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Language: Roviana

Source/Author:  Blust from: Waterhouse (1949) 
Notes:  Waterhouse, J.H.L. (1949). A Roviana and English Dictionary, With English-Roviana Index and List of Natural History Objects and Appendix of Old Customs. Revised and enlarged by L. M. Jones. Sydney: Epworth Printing and Publishing House. 
Data Entry:  Typed By: Peng Du  Checked By: Simon Greenhill 
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Classification:  Austronesian:Malayo-Polynesian:Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Oceanic:Western Oceanic:Meso Melanesian:New Ireland:South New Ireland-Northwest Solomonic:New Georgia:West 
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ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
20 to know, be knowledgeable tuma      
23 blood ehara-na      
37 to eat hena      
42 to suck isuru      
53 person/human being tie      
54 man/male [ko] koreo young man    
54 man/male balogoso      
55 woman/female bari-kaleqe married woman    
55 woman/female vineki Young woman    
55 woman/female kaleqe elder woman    
57 husband loa-na      
58 wife loa-na }    
58 wife bari-kaleqe      
61 house vetu      
62 thatch/roof batu vetu      
63 name poza-na      
76 to live, be alive koa-na      
77 to scratch word info ŋaloso      
78 to cut, hack word info magu-a      
79 stick/wood huda      
85 to choose vilas-ia      
85 to choose vizat-ia      
92 to open, uncover tukele      
94 to throw word info qiri      
107 worm (earthworm) pilaka      
112 rotten word info muzi      
115 root karoso-na      
125 salt soloti     L
127 woods/forest hiqohiqo      
128 sky maŋauru      
145 smoke word info tuŋaha-na      
147 black muho      
152 small hiteke-na      
153 big noma-na      
161 shy, ashamed kurekure      
170 when? word info totoso-sa      
178 that hoi      
195 no, not lopu      
207 Twenty word info hio-kona      
1 hand lima-na   1  
7 to come mae   1  
14 belly tia-na   1  
18 breast susu-na   1  
19 shoulder avara-na   1  
22 to fear matagutu   1  
27 nose isu-na   1  
37 to eat gani-a   1  
41 to bite garat-ia   1  
43 ear taliŋa-na   1  
45 eye mata-na   1  
59 mother tina-na   1  
60 father tama-na   1  
75 to die, be dead mate   1  
90 to dig geli-a   1  
91 to buy holu-a   1  
108 louse word info gutu   1  
110 spider kaqa   1  
111 fish igana   1  
113 branch word info lelaŋa-na   1  
117 fruit vua-na   1  
120 stone patu   1  
121 sand on|one   1  
156 thin word info manivisi   1  
167 night boŋi   1  
180 far seu   1  
183 thou [a]goi   1  
185 we word info gita   1  
186 you gamu   1  
188 what? word info [na]sa   1  
189 who? word info [e]sei   1  
198 Two word info karu[a]   1  
201 Five word info lima   1  
202 Six word info onomo   1  
208 Fifty word info lima ŋavulu   1  
163 new vaqura-na   1, 14  
182 I [a]rau   1, 24  
31 tooth livo-na   1, 35  
130 star pinopino   1, 40  
53 person/human being tinoni   10  
133 rain ruku   10  
209 One Hundred word info keke ŋoŋoto irregular velar nasal 10  
5 to walk ene   11  
44 to hear avos-ia   11  
49 to lie down word info eko   11  
96 dog siki   11  
114 leaf elo-na   11  
56 child koburu-na   12  
98 egg vovoto   12  
199 Three word info ŋeta   12  
203 Seven word info zuapa   12  
73 to steal hiko-a   13  
80 to split word info viqal-ia   13  
132 fog kovele   13  
135 lightning kapi   13  
146 ash eba-na   13  
165 bad, evil kalea-na   13  
176 below kauru-na   13  
184 he/she [a]sa   13  
86 to grow word info lovuru   14  
97 bird kurukuru tapuru   14  
124 sea lamana   14  
194 how? word info vegu gua   14  
29 to sniff, smell humaŋa   15  
48 to sleep puta   15  
65 rope iku   15  
100 wing tatapuru-na   15  
101 to fly tapuru   15  
116 flower havoro-na   15  
123 to flow totolo + 15  
157 thick word info moata-na   15  
162 old word info koa-na   15  
166 correct, true hinokara   15  
204 Eight word info vesu   15  
2 left gede-na Correction: Glo Oxenham (Native Speaker) 16  
10 dirty boni-na cf 'night' 16  
68 needle nila loan? 16 L
119 earth/soil pepeso   16  
138 warm word info maŋini   16  
139 cold word info ibu   16  
141 wet boboso   16  
21 to think balabala-ia   17  
83 to work word info tavet-ia   17  
150 yellow meava   17  
155 long word info gele-na   17  
160 painful, sick moho   17  
195 no, not lokari   17  
195 no, not loke   17  
20 to know, be knowledgeable gila   18  
25 neck rua-na   18  
93 to pound, beat word info kikia   18  
104 fat/grease deana   18  
118 grass duduli   18  
140 dry word info popa   18  
148 white keoro   18  
171 to hide word info tome-a   18  
177 this hie   18  
206 Ten word info maneŋe puta   18, 25  
4 leg/foot nene-na   19  
47 to yawn mava   19  
67 to sew word info piti-a   19  
69 to hunt word info hukue   19  
72 to hit word info seke-a   19  
82 dull, blunt ŋuŋuru   19  
89 to hold word info taŋini-a   19  
106 snake noki   19  
151 green buma   19  
175 above pana-ulu   19  
195 no, not ka Cf 165 // ka? 19  
30 mouth ŋuzu   2  
74 to kill vamate   2  
172 to climb word info sage   2  
172 to climb word info haele   2  
185 we word info gami   2  
192 and meke   2  
52 to stand turu   2, 69  
28 to breathe siŋo   20  
190 other votiki   20  
210 One Thousand word info keke tina   20  
38 to chew word info hamu-a   21  
149 red ziŋara   21  
17 liver bero-na   22  
164 good lea-na   22  
88 to squeeze word info mono-a   23  
26 hair word info kalu-na   24  
174 in, inside pa korapa   24  
174 in, inside pa kokorapa   24  
87 to swell word info moqo   24, 56  
70 to shoot word info gona-ia   25  
81 sharp ŋaru   25  
187 they [a]rini   25  
196 to count nae   25  
86 to grow word info toqolo   27  
126 lake kopi   27  
107 worm (earthworm) nokinoki   28  
143 fire nika   28  
158 narrow ŋirisi   28  
193 if be   28  
13 back word info mudi-na   3  
132 fog rovu   3  
181 where? word info avei   3  
200 Four word info made   3  
102 rat kurezu irreg reflex 3, 62  
82 dull, blunt tutukolu   31  
197 One word info keke   31, 14  
66 to tie up, fasten pusi-a   32  
50 to dream putagita   34, 38  
170 when? word info pana-visa   35  
6 road/path siraŋa   36  
129 moon sidara   36  
36 to spit loro-a   37  
105 tail pikutu-na   37  
16 intestines lagu-na   39  
86 to grow word info toa   4  
144 to burn word info sulu-a   4  
197 One word info tasa tasa could be 1 or 11 41  
103 meat/flesh masa-na   43  
176 below pana-peka   43  
124 sea kolo hokala   45  
8 to turn word info taliri   46  
142 heavy mamata-na   46, 35  
84 to plant lete-a   47  
159 wide labe-na   47  
191 all doduru-na   47  
169 year vuaheni-na   48  
137 to blow word info ivu-a   5  
205 Nine word info sia   5  
56 child tu-na Loss of *na assuming that it is the article 5, 36  
3 right matao-na   5, 13  
12 skin kapu-na   50  
109 mosquito roqo   50  
154 short word info papaka-na   50  
15 bone susuri-na   52  
57 husband palabatu   54  
9 to swim tunuru   55  
39 to cook word info kina-ia   55  
39 to cook word info laro-a   56  
131 cloud word info lei   56  
46 to see dogor-ia   57  
34 to cry kabo   6  
168 day rane   6  
134 thunder paka maŋauru   65  
136 wind givusu   65  
33 to laugh hegere   69  
32 tongue mea-na   7  
122 water word info kolo-na   7  
11 dust kavuru   72  
64 to say zama   77  
95 to fall word info hoqa   77  
51 to sit habotu   78  
35 to vomit lua   8  
76 to live, be alive toa-na   8  
173 at pa   8  
24 head batu-na   9  
40 to drink napo-a   9  
99 feather kalu-na   9  
179 near tata   9  
71 to stab, pierce huma-nia   94  
54 man/male palabatu Married Man x  

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