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Source/Author:  Tryon & Hackman (1983) and Cashmore (1972) 
Notes:  Tryon, D.T. & Hackman, B. (1983) Solomon Islands languages: an internal classification.


Cashmore, C. (1972) Vocabularies of the Santa Cruz Islands, British Solomon Islands Protectorate. 
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Classification:  Austronesian:Malayo-Polynesian:Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Oceanic:Temotu:Utupua-Vanikoro:Utupua 
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ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
1 hand mbiɔ arm    
2 left muyœ   1, 59  
3 right marœ right 5  
4 leg/foot vāᵑgu leg 28  
5 to walk wula walk    
5 to walk mbero go down    
5 to walk mbe go 141  
5 to walk mbena go up    
6 road/path nɛᵐbenei road    
7 to come ŋgoma come    
8 to turn word info pwani turn    
9 to swim bathe 8  
9 to swim ōɣa swim    
9 to swim swim 8  
10 dirty istakɔrɔ dirty 36  
11 dust ralœ dust    
12 skin nariñe skin    
13 back word info naṇiɔ back 31  
14 belly nātu belly    
15 bone vačena bone 18  
16 intestines račani guts    
17 liver mmenai liver    
18 breast mu breast 30  
19 shoulder      
20 to know, be knowledgeable ruani know    
21 to think ņa think    
22 to fear ika fear    
23 blood tāvœ blood 4  
24 head ᵐbaro head 9  
25 neck neck    
26 hair word info nālune hair (body) 3  
27 nose nüñɔ nose    
28 to breathe muni breathe 1  
29 to sniff, smell nmi smell    
30 mouth miɔ mouth 29  
31 tooth nāᵑgu tooth    
32 tongue nemelani tongue 7  
33 to laugh čela laugh    
34 to cry rane cry 1  
35 to vomit liɔ vomit 8  
36 to spit puiœ spit    
37 to eat ae eat 1  
38 to chew word info      
39 to cook word info      
40 to drink mu drink 1  
41 to bite tate bite    
42 to suck muni suck    
43 ear ṛañu ear 1  
44 to hear vano hear 1  
45 eye niñiro eye    
46 to see mwaxe see    
47 to yawn      
48 to sleep miaŋgo sleep 62  
49 to lie down word info miaŋgo lie down 15  
50 to dream      
51 to sit vaĵo sit    
52 to stand ruo stand    
52 to stand kwani stand    
53 person/human being nuᵑgʷɔ̄ person    
54 man/male ṛamʷe man 1, 14 or 22,1?
55 woman/female mme woman 21  
56 child ⁿǰuale child    
57 husband      
58 wife      
59 mother aṇ̃u mother 21?  
60 father father 1, 10?  
60 father ṃani father    
61 house nāmœ house 1  
62 thatch/roof luᵑguyœ thatch    
63 name nāmɔ name    
64 to say tami say    
65 rope ruyœ rope    
66 to tie up, fasten pe tie 146  
67 to sew word info kele sew    
68 needle      
69 to hunt word info telani hunt    
70 to shoot word info      
71 to stab, pierce hianai stab    
72 to hit word info buti hit (stick)    
73 to steal mbeņo steal 1, 58  
74 to kill bi kill    
75 to die, be dead miako die    
76 to live, be alive munna life 1?  
76 to live, be alive imate alive 21  
77 to scratch word info kalo scratch 1  
78 to cut, hack word info veve cut nut X  
78 to cut, hack word info ta cut (wood) 1  
78 to cut, hack word info taorœ cut (string)    
79 stick/wood      
80 to split word info takile split    
81 sharp iᵑ̣gɔ sharp    
82 dull, blunt iᵐ̣bœ blunt 21  
83 to work word info vaœlœ work    
84 to plant      
85 to choose      
86 to grow word info      
87 to swell word info wuru swell    
88 to squeeze word info œ squeeze    
89 to hold word info i hold    
90 to dig rave dig 12  
91 to buy      
92 to open, uncover      
93 to pound, beat word info      
94 to throw word info      
95 to fall word info ku fall    
96 dog kuli dog 7  
97 bird malowali bird    
98 egg vateñe egg    
99 feather ulani feather    
100 wing ulani wing    
101 to fly əxo fly    
101 to fly luanu fly    
102 rat nāve rat    
103 meat/flesh naminiye meat/flesh    
104 fat/grease      
105 tail maloᵐbeni tail    
106 snake ᵑganue snake 42?  
107 worm (earthworm)      
108 louse word info nœtœ louse 1?  
109 mosquito mʷøte mosquito    
110 spider naᵐbʷœ spider    
111 fish niñe fish    
112 rotten word info imovo rotten 52, 107  
113 branch word info lae wœ branch 1  
114 leaf luñe leaf 1  
115 root lɔɣɔñe root    
116 flower      
117 fruit noñe fruit 12  
118 grass aᵐbœmœ grass 29  
119 earth/soil ranœ earth 1  
120 stone vātœ stone 1  
121 sand raᵑgœnei sand 51?  
122 water word info nie water 19  
123 to flow ve flow 78  
124 sea naluœ sea 6  
125 salt      
126 lake      
127 woods/forest namirɔ bush    
128 sky sky 33  
129 moon nāre moon    
130 star ulae star    
131 cloud word info likive cloud    
132 fog ṛɔmɔɣɔ fog 10  
133 rain natœvœ rain 30  
134 thunder iwulu thunder 36  
135 lightning ire lightning 10  
136 wind wind    
137 to blow word info vwe blow    
137 to blow word info to blow    
138 warm word info iṇe warm 1?  
139 cold word info ṇamia cold 1?  
140 dry word info imme dry 11?  
141 wet ifiœkœ wet    
142 heavy irone heavy    
143 fire neve fire 1  
144 to burn word info ņe burn    
145 smoke word info ⁿdaneve smoke    
146 ash meve ashes 18  
147 black istakoro black    
148 white ipa white    
149 red ime red 1  
150 yellow iɣu yellow 30  
151 green aᵐbœmœ green    
152 small rasive small    
153 big rawaha big 1?  
154 short word info iᵐbiale short    
155 long word info iṇaᵑgœ long    
156 thin word info imave thin    
157 thick word info ipamo thick    
158 narrow      
159 wide      
160 painful, sick iaᵑgi sick    
161 shy, ashamed      
162 old word info ramwaŋge old (person)    
162 old word info raņaruwœ old (thing) x  
163 new ramera new    
164 good raio good 34?  
165 bad, evil raru bad    
166 correct, true raio correct    
167 night vañiᵐbio night 28  
167 night aᵐbio night 28  
168 day navœke day    
169 year veleve year    
170 when? word info nnāɣe when?    
171 to hide word info      
172 to climb word info      
173 at aᵑgale at    
174 in, inside āme in 1  
175 above      
176 below awa below    
177 this niⁿǰe this    
178 that      
179 near wɔra near    
180 far move far 1, 6  
181 where? word info ᵐbaɣe where?    
182 I ñi I 1, 22  
183 thou nuᵑgʷɔ you sg. s  
184 he/she či he    
185 we word info ᵑgɔ we dl. incl. 1?  
185 we word info ⁿǰɔ we dl. excl.    
186 you ᵑgɔrɔ you pl.    
186 you ᵑgulu you dl. x  
186 you ‐ᵐbʷaro your pl.    
187 they they dl. x  
188 what? word info vare what?    
189 who? word info nia who?    
190 other      
191 all      
192 and āne and    
193 if ᵐbʷere if    
194 how? word info iuŋkwe how?    
195 no, not are no 32  
196 to count ŋ̣i count    
197 One word info tʰua one    
198 Two word info llu two 1  
199 Three word info tʰɔ three 1  
200 Four word info hia four 6  
201 Five word info hāŋi five    
202 Six word info uru six    
203 Seven word info valu seven    
204 Eight word info varo eight 3  
205 Nine word info wahia nine    
206 Ten word info ņalɔ ten    
207 Twenty word info      
208 Fifty word info      
209 One Hundred word info loŋgani tavo one hundred    
210 One Thousand word info naœtœ tavo one thousand    

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