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-afaki

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v pray, communicate with the supernatural

-aku

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v 1. come from, start at (as a place); 2. in interrogative constructions: which, where

-akwakwus

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v hang onto, perch (as a bat), hang up (as a kerosene lantern)

-amhu

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v. intransitive garden, work in a garden

-amɨri

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v drip, leak

-apwas(i)

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v 1. lick, kiss; 2. bring together, close up

-askɨn

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v 1. wring, squeeze through a strainer (as kava); 2. walk with a cane

-ati

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v intr hop (on one foot)

aice

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snow

asori

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adj. big, large

kapa

kapa
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Spanish flag, stripey

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

karuarua

karuarua
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[kawəwə] n. sparsely branched tree, 7 m tall (collection: Gregory M. Plunkett #3044)

Example: Ceremonial: During a large kastom ceremony ("Nakwyari"), a branch of this plant is used to sweep the nakamal before the toka dance.

kera

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skull

kirikapóu

kirikapóu
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Glossy Swiftlet

koka

koka
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Trigger fish

konianaker

konianaker
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Giant grouper (deep sea)

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

koniapit

koniapit
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n. weedy vine growing over boulders in dry streambed. Corolla pink turning bluish. (collection: Gregory M. Plunkett #2794)

konuwak sarapiran

konuwak sarapiran
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Harlequin Sweetlips, Many-Spotted Sweetlips, Spotted Sweetlips (female)

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

krirɨm kwajia

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num six

kuankuma

kuankuma
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n. shrub, 2 m tall (collection: Gregory M. Plunkett #2976)

Example: No use disclosed.

kuayei

kuayei
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Blue sea chub, snubnose chub, topsail drummer

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

mwɨramwɨra

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ant

nameramer

nameramer
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[nameramir] n. liana, growing on myristica fatua in dense forest. (collection: Gregory M. Plunkett #3041)

Example: Construction: The vine of this tree is used as rope to fasten members of a house or bundles of sugar cane. It is not considered a strong rope.

nanemenmeta

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kind of coconut, characterized by a round fruit with a reddish color on the top of the fruit

nanɨn

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n. kind of tree

napkapi

napkapi
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n. tree, 6-8 m tall (collection: Gregory M. Plunkett #3262)

Example: Feed pigs with the bark of this tree, and mix it with pig food as well. When eaten, this bark will help make the pig grow fat. When the fruits are ripe, they get sticky and this can be used to trap birds. Put these fruits around a cut up papaya, and put that in a clear place--when the birds come to eat the papaya they get stuck by the fruits and can be caught.

napɨk

napɨk
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n. type of flowering plant (collection: Michael J. Balick #5097)

Example: This tree is planted to mark the area of a Nakamal. Young roots used as bowstring..

naruvaruv

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evening

neai

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sky, heavens

nevo

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algae

niemes

niemes
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n. tree to 6 m tall, dbh 30 cm (collection: Michael J. Balick #4726)

Example: Green fruits are edible. To eat the leaves, cook them in boiling water for 5-10 minutes, eat with coconut milk. The younger leaves should be the ones harvested for eating. The leaves can also be used to bake a pig in an earth oven, wrap the leaves around the pig. The wood is good for firewood and a person can start the dried wood with no match. The leaves of this plant can be eaten with another, unspecified leaf to stop vomiting. When the fruits are ripe the flying fox and birds like to eat these fruits.

nua popo

nua popo
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n. type of flowering plant (collection: Michael J. Balick #5158)

Example: When a person is stung by a jellyfish, take 5-6 leaves and whip the sore for 5-10 minutes and this will reduce the soreness of the wound.

nukwasikar

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afternoon

numrhi iesukw

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n. fur of mouse or rat

Numuwian

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n tremor

nwera

nwera
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coconut development stage 7; sprouting coconut.

nɨmai nukwanem

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n. your hair

nɨmrakw

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ashes

nɨpɨn vi

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season of the year when yams are growing, before yam harvest (Oct. through March)

parei

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West (cardinal direction)

penesu

penesu
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Blue-barred parrotfish

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

phumha tasiapen

phumha tasiapen
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Yellow and blueback fusilier, blue and yellow fusilier (deep sea)

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

punwar

punwar
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n. tree that has seed pods (to be identified)

sarat

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n. green onions (English shallot)

(Bislama) sarat

sasave

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n. kind of sugarcane

sekermandou

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kind of taro, has white flesh, considered the mother of all taro on Tanna

toutou

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bat, flying mammal

trimian

trimian
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[trajmijen] n. liana growing in disturbed forest area along kwataren kastom road. (collection: Gregory M. Plunkett #3096)

Example: People use this plant to soften the hair, by taking the roots and stem, pounding them with a stone, and squeezing the juice into the hair--it is said to make it very soft.

tɨsi-

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n. inalienable 1. classifier word for supporting aerial roots (as of a banyan, pandanus), 2. thorn

whilpara

whilpara
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wheelbarrow