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akai dala dala

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n. white and purple flower plant

baba hale

baba hale

n. floor (house)

baba madua

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maternal grandfather

baba madua

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paternal grandfather

badubadu

to pluck, earthworms, to shake water off

bai bai

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n. flatfish (flounder, halibut, etc)

bilibili

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n. octopi in general

bilibili

Octopus

bolobolo

bolobolo
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basket

dada

dada

n. red snapper (Lutjanus vaigiensis)

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dadaulia

vi. confused, be

dahuhu

n. lower ridge pole; the very top

daligi gii made

kill

damagiigi

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young

damagiigi

dangada agoago

n. teacher

dedeedohu

adj. never enough

dedeemimi

adj. constantly having to urinate

dedeemodu

adj. continuous

dedeetomo

adj. to grow poorly, unable to grow

deehee

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dihidihi

n. moorish idol (Zanclus cornutus)

dinana

n. mother

dinana donu

natural mother

do engo go ai?

phrase What’s your name?

dodo hai

barb of a stingray used to pierce ears

dudu

vt. kindle (fire)

dudu

n. zenith

duuaa i lodi di moomee

to appear unhealthy from overwork

duudua

n. sand spit

duwaduwa

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tired

ganniu balabala

n. soft meat of green coconut

gaugau ngahulu

wash hair

gawe bilibili

tentacles of an octopus

gelegele kene

white sand

gelegele luuli.

soil

gelegele pungu

disk-like sand particle

gelgele

sand

giligili

n. coral pebbles

gimadou nogo miami hiahi digo a dahi

phrase we eat together for dinner

golooloo luumada

bunch of drinking coconuts

golugolu

n. mud

goneiga lala

n. smoked fish

gungaadada

school of red snapper

haahaa

to feel about in the dark, to grope

habuihabula

adj. multi-colored

hagaadaada

first light of the moon or sun

hagabapaba

vt. make up your minds

hagaehaaeha

vi. be similar

hagagalawa di ua

make the veins of the neck stick out (as when angry)

hagagono

vt. get drunk

hagahaga

mf to try to, periodically (variant of haga prefix, augmenting the meaning of the derivative form in the sense of repetitive action over a long period of time)

hagahagaabulu

vt. to purposely sink or submerge (and leave submerged for some time)

hagahagaboo

vt. keep conversing

hagahaganoho

vt. seat (someone)

hagahagawini

ai. withered

hagahigihigi

vi. be quiet

hagalee hilihili

it doesn’t matter which

hagalili

vt. to sear (e.g., meat)

hagalulu nia iga

to accumulate school of fish by feeding them, to attract by baiting

hagamaumau

vt. memorize

hagulaa-hagulaa

fish:white marlin

hale ngogo manu

noun bird nest

haluhalu

carving/scraping noise

hiahi humalia goe?

phrase good evening

hilahila

vi. look around

huluhulu

n. hair not on the head

ibu mimi

n. kidney

iwi di wogowogo

n. rib

kaikai

vt. spreading the news, gossip

kalakala

n. sponge

kaukau

kaukau

swimming

kii gii lala

lie (down)

korokoro

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boiled

labelabe

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n. sea green wrasse (Novaculichthys macrolepidotus), dragon wrasse (Novaculichthys taeniourus)

lalaur

n. flame

leelee

v. talk

libogo deledele

libogo deledele

n. a lure for trawling

lilil

sigh

madaanaa

n. club used for beating fish

madalimalima

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adj. early (for an appt)

madamada

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n. short jawed bonefish (Albula glossodonta)

madamada

v. To meander or to look around

mama

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n. mother

manamana

vt. weigh (on a scale); seek by divination

mangamanga

going any direction

manini

n. convict tang (Acanthurus triostegus)

matua tuadolu

phrase a triple hook

mudamuda

n. chin

nguunguu

vt. mumble

nono madua

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n. maternal grandmother

oloolo madangi

n. gust of wind

taalo mangamanga

n. a three pronged fishing spear

talo mangamanga

n. three pointed fishing spear

tamagigi dane

n. teenage boy

tangada mada mada humalia

n. guardian

tangitangi hekai

n. hungry whine

taro woroworo

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n. branching coral

tolole

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tongue

unga-hihi

mollusk (nerita picea)