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alili

noun mollusk sp.: turbo argyrostoma

baba

noun fish sp., squirrelfish

baba

adjective level (not bumpy); (any sort of) flat base (esp. the board on which mats are plaited); the consolidated reef under water or sand; the back of a human; the shell of a turtle, crab, etc.; to be ready

banganga

noun fish sp.: wrasse

bedibedi

adjective getting fat

beibei

adjective more-or-less alike

belabela

verb dirty (like bela)

boi gadagada

adjective laugh all the time at nothing

bulubulu maanadu

noun incomplete idea

bulubulu malo

noun rag

dangau-sissisi

noun

dau balabala

adjective slack (of rope)

daumaha hagaulu

noun the church service at which new members are accepted

doo lodolodo

risky,unreliable

dungudungua

verb repeatedly smell (something)

duu munimuni

hide and seek (game)

elaaelaa

adjective a sound indicating surprise

galele

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

geevee

noun birdsp.: easternwhimbrel(numenius phaeopus)

giligili tai

horizon

haahaangoda

verb to fish first in one place, then in another

hagadidi

verb to put a grass skirt on someone else

hagahongagelegele

verb to make a child defecate

hagasoosoa

verb to put soosoa on a canoe

henua abasasa

noun land of the europeans (includingamerica, japan, etc.)

henua gelegele

atoll.

hhagi de baa galele

jerking of a fishing lure to attract fish; a method of extracting a lure from the fish’s mouth

huaamee mugamuga

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noun first stage of a green coconut; youngest coconut

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huuhuli

verb

ihoiholia

verb useful for climbing down repeatedly

ivi gaogao

noun rib

lahulahu

noun birdsp.: wanderingtattler (heteroscelus incanus)

lala

verb to roast

lau hadihadi

verb having wavy hair

limamalie

good at massaging

lolo

oil

lolo manu de boo

a type of medicine made from coconut oil and centipedes

maagaga dua

to walk with one’s shoulders unnaturally thrown back

maaileele

adjective die,dead (persons or animals)

mada gelegele

noun male child

madalima daalaa

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noun fifty dollar bill

magimagi

adjective prone to illness

maimai

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adjective sweet

manu-mangamanga

noun starfish

manumanu

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noun small red insect that sucks blood

me hagasengasenga

riddle, parable

molimoli taula

adjective to take hitches in a rope until it is taut (and continue to take hitches as the rope becomes slack)

molomolo iho (age)

adjective appear clearly

sao de looloa

rectangular (not square),oval

soosoa

noun outrigger float lashings (complementaryto the connecting pegs)