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aduisiisi

noun one’s first spouse

ahiahi gohu

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noun dawn

avaava

verb full of holes

bagi mada lagolago

machine gun

bolobolo

bolobolo
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noun long boat-like basket made from coconut palm

daadaanga sala

adjective ugly-looking

daahaa

daahaa
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noun second stage of a green coconut; type of huaamee

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

dada gaehala

verb picking even small breadfruit (to avoidhaving to change one’s position, whichwould be necessary in order to pick breadfruit of the proper size)

dangada agoago taumaha

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noun priest

dangidangi

adjective cry a lot; beg, apologize; a type of aboriginal chant

dookalala

stilts; walk on stilts

dungudungu

verb have a good sense of smell

duuduu manu

noun a diving platform (made from a tree stuck in a coral head)

gaogao

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noun, preposition hip; beside

gelegele

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noun sand

gelogelo

verb having many depressions (e.g., a corrugated surface)

hagaagahi

verb call (someone)

hagalaulau

verb make many hundreds

hagamaumau

verb study, attempt to memorize

helelei

adjective fly at the same time

hine huuhua

noun pregnant woman

honu baabaa

adjective fill to the brim

hoohonga

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noun hive, nest

huahua ai

be in charge of, control, lead

labulabu sala

adjective fail to take hold of (or do) properly(leading to an accident, or other unfortunate outcome)

laelae (gee)

adjective look (funny)

lallala

verb warm oneself by the fire

lamu dada

verb a jerk (e.g., of a line)

loloa

adjective tall; long

longolongo i leaala

rumor

luu adaadeu

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

luu dolodolo

noun the phosphorescence on both sides of the atoll channel, marking it at night

maagaga

adjective industrious

maamaa

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verb chew

madamada

half-cooked

magamagalil ~ magalillili

adjective frequently magalili

mahanahana

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adjective very hot

mahanahanasia

verb warmed up

maimai de ngudu

adjective sweet-talker

malangilangi

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adjective happy

malumalu-tangohi

adjective the light after sunset; twilight (in the evening)

modomodo

modomodo
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noun stage between a young green coconut and a mature brown coconut

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

moo balabala

adjective barely cooked

nebunebua

verb be nebunebu

ngadi seesee

adjective walk barefoot,stroll

sabanaana

verb a phosphorescent flash in the water

seesee hagadaahao

adjective walk (for recreation)

segesege

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adjective slippery

sibasiba

verb to walk off-balance

sisi galisi

verb striped (with thin lines)