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Language: Tuvalu

Source/Author:  Geoffrey Jackson  
Notes:  Jackson, Geoffrey. 2001. Tuvaluan Dictionary. Suva, Fiji: Oceania Printers.

g = velar nasal
macron indicates long vowels
 
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Classification:  Austronesian:Malayo-Polynesian:Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Oceanic:Central-Eastern Oceanic:Remote Oceanic:Central Pacific:East Fijian-Polynesian:Polynesian:Nuclear:Samoic-Outlier:Ellicean 
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ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
3 right      
7 to come      
12 skin      
13 back word info      
19 shoulder      
30 mouth      
34 to cry      
41 to bite      
44 to hear      
46 to see      
49 to lie down word info      
64 to say      
74 to kill      
82 dull, blunt      
84 to plant      
91 to buy      
106 snake      
114 leaf      
116 flower      
123 to flow      
131 cloud word info      
132 fog      
172 to climb word info      
173 at      
174 in, inside      
177 this      
178 that      
187 they      
190 other      
208 Fifty word info      
10 dirty lailai      
29 to sniff, smell manogi      
51 to sit sagasaga      
53 person/human being tino      
58 wife avaga      
66 to tie up, fasten fakapiki      
67 to sew word info sui L from Samoa   L
68 needle nila L from English   L
78 to cut, hack word info tipi      
105 tail felo      
107 worm (earthworm) ipo      
110 spider naleau      
125 salt masima      
149 red lanu      
152 small foniki      
153 big māfaga      
156 thin word info kauvikiviki      
164 good lei      
171 to hide word info pakili      
6 road/path ala   1  
17 liver ate   1  
18 breast u   1  
22 to fear mataku   1  
24 head ulu   1  
27 nose ihu   1  
28 to breathe mānava   1  
31 tooth nifo   1  
40 to drink inu   1  
43 ear taliga   1  
45 eye mata   1  
60 father tamana   1  
70 to shoot word info fana   1  
75 to die, be dead mate   1  
79 stick/wood lakau   1  
85 to choose filifili   1  
86 to grow word info tupu   1  
90 to dig keli   1  
97 bird manu   1  
99 feather fulufulu   1  
108 louse word info kutu   1  
109 mosquito namu   1  
111 fish ika   1  
117 fruit fua   1  
120 stone fatu   1  
121 sand one   1  
124 sea tai   1  
128 sky lagi   1  
130 star fetū   1  
133 rain ua   1  
143 fire afi   1  
160 painful, sick masaki   1  
161 shy, ashamed mata mā   1  
162 old word info matua   1  
163 new fou   1  
167 night po   1  
169 year tausaga   1  
183 thou koe   1  
184 he/she ia   1  
188 what? word info ā   1  
189 who? word info ko oi   1  
193 if kafai   1  
198 Two word info lua   1  
199 Three word info tolu   1  
201 Five word info lima   1  
202 Six word info ono   1  
203 Seven word info fitu   1  
185 we word info tātou incl. 1, 39  
113 branch word info kaula metathesis 1, 4, 66  
168 day aso   1, 54  
100 wing pakau   1, 59  
1 hand lima hand 1, 64  
138 warm word info mafanafana   1, 72  
11 dust pefu   1, 74  
71 to stab, pierce suki   1, 8  
4 leg/foot vae   1, 100  
55 woman/female fafine   1, 106  
182 I au   1, 21  
37 to eat kai   1, 47  
139 cold word info makalili   1, 52  
2 left fakamaui   1, 59  
100 wing kapakau   1, 59  
136 wind matagi   1, 66  
200 Four word info   1, 66  
14 belly alo   10  
65 rope maea   10  
77 to scratch word info lati   10  
92 to open, uncover tala   10  
105 tail velo   10  
119 earth/soil kele   10  
124 sea moana   10  
139 cold word info moko   10  
148 white kena   10  
48 to sleep moe   10, 109  
195 no, not ikai   10, 83  
144 to burn word info sunu   106  
166 correct, true sao   107  
83 to work word info galue   11  
101 to fly lele   11  
141 wet siu   11  
194 how? word info pefea   11  
16 intestines gakau   12  
94 to throw word info pei   12  
101 to fly eva   12  
102 rat kiole   12  
124 sea vaha   12  
150 yellow sega   12  
151 green lanu launiu   12  
153 big lasi   12  
155 long word info loa   12, 105  
54 man/male tagata   12, 14  
20 to know, be knowledgeable iloa   13  
57 husband avaga   13  
72 to hit word info   13  
89 to hold word info puke   13  
127 woods/forest togā lakau   13  
140 dry word info malō   13  
149 red kula   13  
180 far mao   13  
191 all katoa   13  
195 no, not se   13  
195 no, not seai   13  
112 rotten word info pala masei   13, 117  
67 to sew word info tui   13, 16  
61 house fale   14  
81 sharp kai   14  
88 to squeeze word info kumi   14  
95 to fall word info   14  
102 rat kimoa   14  
103 meat/flesh kano   14  
104 fat/grease gako   14  
127 woods/forest vao   14  
134 thunder fatili   14  
66 to tie up, fasten fakamau   149  
8 to turn word info fuli   15  
32 tongue alelo   15  
36 to spit puaki   16  
51 to sit nofo   16  
186 you koutou   16  
25 neck ua   18  
47 to yawn māvava   19  
14 belly tinae   19, 34  
161 shy, ashamed taema   1?  
52 to stand tu   2  
93 to pound, beat word info tuki   2  
115 root aka   2  
122 water word info vai   2  
135 lightning uila   2  
145 smoke word info au   2  
209 One Hundred word info selau   2  
185 we word info mātou excl. 2, 39  
113 branch word info maga   2, 35  
157 thick word info matolu   3  
204 Eight word info valu   3  
210 One Thousand word info afe   3  
181 where? word info tefea   3, 35  
207 Twenty word info lua sefulu   3, 6  
179 near pili   30  
129 moon masina   37, 5  
23 blood toto   4  
59 mother mātua   4  
26 hair word info lauulu   40  
197 One word info tasi   41  
165 bad, evil masei   42  
107 worm (earthworm) anufe   45  
142 heavy mafa   46  
9 to swim kau   5  
87 to swell word info fete   5  
98 egg fuā unsure about the vowel length, only forms given were compounds (p. 334) 5  
170 when? word info fea   5  
206 Ten word info sefulu   5  
205 Nine word info iva   5, 44, 66  
15 bone ivi   52, 5  
62 thatch/roof lau   55  
118 grass mouku   58  
95 to fall word info pakū   59  
5 to walk saere   6  
63 name igoa   6  
76 to live, be alive ola   6  
126 lake vaituloto   6  
137 to blow word info pusi   6  
156 thin word info paka   6  
56 child tamaliki   6, 63  
5 to walk sale   6, 76  
144 to burn word info ka   62  
154 short word info toetoe   62  
196 to count lau aka   62  
152 small foliki   66  
146 ash lefu   67  
33 to laugh kata   7  
38 to chew word info lamu   7  
73 to steal kaiā   7  
80 to split word info fakamaisi   7  
96 dog kuli   7  
147 black uli   7  
50 to dream moemiti   7, 36  
153 big matugā   73  
159 wide lauefa   73, 48  
35 to vomit lua   8  
42 to suck miti   8  
69 to hunt word info tuli   8  
137 to blow word info agi   8  
166 correct, true tonu   8  
176 below i lalo   8  
196 to count faitau   8  
107 worm (earthworm) ilo   80  
158 narrow lauliki   84  
14 belly manava   9  
21 to think manatu   9  
29 to sniff, smell hogi   9  
39 to cook word info tunu   9  
107 worm (earthworm) kalemutu   9  
175 above i luga   9  
192 and mo   9  

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