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aagai

adjective continually wanting to eat

aasii

noun drum

abasasa

noun European

adaadeu

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pronoun our (plural, inclusive; for plural, alienable noun)

aga

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noun root

ala

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verb awaken, wake up

babu daaea

noun fish sp., snapper

balagia a de gaga

noun fish sp., parrot fish

bedi

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adjective fat

boobua

noun dragonfly

dalaa

noun (small) piece of, part of

dalea

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adjective tired

dalo

dalo
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noun soft taro

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

dangada agoago taumaha

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noun priest

dee nei

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noun this

dehee

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which

denga meelaa

those ones over there (plural)

denga meenaa

those ones (plural)

didi

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grass skirt

duu mugamuga

half of an unripe coconut; buttock

duu saba

unstable, poorly balanced

duuduu lagi

a diving plaform made from a tree stuck in a coral head

galeve

alcoholic beverage made from the coconut palm

galo de laa

the reddish sky at sunset

gano dea

the soft wood just under the bark of a tree

gatae

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fishing net (attached to a frame or handle)

gimoo

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noun mouse

goe

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pronoun you (singular, object)

gohu

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adjective dark

golee bukaliaa

golee bukaliaa
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noun Indian mulberry, cheese fruit (seeds)

Example: Photo by Emily Drummond, 2015

gooluu

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pronoun you (dual)

gubu daahili

verse of a song

haa llau

number four hundred

hagaaualoha

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verb poor

hagabuulinga dangada

noun tribe

hagallogo

chant (in the old religious ceremony)

hagamabu

verb die (euphemistic); take a break

hagamadahuuhua

cause to have pimples

hagapogo

fold up (one fold); cause to crumple up.

hai me magua

sort of steal

hakaugau

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verb wash someone

hanu ana dama

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verb have children

henua gelegele

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atoll (literally, sand island)

ilihia ssave

the submerging of flying fish below the surface of the water (making them difficult to net)

kangi

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adjective sharp

laa manusomo

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noun branch

laagau ssui

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noun wet wood

laangi mua anaahi

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noun day before yesterday

llanea

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adjective plenty; a lot, many

lodo

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preposition, noun inside

lodo baba

calmness, tranquility, freedom from worries

lodo haa

lodo haa

noun branches of the coconut palm (used to make galeve, an alcoholic beverage)

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

loi mada

noun teardrop

maalie

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adjective slow

madaangahulu maa lima

number fifteen

madalua maa dahi

number twenty one

maga

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verb throw

mahanahana

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adjective very hot

malamalama

adjective sparkly; glittery

malo gulu

barkcloth, made from the inner skin of the breadfruit

mangoo

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noun shark

manu vaaligi

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noun insect

mau goloa

rich in material possessions

me hagasili

a plant which is allowed to grow extra large (for some reason)

me tao

dye

ngadala

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noun grouper

ngadi diinonga

pagan gods, idols

ngavesi

box, coffin, crate

nnamu

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adjective filthy with food (i.e., hands after eating)

noho dodo

coagulation of blood

oda

grated coconut meat after the oil has been expressed

oha

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verb break (transitive)

ono

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number six

oou

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yes

saagule

pick head lice

saalinga

noun street; road

saelesaele

verb to wander around continually (from past time to the present)

saesaele

verb to wander around continually (doing so at present and likely to be doing so in the future)

sagulaa

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noun marlin

sau aloalo

echo

singa

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adjective overhand

sinsia

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noun plant species with white fragrant flowers

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

sugi-laagoo

goatfish

suusu

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noun shoe

taina ahine

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noun sister

tama hagai

poor fellow!

tangada sisi

secretary

teve

adjective hair or feathers standing on end

tilo buna

tilo buna

noun young coconut tree (bearing no fruit or its first fruit)

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

tolu-laangi

Wednesday (’third day’)

tua

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noun back (body part)

tugilima

noun elbow

ubu loada

a coconut shell used for expectoration

udo

the soft wood around the center of a tree trunk

uiila

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noun lightning

ula

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noun lobster

uli

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adjective dark (in color), blackened; covered with (people, flies, etc.)

ulu-dugi

hawk fish

valaai tao

dye

viivii

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verb to put an infant to sleep by singing a lullaby