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aboabongi

adjective easily capsizable

ahiahi

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noun evening

ahiahi

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noun fire

alaala dangada

noun false labor pains (of a pregnant woman)

aloalo gaadinga

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

amuamu iho

noun drizzle

anga baabaa

noun mollusk sp., spider conch

angaanga

noun body

angaanga dabu vae

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toenail

angaanga magau

noun dead body

angaange magau

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noun dead body

biigii

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noun pig

biigii hahine

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noun sow

buuganga

noun a trip for a festive or recreational purpose

daadaanga

noun appearance of

daahaa modomodo

daahaa modomodo
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noun third stage of a green coconut

demee hagaangiangi

fan

didi

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grass skirt

dodo

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blood

dogi daadaa

noun adze with a small blade for light chipping

dolodolo

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verb move from place to place; crawl

dookalala

stilts; walk on stilts

duaa dodo

noun labor pains (of women in childbirth)

dugidugi

dugidugi
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noun tool used to mash food

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duu lellele

noun apodous sea cucumber

duu-lellele

noun apodous sea cucumber

gaagaa

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noun baby

gaanunu

noun breast

gaaunuunu

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noun breast, bosom

gadagada

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verb laugh

gadigadi

verb have itch

gadigadi

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noun itch

galavalava

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

gelgele dea

sand

gumigumi

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chin

hagadaga age

improving

hagamademade gaiaa

cringe to deceive one’s opponent into thinking one is afraid (when one is not).

hagamaimai

sweeten

hagamogomgo

cause to be muscular

hagao baubau

low wages, low-priced

hagassui/hang gainga/hagamamane

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verb urinate (piss)

hagausiusi

becoming darker (of sky or clouds)

hai de hilihili

hold an election

hakaaununu

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verb breastfeed

hale hongelegele

noun toilet

henua gelegele

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atoll (literally, sand island)

henua gelegele

atoll.

hiihii mada

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noun eyelash(es)

hoohonga

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noun hive, nest

huluhulu mada

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noun eyebrow

hungahunga a nui

the flower of the coconut tree

huuhuaa mee

sorcery (made with chants)

ivi ngongo

collar bone

lagolago

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adjective plenty; a lot, many

langolango

inclined to throw one’s legs over those sleeping nearby (when sleeping)

laulau

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a type of basket

laulau

laulau
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noun serving dish basket made from coconut palm

lavalava

noun wrap skirt; sarong

lavalava

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noun wrap skirt; sarong

lolo

oil

lolo manu-de-boo

a type of medicine made from coconut oil and centipedes

mada gaanunu

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noun nipple

madaangahulu daalaa buni

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noun ten dollar bill

magalili

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adjective cold

malali de biho

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adjective bald

malangilangi

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adjective happy

manu dolodolo

noun animal (doesn’t include people)

manumanu

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noun insect sp.

me hagasengasenga

riddle, parable

mee daadaa

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noun carved object; the act of carving

modomodo

modomodo
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noun stage between a young green coconut and a mature brown coconut

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molomolo

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adjective round, clear in outline

momme vaivaia o ssaalenga

noun puddle

moni galele

a canoe rigged for galele fishing

moni lele

airplane

mudumudu-dua-beau

damselfish

muli lele

the rear tip of the turtle shell

ngavalivali

adjective repeatedly ngavali (as a diving board in use)

nuinui

noun a special kind of driftwood (resembling aha-bagua), the core of which is used for the hoop of the flying fish net

olioli

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verb to put an infant to sleep by singing a lullaby

ouou

adjective Yes! Yes!

sabanaana

a phosphorescent flash in the water

sali dodo

bleed

seisei

pipefish

sinasinaa

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

sinsia

sinsia
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noun plant species with white fragrant flowers

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sogosogo

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alone

ssali dodo

verb bleed

taina ahine odogu dinana

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noun maternal aunt

tainadaane o dogu dinana

noun maternal uncle

tama legalega

infant

tangada agoago

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noun teacher

tinana odogu damana

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noun paternal grandmother

tinana odogu dinana

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noun maternal grandmother

tuu banibani

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noun sea cucumber

uaua

crave (for food)

uaua

vein, tendon, nerve, plastic filament

uaua vaaligi

noun capillary

vaaligiligi

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

vaivai daahili

a dirty song