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amuamu

n strands, threads

ariri

Photo by K. David Harrison, Dec. 2017
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[ariri] A type of shell. Possibly family Turbinidae.

Example: Photo by K. David Harrison, Dec. 2017

eivi o ta tai

n sea creature

fajiavagavae

n back of knee

fakainina

n anger

fakamarumaru

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n shelter

fara rafa

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v roast in leaves

fare marari

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[fare marari] A type of traditional housing.

faretoto

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n liver (lit. house of blood)

fatoto

Photo by K. David Harrison, Dec. 2017
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[ɸatoto] Wooden pegs around outrigger beam keeping it in place.

Example: Photo by K. David Harrison, Dec. 2017

fofo

n deck

fonufonu

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n kind of beetle

fufuiga

n center strip for finishing and covering the peak of a roof

fufuru

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n hair

fufuru kugkumi

n beard

fufururu

n hair of the head

gagaika

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[ŋaŋaika] n shell fish, reef life

hgavava

Photo by K. David Harrison, Dec. 2017
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[hŋaʋaʋa] fish part: insides, intestines

Example: Photo by K. David Harrison, Dec. 2017

hgavava

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n intestines

ianenea

for, because

iriri

Photo by K. David Harrison, Dec. 2017
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[iriri] A traditional woven fan.

Example: Photo by K. David Harrison, Dec. 2017

jiji

Photo by K. David Harrison, Dec. 2017
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[ʃiʃi] Section joining upper and lower section of main canoe. Traditonally made of pandanus root.

Example: Photo by K. David Harrison, Dec. 2017

jijifi

Platax boersii http://fishbase.org/summary/Platax-boersii.html
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[ʃiʃiɸi] n. Golden Spadefish

Example: Photo by J. E. Randall, License: CC BY-NC 3.0 via FishBase

jijifi pakasi

Platax teira http://fishbase.org/summary/Platax-teira.html
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[ʃiʃiɸi bakasi] n. Longfin Batfish

Example: Photo by Dennis Polack / FishWise Professional, License: CC BY-SA 3.0 via Fishes of Australia

kaka

n spathe of coconut palm

kapipi

n hip

karukaru

n salt, sea salt

katokato

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n dragonfly

kaufafa

n jaw, jawbone

kaurauniu

n spine

kauvmaka fatoto

Photo by K. David Harrison, Dec. 2017
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[kauvmaka ɸatoto] Y-shaped stick used to hold up the outrigger beam.

Example: Photo by K. David Harrison, Dec. 2017

kirikiri

n coral bits; gravel

kiriragutu

Photo by K. David Harrison, Dec. 2017
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[kiriraŋutu] fish part: lip

Example: Photo by K. David Harrison, Dec. 2017

kolomlome

n tidal wave

komkofatu

n. Herb to 0.5 m. (collection: Michael J. Balick #5209)

Example: This plant is used as a styptic, to stop wounds from bleeding. Mash as much leaf as needed to cover the wound and place it directly on the wound. Also, for treating sores to help them heal, take the tops of 4 stems and squeeze the juice directly on the sore. (authorities: Naumeta Rose (male, 32), Paul Fatapa (male, 74))

kotkoto

n valley, dale

kuku

Ptilinopus
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[kuku] Fruit Doves

Example: Photo by Papier K, License: CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

kumkumi

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n chin

kurokuro

n. type of plant (collection: Michael J. Balick #5243)

Example: The wood is collected for firewood. It is good for cooking lap lap in the earth oven. When cooking in the earth oven, the leaves are used to cover the stones on the fire, and then when the oven is covered with stones, put these leaves on top of the oven. (authorities: Naumeta Rose (male, 32), Paul Fatapa (male, 74))

kuru kuru

Cover top layer of earth oven.
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[kuru kuru] n. sparsely branched tree, growing in well developed secondary forest. young fruits green. (collection: Gregory M. Plunkett #4149)

Example: Cover top layer of earth oven.

lavalava

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n men’s sarong

lohloli

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n sea slug

mahmaji

Naso unicornis http://fishbase.org/summary/Naso-unicornis.html
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[mahmaʃi] n. Bluespine Unicornfish

Example: Photo by Ross D. Robertson / Shorefishes of the Neotropics, License: CC BY-SA 3.0 via Fishes of Australia

mahmaji

Naso lopezi http://fishbase.org/summary/Naso-lopezi.html
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[mahmaʃi] n. Elongate Unicornfish, Slender Unicornfish

Example: Photo by ANFC, License: CC BY-NC 3.0 via Fishes of Australia

mahmata ~ matmata

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n face

majijiki

n legendary hero

makaka

Selaginella rechingeri
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[makaka] n. terrestrial; leaves up to 0.75 m; common. (collection: Tom A. Ranker #2525)

mamafuji

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n killing stick shaped like the stalk of a banana plant

mamauru

n crown of skull, tuft of hair

maramrama

n daybreak

marari sega

Caranx melampygus http://fishbase.org/summary/Caranx-melampygus.html
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[marariseŋa] n. Bluefin Trevally

Example: Photo by Jan Messersmith, License: CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 via Fishes of Australia

marigariga

n cheek

melomelo

Cephalopholis miniata http://fishbase.org/summary/Cephalopholis-miniata.html
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[melomelo] n. Coral Hind, Coral Grouper

Example: Photo by Jan Messersmith, License: CC BY-SA 3.0 via Fishes of Australia

melomelo

n penis

melomelo

Cephalopholis sexmaculata http://fishbase.org/summary/Cephalopholis-sexmaculata.html
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[melomelo] n. Sixblotch Hind, Saddle Grouper

Example: Photo by Ian Shaw / iNaturalist.org, License: CC BY-NC 3.0 via Fishes of Australia

momoramaga

n evening star

momorei

Naso lituratus http://fishbase.org/summary/Naso-lituratus.html
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[momoure] n. Orangespine Unicornfish, Clown Unicornfish

Example: Photo by Mark Rosenstein / iNaturalist.org, License: CC BY-SA 3.0 via Fishes of Australia

mororapa

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n stomach

muriri

(authorities: Naumeta Rose (male, 32), Paul Fatapa (male, 74))

n. type of plant (collection: Michael J. Balick #5261)

Example: (authorities: Naumeta Rose (male, 32), Paul Fatapa (male, 74))

nahnatua

n coconut and banana pudding

nalolo

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n frigate bird

nanafi

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n yesterday

nau nau

Termites like to live in this wood. Collect termites from this plant and give to young chickens as food.
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[nau nau] n. type of flowering plant (collection: Michael J. Balick #5056)

Example: Termites like to live in this wood. Collect termites from this plant and give to young chickens as food.

naunafi

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n fish scales

nauoua, uaua

n entrails, tendons, sinew, blood vessels

nignigifatu

Haliastur indus
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[niŋniŋifatu] Brahminy Kite

Example: Photo by Challiyil Eswaramangalath Vipin, License: CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

numkumo

n stick of sugar cane

Oneone

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[oneone] n. village of Futuna

papa

n walls of wild cane or coconut frond thatch

papakaifi

Photo by K. David Harrison, Dec. 2017
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[papakaiɸi] fish part: pectoral fin

Example: Photo by K. David Harrison, Dec. 2017

paragi paroro

Acanthurus mata http://fishbase.org/summary/Acanthurus-mata.html
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[paraŋi paroro] n. Elongate Surgeonfish, Pale Surgeonfish

Example: Photo by Paddy Ryan / www.ryanphotographic.com, License: CC BY-SA 3.0 via Fishes of Australia

pararagi toga

Acanthurus bariene http://fishbase.org/summary/Acanthurus-bariene.html
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[pararaŋi toŋa] n. Black-Spot Surgeonfish, Eyespot Surgeonfish

Example: Photo by zsispeo / Flickr, License: CC BY-SA 3.0 via Fishes of Australia

paru fifiji

Pristipomoides multidens http://fishbase.org/summary/Pristipomoides-multidens.html
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[baru fifiʃi] n. Goldbanded Jobfish, Goldband Snapper

(Bislama) Big Scale Poulet

Example: Photo by ANFC, License: CC BY-NC 3.0 via Fishes of Australia

pehpeka ~ tapehepeka

shallows

pehpeki

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species of jellyfish

pekapeka

place with little earth

penpenu

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n section of umbolical cord on newborn which drops off

pohpoku tarohmara

n diaphragm

poja rima takemariri

n thumb

poja vae louiariri

n middle toe

poja vae takemariri

n big toe

popo

Mature stems are used to make a bow for hunting.
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[popo] n. scandent shrub, growing in canopy gap of dense forest. fruits green to pale red. (collection: Gregory M. Plunkett #4186)

Example: Mature stems are used to make a bow for hunting.

popokiga

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[popokiŋa] Song sung before coming ashore with fish and continued, with dance, after bringing the fish onto the beach.

pumpuni rima

n back of hand

rimrimu

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[rimrimu] inedible seaweed

ritarita

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n men’s arm band

Seuseu

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n placename, Futuna

Tagajariri

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n homesite in Futuna

Tagarosaro

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n rock in Futuna

taguruguru

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n thunder

takuku moana

Macolor niger http://fishbase.org/summary/Macolor-niger.html
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[takuku moana] n. Black-and-White Snapper

Example: Photo by dachalan / Flickr, License: CC BY-SA 3.0 via Fishes of Australia

Tamamu

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n feasting area

tatangatai futuna

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n Futuna man

tauga lekaleka

n uvula

umue umue

Naso hexacanthus http://fishbase.org/summary/Naso-hexacanthus.html
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[umwe umwe] n. Sleek Unicornfish

Example: Photo by ANFC, License: CC BY-NC 3.0 via Fishes of Australia

umue umue

Naso annulatus http://fishbase.org/summary/Naso-annulatus.html
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[umwe umwe] n. Whitemargin Unicornfish, Ringtail Unicornfish

Example: Photo by Ross D. Robertson / Shorefishes of the Neotropics, License: CC BY-SA 3.0 via Fishes of Australia

uorukago marari

Thunnus obesus http://fishbase.org/summary/Thunnus-obesus.html
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[warukaŋou marari] n. Bigeye Tuna

Example: Photo by Fishpix / Shorefishes of the Eastern Tropical Pacific, License: CC BY-SA 3.0 via Fishes of Australia

uorukago marari

Gymnosarda unicolor http://fishbase.org/summary/Gymnosarda-unicolor.html
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[warukaŋou marari] n. Dogtooth Tuna

(Bislama) Dogtooth

Example: Photo by Mark Rosenstein / iNaturalist.org, License: CC BY-SA 3.0 via Fishes of Australia

vava fofare

The vine is used as a rope to ties thing, as it is flexible and strong. Hold the vine over a hot fire then tie it on something while it is still warm. When this vine cools, it is very strong.
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[ʋaʋa ɸoɸare] n. liana climbing in syzygium namoa tree c. 5 m above ground, growing in well developed secondary forest. fruits green to dark purple. (collection: Gregory M. Plunkett #4152)

Example: The vine is used as a rope to ties thing, as it is flexible and strong. Hold the vine over a hot fire then tie it on something while it is still warm. When this vine cools, it is very strong.

wowofine

n. type of plant (collection: Michael J. Balick #5244)

Example: Ancient people were said to use this vine to decorate their heads during the Kastom dance. If people decorate their heads with this vine today, they say that the vine is from the God of Matchichiki, Futina and if one wears it, people will know that the person is from Futuna--a form of identity. (authorities: Naumeta Rose (male, 32), Paul Fatapa (male, 74))