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abaaba

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noun door

alohaha

noun throat (of fish only)

alualu

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verb fish, hunt (during the day)

aneane

noun the physical desire of a member of the opposite sex

baba

noun fish sp., squirrelfish

bebe de lodo

noun state of anxiety (psychological condition)

biigii hahine

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noun sow

boialiali

noun the light just before daybreak

bolobolo

bolobolo
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noun long boat-like basket made from coconut palm

daadaa

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noun sweat

daaganga

noun kind of, sort of, variety of

daaholi paalaaini

noun fried taro and banana biscuit

dabadaba

noun slipper lobster

dodo

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noun blood

dodo ina

bloody (as of garments)

dogi daadaa

noun adze with a small blade for light chipping

duaa dodo

noun labor pains (of women in childbirth)

dudu

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verb burn (transitive)

duiduia

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noun thorn

duu lellele

noun apodous sea cucumber

duu-lellele

noun apodous sea cucumber

gaadinga hagaangiangi

copra dried in the wind (not in the sun or in an oven)

gaanunu

noun breast

geegeno

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noun crocodile

gegeno

alligator, crocodile

giigii saele

giggle

gilimalali

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adjective clean

ginigini loola

a game played by children

gulu maimai

breadfruit with smooth skin

gumigumi

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beard

hagaaduadu iho

self-criticism

hagamademade gaiaa

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

hagamaumau

study, attempt to memorize

hagangadinei

adjective mean; inconsiderate

hagassui, hang gainga, hagamamane

urinate (piss)

hudaa lolo

flood-like waves on the reef; tidal wave

huluhulu

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noun hair (not on the head); fur

huluhulu mata

noun eyebrow

hungahunga-a-nui

the flower of the coconut tree

huuhuaa mee

sorcery (made with chants)

kano avaavaa

porous

lahalaha

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adjective wide

lahalahi

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adjective wide

lausese

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noun pants

lavalava

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noun wrap skirt; sarong

lele sseni

insomnia (after sleeping for a short while)

leuleu

adjective becoming leu (ripe)

lima sisi

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noun little finger

limalima

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adjective dexterous; quick

lodo baba

calmness, tranquility, freedom from worries

luu adaadeu

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

maamaa

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verb chew

maamaanu

remain stationary in the air (like a bird or a helicopter)

mademadea

verb identify tentatively; to think that one recognizes but not be sure

magamagalil ~ magalillili

adjective frequently magalili

magau baubau

die in agony (owing to having led a bad life)

mahanahana

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adjective very hot

malali de biho

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adjective bald

malamalali

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adjective becoming more and more malali

malenlena

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adjective stretchable

malili

noun fish sp.: goatfish

malulu

adjective cold (referring to temperature of something)

mammamu

noun fish (generic term; children’s speech only)

manu dolodolo

noun animal (doesn’t include people)

manu lele vaaligi

noun small bird

manu lele vaaligiligi

noun flying insect

maomao

more and more; diminshing rainfall

masoasoa

spacious

massogosogo

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

me maimai

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candy

mogomogo

noun muscle

molimoli

to carry things repeatedly / in multiple trips from one place to another

molomolo

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adjective round, clear in outline

moni deledele

noun sailing canoe

mudimudi

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verb walk stealthily in a crouch

mudumudu

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adjective slow moving (while working), slow acting, slow thinking

mugamuga

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noun first stage of a green coconut; youngest coconut; type of huaamee

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

muli lele

the rear tip of the turtle shell

ngavalivali

adjective repeatedly ngavali (as a diving board in use)

ngudu lagolago

lie (tell a falsehood)

noomeemea

a wave of sufficient force to wash over normally dry land; tidal wave

saesaele

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

sausau

lion-fish

siisii

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noun fishing pole

sinaina

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verb having white hair

sinasinaa

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adjective white headed; old (of living things); big (of animals)

soesoe gulu

a young breadfruit tree

sogosogo

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alone

sussunubega

wrasse (fish)

tamana odogu dinana

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noun maternal grandfather

tibitibi

tibitibi

noun ball woven from coconut palm, used for sport

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

tinana o dogu damana

noun paternal grandmother

tinana o dogu dinana

noun maternal grandmother

uaua

vein, tendon, nerve, plastic filament

uliuli

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adjective black

umiumidi

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verb like (someone or something), feel affection for

vaaligiligi

adjective small (for a vast plural noun; used with dengaa)

vaivai

intensifier too; overly

velevele

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verb to clear land (or a path, etc.) of weeds and underbrush

vinivini

noun wrinkle (fabric)