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ahiahi

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noun fire

alelo

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tongue

alodahi

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adjective all, every

alodahi hugadoo

everything, everybody, each and every

alohi vae

noun sole (of foot)

baabaa luu lima

clap hands

baageaa

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adjective weak

baleao

noun fish sp., milkfish

balu daaea

noun fish sp.

biliisi

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noun bridge

daadaa

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noun sweat

dae

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noun hand net

dagelo

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bottom, foundation

dalia

adjective tired

dalinga

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ear

dau

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verb read

de mee naa

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that one (by you)

deehee

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how

denga

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determiner the (for plural noun); many (more than two)

duubaa

noun one half of an oyster shell

duugiva

adjective rough texture, of a plaited object such as a mat

duula

noun the direction from which the wind blows

duunga gima

half of a clam shell

e hia

how much

edeemaua

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impossible

gaa

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verb burn (intransitive)

gaadinga

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noun mature brown coconut

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gaadinga

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noun mature brown coconut

gadinibidi

a type of fishook made from pearl shell

gahu

ganae oo

threadfin fish

gapese

a method of pole fishing at night (on the seaward reef)

gaso

roof thatch rafters (of pandanus slats)

gavia

crazy person; insane person,

gimoo lele

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noun bat

gopai

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noun hat

gubu lima

hand, wrist

hagabulinga dangada

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noun tribe

hagadubu hue vini

the name of a certain type of string figure

hagahana iho

verb record for a little while

hagahula

the sac in a fish which emerges from its mouth when it is brought up from a great depth

hagamoolau

verb hurry, rush

hagapuni

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verb plus, add

hagatulu mai

verb ooze out

hagaualoha

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adjective poor

hai lodo

resentful

hakaau unuunu

to cause an infant to feed at the breast

hakai

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noun earring

hakaugau

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verb wash someone

hano gi bouli gee

to transfigure oneself

henua gelegele

atoll.

hevaalogi

the screaming of many people at the same time

hieunu

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verb thirsty, be

honu de maasina

noun full moon

huaamee

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noun young green coconut

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preposition from

laaningi

noun sleeveless shirt

labodo

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noun snake

lai

noun forehead

lau

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number one hundred

lele tuli

childbirth

lima llau

five hundred

llava

finished (pl.); wealthy (pl.); wrap (independent form); meat or fish (for a meal)

loa mea

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noun red ant

loeaa

a type of game

longolongo i adamagi

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

luu oluu

pronoun your (plural; for dual noun)

luu ooluu

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pronoun your (plural; for dual noun)

luuluu haha

gargle, wash one’s mouth out

madaanga hulu maa ono

number sixteen

made

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verb look at in an effort to identify or recognize

mahana

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adjective hot, warm

malemale

noun areola of the breast; a boil on the body

malili

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adjective scattered

malo aahine

noun dress

manu

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noun March

manu solo laagau

a file (for filing metal)

me hagaahulu

prepared food

me holu

noun bow

modu

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noun islet

mudimudi

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verb walk stealthily in a crouch

muna e basa ange ai

noun answer

muna pada

harsh words

ngaage

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noun south

ngaiho

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noun north

ngudu leia

be the object of continual gossip

nuinui

noun a special kind of driftwood (resembling aha-bagua), the core of which is used for the hoop of the flying fish net

nuui

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adjective green

ohu

a depression in a tree trunk

ono

barracuda

saa

a share of food (esp. for children)

saalinga

noun street; road

sali ssaavale

verb salivate

sili gee

stand out from (others in a group) in distane or height

songosongo

genitals (of males or females)

tainaahine o dogu dinana

noun maternal aunt

tainadaane

noun brother

unga

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noun hermit crab

vaivai basa

dirty or obscene language; foulmouthed, swear

velo de hagasii

a type of game