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

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