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abaaba

n. fence, wall of a house

akiaki

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n. white biblical dove

baba hale

baba hale

n. floor (house)

baba madua

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maternal grandfather

baba madua

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paternal grandfather

bagibagia

adj. choppy, rough (of seas)

baguugu

vi. defecate

belubelu

fish species

bibi

n. scallop

bibinaga

n. Mollusk, sp.: (Atactodea)

bilibili

Octopus

bilibili

vi. octopus

bongong

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n. rabbitfish species (Siganus sp.)

bugubugu

bulging or hilly

buu iliili

trumpet shell

daadaa

vt. hew

daahaa

ai. broad space

daladala

daladala

n. spider lily (Crinum asiaticum)

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daledale

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cough

danedaneauli

danedaneauli

n. shark sucker (Echeneis naucrates)

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dedeetau

adj. too small, misfitted

deehee

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which

dehadehaawa

adj. forgetful, absent-minded

deledele

trawling

do engo go ai?

phrase What’s your name?

duaahina ahina

n. sister

dudu

n. zenith

dudu

vt. to kindle (a fire or lantern)

dungadungaa

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roughness

duuaganga

duuaganga

n. coconut husk

duudua

n. sand spit

duwoiwoi

duwoiwoi

n. dragonfly

Example: Photo by Klaus Stiefel January 5, 2008
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gadagada

laugh

gaugau

vi. bathe

gaugau

v. wash self

gelegele

gelegele
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noun sand

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gelegele

n. sand

gelegele kene

white sand

gimadou nogo lala madou ika

phrase we roast a fish

gimadou nogo miami hiahi digo a dahi

phrase we eat together for dinner

goaa dadaagala

n. playground

goaa gulugulua

disgusting place

gololangi

gololangi
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n. cloud

golooloo luumada

bunch of drinking coconuts

gono baba

reef flat

habuihabula

adj. multi-colored

hagaabiabi

loincloth; makeshift, to do or tie temporarily

hagaadaada

first light of the moon or sun

hagabaubau

vt. think

hagadaudau

vt. always reluctant

hagadoedoe

vt. use sparingly

hagaganniu

vt. to add more coconut meat

hagagidee

vt. to show

hagahagaboo

vt. keep conversing

hagahagagila

vt. try to formulate

hagahagawini

ai. withered

hagainaina

vt. to stagger under a weight or when very sleepy

hagalee hilihili

it doesn’t matter which

hagalili

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

hagalimalima

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v. be fast

hagalulu nia iga

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

haka limalima

v. hurry

hale ngogo manu

noun bird nest

hekehek

adj. skinny

henua i lala

n. foreign lands; the earth; the world

hoehoe

hoehoe

n. flower of the Clerodendrum inerme

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huruhuru

beard

kalakala

n. sponge

kii gii lala

lie (down)

lala

roasted

leelee

v. talk

lialiagi

vi. shake one’s head

libaliba

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drunk, be

lilil

sigh

llamu daadaa

Musky smell of sex

lodo balabala

Meek in spirit

madaalili uu

n. nipple of breasts

madamada

n. short jawed bonefish (Albula glossodonta)

madamada

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n. short jawed bonefish (Albula glossodonta)

magamaga

magamaga

n. starfish

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malala

n. embers

manamana

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

manamanawa

vt. throb

manawa maamaa

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kind

manu mamaangi

manu mamaangi

n. bird

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me baabaa

n. frying pan

mee ngiingii

flute

miami

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eat

ngudulooloo

n. longnosed emperor (Lethrinus olivaceus)

nguunguu

v. mutter

nogunogu

v. crumple

tamagigi ahine

n. teenage girl

tangada daumaha

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priest

tau magamaga

famine

taua taua

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n. double lined mackerel (Grammatorcynos bilineatus)

tenetene

vi. happy, be

tuahina ahina

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sister

tuahina ahina madua

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elder sister

tulutulu

n. post supporting a house

whouwhou

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noun bark