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

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