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-akrés

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v 1. steal; 2. copy, take (a photograph), record (with a tape recorder)

-amtér

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v life up, stand up (from a prone position), arise, life something which is on the ground

-arak(i)

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v throw, throw away, discard

-arupwegi

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v see -rupwegi

-aráu

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v reach out, grab, punch at, swim the crawl, shadow box

-asi

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v break wind, fart, squirt (as an octopus’ jet)

-ata

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v see, look, regard, understand, meet

-ateti

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v connect, bring together (as two fire logs), box (as two men)

-atia(i)

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v 1. grate (tubers); 2. treat with traditional medicine (by spitting grated or masticated ingredients on the patient’s head)

-árpɨsu

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v rinse one’s face, pour water over one’s head

aice

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ice

akwaku

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ceremony

Apri atan

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n camp

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v. bite out or scrape with teeth

arihii ringringi nima

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v tie a house post

(Bislama) taetem ol pos blo aos.

ganhɨk

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[ganhɨk] my penis

ia-kamani manioto mene nipikao

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v I eat manioc and taro fiji

(Bislama) mi kakae manioc mo taro fiji

iakares pehe tukw ik

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phrase I ask you

iaku

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turtle

iaku meia

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kind of turtle

Ikinan- rumunan

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holy place

imwarara

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n. a minor kava drinking place, see imwarɨm

Itaku

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iuan u miuan u

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twenty

jarerin

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duck (native)

kamsiui

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dragonfly

kapajiko

Lutjanus fulvus http://fishbase.org/summary/Lutjanus-fulvus.html
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Blacktail snapper

Example: Photo by zsispeo, License: CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 via Flickr

kapáp

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n testicle

kareng reng

Gerres oyena http://fishbase.org/summary/Gerres-oyena.html
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Common silver-biddy

Example: Photo by Andrey Ryanskiy / FishBase, License: CC BY-NC 3.0 via Fishes of Australia

karuarua

Use this plant to stop the rain, take 4 tips of the plant’s branch and place them in a cross formation, with the tips pointing N, S, W, E, wash them in sea water, and then call for the rain to stop. Hang these tips in a tree with rope for five days. Stem used to weave roof rafter to attach coconut fronds to stick. Young men hunting in bush with slingshots, when run out of stones, use these young fruits to hunt birds.
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n. type of flowering plant (collection: Michael J. Balick #5143)

Example: Use this plant to stop the rain, take 4 tips of the plant’s branch and place them in a cross formation, with the tips pointing N, S, W, E, wash them in sea water, and then call for the rain to stop. Hang these tips in a tree with rope for five days. Stem used to weave roof rafter to attach coconut fronds to stick. Young men hunting in bush with slingshots, when run out of stones, use these young fruits to hunt birds.

kasesir

Rhipidura drownei
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Brown Fantail

Example: Photo by flyingkiwigirl / Flickr, License: CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 via Flickr

katia

katia
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grater for taro

kauga

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jaw, door frame, gate

kaukieri

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my brother in law, my brother-in-law

kauyei

Kyphosus bigibbus http://fishbase.org/summary/Kyphosus-bigibbus.html
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Brown Chub, Grey Sea Chub, Grey Drummer

Example: Photo by John Turnbull, License: CC BY-SA 3.0 via Fishes of Australia

kavnavini

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n. kind of plant with sticky seed pods, seeds used medicinally for many ailments, including stomach ache

kawireng

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kind of plantain

Example: Used for cooking and lap-lap

kereiri

kereiri
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traditional woven fan

Kina

Kina
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konianaker

Epinephelus maculatus http://fishbase.org/summary/Epinephelus-maculatus.html
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Highfin grouper (deep sea)

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

konianaker

Epinephelus coioides http://fishbase.org/summary/Epinephelus-coioides.html
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Orange-spotted grouper (deep sea)

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

kourmhin

Micropsitta bruijnii rosea
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Red-breasted Pygmy Parrot

koutkout

Petroica multicolor septentrionalis
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Pacific Robin

Example: Photo by Paul Balfe / Wikimedia Commons, License: CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

kupan

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beginning

kusan

kusan
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kind of shell

kwaji yerman sei kijirimak sa namritaik

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my elder sisiter’s son

kwanei awou

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grass skirt fibres

kwaniapwít

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n. plant with sticky leaves and seed pods

kwatikinɨmer

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unicorn fish

kwatɨpunaruveruv

Petroica multicolor
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Robin

kweria

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n. hawk

kɨkir

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hook

mai mai

Coryphaena hippurus http://fishbase.org/summary/Coryphaena-hippurus.html
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Common dolphinfish, mahi mahi

(Bislama) Mahi Mahi

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

manari-ianupag

Cultural: After a young boy is circumcised, a special kava (“Tapuga”) is prepared. The leaf of this tree is then tied to each branch of the tree to signify the ceremony.
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[manariən nəʔpəŋ] n. shrub, 3 m tall (collection: Gregory M. Plunkett #2971)

Example: Cultural: After a young boy is circumcised, a special kava (“Tapuga”) is prepared. The leaf of this tree is then tied to each branch of the tree to signify the ceremony.

marawta

Sargocentron tiere http://fishbase.org/summary/Sargocentron-tiere.html
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Bluelined squirrelfish, Tahitian squirrelfish

Example: Photo by Jeffrey T. Williams / Smithsonian Institution, License: CC BY-SA 3.0 via Fishes of Australia

matangi

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[mataga] wind

minin

Photo by John E. Randall, License: CC BY-NC 3.0
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Bluelined surgeonfish (fresh water)

Example: Photo by John E. Randall, License: CC BY-NC 3.0

nahua

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n month name (archaic, corresponding to January)

nakwarawkwara

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n star constellation

nan

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goat

napkapy

Leaves are used as pig feed to make them grow faster.  fed to pigs to make them grow faster. Various butterflied can also get stuck on this plant, so bird’s can also get stuck when trying to eat these insects and can then be hunted or collected.
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n. type of flowering plant (collection: Michael J. Balick #5027)

Example: Leaves are used as pig feed to make them grow faster. fed to pigs to make them grow faster. Various butterflied can also get stuck on this plant, so bird’s can also get stuck when trying to eat these insects and can then be hunted or collected.

napɨk

This is male variety used to build the foundation of the house, to make the timbers for the floor (joist) and put Veitchia arecina (MB 4707) strips on top. Also used for crossbeams for roof of house. Planted in village to provide shade.
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n. type of flowering plant (collection: Michael J. Balick #5130)

Example: This is male variety used to build the foundation of the house, to make the timbers for the floor (joist) and put Veitchia arecina (MB 4707) strips on top. Also used for crossbeams for roof of house. Planted in village to provide shade.

nare

This is the female type of 5037. Leaf is used to cover the top ridge of a roof on a house. Lasts 5 or more years. Women use the leaf for grass skirts. Take leaves, twist, tie in a line, dry in sun and then use to make skirt. Leaves have a nice fragrance.
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n. type of flowering plant (collection: Michael J. Balick #5039)

Example: This is the female type of 5037. Leaf is used to cover the top ridge of a roof on a house. Lasts 5 or more years. Women use the leaf for grass skirts. Take leaves, twist, tie in a line, dry in sun and then use to make skirt. Leaves have a nice fragrance.

nasiapu-a-nasiapu

This plant can be used to tell the sex of an as yet unborn baby. Two people hold the stem and tear it. If three threads from the corners of the stem come off, the baby will be a boy; if all 4 corners of the stem come off, the baby will be a girl. Two people start tearing the stem from both sides of the cut stem.
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n. herb growing on roadside along coast road. (collection: Gregory M. Plunkett #3168)

Example: This plant can be used to tell the sex of an as yet unborn baby. Two people hold the stem and tear it. If three threads from the corners of the stem come off, the baby will be a boy; if all 4 corners of the stem come off, the baby will be a girl. Two people start tearing the stem from both sides of the cut stem.

Natoka

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nauri nauri

The young stems are used to make rafter of the house. A "calendar plant," when this plant flowers it is a good time to hunt flying fox because during that season they have a great deal of fat. Leaves used in the treatment of male children who have been circumsized. Wrap pieces of coconut with these leaves,heat in fire for 5-10 minutes, squeeze the hot leaf-infused oil all over the body. Children are taken to the sea to bathe and this will help heal the sore when it is put all over the body. It also gives the child a nice smell.
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n. tree, 7 m tall (collection: Gregory M. Plunkett #3246)

Example: The young stems are used to make rafter of the house. A "calendar plant," when this plant flowers it is a good time to hunt flying fox because during that season they have a great deal of fat. Leaves used in the treatment of male children who have been circumsized. Wrap pieces of coconut with these leaves,heat in fire for 5-10 minutes, squeeze the hot leaf-infused oil all over the body. Children are taken to the sea to bathe and this will help heal the sore when it is put all over the body. It also gives the child a nice smell.

nawaprien ~ narwaprien

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n. lightning in sky

nehev

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valley, ravine

nekes kes

When a person sees this in flower, they know that the taro is ready for harvest. Birds like the fruit and so boys like to hunt the birds near the plant.
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[nakɨskɨs] n. parasite on fallen ficus branch, growing in dense forest. (collection: Gregory M. Plunkett #3136)

Example: When a person sees this in flower, they know that the taro is ready for harvest. Birds like the fruit and so boys like to hunt the birds near the plant.

nevo ɨkɨrakiri

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Hibiscus tiliaceus

newahu

Weave bark fiber to make slings, grass skirt for ladies, hats and baskets. To do this, rett outer bark in sea for 1 week to rot everything but the fiber, take remaining fiber, dry in sun and use as a fiber for weaving.
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n. type of flowering plant (collection: Michael J. Balick #5114)

Example: Weave bark fiber to make slings, grass skirt for ladies, hats and baskets. To do this, rett outer bark in sea for 1 week to rot everything but the fiber, take remaining fiber, dry in sun and use as a fiber for weaving.

newou

Used to treat pain. When a baby has an injection in the hospital, such as a vaccine, people take 1 handful of leaves, boil in a small amount of water to concentrate the resulting "juice" that comes out of the leaves, and put this fluid on the site of the pain, the injection, covering it with a leaf for 5-10 minutes, 2-3x daily until the baby stops crying.
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[ne̤wo] n. tree, 5 m tall (collection: Gregory M. Plunkett #3079)

Example: Used to treat pain. When a baby has an injection in the hospital, such as a vaccine, people take 1 handful of leaves, boil in a small amount of water to concentrate the resulting "juice" that comes out of the leaves, and put this fluid on the site of the pain, the injection, covering it with a leaf for 5-10 minutes, 2-3x daily until the baby stops crying.

nikotufe

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n. blue water tree, used for timber and canoe building, artistic carving

nimuien

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earthquake

nuah

When a person becomes the chief, he embodies this tree, as this tree is considered the chief of all plants and always helps the community.
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n. type of flowering plant (collection: Michael J. Balick #5168)

Example: When a person becomes the chief, he embodies this tree, as this tree is considered the chief of all plants and always helps the community.

nukwasighar

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sunlight

numpéin

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n. smelly herb, basil and other imported herbs

nɨfaga

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bow

nɨfweiag

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n. kind of tree

(Bislama) navenu

nɨmarɨ

nɨmarɨ
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n. kind of laplap made from bananas and coconut

Nɨpari kwarwaterei

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n boulder

nɨrái

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n. kind of tree with sticky fruit, fruit is not eaten by people, only by birds

nɨsakwa

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foam

nɨsuvás

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n. kind of tree with edible seed in a hairy pod

pepheer phisir

Plectorhinchus vittatus http://fishbase.org/summary/Plectorhinchus-vittatus.html
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Oriental sweetlips

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

pranawhi sei piak sa namritaik

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my elder brother’s daughter.

rinamran

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not long will be delight

(Bislama) stap broke delight

suatouk sei nimarim

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n path joining village with nakamal

sɨkɨnmantóu

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n. kind of large taro, from Aneityum

taktak

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duck

tamtamku

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n month name (archaic, corresponding to November)

tapahan

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tabu, taboo

tarouk

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n my lips

teki kafha

teki kafha
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kind of shell

terag

Medicine: This plant is used to relieve itchiness. Green leaves are rubbed on an area to reduce the sensation.
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n. shrub re-growing from fallen tree, 2 m tall (collection: Gregory M. Plunkett #3003)

Example: Medicine: This plant is used to relieve itchiness. Green leaves are rubbed on an area to reduce the sensation.

Trarahi

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give birth to someone

tukrós

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cordyline

yakawi nouk

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v I planted yam (only yam we can use this word ’yakawi’ that mean planted)

yesu

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goatfish, small and red

ɨprɨpre

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v. transitive to strip like leaves, or pinch off