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Language: Niue

Source/Author:  POLLEX 2000 (Bruce Biggs & Ross Clark) 
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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:Central-Eastern Oceanic:Remote Oceanic:Central Pacific:East Fijian-Polynesian:Polynesian:Tongic 
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ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
69 to hunt word info      
82 dull, blunt      
98 egg      
118 grass      
128 sky      
132 fog      
141 wet      
165 bad, evil      
171 to hide word info      
172 to climb word info      
177 this      
186 you      
193 if      
55 woman/female -fine Female 1, 41  
182 I -ku First person singular (Possessive) x  
164 good -melie Pleasing, good 16  
121 sand /one/one Sand 1  
137 to blow word info a/angi/ Blow gently (of wind) (Ndc) 8  
92 to open, uncover afangi To open (McE) 9?  
210 One Thousand word info afe Thousand (Sph).(Source: Pollex) 3  
143 fire afi Fire 1  
150 yellow ago   9  
168 day aho Day (not night) 1, 54  
168 day aho Day 1, 54  
145 smoke word info ahu Smoke 2  
115 root aka Creeper, Kudzu Bean (Pueraria thunbergiana) (McE) 2  
79 stick/wood akau Wood, tree 1  
77 to scratch word info alati To scratch 10  
156 thin word info aleale Pollex 06: Aleale. :Thin, transparent (Sph).    
32 tongue alelo Tongue 15  
14 belly alo/alo Belly, bowels (i) 10  
137 to blow word info angi Light breeze (I), blow generally gentle breeze (McE) 8  
36 to spit anu To spit (McE) 14, 84  
131 cloud word info ao/lagi Cloud 12, 3  
17 liver ate Liver 1  
62 thatch/roof ato To cover (mainly refers to covering a shelter with leaves, or to cover an area of land with leaves (Sph) 1  
114 leaf au Thatch (McE) 1  
182 I au First person singular pronoun (Focus) 1, 21  
7 to come aua/a Arrive opportunely, to happen upon (McE) 44  
11 dust efu Dust 1  
146 ash efu/efu Ashes (I) 67  
41 to bite eti To bite off (as rind of sugarcane, etc)(Mce) x  
66 to tie up, fasten fa(fa)u Construct by tying 11  
66 to tie up, fasten fa/fau/ bind together (McE) 11  
200 Four word info faa four 1, 66  
44 to hear faanoŋo/noŋo Hear, listen, obey (MCE) 1  
25 neck faka/kia/ To stretch out the neck (McE) 20  
47 to yawn faka/mama/nga To open the mouth (Mce) 19, 5  
28 to breathe faka/manava/ Breath 1  
61 house fale Pn loan 14 L
190 other falu Pollex 06: Falu. :Some, other (Mce).    
70 to shoot word info fana/fiti Shoot with bow (I) 1  
120 stone fatu/kalaa Rough volcanic stone 1  
170 when? word info fe_ (ACD)which?, where?, when? 5  
181 where? word info fee Where? which? when? (MCE) [<] 3, 35 L
181 where? word info fee Where? 3, 35  
194 how? word info feefee How? 11  
130 star fetuu Star 1  
85 to choose fifili Choose, select (MCE) 1  
55 woman/female fifine Woman (Wtr) 1, 106  
116 flower fiti Flower 8  
203 Seven word info fitu Seven.(Source: Pollex) 1  
88 to squeeze word info fo/fota/ Squeeze, throttle, press (McE) 8  
163 new foou New 1  
87 to swell word info fu/fula/ To swell 7  
117 fruit fua Fruit, bear fruit 1  
8 to turn word info fuli (ACD) turn over, turn away 15  
26 hair word info fulu Hair, feathers 31  
83 to work word info gahua To work; job, occupation (Sph) 11  
83 to work word info gahua To work; job, occupation (Sph) [<] 11 L
104 fat/grease gako Dripping, cooking-oil (Sph) 14  
83 to work word info galue A feast (Sph) [<]   L
106 snake gata Snake 12  
38 to chew word info gau Chew, as sugar cane 8  
191 all gotoa All, everyone, whole. Archaic, used in church (Sph) 13  
188 what? word info haa what?, why? 1  
5 to walk haele Go (formal usage) 6  
72 to hit word info haha Beat down 12  
189 who? word info hai Who 1  
166 correct, true hako/tika/ Correct, straight (I) B. [<] 9 L
6 road/path hala Road 1  
134 thunder halulu Pollex 06: Halulu. :Thunder; to thunder, reverberate.    
58 wife hama Wife (fig.) (McE) 8?  
89 to hold word info hapo Take in the hand 15  
136 wind havili Blow softly, gentle breeze 11  
137 to blow word info havili Blow softly, gentle breeze 11  
78 to cut, hack word info hele Knife, cut (I), cut up (McE) 16  
2 left hema The left (side or hand) (Tgr) 11  
63 name higoa   6  
68 needle hika Net needle (i) 9  
105 tail hiku End, tail 13  
63 name hinga Name 6  
205 Nine word info hiva Nine.(Source: Pollex) 5  
58 wife hoana   8?  
71 to stab, pierce hoka Pierce, poke (Mce) 67  
206 Ten word info hongofulu Ten.(Source: Pollex) 5  
29 to sniff, smell hoŋi Touch noses, smell (i), smell (Mce) 9  
18 breast huhu Breast, breast milk (i) 1  
15 bone hui Fishbone (Mce) 52  
71 to stab, pierce huki Pierce, stab 1, 8  
104 fat/grease huni Greasy 12  
173 at i At (preposed particle) 1  
178 that ia demonstrative: that, those 1  
184 he/she ia He, she, it (McE) 1  
137 to blow word info ifi Blow 5  
27 nose ihu Nose 1  
78 to cut, hack word info iihi Split, divide, rip open (McE) 10  
111 fish ika Fish 1  
152 small iki/iki Small 121  
20 to know, be knowledgeable ilo Report, inform (Tgr) 13  
20 to know, be knowledgeable iloa Know (Tgr) 13  
40 to drink inu Drink 1  
15 bone ivi Fishbone B. [<] 52, 5 L
25 neck ka(a)/kia/ Neck (McE) 20  
41 to bite ka/kati/ Hold in mouth (Mce) 1, 55  
37 to eat kai Food, eat (mc), eat (i) 1, 44  
73 to steal kaihaa Steal 7  
61 house kaina Home, land, homeland (Sph) 6  
103 meat/flesh kakano Flesh, meaning (Mce) 14  
9 to swim kakau Swim (I) 5  
25 neck kakia Throat, neck [<] 20 L
33 to laugh kata Laugh 7  
191 all katoa All, total 13  
182 I kau First person singular pronoun 1, 21  
9 to swim kau/kau Swim (McE) 5  
6 road/path kauhala Roadside 1  
64 to say ke pehe   59  
119 earth/soil kele/kele Earth, soil 10  
107 worm (earthworm) kelemutu Pollex 06: Kelemutu. :Earthworm. 9  
90 to dig keli To dig 1  
103 meat/flesh kiko Flesh; female genitalia 10  
12 skin kili Skin 1  
183 thou koe Second person singular, thou 1  
183 thou koe Second person singular, thou 1  
78 to cut, hack word info kokoti Pinch 9  
78 to cut, hack word info koti Pinch, snip 9  
9 to swim kou/kou Swim (McE) 5  
110 spider kufani      
89 to hold word info kuku Draw together, embrace, grasp, hold 12  
149 red kula Red 13  
96 dog kulii Dog 7  
102 rat kumaa Rat 13  
108 louse word info kutu Louse 1  
113 branch word info laa (sg) 1  
79 stick/wood laakau Shrub, plant (McE) B. [<] 1 L
113 branch word info laalaa (pl). Small branch (McE) B. [<] 1, 33 L
153 big lahi Large 12  
77 to scratch word info laku Mix with hands [<] 9 L
176 below lalo Below, under 8  
151 green lanu laukou   12  
114 leaf lau Leaf 1  
26 hair word info lau ulu Hair of the head (Mce) 40  
158 narrow lau/tote Pollex 06: Lau/tote. :Narrow.    
187 they laua   x  
159 wide laulahi Wide, broad 9  
101 to fly lele Fly (McE) 11  
66 to tie up, fasten liilii Arrange a raft (I) 14  
152 small liki/liki Small (Motu dialect) (McE) 66  
66 to tie up, fasten lilii Bind 14  
1 hand lima Five, hand 1  
201 Five word info lima Five, hand.(Source: Pollex) 1  
208 Fifty word info lima fiha      
155 long word info loa Long 12  
88 to squeeze word info lomi Press 10  
126 lake loto Pool, lakelet (McE) 6  
174 in, inside loto Inside, pool 5  
35 to vomit lua Vomit 8  
175 above lunga Above 9  
192 and ma And (not confined to numerals) 2  
161 shy, ashamed maa Ashamed 1  
138 warm word info mafana Warm 1, 72  
140 dry word info maha Empty, dry 11  
21 to think mahala Think [<] 8 L
129 moon mahina Moon (Bgs) 37, 5  
120 stone maka Stone, pebble, rock 4  
139 cold word info makalili Cold, chilly 1, 52  
160 painful, sick maki Pollex 06: Maki. :Sickness, illness, sore. 1  
142 heavy mamafa Heavy 46  
47 to yawn mamao Yawn 19, 28  
47 to yawn mamao Yawn 19, 28  
180 far mamao Distant 13  
21 to think manatu Think, consider, remember, wonder, try to understand; the mind, opinion (McE) 9  
14 belly manava Belly 9  
97 bird manu Animal 1  
97 bird manu lele Bird (not animal) 1  
97 bird manu/lele Bird 1  
45 eye mata Eye, face 1  
46 to see mata Look at (Mce) 8  
22 to fear mataku/taku To fear, be afraid 1  
3 right matau Right (not left) 5, 13  
136 wind mataŋi Wind 1, 66  
75 to die, be dead mate To die 1  
81 sharp matila Pollex 06: Matila. :Sharp. 2  
125 salt matima   3  
80 to split word info matofi/ua Split in two (McE) 7  
157 thick word info matolu Thick 3  
59 mother matua fifina parent female 4  
60 father matua taane parent male 1, 9  
185 we word info maua   2, 29  
187 they maua   x  
185 we word info mautolu   2, 39  
42 to suck miti Suck; absorb (McE) 8  
50 to dream miti Dream 36  
192 and mo And, with, for, nor, as, in, from (McE) 9  
124 sea moana Sea beyond the reef, ocean 10  
48 to sleep mohe Sleep 10  
95 to fall word info mokulu Fall (as ripe fruit) (McE) 11  
126 lake namo Lake, pond 7  
109 mosquito namu Mosquito 1  
31 tooth nifo Tooth 1  
51 to sit nofo Sit, dwell 16  
76 to live, be alive ola Life, health (Mce) 6  
76 to live, be alive ola/ola Health, recover from illness (I) 6  
121 sand one Sand 1  
202 Six word info ono Pollex 06: Ono. :Six (Sph) 1  
72 to hit word info paa Slap, strike, touch (I), clap (McE) 13  
140 dry word info pakaka Scorched (i) [<] 12 L
134 thunder pakūlagi lit: roar, sky    
112 rotten word info pala Ripe, rotten (I), wet, clammy (McE) 13  
112 rotten word info pala/popo Rotting on ground (McE) 13, 14  
99 feather palaa Long tail-feathers of a bird (McE) 5  
10 dirty palapala Dampness (McE) 7  
120 stone patu Rock 1  
100 wing peehau Wing of a bird or other flying creature (McE) 1, 59  
194 how? word info pehe Thus 11  
100 wing pekau Wing of a bird, fin of a fish (McE) 1, 59  
10 dirty pilo Dirty    
72 to hit word info poki Slap (McE) [<] 6 L
167 night poo Night 1  
112 rotten word info popo Rotten 14  
167 night pouli- Prefix to -taha, -ua, nights of the moon (McE) [<] 1, 10 L
11 dust puefu Dust crumbled(I); loan from EP 1, 74 L
35 to vomit puhaki A sigh (McE) [<] 1, 31 L
137 to blow word info puhi Blow (I), spurt out, blow out (McE) 6  
152 small puku/puku Small, medium-sized (McE) 12  
154 short word info puku/puku Small, medium-sized (McE) 3  
72 to hit word info taa Strike, kill, adze (Mce) 10  
74 to kill taa Strike, kill, adze (McE) 8  
54 man/male taane Male, husband (Mce) 1, 11  
57 husband taane Male, husband (Mce) 14  
123 to flow tafe To flow (I) 10  
144 to burn word info tafu Make fire, light fire, tend fire, cook (I) 8  
34 to cry tagi To weep, cry (Mce) 1  
197 One word info taha One [<] 41 L
124 sea tahi Sea 1  
49 to lie down word info takoto Pollex 06: Takoto. :Lie down. 7  
78 to cut, hack word info talai Hew, carve, chop, adze 1  
56 child tamaikiiki Children (McE) 6, 64  
39 to cook word info tao Bake (Mce) 10  
100 wing tapakau Wing of a bird, fin of a fish (McE) 1, 59  
179 near tata Near (Mce) 9  
88 to squeeze word info tatau Wring, strain, press out (Mce) 13  
169 year tau Year, season (Mce) 1  
185 we word info taua   1, 29  
91 to buy taui To pay, reward, revenge (McE) 9  
185 we word info tautolu   1, 39  
53 person/human being taŋata Man, person, mankind (Mce) 1, 66  
209 One Hundred word info te au Hundred (McE).(Source: Pollex) 2  
148 white tea White, light-coloured, fair skinned (McE) 8  
195 no, not tee Negative (McE) 13  
207 Twenty word info tekau Twenty (only used in counting fish).(Source: Pollex) 4  
43 ear teliŋa Ear (Mce) 1  
166 correct, true tika Just, right (McE) B. [<] 9 L
199 Three word info tolu Three (McE) 1  
166 correct, true tonu Proper, right (McE) 8  
84 to plant too To plant; to conceive (of a woman) (McE) 4  
23 blood toto Blood, sap, juice (McE) 4  
196 to count totou Read, count (McE) 8  
65 rope toua Rope, cord (McE) (Tgr) 9  
13 back word info tu'a   11  
162 old word info tuai Old, ancient; marks perfect aspect (McE) 48  
67 to sew word info tui Thread pierced objects, sew (I)(McE) 13  
19 shoulder tuke/ua Shoulder 78?  
72 to hit word info tuki Knock, pound, mash (McE) 8  
93 to pound, beat word info tuki Knock, pound, mash (McE) 2  
108 louse word info tuma Louse (McE) 3  
144 to burn word info tungi To kindle, to light a fire 7  
86 to grow word info tupu Grow, spring up, be descended from (McE) 1  
52 to stand tuu Stand, be upright 2  
25 neck ua Neck 18  
198 Two word info ua Two 1  
133 rain uha Rain 1  
135 lightning uhila Lightning 2  
147 black uli Black, dark coloured (i), black (Mce) 7  
24 head ulu Head 1  
127 woods/forest ulu Grove, clump (i), plantation, group (Mce) 15  
77 to scratch word info v/aku/aku Scribble, scratch (Mce) 9  
124 sea vaha Open sea (McE) 12 L?
122 water word info vai Water 2  
204 Eight word info valu Pollex 06: Valu. :Eight. 3  
127 woods/forest vao Forest 14  
4 leg/foot vee Leg (respectful term) (McE) 1, 100  
94 to throw word info velo Pollex 06: Velo. :Throw (Mce). 38  
16 intestines ŋaakau Intestines 12  
30 mouth ŋutu Mouth, beak, orifice (I) (McE) 2  

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