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when

adaada age

first light of the moon

ade

noun liver

aduhale

noun village

ahiahi gohu

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noun dawn

alohi

noun anything forming a semi-circle

amu ligi

fine threads or hairs or fibers (in feather or leaf); fine-feathered

anaahi

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yesterday

baabaa

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flat

bagu

noun scab, crust

bangulu

noun a part of a traditional loom

baubau

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adjective bad

biliisi

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noun bridge

bodu o taane

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noun wife

boobua

noun dragonfly

daaholi paalaaini

noun fried taro and banana biscuit

dagu

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noun axe

daholaa

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noun December

dangi

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verb cry

danu

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verb bury

daohi

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verb hold

de mee naa

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that one (by you)

demaau

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pronoun our (dual, exclusive; for singular noun)

doo tahulinga

bad-mannered

duai

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old

duu baa

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noun one half of an oyster shell

duu ngavesi

cover of a box

edee maua

impossible

gamedi vai salo

a type of bowl

gaogao

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noun, preposition hip; beside

gelu-hai-usu

unicorn fish

goloa haangdoa

fishing gear

goo

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verb bark (dog)

guaha

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why

gulu maimai

breadfruit with smooth skin

haa mee

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noun coconut for drinking

haahine

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noun, adjective women; female

hadumuna

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verb lie (tell untruth)

hagaaualoha

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verb poor

hagahana iho

record for a little while

hagapago sala

unfortunate result

hagassui

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verb urinate (piss)

hai

verb do

hai me magua

sort of steal

hale denga manu

noun hive (house for animals)

hano gi de maalama

transfiguration of ghosts or spirits into human form

hiihii mada

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noun eyelash(es)

holasa

a type of mat [made especially for cult houses]

huaalavao

a strong wind

huluhulu mada

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noun eyebrow

huuhuaa me

sorcery (made with chants)

ili taalanga

talkative, chatterbox, talk at great length

kai, dalanga

story

laohie

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noun drought; dry weather

lau

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number one hundred

leevaa

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noun river

loa mea

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noun red ant

lodo hinangalosaa

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depression (feeling)

luu malau ngudu

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noun lips

mada galisi

mada galisi

noun small green offshoots of the coconut tree trunk

Example: Photo by Emily Drummond, 06/16/15

madaangahulu maa haa

number fourteen

madalua maa lima seene

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noun quarter

madania

noun finger

magi i de makama

menstruation

malala

noun ashes

malau ngudu

noun labia (vulva)

malenlena

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adjective stretchable

mami

noun papaya; papaya tree

mami ange

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verb taste

masagi

a dance (an ancient type)

masaova laohie o de ngadau

noun dry season

me holu

noun bow

mee hagaangiangi

mee hagaangiangi
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noun fan

Example: Photo by Emily Drummond, 06/11/15

minede

noun minute

modumodu

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adjective broken in many places (like string), easily broken (like rope)

mogo

noun shoot from a sprouting coconut

monilele

noun airplane

mouli danuaa

easy living, a good life

namu

mosquito

ngae

mollusk

ngudu ai

act as an interpreter

odaau

pronoun our (dual, inclusive; for plural, inalienable noun)

ono laangi

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noun Saturday

po

verb touch

saabini

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verb wrap

sangatai

mollusk, Spondylus

saniba

silversides

sauduu

mermaid

silisili

adjective stopped, ended

siva llau

number nine hundred

songagi

a bad sort of person

taau

pronoun our (dual, inclusive; for singular noun)

tabagau

tabagau

noun mat woven from coconut palm

Example: Photo by Emily Drummond, 06/10/15

tane ga haibodu

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noun groom

tegi kano

tickled

tino

noun piece; share

togo dolu

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third

tuu mugamuga

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buttocks

ulungaa iga

a pair of copulating fish, turtles, whales, stingrays, etc.

vaalanga

made up (of a story only)