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abulu

adjective sink (until submerged)

ahe age

start again, reoccur

anaa nei

those now

banibani

banibani

noun sea cucumber

banuunu

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noun hanging basket made from coconut palm

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basa

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verb speak

basalia

verb seep (of water)

boi gadagada

adjective laugh all the time at nothing

bunana

adjective conjunctivitis

buu

noun bladder, balloon, ball; the head of the octopus; a net on a long handle; a conch shell trumpet; or any other round, hollow, inflatable object

buu-kangi-de-muli

noun mollusk sp.: cymatiidae spp., also bursa bubo

daahanga ange

give pleasure to someone by giving himsomething

daalo

verb stab,skewer

dada mamu

adjective an impatient fisherman

dae

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noun guts, intestines, buttocks

dae maduu

noun a method of pulling flying fish into the canoe with a hand net

dagalonga

noun path, route

dagidogoisi

adjective very few for each one

dagitilo

verb watchful, be on the lookout, keep aneye on

dama de gaehala

noun a raincloud (dropping its rain) seen in the distance

damana

noun father (formal)

dangage

verb raise one’s head up or back

dangi iho

adjective cry to oneself

dangolia

verb grabbed, fallen upon

danuaa ange

goodfor, better than

dau ange

depend upon (e.g., for sustenance)

dau haanau

noun a period during which many children areborn

dau laagii

adjective to put on an ornament for a special purpose

dau malino

verb an area of the sea which is dead calm

daumaha hagadaahao

noun social activities which are held in the church under church auspices

daunadi

unclassified would it be better if (implyingdisagreement)...

deai loo me

i doubt it

dee beaha

all rightit’s nothing

delaa sili

that there is enough

demeenei

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deuaava

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noun dock

diibanga o de henua

the categories of ancient custom

dolu lau

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number three hundred

dungu

verb smell (something)

duu i de liiliagi

equal in status

gadoi

verb a type of coconut with an edible husk

gai hagadoedoe

verb eat sparingly (to save for later)

galavalava

noun the grains in the trunk wood of the coconut tree which are hard, dark, and sharp

galele

verb a method of fishing (casting with a pole)for tuna)

gali

verb wound around; tied or fastenedtightly

gauligi

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adjective young

giligili tai

noun horizon

gonogono

adjective grunt (like a pig) repeatedly

guani

noun a type of fish trap (with net sides)

hadi bodo

noun breaking of waves at short intervals

hadu-mangeo

cushion starfish

hagaaduadu iho

self-criticism

hagadabanimeeli

verb to make payment for medical treatment

hagadau doolohi

adjective chase each other

hagaduu ngavesi

adjective make boxes

hagahula

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

hagamadahuuhua

verb cause to have pimples

hagamademade gaiaa

adjective cringe to deceive one’s opponent into thinking one is afraid (when one is not)

hagamalo

verb provide clothes for

hagaoda tugi

noun a type of prepared food (made from mashed taro and grated coconut)

hagaodea

the time at which it is midday

hagasaele age

adjective make up one’s mind; lift up (in a steady motion)

hagaulu

noun fishsp.: shark sp.

hano gi de maalama

transfiguration of ghosts or spirits into human form

hanu me

secret friend of the opposite sex

honu

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noun green turtle

hooholo

verb

hulo saele

wander around

kona odi

too much

lalo de ahinga

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noun armpit

lanea

adjective much,plenty

lima

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number five

lodo hinangalosaa

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depression (feeling)

lodo mmahi

adjective persistent,patient,persevering

lou

verb a pole with a hook at the end, used to pick breadfruit; pick (breadfruit), pull down

luu duu de maduu

castes (two) of aboriginal nukuoro society

maadau daodao

noun a type of fishhook (large, for using a piece of fish as bait)

maadau mada bodobodo

noun a type of fishhook

maadua

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noun parents

maanga

noun mouthful or spoonful of food

madaanga hulu maa valu

number eighteen

manihaniha

adjective inclined to be maaniha

mee hagaangiangi

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noun handheld fan

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mele

verb to use a word or expressionidiosyncratically in speech

nao

verb to extract by gouging out with a finger

nao gasi

verb eat messily (by poking at all of thefood instead of touching only the portion to be eaten)

ngago

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noun egg

ngaio

noun fishsp.: needlefish

ngu te lodo

noun the edge of the lagoon reef

nngao dalinga

adjective hurting in the ears from noise

oho age

the following morning

sabalabala

adjective always agreeing with

se biho

clever (scheme or trick)

se biho

clever (scheme or trick)

seguli

numeral hundreds of thousands

soesoe

adjective straight or level all over (as a playing field); somewhat level or straight

somo dae

noun fully mature coconutapple

ssii

broken into many pieces (as glass when dropped)

taina ahine odogu damana

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noun paternal aunt

taumaha

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noun church