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-akerha

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v crawl, walk carefully (as on a narrow path or cliff edge)

-akiek(i)

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v touch, nudge, rub, scratch, brush against

-ami

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v intr urinate

-amwhenumw

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v/a 1. drown, sink; 2. deep, under water

-apɨti

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v kick, stub one’s foot

-araverɨg

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v 1. open (as a door, trunk); 2. begin, ceremonially open (as a new road)

-arukwakurira

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v overtake, bypass

-arukwerɨg

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v wash one’s hands

-ataren

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v look off, look to the side

aiapun ro kiri

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shine flying fox

apa

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alone

areri

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v. to braid rope or hair, or wrap with coconut leaves

en masou

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go dive

ik neihi seim kuri

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for your dog

(Bislama) fakem dog blo yu

kaepaepae kequahu

When woman does not have period for 2-3 months and is pregnant, people say the lizard could eat the baby. To avoid this, boil a handful of stem shavings in 1/2 L water, for 6 minutes and give this drink to the woman twice a day for 5 days. Then the bleeding will stop. There are also dietary restrictions: no coconut, oil, salt, curry. The woman can also not swim in sea for 5 days. But the baby will be healthy if these instructions are followed.
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n. type of flowering plant (collection: Michael J. Balick #5108)

Example: When woman does not have period for 2-3 months and is pregnant, people say the lizard could eat the baby. To avoid this, boil a handful of stem shavings in 1/2 L water, for 6 minutes and give this drink to the woman twice a day for 5 days. Then the bleeding will stop. There are also dietary restrictions: no coconut, oil, salt, curry. The woman can also not swim in sea for 5 days. But the baby will be healthy if these instructions are followed.

kafete

kafete
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sleeping mat of woven pandanus

kamahao

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n shooting star

kamkariamkari

Cyrtophora moluccensis https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/120520-Cyrtophora-moluccensis
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Dome Web Spider

Example: Photo by givernykate / iNaturalist, License: CC-BY-NC via inaturalist.org

karorɨt

Cut open ripe fruit, put red seed in mouth, chew them, then spit out hard seeds left. Ancients used to eat the seeds in this way -- certain people still like it.
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n. type of flowering plant (collection: Michael J. Balick #5134)

Example: Cut open ripe fruit, put red seed in mouth, chew them, then spit out hard seeds left. Ancients used to eat the seeds in this way -- certain people still like it.

kasoso

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[kasoso] small devil

keno

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n cicada

konuwak

Epinephelus areolatus http://fishbase.org/summary/Epinephelus-areolatus.html
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Areolate grouper

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

konuwak

Epinephelus corallicola http://fishbase.org/summary/Epinephelus-corallicola.html
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Coral grouper, coral rock grouper

Example: Photo by J. E. Randall, License: CC BY-NC 3.0 via Fishes of Australia

konuwak

Epinephelus coioides http://fishbase.org/summary/Epinephelus-coioides.html
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Orange-spotted grouper

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

kotuai

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grating board for coconut

kumháu

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n eyeball

kutumer

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last born child

kwanapuirahakw

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initial stage of coconut development

Example: Coconut fruit bud

kwanei

Hardwood, for carving. For building house posts. If wood is dry when it is wet outside, this wood will light and burn faster than any other wood (due to high sap content).
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n. type of flowering plant (collection: Michael J. Balick #5115)

Example: Hardwood, for carving. For building house posts. If wood is dry when it is wet outside, this wood will light and burn faster than any other wood (due to high sap content).

kwani kumɨn

Used to paint face for kastom ceremony before other colors were available from store--original color.
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n. type of flowering plant (collection: Michael J. Balick #5149)

Example: Used to paint face for kastom ceremony before other colors were available from store--original color.

kwankasikap

Clothing: The bark of this plant is peeled and sundried (~2 days) to be woven into Nambas.
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[kwankəsikəp] n. shrub, 2 m tall (collection: Gregory M. Plunkett #2988)

Example: Clothing: The bark of this plant is peeled and sundried (~2 days) to be woven into Nambas.

kwankwaikwai

Finschia chloroxantha
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n. type of flowering plant (collection: Michael J. Balick #5036)

kwankwikwa

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n larva

kwanuni-

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n. seed

kwateriu

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n. sling made of pandanus, used to shoot rocks for killing birds

kwatpi-

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bladder

kwenakwa

Ptilinopus greyii
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Red-bellied Fruit Dove

kwivur

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green stone, magical stone

kɨrhir

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upraised coral

kɨrorát

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n. kind of vine with edible fruit

makhum

Cheilinus undulatus http://fishbase.org/summary/Cheilinus-undulatus.html
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Humphead wrasse

Example: Photo by Anne Hoggett / Lizard Island Research Station, 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.

mariveia

Siganus vulpinus http://fishbase.org/summary/Siganus-vulpinus.html
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Foxface

Example: Photo by Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, License: CC BY-SA 3.0 via Fishes of Australia

murup

Falco peregrinus
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Peregrine falcon

mɨrarɨn

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rainbow

nakefiji

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kind of plantain from Fiji

Example: Used for cooking

namnamug

Young leaves are edible. Cook with meat and vegetables or boil leaves and mix with coconut milk.
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n. type of fern (collection: Michael J. Balick #5155)

Example: Young leaves are edible. Cook with meat and vegetables or boil leaves and mix with coconut milk.

nanina-awihi

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n my small intestine

napitewian sei nesan

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darkness of rain

(Bislama) dak blo ren

napregovien

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leaves used to lure fish

nariram

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kind of plantain, a medium sized plantain, is ca. 6” long with green and yellow color on peel

Example: Eaten ripe

narisien

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n. to laugh

narrer

People use trunk for houseposts as the stem is very straight. The stem also can be used for firewood.
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[næhɨr] n. well branched tree, 10 m tall (collection: Gregory M. Plunkett #3111)

Example: People use trunk for houseposts as the stem is very straight. The stem also can be used for firewood.

natehi

Children from Tanna and throughout Vanuatu use this plant to make a slingshot. As a "medicine," when chickens are ruining your garden, if you plant this plant it will chase away the chickens.
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n. well branched tree, 4 m tall (collection: Gregory M. Plunkett #3125)

Example: Children from Tanna and throughout Vanuatu use this plant to make a slingshot. As a "medicine," when chickens are ruining your garden, if you plant this plant it will chase away the chickens.

nathan

Timber. Birds are known to eat this fruit so people can hunt near the tree. Unspecified medicine.
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n. sparsely branched tree, 15 m tall (collection: Gregory M. Plunkett #3232)

Example: Timber. Birds are known to eat this fruit so people can hunt near the tree. Unspecified medicine.

neis

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two days from the present

nekfai

The leaves, fruits and stems of this plant are used as pig food. The leaves are used to wrap lap lap in. Leaves are also used to cover a roof of a house--the top part or ridge.
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n. liana growing up a damaged macaranga dioica tree, growing in open forest heavily impacted by cyclone. flowering spadices green to tannish-yellow. (collection: Gregory M. Plunkett #3241)

Example: The leaves, fruits and stems of this plant are used as pig food. The leaves are used to wrap lap lap in. Leaves are also used to cover a roof of a house--the top part or ridge.

niar

Photo by Martial Wahe
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n. tree to 30 m

Example: Photo by Martial Wahe

Nihi yasur

Nihi yasur
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n volcanic ash plain

nikisi

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n. small offshoot tuber

nimapare

nimapare
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n. strongest type of traditional Nafe house, made of bamboo and coconut

nimasiur

1. Flying foxes, pidgeons and rats consume the fruits. 2. The wood is used as a commercial timber.
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n. large, well branched tree (collection: Gregory M. Plunkett #4220)

Example: 1. Flying foxes, pidgeons and rats consume the fruits. 2. The wood is used as a commercial timber.

nimriki taruk

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n my beard

nimusukwe

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n. decayed stump

nkwai nanimem

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n the white of my eye

nukwanɨn

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his hair

nurabup

When this tree grows with straight stems it is used for house posts
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[nurapap] n. very well branched tree, 6-8 m tall (collection: Gregory M. Plunkett #3054)

Example: When this tree grows with straight stems it is used for house posts

nɨkafái

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n. kind of parasitic vine (philodendron?)

nɨkenaku jeria

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their heart

nɨmrhit

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my face

nɨmu kwatia tasiapen

Pterocaesio tile http://fishbase.org/summary/Pterocaesio-tile.html
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Dark-Banded Fusilier, Neon Fusilier

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

nɨparpar

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yam trellis

nɨrhɨr

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n. kind of tree (used for house posts)

nɨsori

Cut branches, dry in the sun until the leaves fall out,and then  tie branches together to make broom. Stem used for canoe outrigger.
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n. type of flowering plant (collection: Michael J. Balick #5145)

Example: Cut branches, dry in the sun until the leaves fall out,and then tie branches together to make broom. Stem used for canoe outrigger.

pangkor

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soursop fruit

parapu

parapu
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wind direction from the north

pari

pari
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Pawpawuk

Nyctemera baulus https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/202263-Nyctemera-baulus
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Asian Magpie Moth

Example: Photo by birdexplorers / iNaturalist, License: CC-BY-NC via inaturalist.org

pawpawuk

Hypolimnas antilope https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/199968-Hypolimnas-antilope
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Spotted Crow Eggfly

Example: Photo by birdexplorers / iNaturalist, License: CC-BY-NC via inaturalist.org

pawpawuk pitew

Hypolimnas bolina https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/70174-Hypolimnas-bolina
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Great Eggfly

Example: Photo by birdexplorers / iNaturalist, License: CC-BY-NC via inaturalist.org

penesu pitew

Bolbometopon muricatum http://fishbase.org/summary/Bolbometopon-muricatum.html
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Green humphead parrotfish, bumphead parrotfish

Example: Photo by Klaus Stiefel / Flickr, License: CC BY-NC 3.0 via Fishes of Australia

pukuri

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Ficus sp. (kind of nukwesi)

sapág

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fork (as in a tree)

tafha

Very small, not ready to eat or for any other use
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coconut development stage 1

Example: Very small, not ready to eat or for any other use

Takiaew sei tasi

Chromodoris willani https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/119429-Chromodoris-willani
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Willan’s Chromodoris

Example: Photo by tonydiver / iNaturalist, License: CC-BY-NC via inaturalist.org

tangarua

Laticauda colubrina https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/68343-Laticauda-colubrina

Banded Sea Krait

Example: Photo by melianie_and_max / iNaturalist, License: CC0 via inaturalist.org

tap

tap
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faucet

tapi

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planting hole (for banana, taro)

tarur

Ornamental: Flowers are used to decorate houses.
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n. terrestrial orchid, 1 m tall (collection: Gregory M. Plunkett #3035)

Example: Ornamental: Flowers are used to decorate houses.

teara

If a person gets cut while on reef, take leaves and burn them to an ash. Put this powder on the sore for one day to dry and heal cut. For constipation, take 1 handful bark, mash it, put with coconut water (one coconut’s worth), and drink a cup once. Don’t do other activites. This will clear bowel within a day. Very powerful.
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n. type of flowering plant (collection: Michael J. Balick #5116)

Example: If a person gets cut while on reef, take leaves and burn them to an ash. Put this powder on the sore for one day to dry and heal cut. For constipation, take 1 handful bark, mash it, put with coconut water (one coconut’s worth), and drink a cup once. Don’t do other activites. This will clear bowel within a day. Very powerful.

teki tagharua ~ tikitagarua

Photo by K. David Harrison, Dec. 2017
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n nautilus shell. Possibly family Nautilidae

Example: Photo by K. David Harrison, Dec. 2017

tikirkak

Pterodroma occulta
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Vanuatu Petrel

toura

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rope

tuitui

Take a coconut leaf, take out the midribs so it becomes a sharp spine, impale the seeds on this, and light them for use as a torch. Leaf used to cover earth oven, and can be put between the stones and the wrapped cooking leaves in order to keep the food clean. Children play with the seeds as marbles
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n. type of flowering plant (collection: Michael J. Balick #5090)

Example: Take a coconut leaf, take out the midribs so it becomes a sharp spine, impale the seeds on this, and light them for use as a torch. Leaf used to cover earth oven, and can be put between the stones and the wrapped cooking leaves in order to keep the food clean. Children play with the seeds as marbles

tukraus

The leaves of this plant are used by women to make grass skirts. Slice the leaf lengthwise, fold or roll them up, put to dry in sun until it becomes white. At that point it is used to make the grass skirt.
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[tukrawus] n. unbranched tree, growing next to Ianarawia ("high hill") settlement (village of Philip Wahe). (collection: Gregory M. Plunkett #3153)

Example: The leaves of this plant are used by women to make grass skirts. Slice the leaf lengthwise, fold or roll them up, put to dry in sun until it becomes white. At that point it is used to make the grass skirt.

tɨtua

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garden bed

warakou pirei

Taeniura lymma http://fishbase.org/summary/Taeniura-lymma.html
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Ribbontail stingray

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

wipin iariman

Carangoides ferdau http://fishbase.org/summary/Carangoides-ferdau.html
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Blue trevally (male)

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

yakamema

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v I am sick

(Bislama) mi sik

yanar

Moolgarda seheli http://fishbase.org/summary/Moolgarda-seheli.html
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Bluespot mullet

Example: Photo by Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, License: CC BY-SA 3.0 via Fishes of Australia