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Language: Buma

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 
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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      
107 worm (earthworm)      
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      
90 to dig ae dig    
4 leg/foot aele leg 90  
60 father aia father 22  
137 to blow word info aka blow 27  
77 to scratch word info akale scratch 10  
74 to kill ambu kill 51  
5 to walk ambu puɔ go down    
162 old word info amɔsɔ old (person)    
103 meat/flesh anise meat/flesh 40  
40 to drink anu drink 1  
6 road/path anɔkɔ road 17  
152 small apilaka small 25  
67 to sew word info asai sew 2  
11 dust auniawɔ dust 16  
100 wing ava wing 28  
101 to fly ava fly    
110 spider ave spider 38  
157 thick word info aᵐbiaini thick 24  
106 snake aᵐbilɔ snake 28  
151 green aᵐbuaŋatɔlɔtɔ green 32  
23 blood aᵐbɔ blood 19  
118 grass aᵐbɔ grass 29  
131 cloud word info aⁿdawɔ cloud 11  
37 to eat e eat 1  
33 to laugh ekeke laugh 83  
113 branch word info ela vilɔ branch 12  
55 woman/female emele woman 21  
177 this ene this 1  
182 I ene I 1, 22  
183 thou eo you sg. s  
88 to squeeze word info epele squeeze    
18 breast erɔ   11  
122 water word info erɔ water 20  
59 mother ete mother 13  
34 to cry eteŋi cry 1  
63 name eŋa name 20  
169 year eᵐbieve year 21  
42 to suck fesu suck    
137 to blow word info fi blow    
179 near fotoɔkɔ near 12  
120 stone fɔkɔ stone 20  
143 fire iawɔ fire 24  
76 to live, be alive imaluɔ alive 21  
112 rotten word info imapu rotten 52, 107  
210 One Thousand word info imuɔ iune one thousand    
112 rotten word info imʷaulu rotten 1  
184 he/she ini he 1, 6  
160 painful, sick itavie sick 31  
197 One word info iune one 19  
134 thunder iɔlulu thunder 36  
141 wet iⁿdɔᵐbuɔ wet 23  
31 tooth iⁿǰe tooth 20  
7 to come ka come    
192 and ka and 1  
145 smoke word info kaiawɔ smoke 48  
186 you kaipa you pl. 1, 6  
186 you kaipa your pl. 1, 6  
130 star kanimɔrɔ star 22  
115 root kara vilɔ root 2  
42 to suck katei suck    
41 to bite ke bite 41  
186 you kela you dl. x  
185 we word info keᵐba we dl. excl.    
185 we word info kia we dl. incl. 1  
154 short word info kuleⁿdi short 29  
96 dog kuli dog 7  
64 to say say 64  
140 dry word info kɔkɔrɔ   29  
148 white kɔrɔ white 32  
83 to work word info la ŋatene work    
89 to hold word info lambu hold    
5 to walk le go 1, 69  
5 to walk le iu2 go up    
9 to swim lembie bathe    
44 to hear leŋi hear 1  
29 to sniff, smell leŋi mie smell 95  
69 to hunt word info lui kuli hunt    
8 to turn word info lumbi turn    
35 to vomit lɔrɔ vomit 8, 22  
1 hand ma arm 1, 78  
76 to live, be alive maluɔ life 21  
116 flower mana vilɔ flower 25  
22 to fear mandau fear 1, 78  
18 breast masasa breast 10  
45 eye mata eye 1  
75 to die, be dead mbu die 19  
32 tongue memia tongue 7  
56 child menu child 17  
97 bird menukɔ bird 1  
129 moon metele moon 20  
128 sky metelikɔ sky 20  
81 sharp metene sharp 36  
156 thin word info meñevirɔ thin 1  
135 lightning meᵑgilɔ lightning 22  
139 cold word info meⁿdiᵑgo cold 1  
132 fog miawɔ fog 20  
140 dry word info mimiɔne   1  
170 when? word info miŋa   15  
3 right mosɔ right 5  
30 mouth mua mouth 29  
109 mosquito mukɔ mosquito 1, 99  
101 to fly mutendele fly    
48 to sleep mɔkɔiu sleep 1  
149 red mɔlɔe red 1  
2 left mɔrɔ   1, 59  
163 new mɔtɔe new 19  
142 heavy mɔtɔrɔ heavy    
53 person/human being mʷalikɔ person 21  
54 man/male mʷalikɔte man 28  
61 house mʷɔe house 1  
111 fish namukɔ fish 28  
173 at ne at 18  
174 in, inside ne in    
174 in, inside nelema in 1  
167 night neⁿdemɔ   11  
127 woods/forest paka bush    
138 warm word info pana warm 1  
170 when? word info pe naŋa   16  
162 old word info penoma old (thing) x  
153 big pine big 30  
123 to flow pu flow 11  
176 below pua below 24  
73 to steal punuɔ steal 1, 58  
36 to spit ravioe spit 57  
28 to breathe re mevia breathe 48  
209 One Hundred word info rea iune one hundred    
124 sea revɔ sea 32  
46 to see rɔmɔ see 21  
95 to fall word info sambu fall 119  
206 Ten word info saŋaulu ten 5  
10 dirty sukirɔ dirty 36  
166 correct, true susukɔ correct 11  
180 far sɔmu far 1  
195 no, not tae no 4  
165 bad, evil tamʷalikɔ bad 21  
119 earth/soil tanɔe earth 1  
43 ear taña ear 1  
51 to sit te sit    
104 fat/grease teia fat/grease 28  
199 Three word info tete three 1  
200 Four word info teva four 1  
80 to split word info tevele split    
133 rain teᵐbɔ rain 30  
201 Five word info tili five 10  
198 Two word info tilu two 1  
203 Seven word info timbi seven    
205 Nine word info tindi nine    
204 Eight word info tua eight 20  
202 Six word info tuɔ six 23  
78 to cut, hack word info tɔe cut (wood) 74  
78 to cut, hack word info tɔe cut (string) 74  
168 day tɔmɔrɔ day 14 L?
117 fruit ua vilɔ fruit 1  
114 leaf uie vilɔ leaf 22  
108 louse word info ukɔ louse 12  
206 Ten word info ulukɔ ten    
87 to swell word info umbu swell 42  
13 back word info uteⁿdie back 28, 29  
102 rat uvilɔ rat 29  
80 to split word info vanande split    
181 where? word info vele where? 22  
162 old word info velia old (person)    
162 old word info velia old (thing) x  
78 to cut, hack word info vembe cut nut X  
27 nose veseŋele nose 24  
64 to say vete say 47  
65 rope veve rope 26  
26 hair word info viavia hair (body) 21  
99 feather viavia feather 29  
5 to walk vilu walk    
52 to stand viɔ stand 103  
146 ash viɔmɔrɔ ashes    
37 to eat voŋo eat 1, 53  
21 to think vɔndɔ think 10  
144 to burn word info vɔŋɔ burn 104  
164 good wakɔ good 35  
166 correct, true wakɔ correct    
98 egg waluluɔ egg 1  
14 belly wasa/sa belly 1  
25 neck wasawa neck 18  
24 head waᵐbasa head 9  
49 to lie down word info wene lie down 1  
71 to stab, pierce wete stab    
72 to hit word info wete hit (stick)    
196 to count wo count    
71 to stab, pierce woi stab 60  
9 to swim wou swim 25  
9 to swim wowo swim 25  
193 if ŋa if 31  
194 how? word info ŋa pwae how?    
150 yellow ŋalukilɔ yellow 31  
188 what? word info ŋanae what? 15  
66 to tie up, fasten ŋaŋgɔ tie 145  
189 who? word info ŋele who? 18  
136 wind ŋirɔ wind 32  
127 woods/forest ŋɔŋgɔrɔ bush    
121 sand ɔle sand 28  
87 to swell word info ɔsumbu swell 42  
20 to know, be knowledgeable ɔvei know 125  
17 liver ɔwɔ liver 11  
82 dull, blunt ᵐbasa blunt 30  
146 ash ᵐbe ashes    
16 intestines ᵐbea guts 25  
12 skin ᵐbele skin 23  
155 long word info ᵐbiɔurɔ long 16  
62 thatch/roof ᵐbusu mʷɔe thatch 18  
147 black ᵐbɔrɔ black 25  
176 below ᵐbɔsɔ below    
167 night ᵐbʷɔᵑgɔ   1?  
187 they ⁿda they dl. 14  
105 tail ⁿdekele tail 19  
15 bone ⁿdie bone 2  

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