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

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