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

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