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amwumw poa

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verb wash hands

aproa

apwkanne

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adv. later

armaj moado

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noun old person

da

what

duoau

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num. nine

en nohno nohno

maternal grandmother

eu

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one

Iaia

idang

verb press

ingkarak

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louse

inpwong

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at night

ipwil

n love

jaihsnaip

army knife

jakapehl

not skillful

jemen pahioai

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noun father-in-law

jeripein

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noun girl

jileu

n bluefin tuna

joahmwur

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n rope that is tied to the canoe to hold the sail in place; there is one joahmwur on either side of the sail (front and back)

joal in koapis in indian

bowstring

joaroakli

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[jɔrɔkli] n on the side of a sailing canoe to hold the sail

johia

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noun boar (uncastrated pig)

jupwranahi

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noun paddling canoe

kadek

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adj. not stingy

kadoarihla

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verb finish

kajelel

kang

noun eat

kapang, oakoar

watch (v)

kapw

new

kariau

second

kia

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[kia] n the two wooden poles in the middle of the connection between the canoe and the outrigger

kid

thousand

kihnno

noun mosquito larva

kijesik winan

rat

kioak

n spine foot (fish)

koa

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verb bite

koaroa

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noun heron

koasoa

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[kɔsɔ] n a trapezoidal piece of wood on the side of the canoe farther from the outrigger that connects the canoe and the poang

koawoa

pronoun you (singular)

lidop

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noun sow (female pig of reproductive age)

lijaianda

verb be pregnant

loadload

sniff

loangin juke

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noun honey bee

lopwlopw likoau

wash clothes

mehdi

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verb dead

moalonglong

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noun nausea; start to get sea sick, but cannot vomit

mojul

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adj. thick

mour, joah leu

raw

mwahliel

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brain

Mwaj pwilipwil

leech

mwaoroan pwirej

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adj. brown

mwioak

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noun crow

mwoad

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fat (size)

mwoaswel

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noun garden

mwoluj

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noun charcoal/embers

nambwo

nambwo
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noun pennant bannerfish

Example: Pennant Bannerfish (Heniochus chrysostomus) by Cliff, 2008, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr

nauna

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adj. bad

ngoah pij

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[ŋɔi pit͡ʃ ] my pig

ngoah pij soal

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[ŋɔi pit͡ʃ sɔl] my black pig

ngohi pij soal jilmen

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[ŋɔi pit͡ʃ sɔl t͡ʃilmen] my three black pigs

ninpal

ninpal
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noun crossbar that holds the two masts together

nohno

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mother

oakla

hide

oapwoarla

v sexually experienced

ohla

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verb, intransitive break

pahiao

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noun spouse of

pajapoang

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noun answer

pekendihdi jerimwein

youngest brother

pen

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noun green coconut

pi lap

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noun river

pij jilmenne

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these three pigs

pil siksik

noun pond

pilda

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verb choose

pilenau

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saliva

pisla

freed, be

poakadi

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verb defecate (shit)

prien

friend

pwirejrej

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adj. dirty

pwoarla

v To have one’s first sexual experience (slang)

pwol

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noun bowl

pwu

pwu
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noun betel nut

Example: Photo by David Harrison, 2015

pwudongdonglap

n Kind of jellyfish

rehn ohroj

every day

rehno mwohn kajapwlakoanaio

day before yesterday

rimaddi

v to fall on one’s backside (slang)

roangla

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adj. burned (food)

sakai

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noun stone, rock

saki

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dead coral

shis

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n sheet

sihkei

strong

siksik

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adj. little

sinek

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noun snake

Soa

soapwoahd

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noun nose

umwuj

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verb vomit

warin

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noun canoe front

wijah kije

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this place

wijahn koaujoan

village

woal o pirin kihdoam ngoahi pijo

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[wɔlo piɾin kitom mɔi pit͡ʃo] sentence the man will give the pig to me

wonou

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