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

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