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alij

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beard

amai

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[amai] yours (plural)

apwali

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verb nurse

armaj pwiaia

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noun gray-haired person

chip

noun elected chief

dam

dam
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[dam] n outrigger

daonke

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n light

dilda

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verb enter

duhpk

starve

en nohno nohno

maternal grandmother

eni

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noun ghost

iaw oahr

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interro. how much

idoak

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verb ask

ikel

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noun eagle

immas

Ingkarakin armaj

lice, body

ipong

vi to force

jahr kohlk

big knife

jamwrou

noun priest

jandin e

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toe

jarau

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noun baracuda

jerimwein

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noun boy

jeripein

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noun girl

joah loakloakoa

be quiet

joalin koapis

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noun bowstring

joaloangala

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verb lose

joh dupikoa

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adj. free

johjo

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[jo:jo] n piece of wood under the kia

johkin wiawi

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adj. impossible

kalahpwuk

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adj. alone

kapang, widahli

see

kidepw

vi to put a spell on a tree to prevent others from gathering the fruit, usually also involves a physical, be cursed

kieil

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noun brown lizard

kil

kilin suhkoa

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tree bark

kirihj

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noun body fat, grease

koadkoan umw

roof

koakoahk

tired

koandau

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n stairs

koandoau

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noun ladder

koauwehla

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verb, transitive break

kohl

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verb sing

kopkop

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noun cough

kororo

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adj. white

kumwuspoa

lehmwsik

ostentatious person

leklek

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noun barrow, hog (castrated pig)

maj

warm

majmaj

spear

majpwehkda

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adj. frightened

mehdi

n death

meleisik

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heart

men

moahng

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verb breathe

moai

moai
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noun breadfruit tree

moalonglong

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

mwakohko

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adj. hungry

Mwangaj

Mwangaj
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noun coconut (past stage of drinking)

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mwoad

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fat (size)

nennen

silent

ngoah inla o aio

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[ŋɔː iːla ɔ̃ʔ aio] sentence I went there yesterday

ngoah pij soal

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[ŋɔi pit͡ʃ sɔl] my black pig

no

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noun wave, the surf

no boilda

boiled

no ila, no kijoula

left

noai jerimwein

son

oakoakila

hidden

oarmoan

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noun dream

okoda

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verb, intransitive burn

pahj

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[pa:t͡ʃ] n a sitting place on the edge of the canoe, on top of the connection between the canoe and the outrigger

paj

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nest

par

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noun sprouting coconut

pei

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verb fight

pekendihdi jeripein

youngest sister

pij men o

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[piʃ men o] that pig

pij mene

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this pig

pij soal jiluhmenne

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these three black pigs

pirej

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noun ground/soil

poad

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noun coconut for seedling

polouwar

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n floor

pwedin pirap

thief

Pwel

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noun mud

pwij

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[pʷit͡ʃ] n a wooden pole that sits above and paralell to the outrigger, on top of the kia; keeps the outrigger flexible

pwoas

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[pʷɔs] n

pwurpwuren joi

n hair swirl, said to be mark of a naughty child

rein mwahmwa woal

paternal uncle

rimaddi

v to fall on one’s backside (slang)

rioai woal

brother

roairoai

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adj. tall

rohs

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flower

sas

verb, intransitive To be in death agony

saud

n party (celebration)

soahr

tear

suhkoa

wahn pwij

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[wa:n pʷit͡ʃ] n two wooden poles that sit vertically on top of the outrigger and connect to the kia

warin

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noun canoe front

wijekjek

wet

woalo

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noun forest

wou

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verb dog bark

wud moadoak

hail