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agogo

adj. brilliant (used only with the color red)

akai dabadaba

earing

akai gu moholoholo

flower blossoms

angiangi

adj. windy

baguugu

vi. defecate

balabala

grown soft

balebale

v. dribble

belubelu

fish species

benben

n. mahi mahi or common dolphinfish (Coryphaena hippurus)

benebene

save

bilibili

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n. octopi in general

bilibili

Octopus

boiboi

adj. dumb

bongong

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n. rabbitfish species (Siganus sp.)

bongongo-loubuge

bongongo-loubuge

n. rabbit fish (Siganus puellus)

Example: Photo by Jan Messersmith November 29, 2006 via Flickr License: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

buubuu

vi. sorcerize

daadaa

vt. hew

dada

vt. pull; drag

danedaneauli

danedaneauli

n. shark sucker (Echeneis naucrates)

Example: Photo by NOAA Photo Library September 12, 2013 via Flickr License: CC BY 2.0

dangada agoago

n. teacher

dedeebaba

vi. to worry about

dehadehaawa

adj. forgetful, absent-minded

dengedenge

adj. knotty (wood), having many bumps (of a tree)

di kabikabi

n. scissors

dihidihi

angelfish species (Pomacanthidae sp.)

dinana donu

natural mother

dongidongi

Peck

duuaa i lodi di moomee

to appear unhealthy from overwork

gabugabuwa

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cloudy

gadagada gi

to laugh at

gaga

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n. whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)

galili

n. young children

galili

n. term referring to young things, young children

ganiganihatol

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n. spadefish and batfish species (Chaetodipterus sp.)

gaugau

v. wash self

gawe bilibili

tentacles of an octopus

gelegele

n. sand

gelegele luuli

n. soil

giligili

n. coral pebbles

gololangi

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n. cloud

gono baba

reef flat

gonu hagalimalima

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v. be somewhat fast

gugu

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n. midnight snapper (Macolor macularis), black and white snapper (Macolor niger)

hagaabiabi

loincloth; makeshift, to do or tie temporarily

hagababa

vt. level (e.g. ground)

hagagai

vt. to feed workers

hagaganniu

vt. add more coconut meat

hagageinga wai

boundary of taro plot

hagagiwigiwi

vt. to squint

hagagoboina

vt. amaze

hagagouwa

vi. pout

hagahaganoho

vt. seat (someone)

hagahemeheme

vt. tidy, to keep clean

hagainaina

vt. to stagger under a weight or when very sleepy

hagalagilagi

vt. to dry out under sunshine (by hanging)

hagalee hilihili

it doesn’t matter which

hagalimalima

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v. be fast

hagamiami hagaheetugi

welcoming feast

hagulaa-hagulaa

fish:white marlin

hale baguuguu

hale baguuguu

n. outhouse

Example: Photo by Joel Abroad September 29, 2007 via Flickr License: CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

hauihau

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

hilahila

n. sennit

houhou

Bark

huluhulu

n. hair not on the head

huluhulu ngutu

n. beard hair

huluhulu wahang

n. armpit hair

kaikai

vt. spreading the news, gossip

kalakala

n. sponge

kii gii lala

lie (down)

lagau duduia

n. thorn branch

lala

roasted

laubaba

plywood

lele

vi. run

lele hagamhuni

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escape

libaliba

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drunk, get

lili

vt. sizzle

madaalili uu

n. nipple of breasts

madabiabia

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n. six-blotch hind (Cephalopholis sexmaculata)

madalimalima

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adj. early (for an appt)

madamada

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n. short jawed bonefish (Albula glossodonta)

madamada

n. small-toothed jobfish (Aphareus furca)

madamada

v. To meander or to look around

mangamanga

going any direction

matagitagi

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mimi

vi. urinate

ngaagau

n. rectum

ngahingahi

n. old or worn out sarong, rag

ngogo di golomada

n. eyeball

ngudulooloo

n. longnosed emperor (Lethrinus olivaceus)

ngungu

To chew or masticate

nogunogu

v. crumple

nono madua

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n. paternal grandmother

tangada mada mada humalia

n. guardian

tenetene

vi. happy, be

tokitata

v. to hit

tokitoki

noise of knocking

tolole

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tongue

tuahina ahina madua

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elder sister

tulutulu

n. post supporting a house

wogowogo

n. rib cage