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Language: Dobuan

Source/Author:  Blust, from: Bromilow (1904) 
Notes:  Bromilow, W. E. (1904). Vocabulary of English Words, with Equivalents in Dobuan (British New Guinea), Fijian, and Samoan, with a Short Dobuan Grammar. Geelong: H. Thacker 
Data Entry:  Typed By: Simon Greenhill  Checked By: Simon Greenhill 
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Classification:  Austronesian:Malayo-Polynesian:Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Oceanic:Western Oceanic:Papuan Tip:Nuclear:North Papuan Mainland-D'Entrecasteaux:Dobu-Duau 
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ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
1 hand nima-na   1  
2 left gegeumi-na   76  
3 right atai-na   14  
4 leg/foot 'ae-na   1  
5 to walk lopilidadana   35  
6 road/path 'eda   12  
7 to come 'u da ma   1  
8 to turn word info asi'i      
9 to swim tube   17  
10 dirty baila (dirt) 75  
11 dust kau (cf 146) 17  
12 skin bwara-na   51  
13 back word info guau-na   40  
14 belly gamwa-na   45  
14 belly gamwada-na   45  
15 bone lulu-na   32  
16 intestines dia-na   88  
17 liver 'ate-na   1  
18 breast susu-na   1  
19 shoulder 'ara-na cf ata< *pata 1  
20 to know, be knowledgeable panaita      
20 to know, be knowledgeable sinapuna   83  
21 to think nuena insides (noun) 30  
22 to fear matauta   1  
23 blood rara   1  
24 head deba-na   43, 72  
25 neck 'oto-na   89  
26 hair word info 'uia'uia-na      
27 nose 'ubusu-na   1, 17  
28 to breathe iawasi-na (breath) 22  
29 to sniff, smell mui   106  
30 mouth 'awa   36  
31 tooth sara-na   11  
32 tongue meia-na   7  
33 to laugh edagi   104  
34 to cry dedo   8  
34 to cry dedoi   8  
35 to vomit maiwa   4  
36 to spit giwara   40  
37 to eat e'ai   1, 44  
38 to chew word info 'uta'uta   14  
39 to cook word info e'ure   117  
40 to drink numa   1, 34  
41 to bite 'enina   79  
42 to suck sususu   25  
43 ear tena-na   1  
44 to hear nono   1, 36  
45 eye mata-na   1  
46 to see 'ita   1  
47 to yawn mwawa   19  
48 to sleep 'eno   8  
49 to lie down word info 'eno'eno   1  
50 to dream madawara   18  
51 to sit miatoa   26, 80  
52 to stand toro   2  
53 person/human being tomota   1, 66  
54 man/male me'oloto-na   21, 103  
55 woman/female mewaine-na   1, 110  
56 child goama   14  
57 husband mwane-na   26  
58 wife mwane-na   18  
59 mother sina-na   1  
60 father tama-na   1  
61 house anua   7  
62 thatch/roof 'atoa   1  
63 name esa-na   1, 18  
64 to say ona   20  
64 to say gwae   156  
65 rope barae   84  
66 to tie up, fasten losipwa   136  
67 to sew word info saisaila   2, 53  
68 needle sairuma   1, 65  
69 to hunt word info tore   49  
70 to shoot word info tupu   10  
71 to stab, pierce badi      
72 to hit word info 'unu   23  
73 to steal 'anaw|ara   1, 58  
73 to steal 'ipwara      
74 to kill 'unu   1  
75 to die, be dead mwawasa   24  
76 to live, be alive bobo'a-na      
76 to live, be alive maiawasi-na   10  
77 to scratch word info waro   1  
78 to cut, hack word info tara   1  
79 stick/wood kai|we   1, 33  
80 to split word info tara si'aa   92  
81 sharp mamata-na   36  
82 dull, blunt kuwa-na blunt 79  
82 dull, blunt gugura dull. Check Fijian Samoan for 'Seuse'?    
83 to work word info guinua   99  
84 to plant aso   28  
85 to choose 'ita'i'isi-'esinua   8  
86 to grow word info tabwa (of plants) 11  
87 to swell word info pulu   83  
87 to swell word info sesea      
88 to squeeze word info bibi   21  
89 to hold word info giai   118  
90 to dig sala   10  
91 to buy lagwa   70  
91 to buy gimwani   17  
92 to open, uncover gigege (a door) 18  
93 to pound, beat word info dai      
94 to throw word info 'ule   17  
95 to fall word info sagu      
96 dog kedewa   18  
97 bird manua   1  
98 egg pou   15  
99 feather dagura   13  
100 wing pape-na   21  
101 to fly taea   48  
102 rat kokolaka   33  
103 meat/flesh 'esio-na   10  
104 fat/grease iapa   40  
105 tail iuiu-na   1, 25  
106 snake moata   12  
107 worm (earthworm) didimwana   48  
108 louse word info 'utu   1  
109 mosquito nemwa   1  
110 spider mwanamwanaikwa      
111 fish iana   1  
112 rotten word info daula   78  
113 branch word info nari-na      
114 leaf iawa-na   17  
115 root ramu-na   3  
116 flower seni-na   9, 14  
117 fruit 'ua-na   1  
118 grass nedu      
118 grass pwatura      
119 earth/soil bare'u   20  
119 earth/soil bwa'a      
120 stone gurewa   31  
121 sand nedila   67  
121 sand kaukau   17  
122 water word info boasi   6, 64  
123 to flow daudau   18  
124 sea ora   70  
125 salt kalita   12  
126 lake sewasewa   47  
127 woods/forest mitawa   27  
128 sky garewa   16  
129 moon nawarae   13  
130 star kwadima   86  
131 cloud word info poana      
132 fog umauma   17  
133 rain usana   1  
134 thunder weparara   15, 45  
135 lightning namara   18  
136 wind mana   21  
136 wind iagila   1  
137 to blow word info toa   20  
138 warm word info iaiiai   75  
139 cold word info gogai   49  
140 dry word info iadaiada   108  
141 wet pwasa   107  
142 heavy mwau   20  
143 fire 'awe   35  
144 to burn word info 'arasi   17  
145 smoke word info 'asu   2  
146 ash karikau   1, 90  
147 black gaigai-na   60  
148 white burabura-na   3  
149 red bweabweari-na   26  
150 yellow raurau-na      
151 green karakarawi-na   13, 52  
152 small gidari-na      
153 big sinabwa-na      
154 short word info kukupa-na   20  
154 short word info tuna-na      
155 long word info dudura-na   21  
156 thin word info dedea-na   10  
157 thick word info bado-na   18  
158 narrow gilele-na      
158 narrow gibwagibwa      
159 wide bababa-na      
160 painful, sick elo'uia      
161 shy, ashamed omaiamaia   1  
162 old word info kadekaderi-na      
163 new auau-na   1, 26  
164 good bobo'a-na      
165 bad, evil to'umali-na      
166 correct, true paruparu-na   19  
167 night boiboi   1  
168 day 'asiata   72  
169 year sesoi      
169 year borimana   15  
170 when? word info maisa   1, 83  
171 to hide word info e kwaia      
172 to climb word info tu'e      
173 at 'ena   29  
174 in, inside gamwanaia   11  
175 above tabwanaia   59  
176 below 'agarauna   18  
177 this gete      
178 that nina   1  
179 near serabenaia      
179 near deinaia   66  
180 far 'edidigura      
181 where? word info mane   13  
181 where? word info mwa'o      
182 I 'abo'agu      
183 thou 'oiu   1  
184 he/she tauna   9  
185 we word info 'abo'ada      
185 we word info 'abo'ama      
186 you 'omi   1, 13  
187 they taudi   21  
188 what? word info toase   77  
189 who? word info iaita   55  
190 other wate      
191 all iauiau-na   53  
192 and ta   30  
192 and be   24  
193 if 'abo   9  
194 how? word info mwa'adega      
195 no, not nigea   23, 24  
195 no, not gea'abo   23, 105  
196 to count sawa   19  
196 to count iapu      
197 One word info 'e bweu   74  
198 Two word info 'e rua   1  
199 Three word info 'e to   1  
200 Four word info 'e ata   1  
201 Five word info nima   1  
202 Six word info nima 'e bweu      
203 Seven word info nima 'e rua 5 + 2 5, 2  
204 Eight word info nima 'e to      
205 Nine word info nima 'e ata   11  
206 Ten word info sanau   5  
207 Twenty word info tai 'person' 33  
208 Fifty word info      
209 One Hundred word info      
210 One Thousand word info      

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