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noun sun

Bora lavoa

noun February (“big birth”) plants get larger and flies multiply. People sense that there are enough resources available.

Bora tirigi

noun January (“small birth” or new growth): plants start to germinate, there are a lot of flies due to many leaves on the ground, food availability is smaller.

gai ram mamaririga

phrase leaves fall off the tree

Gaibitun gubwengi

noun Sunday (Seventh Day)

Gaionon gubwengi

noun Saturday (Sixth Day)


adverb today

Gubweng gailimana

Friday (Day 5)

Gubweng gairuana

noun Tuesday (Day 2)

Gubweng gaitoluna

noun Wednesday (Day 3)

Gubweng gaivasina

noun Thursday (Day 4)


noun April: time of planting yam.


noun 1. New moon, 2. darkness without moonlight


noun moonlight


noun May: (“leaves drying”) yam leaves are drying (but still some are green).

Muan gubwengi

noun Monday (First Day)

mwa ngal matan bageo

mwa ngal matan bageo

noun Full moon: good time to go diving in dark period, sky is dark (malingo) until about 8 pm, when the full moon appears.


adverb yesterday


noun day


Erythrina variegata

noun Erythrina plant, flower, also serves to mark August and September in the ecological calendar


Erythrina variegata

noun Indian coral tree, kind of tree; also serves to mark August and September in the ecological calendar

Example: Photo by jmmaes / iNaturalist, License: CC-BY-NC via

Rara memea

noun August: (“Erythrina is red”) Erythrina flowers are in full bloom.

Tarang lavoa

noun July: yams are ready to harvest.

Tarang tirigi

noun June: yam leaves fully dry.



noun red palolo worm, appears in the sea during the month of September ("udu rara")

Udu malalageha

noun October: Udu malalageha (“palolo worm, new life”) Worms are swimming in the water and are being caught; wind blows the smells up to the trees, which makes the plants grow well (and the water in which the worms grow is used as a fertilizer for the crops, and for the children to bathe in to make them healthy).

Udu matala

noun November: Udu matala (“palolo worm, goes away”) Plants don’t grow very well, when you eat, you feel hungry again very quickly.

Udu rara

noun September: named for the appearance of the red palolo worm "udu" which during this month is red and still in the womb, and the Erythrina flower "rara"

Ulu gai tavu

noun December: When you look down to the ocean, you can see the waves rolling from a long way from the coast and gently crash against the coast. All trees and the plants in the garden grows well and people feel happy about their crops.


adverb tomorrow


adverb tomorrow



noun moon

Vula barai

noun March: (“moon is not quite full”). Resources available but will soon be gone. Waves are longer, but do not cause destruction. Trees and plants grow well but a small number of leaves fall off the tree (=“gai ram mamaririga”)

Vula labotu

Vula labotu

noun waxing crescent moon (moon appears)

Vula meto / daulato matagu

Vula meto / daulato matagu

noun waning gibbous moon (dark moon when the girls are afraid to go outside alone at night because men might grab hold of them and harass them in the dark.)

Vula mwa davihega

Vula mwa davihega

noun waxing half-moon (moon is split into half)

Vula mwado mwa rani / maramturani

Vula mwado mwa rani / maramturani

noun waning crescent moon (the moon remains from the morning throughout the day until evening)

Vula ngoro bongi

Vula ngoro bongi

noun Waning half-moon (the place is getting dark)

Vula ngoro rani

See also "mwa ngal matan bageo"

noun waxing gibbous moon (moon is round throughout the day)

Example: See also "mwa ngal matan bageo"

Vula ngoro rani

noun full moon