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aala anaboo

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verb stay up all night (pl.)

ahi dangada

noun a (mat) wrapping for dead persons who are disposed of in the sea (precontact custom)

ahiahi gohugohu

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noun dawn

ala galigi

noun a method of mat making

alodahi hugadoo

everything, everybody, each and every

aloha gelo

noun profound affection

bona

noun a knot tied at the end of a rope or a string to prevent its unravelling

bule dango

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button

daaganga

noun kind of, sort of, variety of

daina

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noun brother, sister, sibling, cousin

deai se laangi

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never

dee be aha

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okay; so-so

dee gide

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blind

dehine ga haibodu

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noun bride

denga meelaa

those ones over there (plural)

dodo

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noun blood

duaa nui

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noun hard middle ridge of the coconut palm leaf

duanui

noun hard middle ridge of the coconut palm leaf

dubuna daane

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noun grandfathers

dumuulu

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noun July

duunanga

noun that which has been cooked

elegia

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noun bird species

gaa

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verb burn (intransitive)

gadunga

fire-plow

gahoo

verb wear

gai i taiao

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verb have breakfast

galamata

noun eye

gannui

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noun meat inside a young green coconut

geiuli

lizard species

goloa hebagi

arms (tools of war)

goo

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verb bark (dog)

gumigumi

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chin

haaedenga

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noun measurement

haaligi

wrap from under, wrap around; to something (e.g., a box, with paper)

hadu manava

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noun heart

haga degide

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blind

hagadubu gi se --

transfigure into a --

hagahula

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

hagamahana

verb heat

hagame ange laa

a little later

hagamudumudu

do slowly, delay

hai gaavenga

restless (of a child)

hai lodo

resentful

hakaa tuai

to sharpen a coconut grater blade

haonga i ode

noun urethra

hau bule

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noun shell necklace

henuu

placenta

hinangalosaa

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adjective sad

honu tai

high tide

hua manu

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noun flower, fruit

hudaa lolo

flood-like waves on the reef; tidal wave

huuhuaa me

sorcery (made with chants)

ia

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pronoun he, she, it

kave

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verb take, receive

kino

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verb hate

laulau

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a type of basket

lele tuli

childbirth

llua laangi

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noun Tuesday

lodo ai

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verb (transitive; takes only nouns) want; need; like

lodo llidi

a well-dressed man (always wanting to llidi)

lolo manu-de-boo

a type of medicine made from coconut oil and centipedes

maa

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noun mother (informal)

maadolu

adjective thick (fabric, paper, hair)

maangalo

sweet

madalua maa lima seene

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noun quarter

mahedua

sneeze

malena

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adjective stretched

malillili

adjective to feel the nibbling of fish on a fishing line

malui

adjective turned (in a direction), reversed, transpose

manavanava ~ manamanava

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adjective breathing

manu aabi

kite

manu-mangamanga

starfish

maomao

more and more; diminshing rainfall

massagalala

noun burned (food)

me gu modu

decision

momme

a place

musumusu

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verb whisper

ngago

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noun brain

niho

teeth

pagola

noun bad luck, punishment

pono

noun lid; cap

saagule

pick head lice

seeda

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noun October

sege de gauanga

dislocated thigh bone

siga de mamu

an escape of fish from a fishing net (through its holes)

sili

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verb ask

tai, moana

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noun ocean, sea

taina ahine odogu damana

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noun paternal aunt

taina daane odogu bodu

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noun brother-in-law

tainaahine o dogu damana

noun paternal aunt

tee langi

noun sky

teve

adjective hair or feathers standing on end

tibitibi

tibitibi

noun ball woven from coconut palm, used for sport

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uaua nnui

noun larger blood vessels

ubu

ubu

noun hard brown coconut shell

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unahi

scale (of a fish)

unusaagi

deception

vai nui

coconut water from a mature brown coconut

vainui

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noun coconut water from a mature brown coconut

vakaa

be in trouble, in danger, or in a precarious situation