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adaadeu

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

aduisiisi

noun one’s first spouse

ahiahi

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noun fire

ahiahi danuaa

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good evening

anga baabaa

noun mollusk sp., spider conch

angaanga dabu vae

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toenail

angaange magau

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noun dead body

baabaa

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flat

baabaa luu lima

clap hands

bala langi

noun rain

balaulau

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adjective ugly

bebe de lodo

noun state of anxiety (psychological condition)

boialiali

noun the light just before daybreak

daadaa

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noun sweat

dada age

verb raise (a flag)

de ahiahi danua

good evening

dodo

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blood

duu munimuni

hide and seek (game)

duu-lellele

noun apodous sea cucumber

duuduu lagi

a diving plaform made from a tree stuck in a coral head

gaanunu

noun breast

gaanuunu

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bosom/breast

gabugabu

shore

gadigadi

noun itch

gaogao

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noun, preposition hip; beside

giigii saele

giggle

giligili

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noun stone

giligili tai

horizon

ginigini loola

a game played by children

googoo

dark images, shadows in the darkness

gumigumi

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chin

haadodo

the connecting pegs of the outrigger float

hagadaga age

improving

hagamanomano

make many thousands

hagamogomogo

take special care of, cherish

hagamudumudu

do slowly, delay

hai dodo

bleeding profusely

hai mada dabu

an avoidance relationship between kin

haimee baubau

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verb sexual intercourse; fornication

hakaanunu

verb breastfeed

hale gaugau

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bath house

hatahata

noun chest (body part)

hegahega

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lung

hohonga

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noun nest

hoohonga

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noun hive, nest

huaamee mugamuga

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noun first stage of a green coconut; youngest coconut

hudaa lolo

flood-like waves on the reef; tidal wave

hungahunga-a-nui

the flower of the coconut tree

huuhuaa mee

sorcery (made with chants)

ivi ngongo

collar bone

lahalaha

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adjective wide

laulau

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hundreds and hundreds

laulau

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overripe coconut apple

lavalava

noun wrap skirt; sarong

lavalava dui

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noun skirt; sewn skirt

lele tuli

childbirth

leuleu

adjective becoming leu (ripe)

lili

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adjective mad at, angry

lima madua

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thumb

limasisi

noun pinky finger

loloa

adjective tall; long

longolongo i adamagi

to pick up information by asking others, who have lied (so that one’s information is false)

luu adaadeu

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

madaduai

madaduai

noun tool used to grate coconuts

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

malali

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adjective smooth

malenlena

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adjective stretchable

malibilibia

adjective sharp (esp something which causes sharp pain like a whip)

malili

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adjective scattered

malulu

adjective cold (referring to temperature of something)

manu-lalo-de-gelegele

mantis shrimp

manumanu

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noun insect sp.

massagalala

noun burned (food)

mee hagaangiangi

mee hagaangiangi
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noun fan

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mmili mmili

verb to sift; rub between fingers

moana magalili

a cold underwater current

mogomogo

noun muscle

mudimudi

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verb walk stealthily in a crouch

mudumudu-dua-beau

damselfish

nengenenge

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verb tickle; to catch an octopus by tickling it (to dislodge it from its hole)

neveneve

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noun spider

ngadi diinonga

pagan gods, idols

ngadi seesee

walk barefoot, stroll

ngavalivali

adjective repeatedly ngavali (as a diving board in use)

ngudu lagolago

lie (tell a falsehood)

saelesaele

verb to wander around continually (from past time to the present)

sali dodo

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verb bleed

sigisiginga

say bad things about one to one’s face

siisii

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noun fishing pole

sinasinaa

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

sisi

mollusk, sp. Neritidae

sisi gaadinga

to cut copra

suisui

become wet

sussunubega

wrasse (fish)

tainadaane o dogu dinana

noun paternal uncle

tibitibi

tibitibi

noun ball woven from coconut palm, used for sport

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tinana o dogu bodu

noun mother-in-law

tinana odogu damana

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noun paternal grandmother

tinana odogu dinana

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noun maternal grandmother

tuu mugamuga

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buttocks

vaivai

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adjective watery, bad - (when followed by another word)