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

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