácì-ahè] n. ailment; suffering

óò

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[óò] v. till (with spade); dig; plow

óòpa’

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[óòpaɁ] v. hoe off; dig out