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-apɨti

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v kick, stub one’s foot

-ápuhur

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v 1. trade, exchange (goods, blows); 2. fight with clubs)

aice

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snow

gɨwava

gɨwava
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n. type of flowering plant (collection: Michael J. Balick #5079)

Example: Fruits eaten when they turn yellow and are ripe.

ia-kanmi nikawa

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I drink kava

kametum

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pond, small body of water

kamkariamkari

kamkariamkari
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t.o. Jumping Spider

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

karkarepa

karkarepa
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n. type of flowering plant (collection: Michael J. Balick #5164)

Example: Fresh vine is collected and used to tie parts of the house together. Can drink water from stem. Fruits-seed used as necklace especially for kastom dance.

keipeipie iasuck

keipeipie iasuck
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n. type of flowering plant (collection: Michael J. Balick #5065)

Example: Tricks the rat, sees seeds from bottom, but when climbs herb, can’t see it--so name refers to tricking the rat. If a person drinks too much kava over many years, boil 5-6 whole plant for 15 minutes in water (1.5 L) and put in pot, drink 3 cups, 1x / day for 3 days to detoxify the effects of kava. A person who has drunk too much kava over a long time feels it in the body--weak, hard to wake early, appetite is low, body feels heavy.

kiriot

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large, black supernatural fowl which crows at the end of the day

konuwak arwerew

konuwak arwerew
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Leopard hind, leopard grouper (deep sea)

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

kurira

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after

kwanaruru

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n. kind of tree; its loss of leaves signifies the beginning of the cool season

kwanuasikum

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n. kind of tree (bark used in the production of tapa cloth)

kwareren-akwang

kwareren-akwang
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[nokukəpran] n. herb growing on large rock in open area, in middle of flowing stream. (collection: Gregory M. Plunkett #3117)

Example: People use this plant to treat heartburn and when they get indigestion. Take the leaf and wrap it with Ficus leaves ("manasus" unclear what species), chew them together and swallow the juice until the pain goes away.

kwasave

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spear becket

kwonhim

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[ganhɨn] penis

minim

minim
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Blue-spotted spinefoot, coral rabbitfish (fresh water)

Example: Photo by BS Thurner Hof / Wikimedia Commons, License: CC BY-SA 3.0 via Fishes of Australia

nakonɨmɨn

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n flint stone (for making fire)

nakur

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n. plant (to be identified)

(Bislama) nalalas

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cloudy in the mountain

namtɨgei

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mud

napriien

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sleep, sleepiness

napse-

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cousin (mother’s brother’s child)

naring

naring
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n. tree, small; Vanuatu Wild Fig

Example: Photo by Martial Wahe

narrer

narrer
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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.

nawaprien ~ narwaprien

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n. lightning in sky

nep

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club

nihpar

nihpar
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n. low-branching tree; Alexandrian laurel, balltree, beach calophyllum

Example: Photo by Martial Wahe

nimai

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n. leaves

nimewae

nimewae
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n. type of flowering plant (collection: Michael J. Balick #5061)

Example: Use stem to build roof rafters. Before people had matches, this plant was used to light fires by rubbing one stem of this against another piece of the same tree.

noufoua

noufoua
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n. terrestrial tree, growing in dense cloud forest. flowers white to yellow (collection: Gregory M. Plunkett #4214)

Example: 1. The bole of this tree is used to make end posts for cyclone houses (kuipé). It is considered a strong and special wood for this purpose. 2. Stems are used as a traditional digging stick (kaker) when planting taro or kava. A smaller stick is used for the latter. 3. The wood from this tree can be used to make long-lasting fence posts.

nukune

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n. trunk of tree

nɨkava maregmarɨg

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n. kind of kava with short branches

nɨkɨrha

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n. kind of tree (var. of kƗrha)

nɨmai nukwanek

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n. my hair

nɨparpar

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yam trellis

nɨrhɨr

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n. kind of tree (used for house posts)

pamtéraha

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n. kind of green and reddish coconut

pare

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n directional term indicating away from, sea, inland

penesu

penesu
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Forsten’s Parrotfish, Bluepatch Parrotfish

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

pirawa ~ firawa

pirawa ~ firawa
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Longspine emperor

Example: Photo by Museum of New Zealand / Te Papa Tongarewa, License: CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 via Fishes of Australia

pitoga

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alien (from another island, country)

pranawhi sei piak sarawihi

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my younger brother’s daughter (my niece)

sadine sadine

sadine sadine
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Mackerel scad

Example: Photo by David R / iNaturalist.org, License: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 via Fishes of Australia

tangarua

tangarua

Banded Sea Krait

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

tuitúi

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n. castor bean tree

uriv

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kind of tick

yaku yaku

yaku yaku
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n. type of flowering plant (collection: Michael J. Balick #5141)

yesu

yesu
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Whitesaddle goatfish

Example: Photo by Patrick Randall, License: CC BY-SA 3.0 via Fishes of Australia