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aahee ai

then which

adu

noun conglomerate, islet

ago i tua

learn by heart

alili

noun mollusk sp.: turbo argyrostoma

anaa ange huu

that much more only

anga-mea

noun fish sp. (= large dada)

angaanga mada nia

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fingernail

bebee

adjective be flatulent

boose

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noun boat

buugunga

noun conformation of a bugu

daba

adjective a flash of light, a blink of an eye

daholaa/a

noun december

dangi iho

adjective cry to oneself

danuaa ai loo

well, ok (this time, but next timewatch it)

dee baa tae

stay for only a very short time

dee hemuu

not on speaking terms

dee naa

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there where you are

dehine ga haibodu

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noun bride

denga meelaa

those ones over there (plural)

diba

adjective not level, tipped to one side

dilo

verb look at (inspect)

doi

noun stain (as for wood)

doli age

adjective obtain the smallest first

dongi de lae

a spot on the forehead

doo de gai me

miss a meal or meals (leading tonausea when eating is resumed)

doo i de ubu

too big in size (of clothes)

doo me

verb plant things

dudu

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verb burn (transitive)

dulivai

noun a type of coconut (reddish in color)

duu mmea

sea cucumber species

eligi

adjective chief of the island () ; captain of a modern ship

gabigabidia

verb repeatedly held

gabuibui

noun a type of prepared food (made with dried taro)

gai ina

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verb eat this

galagala

noun spongesp. (several spp.)

gau de henua

natives

gede aola

noun a type of basket

giili

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skin

goe

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pronoun you (singular, object)

golee bukaliaa

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noun Indian mulberry, cheese fruit (seeds)

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goononga

noun a record (set in competitive sports)

hagaagahi

verb call (someone)

hagaaoa

verb cause to have been sufficient, relieve

hagabaa

verb cause to come into contact with; chase by trying to head off

hagabudu me

adjective selfish

hagadaemaha

verb put weight on, make unhappy

hagaganimua

verb to treat as an eldest child

hagahula

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

hagalaulau

verb make many hundreds

hagalongo

verb hear, listen

hagamahana

verb heat

hagamoolau

verb hurry, rush

hagamua

verb be first; get closer to

hagao ngadaa

adjective expensive

hagaobe

verb cause to have obe

hagausi

verb darkening of the sky or clouds (a sign of impending rain)

hainamanilaluoo

noun secret friend of the opposite sex

haiva dee agona

sexual activity; ’the activity which is not taught’

haula ngongo

adjective to roast ngongo (in a fire)

holo

verb swallow

hoo senga

adjective shy (especially in the presence of members of the opposite sex), shamed

hulo saele

adjective wander around

hulu manu

noun feathers

hungahunga-a-nui

noun the flower of the coconut tree

huuhuaa mee

sorcery (made with chants)

laavasi

noun meat (or fish, or seafood) which issuitable as food

lau ngago

noun the fatty tissue of a fish or animal

lebidi

noun birdsp.: whitetern

llama

verb fish for flying fish (at night)

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adjective angry

loha

verb fathom (the span of one’s outstretched arms)

lolo manu-de-boo

noun a type of medicine (made from coconut oil and centipedes)

maalie loo

much later

maamaangi

adjective repeatedly or continually maangi

maangalo

sweet

madaanga hulu maa siva

number nineteen

mae de biho

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noun headache

magi nngahu

adjective asthma

malemo

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verb drown

malo gulu

barkcloth, made from the inner skin of the breadfruit

masa

adjective empty,low (tide)

masavaa

noun time when, time of; between, amongst

maselesele

adjective straight-edged

me hagaahulu

prepared food

milomilosanga

the way in which a current moves about

ngadi hanonga

a useless journey

ngadi seesee

adjective walk barefoot,stroll

ngago

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noun egg

odi ai loo

that’s the end! that’s all!

saga gee

saga away from; extend out inspace

sagisagili

verb to say dirty words to someone

sai

noun group of (e.g., agu sai ’my children’)

sambagidaa

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noun plant species with small white flowers

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see

adjective cry aloud

seesee hagadibadiba

adjective waddle

sua hadu umu

stones (dead coral) used in the earth oven

tamana odogu damana

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noun paternal grandfather

tangada agoago

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noun teacher

tangada hai me dabu

cult priest

vasu

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