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aalali

noun a type of coral which grows on the lagoon bottom

adaada age

first light of the moon

aladoidoi

noun iron (a piece of)

alualu

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verb fish, hunt (during the day)

angaanga dabuvae

noun toenail

bebe

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noun butterfly

biigii hahine

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noun sow

daadaa

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noun sweat

dahi daalaa

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noun dollar bill

dibononi

noun the youngest child of a couple

dihidihi

noun butterfly fish

dodo

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noun blood

dookalala

stilts; walk on stilts

duu-lellele

noun apodous sea cucumber

duuduu lagi

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

ebuebu

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bubbles

gadigadi

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noun itch

gumigumi

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beard

hagamogomogo

take special care of, cherish

hakaaununu

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verb breastfeed

hihi mada

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eyebrow

hohonga

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noun nest

huluhulu

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noun hair (not on the head); fur

huuhuaa me

sorcery (made with chants)

lahalaha

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verb measure off in fathoms

laulau

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overripe coconut apple

laulau

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noun serving dish basket made from coconut palm

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

lavalava

noun wrap skirt; sarong

lima madua

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lolo hai haahine

a love potion (applied to the clothes or body)

lolo manu de boo

a type of medicine made from coconut oil and centipedes

maamaa

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verb chew

madamada

half-cooked

mahanahana

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adjective very hot

malali de biho

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adjective bald

menemene

noun male genital organ

milomilosanga

the way in which a current moves about

modumodu

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adjective broken in many places (like string), easily broken (like rope)

moomoa

balls of grated taro (for making huaahuu)

ngaangaailu

noun hair

ngudu lagolago

lie (tell a falsehood)

obeobea

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adjective having many eyes (of the taro corm)

onoonogia

noun an overindulgence in fatty foods, leading to a loss of appetite

saesaele

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

seesee hagadibabida

waddle

sisi

verb write

sogosogo

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alone

tangada agoago

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noun teacher

tinana o dogu bodu

noun mother-in-law

vaaligiligi

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