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aduhenua

group of islands or atolls.

adumodu

atoll.

ahi

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noun fire

alelo

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tongue

aloha gelo

noun profound affection

alohi

noun anything forming a semi-circle

ao de me

noun daytime

bela

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noun mud

bese

noun one of the harmony parts in old chants

biigii

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noun pig

biliisi

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noun bridge

bodobodo

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adjective short

bulada

noun banana tree fibers (for making cloth)

buuganga

noun a trip for a festive or recreational purpose

dagamanga

noun path, route

dahi seene

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noun penny

daia ma gu magau

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verb killed, be

daiao

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tomorrow

dala

noun appendage, fin, spine

damadaane

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noun son

danga loa

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noun worm

dangada gaiaa

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noun theives

dibononi

noun the youngest child of a couple

doiho

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verb fall

donu ange

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verb understand

doo

noun an evil scheme

dugilima

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noun elbows

duli

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noun knee

gaagose

sea cucumber

gaanuunu

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bosom/breast

gai

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verb eat (transitive)

gai ina

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verb eat this

golee bugaliaa

golee bugaliaa
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noun Indian mulberry, cheese fruit (seeds)

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gubu lima

hand, wrist

gulu

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noun breadfruit tree

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haadenga

noun measurement

hadi bodo

noun breaking of waves at short intervals

hagaaduadu dangada

verb critical of others

hagaaualoha

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verb poor

hagabini

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noun cockroach

hagadubu gi se --

verb transfigure into a --

hagakii dalinga

verb producing a high-pitched noise in the ear; the itch felt in the ear when something sweet is eaten

hagallongo i muna

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verb obey

hagamogomgo

verb cause to be muscular

hagao

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verb buy

hagassui/hang gainga/hagamamane

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verb urinate (piss)

hagausinga ina

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adjective cloudy

hai mee

industrious

hale

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noun hut

hale denga manu

noun hive (house for animals)

hale gaugau

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noun bath house

hegai

verb eat ravenously

holomanga

noun throat

hui hala

hui hala

ripe pandanus

Example: Photo by Emily Drummond, 06/15/19

hungahunga a nui

the flower of the coconut tree

huuhuaa me

sorcery (made with chants)

i taiao

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in morning

ivi gaogao

noun rib

kai

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adjective boiled

laaga

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noun November

laangi

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noun day

lele

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verb fly

llau

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number one hundred

llou

hang down or bent down (of branches, palm fronds, or fishing poles)

lodo danuaa

adjective happy

lodo llidi

a well-dressed man (always wanting to llidi)

longoduli

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adjective deaf

luu au

pronoun your (singular; for dual, alienable noun)

mada gaanunu

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noun nipple

madangi

noun air

mademadea

verb identify tentatively; to think that one recognizes but not be sure

magini

a sudden pain while moving the body (as with a pinched nerve, or a muscle spasm); a sound like that made by snapping one’s fingers

maingaa

miss, feel the loss of, or the uselessness of, something of great value

mami

verb taste (of something)

mangoo

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noun shark

masole ange

barely scratched

meemaagau

noun non-living thing

midi

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noun dream

muna

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noun language; word or phrase

niho kangi

noun tusk

noho dodo

coagulation of blood

noonounu

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verb repeatedly nounu

odi iho

just finished

saabini

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verb wrap

saalinga

noun street; road

sabiningaa lau

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noun rolls of softened pandanus leaf

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sele

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verb trap

siba

verb to move to one side (involuntarily) while walking

sina

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noun white (or grey) hair (appearing in old age)

sinaina

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verb having white hair

sogosogo

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orphaned

tagi o ssuugulu

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noun principal

taina daane odogu bodu

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noun brother-in-law

tamana odogu damana

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noun paternal grandfather

tangada agoago

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noun teacher

tangada hai me dabu

cult priest

tilo ange

verb nurse; look after

tilo ange

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verb raise

uli

adjective black

ulu

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verb enter