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angaanga

adjective measure by spans (anga)

angaanga mada nia

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fingernail

angaange magau

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noun dead body

baa galele

noun fishing lure of pearl shell, used in galele fishing

balabalagula

adjective habitually clumsy

bangabanga

noun fish sp.

banganga

noun fish sp.: wrasse

banibani

banibani

noun sea cucumber

bolobolo a sogo

noun a type of basket

daa hagalele

verb unscheduled,unplanned

dada de uila

an electrical storm

dada mamu

adjective an impatient fisherman

daedae

verb to catch continuously with a hand net

dama moemoe sala

noun a foetus out of the proper position (in the womb) for delivery

daudali

adjective follow (someone)

diilevalevanoa

noun the fifth child of a couple

dili ebuebu

verb exhalation of air under water (formingbubbles)

doedoe

adjective still remaining, still leftover

duu mugamuga

half of an unripe coconut; buttock

gaadinga gaha dea

a coconut which is nearly mature; the stage of development of the coconut between modomodo madagii and gaadinga

gabigabidia

verb repeatedly held

gabugabu

shore

gai salusalu

verb prepare food wastefully (too much must be thrown away)

galababa

noun a type of prepared food (made from breadfruit skin)

galagala

noun spongesp. (several spp.)

galogalo malama

noun the last quarter of the moon (rising inthe east just before sunrise)

gau looloa gaadinga

noun a bunch of fully mature coconuts

gaugau

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verb bathe, shower, swim

gegeli

adjective struggle

goloa abasasa

noun european goods or tools

guba-baabaa

noun fishsp.: cardinalfish

gulu maimai

noun breadfruit with smooth skin

gulu malali

breadfruit with smooth skin

haalala

verb stand leaning

hadu hagamogomogo

noun gem

hagaaduadu iho

self-criticism

hagaavaava

verb provide or receive support continually

hagababa

verb become engaged to marry; make level, make flat; prepare for, make ready

hagadibadiba de lima

hagadidi

verb to put a grass skirt on someone else

hagahongagelegele

verb to make a child defecate

hagalagolago

verb cause to increase in numbers, multiply

hagamadamada ngaadahi

verb share equally among

hagamogomogo

verb cause to be muscular

hagavagavaga

verb punishment of a person by confinement (without food or drink) until his death

hale gaugau

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noun bath house

hale hongagelegele

noun outhouse

hale hongelegele

noun toilet

hanohano dua

adjective suffer a setback; almost fall; gorge oneself; stagger backwards (e.g., under load)

hanu momo

adjective little bit,few

hesilisilihagi

verb repeatedly hesilihagi

hilohilo me

adjective impure

hodahoda

adjective gasp for breath (more than once)

huuhuu

verb to clap one’s wet hands together (to dry them)

idiidi

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noun April

lagolago

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adjective plenty; a lot, many

lauasaasa

verb skinny

loulou

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

luduludu

verb trembling

luu dolodolo

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

maailele

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verb die

maamaai

adjective ripening (of breadfruit only)

mada dao

noun prow of a fast ship

mada looloa

adjective longer in comparison with; extendingfarther than appears to be the case

mademadea ange

feel sleepy

malali de biho

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adjective bald

malalidage

adjective usedup or cleaned out completely

malibilibi

adjective crack (of a whip)

malili

noun fish sp.: goatfish

malingilingi

adjective spill out little by little

maluilui

adjective turned this way and that way, turned over and over

mangunngungu

adjective the sound of something being chewed

manu dolodolo

noun land animal

masagage

adjective good at fighting

masolesole

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adjective abraded in several places cf. masole

midomido

noun end of (e.g., a stick)

miili aheahe

adjective a version of the game called miili

modu sogosogo

adjective separated from others, and by itself

momo loo huu

just a very little

moni lele

noun airplane

moni velovelo

noun a canoe with men going spear fishing

mounuunu

verb easily mounu

mugamuga

verb the muscle of a bivalve; the first stage of development of the coconut, before daahaa; to crackle when chewed

ngaalulu

adjective a rattling or sloshing around inside(of something shaken)

ngaangailu

noun hair (on the head)

ngaangauda

verb habitually ngauda

ngaoheohe

verb easily bent (impermanently)

ngudu lagolago

lie (tell a falsehood)

noonounu

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verb repeatedly nounu

saesaelea

verb to be continually walked upon

sali dodo

adjective bleed

sasau

verb increasing in velocity (of wind)

sausau

lion-fish

sii valavala

spray

sisi baalasi

verb printing (block letters)

sisi lima

verb longhand (writing)

suusu

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noun shoe

tinana odogu dinana

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noun maternal grandmother

unuunu

nurse (at the breast)

vivi

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noun female genital area