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-afafáu

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v wear a hat, cover (something)

-akwase

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adj. be spoiled, rotten, stink (as food)

-anunu

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v suckle, nurse

-arkouani

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v tr wear around neck (as a necklace, neck ornament or tie)

-asaua

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v use a pillow, sleep on a traditional wooden pillow

aruwai nerei

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peeled taro (skin out)

(Bislama) skinimtaro

Basis

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n harbor, port

ihis

ihis
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octopus

katata

katata
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wooden bench

katɨmnumun

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kind of spider

kieri

kieri
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Pacific Imperial Pigeon

Example: Photo by Jake Osborne, License: CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 via Flickr

kuanamporo

kuanamporo
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n. type of flowering plant (collection: Michael J. Balick #5131)

Example: Fruits edible when ripe. For dengue fever, take 1 bundle of leaves and stems, mash and place in pot with 2 L water, boil 30 minutes, drink warm. Drink 1 liter 1x day for 4-6 days depends on strength of dengue. "Sends" dengue out from your body.

kuankuma

kuankuma
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n. shrub, 2 m tall (collection: Gregory M. Plunkett #2976)

Example: No use disclosed.

kufe

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name of a star constellation

kwanaruru

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n. kind of tree; its loss of leaves signifies the beginning of the cool season

kwanwekɨr

kwanwekɨr
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n. type of flowering plant (collection: Michael J. Balick #5041)

Example: Flower attracts flying fox--hunters know this. Nut is edible, eat green, split fruit to obtain it. Raw, can also fry it in oil and dry in sun, keep 1-2 week to eat. Thios is an important food for the cyclone season. People prepare it when they know the cyclone is coming (emergency food).

mantopani mariyango

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kind of cassava, from Port-Vila

Example: The root of this variety is made into lap-lap used in certain ceremonies

Marama akwes

Marama akwes
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Yellow Crazy Ant

Example: Photo by givernykate / iNaturalist, License: CC-BY-NC via inaturalist.org

nafwerouk

nafwerouk
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coconut development stage 2

Example: Drinking nut (with soft meat and effervescent water)

namnamhu

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n. kind of fern, edible, often fried or boiled with milk

nari neis

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two days ago

nariram

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kind of plantain, a medium sized plantain, is ca. 6” long with green and yellow color on peel

Example: Eaten ripe

nas

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type of coconut leaf sheath with thick fibres used to strain kava (see nenha)

naurie

naurie
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n. type of flowering plant (collection: Michael J. Balick #5072)

Example: House posts, rafters, good for building in Tanna. Scrape stem in cup and squeeze with water into a glass to give someone with heavy menstrual bleeding. 1 stem to fill a cup, mix with water, 1 liter /day for 7 days. Shark causes bleeding, maybe the person ate too much shark. This will solve that. This plant is called "medicine of the shark".

nawawa

nawawa
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n. well branched tree, 10 m tall

Example: Photo by Martial Wahe

nekira

nekira
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n. type of flowering plant (collection: Michael J. Balick #5060)

Example: Kastom medicine to ascertain the type of sickness a person has. Take two small 6 in. long branches with leaves, and place this on the person along with another unspecified plant. Will help diagnosis.

nerer

nerer
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[narɨr] n. shrub, 2 m tall (collection: Gregory M. Plunkett #2972)

Example: Fuel: Dry portions of this plant are used as firewood. Fish Poison: To help catch fish, a bundle of leaves are squeezed and placed in a stream. After some time, the fish appear stunned and are caught.

newahu

newahu
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n. type of flowering plant (collection: Michael J. Balick #5114)

Example: Weave bark fiber to make slings, grass skirt for ladies, hats and baskets. To do this, rett outer bark in sea for 1 week to rot everything but the fiber, take remaining fiber, dry in sun and use as a fiber for weaving.

nieri

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exchange partner

nikúr

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n. royal palm tree

nimakwinari

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n. traditional leaf medicine

niér

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n. casuarina

noukuanei

noukuanei
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n. tree with edible fruits

Example: Photo by Martial Wahe

nukwán

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n. fruit (general)

nɨkenaku

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heart

nɨmai nei

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n. forest

nɨmɨrhi

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n. orange (tree)

nɨnhupwi

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n. kind of fern, used to make ropes to fasten house parts, or canoe parts

penesu

penesu
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Dark capped parrotfish

Example: Photo by Andrew J. Green / Reef Life Survey, License: CC BY 3.0 via Fishes of Australia

purɨk

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bull

reia

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[ʰreja] chicken

ring

ring
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[riŋ] n. tree, 8 m tall (collection: Gregory M. Plunkett #2992)

Example: Fuel: Dry portions of this plant are used as firewood. Hunting: Pidgeons are known to eat the fruit of this plant. As a result, hunters will cluster about these trees to hunt this animal. Construction: The timber of the plant is used to make roof members of local houses.

rɨgkái

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frigate bird?

sarapsan

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egg white

taoura ia nipeka

taoura ia nipeka
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braided coconut husk rope

toura

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rope

tuwai

tuwai
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n. tree, 15 m tall

Example: Photo by Martial Wahe

vɨraku

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kind of stingray

yapesu

yapesu
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kind of crab that live only in the beach

yesu

yesu
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Finstripe goatfish

Example: Photo by Robert Pillon / Fishbase, License: CC BY-NC 3.0 via Fishes of Australia