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aboabongi

adjective easily capsizable

aduhenua

group of islands or atolls.

aladoidoi

noun iron (a piece of)

alelo

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alohaai

verb love intensely

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noun dead body

atangada

noun generation, age set

balabala

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adjective soft

balanggede

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noun blanket

bodu

noun spouse

bolobolo

bolobolo
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noun long boat-like basket made from coconut palm

boo

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noun night

busi

noun cat

dagu

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noun axe

damaahine

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noun daughter

daogave

noun a type of coconut tree

deelaa

there

dibononi

noun the youngest child of a couple

doiho

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verb fall

dubua

noun a person of extraordinary ability

duu lellele

noun apodous sea cucumber

duu mmea

sea cucumber species

gabinivali

a kind of ancient song

galo-gila

goatfish

gelu haiusu

unicorn fish

goloa

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noun groceries, supplies

gooluu

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pronoun you (dual)

gopai

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noun hat

gu vela

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adjective burned

haga mahana

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verb heat

hagaaduadu dangada

verb critical of others

hagadau

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pronoun each other

hagadoa

verb act like a giant

hagahala

a sleeping mat

hagausiusi de me

a sky covered with rain clouds

hakadanga

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adjective funny, silly

hale

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noun house, houses

hale honggelegele

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noun bathroom, toilet

hanoo seni

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verb go to sleep

haonga lalo de henua

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noun cave

hau ua

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noun necklace

henua gelegele

atoll.

henuu

placenta

hiihii mada

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noun eyelash(es)

hua bukaliaa

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noun Indian mulberry, cheese fruit (fruit); used to treat diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart problems

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huaa gulu

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noun breadfruit

ilaage

adjective free of (sickness, hardship)

kii mai

verb decreasing

lae

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noun forehead

lalo de vae

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heel

lau daala buni

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noun hundred dollar bill

lele tuli

childbirth

llena

verb stretch; raise one’s eyebrows

llibo

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adjective, verb drunk, get drunk (pl.)

lodo ai loo

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verb wish for

lohaloha

verb measure off in fathoms

longolongo i adamagi

to pick up information by asking others, who have lied (so that one’s information is false)

looloa

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adjective long

luduludu

trembling

luu olaadeu

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pronoun their (for dual, inalienable noun)

maadolu

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adjective thick (fabric, paper, hair)

madalua maa lima seene

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noun quarter

madaono

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number sixty

magau

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adjective dead

magi i de makama

menstruation

mahana

adjective hot (weather)

malau ngudu

noun labia (vulva)

malili de biho

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adjective balding

manu lele

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noun bird

manusomo

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noun tree

meabo

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adjective true

mmili

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verb to grate

modomodo

modomodo
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noun stage between a young green coconut and a mature brown coconut

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moni sulu

submarine

ngaangaailu

noun hair

ngadi duu

naked

nooligi

a small knife

onoonogia

noun an overindulgence in fatty foods, leading to a loss of appetite

sabanaana

a phosphorescent flash in the water

saesaelea

verb to be continually walked upon

saunoa

intensifier very

seni tao

sleep soundly

sigo de muna

remember what one has heard

singilidi

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noun t-shirt

sisi galisi

striped (with thin lines)

siva llau

number nine hundred

solo luu lima

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verb wash hands

somo boi

grow abnormally (having defects)

sua aaleloi

a wrestling maneuver

sua hadu umu

stones (dead coral) used in the earth oven

sugi de ngudu

the corner of the mouth

sugulu

noun school

tai unu

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thirsty

taiseni

adjective sleepy

tangada gaiaa

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noun thief

tao o de me holu

noun arrow

tolo i nui

tolo i nui

noun coconut seed

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ua-mea

red-throated frigate bird

vai huaamee

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noun coconut water from a young green coconut

valea

moldy; to have been in place for a long time