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ahiahi gohu

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noun dawn

anaa naa

these (there) only

anaange laa hanu

a little while ago

angaanga

adjective measure by spans (anga)

angaanga mada nia

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fingernail

balaulau

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adjective ugly

bangabanga

noun fish sp.

beabeau

verb choppy seas

bibi-gabugabu-tai

noun mollusk sp.: a bivalve

bigibigia

verb covered with something sticky

bigobigo

adjective bent up (having several bends)

biho o de agoago

topic of a sermon

bilibili-hadu

noun fish sp. (trachinotus bailloni)

bodobodo

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adjective short

boi malangilangi

adjective laugh abnormally

booboo me

adjective massage (as a medical treatment)

boobosu

adjective

budubudu

adjective crowded together

dadau

adjective hit repeatedly (on one occasion)

dagadagasala

verb be always blamed for

daladala

adjective rough in texture (as perceived overtime); fishsp.: squirrelfish

dalodalo

verb pray

dalodalo keli

adjective pray earnestly

dama-a-de-galabe

noun fishsp.: goby , sleeper

dangage age

adjective raise up one’s head from a lowered position

dangidangi keli

adjective beg, apologize, or ask permission in an insistent manner; pray fervently; beseech

daumaha hagasaele

noun a meeting of church members for business

delaa laa ()

that there was it (was that it)

dibidibi

noun a square ball (for tossing about) plaited of pandanus leaves

diidii

adjective penis; urinate

dolodolo manu ligi

the physical sensation (like bugs crawling on one) after one’s leg, etc., has been asleep

dua hagalalo

noun fishingline of a size appropriate for the hagalalo method of fishing

duu ubu haohao

piece of taro cooked in a coconut shell with coconut oil

gadagada

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verb laugh

gai haganamunamu

adjective eat sparingly (in order to save some food for later)

gailulu

noun birdsp.: booby

galabe-duiduia

noun seacucumber sp.

gamugamu

verb coralsp.

gegeno

alligator, crocodile

gelu-uliuli

noun fishsp.: tang

gidigidi

verb short

gogoo

adjective

gugu

adjective to have the capacity (or size or strength) for; suited to

haadodo

noun the connecting pegs of the outrigger float

haduhadu

verb thick (not watery)

hagaadaada

verb getting to be near daybreak

hagadolodolongia

verb slack off on (a rope) little by little

hagahaahine

adjective treat as women

hagalagolago

verb cause to increase in numbers, multiply

hagalulu de langi

attract rain (by making certain noises)

hagamaumau

verb study, attempt to memorize

hagasii lolo

noun wheel

hagasoesoe saele

adjective to walk about without greeting others

haha

noun mouthodor

hakaligali

verb grooved

hano gaogao

adjective move sideways

hanuhanu

adjective few; gaining in

hiihii mada

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noun eyelash(es)

huaamee mugamuga

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noun first stage of a green coconut; youngest coconut

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huuhuaa me

sorcery (made with chants)

labulabu sala

adjective fail to take hold of (or do) properly(leading to an accident, or other unfortunate outcome)

lamu dada

verb a jerk (e.g., of a line)

lavalava

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noun wrap skirt; sarong

lavalava lau manu

a sarong of material with a flowered pattern

lele

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verb fly

lima-malama

time noun may (’fifth month’)

lodo aheahe

adjective unstable temperamentally,inconstant

lodo malangilangi

adjective happy

lolo hai haahine

noun a lovepotion (applied to the clothes or body)

luduludu

trembling

maamaai

adjective ripening (of breadfruit only)

maamaane

adjective light1 (in weight)

madadaagodo

adjective gradual slope or inclination

madaladala

adjective easily unfastened or untied

madavaivai

noun a type of knot used in net-making

madolidoli

verb of unusual age or size

maholahola danuaa age

revitalized (by a shower or rest, etc.)

maimai ange

to have been dulled (from having been struck on a hard object)

malali

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adjective smooth

malalidage

adjective usedup or cleaned out completely

malili de biho

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adjective balding

malili gelegele

adjective producing hard crumbs when eaten orbroken

malimalino

verb becoming more and more malino

maluilui

adjective turned this way and that way, turnedover and over

manavanava gimoo

adjective panting (as when short of breath)

maselesele

adjective straight-edged

mimi

adjective urinate

mmili mmili

verb to sift; rub between fingers

nengenenge

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verb tickle; to catch an octopus by tickling it (to dislodge it from its hole)

ngudu lagolago

lie (tell a falsehood)

noomeemea

a wave of sufficient force to wash over normally dry land; tidal wave

sabiningaa lau

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noun rolls of softened pandanus leaf

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saiolo duli magaga

noun a type of string figure

sali dodo

adjective bleed

seisei

pipefish

siisii

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noun fishing pole

sisi gaadinga

adjective to cut copra

sogosogo

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adjective alone, only, by oneself; each

tainadaane o dogu dinana

noun paternal uncle

viivii

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verb to put an infant to sleep by singing a lullaby