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aasanga

verb a watercourse between islets on the atoll

beibei

adjective more-or-less alike

bilibili

verb having a tendency to be bili

bobo

adjective rotten

buu goede

worthless or useless <’like an octopus without a head’>

daa hagapodo

verb

de hia

which number

dolo

noun sugarcane

donadona

verb covered with dona

doolonga

noun a track left by a crawling thing

dugidugi tugi lau

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noun tool used to soften the pandanus leaf

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duu malaelae

an open field having no trees

duu-uli

noun seacucumber sp.

e aha goe

how about

galu

noun viscous sputum

ganimuli

noun the second child of a couple

gano dea

noun the soft wood just under the bark of a tree

gau bini

noun a tool used in braiding rope

givigivi

noun birdsp.: ruddyturnstone (arenaria interpres)

golo me

adjective unforgiving

gubu vae

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noun ankle

haa lodo

noun the inner coconut palm frond

haaede

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verb measure

hadi de uga

the curvature of a fish line when angling (due to underwater currents)

hagabini

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noun cockroach

hagadagadaga

verb go from one place to another, andanother, and another, etc.

hagahahine

adjective treat as a woman

hagahala

a sleeping mat

hagakolili

verb to use the word kolili

haihai me

verb be doing something suspicious

holo gumi

adjective

hono

verb a patch (on clothes, or a canoe, etc.)

hoosenga ange

embarrassed by

hulo saaele

verb wander around

iloo iho

adjective realize, know

kaba donu

wait!

laulau hai daonga

noun a type of basket

lave

adjective be caught on, stuck on

lengi

adjective bloated, inflated, swollen up, bulging

lua-laangi

time noun tuesday (’second day’)

mada gide

adjective sharp-eyed, goodat finding things

maoli

a suspicion which proves to be true

midi

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noun dream

mmano

noun thousands

molomolo

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adjective round, clear in outline

mua mai (adu, ange)

adjective next to me (you, him)

ngudu

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mouth

noho mua

adjective overloaded in front (of a canoe)

sausau

lion-fish

silisili

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adjective stopped, ended