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aalo lo te moana

a disturbance (local) of air

aloalo gaadinga

noun the part of a coconut’s meat next to the sap

angaanga

noun body

baa galele

noun fishing lure of pearl shell, used in galele fishing

bebela

noun prowler

booboo me

adjective massage (as a medical treatment)

buubuu a lada

a type of puzzle

daa hagabodobodo

verb make a quick trip

daadaa mee

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verb (intransitive) carve

daaganga

noun way of travelling

daahaa mada makaga

the stage of development of the coconut between daahaa and daahaa mada giigii

dada moni

adjective to beach a canoe without using runners

dada saiolo

adjective to hoist a sail

dagimomo

adjective few for each one

dagodo daudahi

adjective having the same characteristics, be alike

daumaha haangoda

noun prayer service held while visiting others’ houses

deadea

adjective becoming lighter in color

debedebe

verb the folds of skin around the waist

dee madaladala de langi

raining without let-up

devedeve

adjective standing out all over (of feathers, etc.)

diadia

verb to make a cover for something (e.g., a coconut shell) by plaiting or lashing around it

dogi hulihuli

noun <= sauligi>

ebuebu

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bubbles

gaadinga gaha paa

noun a coconut with an unusually small-sized kernel

gaagaasia

verb rubbed against (of lines only)

gadigadi gauvae

adjective chattering of teeth (from cold)

gai samusamu

verb eat left-overs (that most people wouldthrow out)

gamugamu

verb coralsp.

giigii

noun fishsp.: squirrelfish (= small malaugulu

ginigini loola

a game played by children

ginogino

adjective inclined not to enjoy something (esp. food) by being overly sensitive to filth

gobagoba

verb bushy (of hair)

gogo dua

adjective bent backwards

gumigumi

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beard

haahaa

verb to search for in the dark; to seek blindly using only one’s hands to locate something; similarly, any action that is tentative

haahaangoda ange

prowl around (to attack)

haahadi

verb

haangoda dugidugi

adjective a method of fishing (night fishing outside the reef, using hermit crabs for bait)

hadahada ama

noun the platform fastened on top of the outrigger booms of a canoe

hadihadi

verb break many times or in many places

hagaaduadu iho

self-criticism

hagaaoaoa

verb cause to have been continuouslysufficient; aid (by giving something); help (with provisions)

hagaaoaonga

noun way of having purposely stayed up untildaybreak (once)

hagaaugau

verb cause infection

hagabalagelage

verb to have come to be unable to walk

hagadangidangi

verb play music; make someone keep crying

hagamadahuuhua

verb cause to have pimples

hagamanomano

verb make many thousands

hagamogomogo

verb cause to be muscular

hagamudumudu

verb do slowly,delay

hagaoda-lolo

noun fishsp. (= large llahi)

haimee baubau

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verb sexual intercourse; fornication

hale gaugau

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noun bath house

hesilisilihagi

verb repeatedly hesilihagi

hodahoda

adjective gasp for breath (more than once)

huahuaa me

noun

ivi ngongo

noun collarbone

labelabe-uliuli

noun fishsp.: wrasse

lailai

noun fishsp. (= lae)

lalau

adjective one after another becoming lau1

laulau gai

a canoe used to transport food to a feast

lima madua

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lima sisi

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noun little finger

lolo

noun oil

loulou

verb to repeatedly use a breadfruit picker; pull (a trigger)

luduludu

trembling

maagaga dua

to walk with one’s shoulders unnaturally thrown back

mada gaanunu

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noun nipple

madamada

verb compete (as between individuals); front of

mahangahanga

adjective cracked in many places

maholahola danuaa age

revitalized (by a shower or rest, etc.)

maimai

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adjective sweet

malala

noun charcoal

malalidage

adjective usedup or cleaned out completely

malamala

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noun small bits of things (e.g. sawdust)

malemale

noun areola of the breast; a boil on the body

malemolemo

adjective a careless diver (who is frequently almost drowned)

malillili

adjective easily made malili; to feel the nibbling of fish on a fishing line

malingalinga

noun sideburns (of hair)

malinolino

verb <= malimalino>

manamanava

adjective <= manavanava>

manu dolodolo

noun land animal

manu gaugau

noun plantsp.: a variety of taro

manu lele vaaligiligi

noun flying insect

masausaua

verb be masausau

masoasoa

spacious

maunuunusi

adjective

molimoli ngaadai

adjective a distribution of the catch of a communal fishing expedition

molomolo iho (age)

adjective appear clearly

momo dai sii

a very very little (in quantity)

moni madagidagi

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old canoes

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mudumudu-dua-beau

damselfish

naamulolo

noun ramrod;

ngaangaa-ulu

noun hair of the head

noonounu

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verb repeatedly nounu

sabanaana

a phosphorescent flash in the water

saiolo duli magaga

noun a type of string figure

segesege

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adjective slippery

sinsia

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noun plant species with white fragrant flowers

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sisi baalasi

verb printing (block letters)