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aboabongi

adjective easily capsizable

aliali

noun the barely formed gelatinous layer inside the immature coconut

angaanga magau

noun dead body

ango

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noun yellow root, used to treat bruises; tumeric root

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anumanga

noun dancing party

ao de me

noun daytime

aovaa

noun hour

baaini gi lalo

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verb lie down

baeao

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noun coconut husk

bala langi

noun rain

bebe de lodo

noun state of anxiety (psychological condition)

bodu

noun spouse

buliaamu

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adjective sad

daane

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noun, adjective man; male

dahi daalaa

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noun dollar bill

daogave

noun a type of coconut tree

dau

pronoun your (singular; for singular, alienable noun)

de hine ga haibodu

noun bride

dee naa

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there where you are

dubuna haahine

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noun grandmothers

duga de gumigumi

verb allow one’s beard to grow

duuduu lagi

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

duula

noun the direction from which the wind blows

e hanu ana dama

have children

gaange

verb give

gahu

gai de baibu

smoke cigarettes

gava

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noun black bird species (eats lizards and fish)

geelonga

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noun valley

haa mee

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noun coconut for drinking

haanau

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verb born, be

hadu-mangeo

cushion starfish

hadugolaa

any stone of volcanic origin [imported from volcanic islands].

hagamadagu

scare (someone); frighten (someone).

hagammidi

noun suction of a sea current, undertow.

hagao baubau

low wages, low-priced

hagassui age

eat or drink just a little bit

heduu

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noun star

huaahenua

community

idiidi

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noun April

kano avaavaa

adjective porous

laaga

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noun November

laangi dabu

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noun Sunday

laohie

noun drought

limalima

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adjective dexterous; quick

llau daala buni

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noun hundred dollar bill

longolongo i adamagi

to pick up information by asking others, who have lied (so that one’s information is false)

lui

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verb turn (something in a direction); change course. For long objects

mada dabuvae

noun toenail

mada nia

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finger

madaanga hulu maa hidu

number seventeen

madaligi

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noun January; small dipper

madau

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right (direction)

madeea

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verb recognize

mae de biho

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noun headache

makaga

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adjective hard

mami

noun papaya; papaya tree

maoha

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adjective broken, be

masavaa

noun time

massogosogo

verb go or do by oneself; a one-man canoe

matoloia

a type of prepared food made from dried breadfruit

mau goloa

rich in material possessions

me hai laangi

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calender

moni gabegabe

noun paddling canoe

moomoa

balls of grated taro (for making huaahuu)

mouli danuaa

easy living, a good life

nengenenge

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verb tickle; to catch an octopus by tickling it (to dislodge it from its hole)

ngago

egg

ngalue ange

increase

noho

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verb sit

omaadeu

pronoun our (plural, exclusive; for plural, inalienable noun)

osi

a seedling; a shoot (of another plant) set aside for planting a seedling

saava

skinny, thin (lacking in flesh)

sausau

lion-fish

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saliva

seeha dee na?

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what is that?

senga manu

stupid (like an animal)

sigale

scull (a boat)

siilinga a muna

trial or formal inquiry

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orphaned

sseni

verb sleep (pl.)

Example: Gilaadeu nogo sseni anaboo. (They slept all night.)

ssogo

grated raw taro which has dried out

ssoi

to foretell a death by words or actions (which cause death)

sua aaleloi

a wrestling maneuver

sugi

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tail

taiao danuaa

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good morning

taina ahine

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noun sister

tainaahine madua

noun elder sister

tamadaane

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noun boy

tangada madua

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noun old person

tua de eu

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shoulder blade

tulungaahi

noun hearth, cooking pit/fire

uadanga

an intermittent downpour of rain - considered an omen of birth, death, or the arrival of a ship

ubu

noun hard brown coconut shell

uhe

wasteful of taro when peeling it

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verb burn (transitive)

usu

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nose

vaga

noun sailing vessel, large canoe, ship

vai doo

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noun waterfall

vainui

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noun coconut water from a mature brown coconut