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ahiahi danuaa

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good evening

alili

noun mollusk sp.: turbo argyrostoma

alualu

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verb fish, hunt (during the day)

anaa naa

these (there) only

angaanga mada nia

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fingernail

baabaa luu lima

clap hands

balabalagula

adjective habitually clumsy

bangabanga

noun fish sp.

banganga

noun fish sp.: wrasse

daane mada daua

noun bravest in war

dada de uila

an electrical storm

dada moni

adjective to beach a canoe without using runners

dagadagai

adjective tending to dagai

dahuuhuu

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noun roof

dama-a-de-galabe

noun fishsp.: goby , sleeper

dangada agoago

adjective teacher,preacher

daudahi

adjective only,alone (just one)

deai me hagalongolongo

do unhesitatingly

dibaa dodo

verb a clot of blood

dinana donu

noun natural mother

doa agalala

noun very big giant

dongidongi

verb spotted (covered with spots); to keep pointing at or peeking at

doodou

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pronoun your (plural; for singular noun)

dugu de gumigumi

allow one’s beard to grow, unshaven

duuduu lagi

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

gadigadi

verb have itch

gaga

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noun dry brown husk from the branches of the coconut palm

gai samusamu

verb eat left-overs (that most people wouldthrow out)

gaogao

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noun, preposition hip; beside

gegeno

noun alligator,crocodile

gelogelo

verb having many depressions (e.g., a corrugated surface)

giligili tai

noun horizon

gogo

adjective bent slightly (like a round-shoulderedperson)

gugu

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

hagaaoaoa

verb have purposely and habitually remainedup until daybreak

hagaaugau

verb cause infection

hagabasabasalia

verb cause to be convinced

hagadibadibalia

verb cause to hagadibadiba

hagagainga

verb litter up

hagaganimua

verb to treat as an eldest child

hagagudu

verb cause to have lice (by transfer)

hagaidaida

verb cry uncontrollably (hysterically); a disturbance of breathing

hagamalangilangi

verb please1 (someone), cheer up (someone); cheerful by nature, joyous

hagamanomano

verb make many thousands

hagao baubau

adjective low wages, low-priced

hagassui, hang gainga, hagamamane

urinate (piss)

hai daadaa

adjective the relationship between siblings

hai mogomogo

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adjective muscular

hai moumou

verb use wastefully

haihai me

verb be doing something suspicious

halehale dagodo lodo

nauseated

henua gelegele

atoll.

hongagelegele

hoohonu

verb

hungahunga a nui

the flower of the coconut tree

kano avaavaa

verb porous

laanganga

noun way of plaiting

lallala

verb warm oneself by the fire

laulau hoe

noun the blade of the canoe paddle

lima-malama

time noun may (’fifth month’)

lodobaubau

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adjective sad

lolo hai haahine

a love potion (applied to the clothes or body)

lou de gaugau dalinga

pull the trigger (of a gun)

luduludu

trembling

lugulugu

noun fishsp.

luu dolodolo

noun the phosphorescence on both sides of the atoll channel, marking it at night

maamaanadu

verb keep thinking about

mada madangi

adjective able to point (into the wind) well (of a sailing canoe)

mada saosao

adjective sharp-pointed

madamada

half-cooked

magi gobegobe

adjective cold (sickness)

magimagi

adjective prone to illness

mahaahaa

adjective

malibilibi

noun crack (of a whip)

malili

noun fish sp.: goatfish

malili

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adjective scattered

malili de biho

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adjective balding

maluilui

adjective turned this way and that way, turnedover and over

manamanava

adjective <= manavanava>

manu lele vaaligi

noun small bird

masausaua

verb be masausau

masimasi

noun dolphin

massagalala

noun burned (food)

me hagasengasenga

riddle, parable

menemene

noun male genital organ

modu sogosogo

adjective separated from others, and by itself

molimoli

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

ngaungau-ulu

noun

ngudu lagolago

lie (tell a falsehood)

sabiningaa lau

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noun rolls of softened pandanus leaf

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saelesaele

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

salulu

adjective the noise of an explosion or loud report (as when two things collide)

samumu

adjective the noise of an explosion or collision<= same meaning as salulu>

seesee

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verb walk

seesee haangoda saele

look for girls

seisei

pipefish

sisi galisi

verb striped (with thin lines)

tainaahine o dogu dinana

noun maternal aunt

tangada sisi

secretary

tibidibi

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noun ball woven from coconut palm, used for sport

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