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

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