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abiabi

abiabi

n. foam

agogo

adj. brilliant (used only with the color red)

angiangi

adj. windy

baba dauaga

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father-in-law

baba madua

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maternal grandfather

baba madua

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paternal grandfather

badubadu

to pluck, earthworms, to shake water off

bagugu

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defecate (shit)

bibinaga

n. Mollusk, sp.: (Atactodea)

bilibili

vi. octopus

bilibili dodoogono

rough play, rough-and-tumble

bongong

n. rabbitfish species (Siganus sp.)

bongongo-loubuge

bongongo-loubuge

n. rabbit fish (Siganus puellus)

Example: Photo by Jan Messersmith November 29, 2006
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bulubulu

vt. embrace

dahuhu

n. lower ridge pole; the very top

daladala

daladala

n. spider lily (Crinum asiaticum)

Example: Photo by angeliathatsme July 1, 2011
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dalodalo

vt. pray

damagiigi

danedaneauli

danedaneauli

n. shark sucker (Echeneis naucrates)

Example: Photo by NOAA Photo Library September 12, 2013
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debedebe

n. box

dedeebaba

vi. to worry about

dedeedae

adj. always late

dedeegila

adj. unsuccessful

dungadungaa

duu hingahinga

poorly balanced

duuaa i lodi di moomee

to appear unhealthy from overwork

duwaduwa

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tired

gabugabuwa

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cloudy

gadagada

laugh

galili

n. young children

gee gee

n. green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)

gelegele luuli

n. soil

gelgele

sand

gili bugubugu

n. hives

goaa baba

level ground

goaa bogobogo

place having many depressions (e.g., corrugated surface)

gololangi

gololangi
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n. cloud

golooloo luumada

bunch of drinking coconuts

gubenge huduhudu

n. throwing net

gulugulua

adj. filthy, disgusted (with smelly objects like feces)

haadodo

n. outrigger float connecting stanchion

haga nghoronghoro

snore

haga raraura

set on fire

hagaaaadee

vt. cause to repeatedly have free time

hagaabiabi

loincloth; makeshift, to do or tie temporarily

hagaangiangi

to cool off by a breeze

hagaehaaeha

vi. be similar

hagagalawa di ua

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

hagaganniu

vt. to add more coconut meat

hagagono

vt. get drunk

hagagouwa

vi. pout

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)

hagahagaoho

vt. scream periodically

hagahagaoho

vt. screaming periodically

hagahagaulungi

vt. always lying (someone) on a pillow

hagahemeheme

vt. tidy, to keep clean

hagaligiligi

vt. to approach circumspectly; gingerly

hagamama

help

hai dahadaha

n. manta ray (Manta alfredi)

hai-dahadaha

Manta ray

haka hegehege

v. surf

hauihau

n. lionfish in general, red lionfish (Pterois volitans)

hilahila

n. sennit

hoehoe

hoehoe

n. flower of the Clerodendrum inerme

Example: Photo by Lauren Gutierrez February 4, 2012
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hongobaba

n. blacktip reef shark (Carcharhinus melanopterus)

kalakala

n. sponge

kii gii lala

lie (down)

lau baba

n. board

laubaba

plywood

lele

vi. run

lele hagamhuni

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escape

libaliba

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drunk, get

lili

vt. sizzle

lilil

sigh

lolo kala

n. perfume

madamada

n. small-toothed jobfish (Aphareus furca)

magamaga

magamaga

n. starfish

Example: Photo by NOAA Photo Library September 24, 2010
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magi magalili

have fever

mahimahi

mahimahi

n. dolphin (Coryphaena hippurus)

Example: Photo by manoellemos February 9, 2007
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mama

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n. mother

manamanawa

vt. throb

mangamanga

going any direction

manu mamaangi

manu mamaangi

n. bird

Example: Photo by tropical.pete September 28, 2007
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mee dadaagala

n. toy

moigaga

n. a fiber of coconut husk

nganganga

n. tin roofing

ngogo di golomada

n. eyeball

nguunguu

vt. mumble

nguunguu

v. mutter

nno dada

n. a knot that unties when pulled

nono madua

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n. maternal grandmother

papa

noise of multiple claps

ruwaruwa

vomit

taalo mangamanga

n. a three pronged fishing spear

tamagigi ahine

n. teenage girl

tangada daumaha

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priest

tangau bulabula

n. black-banded snapper (Lutjanus semicinctus)

taua taua

n. double lined mackerel (Grammatorcynos bilineatus)

tentene

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happy

tuahina ahina

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sister