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

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