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adaada age

first light of the moon

adaadeu

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

agoago

noun taro fibers

ahiahi gohu

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noun dawn

aladoidoi

noun iron (a piece of)

alohaha

noun throat (of fish only)

aneane

noun the physical desire of a member of the opposite sex

angaanga dabu vae

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toenail

baabaa

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flat

baabaa luu lima

clap hands

baba

noun fish sp., squirrelfish

balabala

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adjective soft

bebe de lodo

noun state of anxiety (psychological condition)

daadaa

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verb (transitive) carve (something)

daadaa

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noun sweat

daadaa mee

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verb (intransitive) carve

daahaa modomodo

daahaa modomodo
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noun third stage of a green coconut

dada

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verb pull

dadaage

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verb raise (a flag)

dahuuhuu

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noun roof

dibadiba

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adjective unstable; rocking, as a boat

duuduu lagi

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

e hanohano

have diarrhea

gadigadi

verb have itch

gadigadi

noun itch

galavalava

the grains in the trunk of wood of the coconut tree which are hard, dark, and sharp

gelegele

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adjective dirty

googoo

noun dark images, shadows in the darkness

gumigumi

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chin

hagaeueu

verb a shrugging movement of the shoulders

hagamanomano

verb make many thousands

hagao baubau

low wages, low-priced

hagassui/hang gainga/hagamamane

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verb urinate (piss)

hagausiusi de me

a sky covered with rain clouds

haimee baubau

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verb sexual intercourse; fornication

halihalibaa

noun flatfish

hegahega

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lung

hihi mada

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eyebrow

hungahunga a nui

the flower of the coconut tree

idiidi

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noun April

ivi gaogao

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rib

ivi gaogao

noun rib

kano avaavaa

adjective porous

laulau

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a type of basket

laulau

laulau

noun serving dish basket made from coconut palm

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lillili

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adjective easily angered, short tempered

limamalie

good at massaging

lodo lagolago

indecisive, undecided

lohaloha

verb measure off in fathoms

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

loulou

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

maamaanu

remain stationary in the air (like a bird or a helicopter)

madaduai

madaduai

noun tool used to grate coconuts

madalima daalaa

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noun fifty dollar bill

madamada

half-cooked

madumadua

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adjective very old (persons), mature, full-grown; parent, elder (senior relative)

magalili

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adjective cold

mahamaha

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adjective beautiful

maimai

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adjective sweet

malali de biho

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adjective bald

malianoono

lizard fish

malibilibia

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

malili

noun fish sp.: goatfish

malinolino ~ malimalino

verb becoming more and more calm (of weather)

maluilui

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

manu-lalo-de-gelegele

mantis shrimp

manumanu

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noun small red insect that sucks blood

massagalala

noun burned (food)

mee hagaangiangi

mee hagaangiangi
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noun fan

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molimoli

verb to take up slack in a line with hitches in order to maintain tension on something being hauled

monilele

noun airplane

ngaangaalu

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hair

ngudu lagolago

lie (tell a falsehood)

ngungu

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verb chew, masticate (foods that make noise)

olioli

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verb to put an infant to sleep by singing a lullaby

sabanaana

a phosphorescent flash in the water

saelesaele

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

saesaelea

verb to be continually walked upon

sali daadaa

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verb perspire

sausau

lion-fish

sese

verb walk

sii mada daahaa

a fine jet of water

sii valavala

spray

singasinga

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verb to wave back and forth (as a coconut tree in the wind)

sinsia

sinsia
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noun plant species with white fragrant flowers

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sisi

mollusk, sp. Neritidae

sisi galisi

striped (with thin lines)

tainadaane o dogu dinana

noun paternal uncle

tamana odogu dinana

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noun maternal grandfather

tangada agoago

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noun teacher

tangada maagaga

industrious person

tangada sisi

secretary

tinana o dogu dinana

noun maternal grandmother

tinana odogu damana

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noun paternal grandmother

tuu banibani

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noun sea cucumber

ua dodo

rain of a reddish color - an omen of death

unuunu

nurse (at the breast)

vaivaidagodo

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adjective. evil, unscrupulous, immoral

viivii

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verb to put an infant to sleep by singing a lullaby