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Language: Avava

Source/Author:  Crowley, T. (2006). The Avava language ... 
Notes:  from: Crowley, T. (2006). The Avava language of Central Malakula (Vanuatu). Edited by John Lynch. Pacific Linguistics, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, The Australian National University, Canberra.

/bb/ = voiced bilabial trill, /ng/ = velar nasal

Also know as Katbol 
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Classification:  Austronesian:Malayo-Polynesian:Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Oceanic:Central-Eastern Oceanic:Remote Oceanic:North and Central Vanuatu:Malekula Interior:Malekula Central 
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ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
53 person/human being      
67 to sew word info      
68 needle      
71 to stab, pierce      
85 to choose      
86 to grow word info      
123 to flow      
125 salt      
126 lake      
152 small      
158 narrow      
159 wide      
173 at      
177 this      
178 that      
208 Fifty word info      
143 fire aabb   19  
145 smoke word info aabb teltel   46  
129 moon abasi   6  
168 day abbung   16  
169 year adam = yam 30  
79 stick/wood aga   1  
128 sky alang   1  
131 cloud word info alang nan auh sky-poss.-rain 37  
135 lightning alangaap      
61 house amal   30  
97 bird aman   1  
106 snake amwat   12  
109 mosquito anam   1  
209 One Hundred word info angat   12  
114 leaf aruun   1  
6 road/path asal   1  
189 who? word info asi   1  
18 breast asih   1, 55  
116 flower atah   34  
65 rope atal   1  
119 earth/soil atan   1  
210 One Thousand word info atar   13  
56 child atda   5, 52  
56 child atn   5, 52  
56 child atnida   5, 52  
133 rain auh   1  
108 louse word info aut   1  
120 stone avat   1  
181 where? word info ba   3  
171 to hide word info babak   33  
25 neck balawan   84  
193 if bana      
181 where? word info bang   60  
50 to dream bari   10  
50 to dream bari borokonah   10  
3 right bariin   30  
24 head bat   9  
24 head batn   9  
19 shoulder batn varan =head + arm 65, 1  
99 feather bbulen   1  
74 to kill bbun   1  
87 to swell word info bbur   7  
16 intestines bburtan   75  
105 tail bbusn   76  
113 branch word info bbutn (large branch) 30  
69 to hunt word info bel hunt after 10  
155 long word info ber   16  
155 long word info berber   16  
11 dust bisnaap   80  
146 ash bisnaap ashes 75  
4 leg/foot bolokon   33  
15 bone bolong   37  
30 mouth bongon   41  
82 dull, blunt bonot   15  
161 shy, ashamed bor   59  
31 tooth boroh   45  
100 wing bwian   1, 12  
102 rat bwisibok   73  
43 ear dilingan   1, 40  
49 to lie down word info ding   25  
49 to lie down word info dingman   25  
144 to burn word info dinih   1  
196 to count dongon   42  
196 to count dongongon   42  
175 above draka   25  
8 to turn word info dri   34, 106  
192 and dri   30  
115 root drumusn (small and fine) 3?  
132 fog dukap   1, 63  
144 to burn word info dumu   1  
144 to burn word info dungo   7?  
184 he/she e he 1  
23 blood edre   1  
17 liver elemet   52  
122 water word info esn   27  
96 dog gabwir   10  
59 mother galu   65  
115 root gerwen (large) 2, 41  
88 to squeeze word info gih   32  
185 we word info git pcl. 1  
185 we word info gitdru incl: dl. 1  
185 we word info gitntl pcl. 1  
62 thatch/roof iat thatching 1  
181 where? word info iba   3, 59  
56 child ida      
187 they ier   1, 70  
61 house iim   1  
111 fish iki   1  
90 to dig il   1  
201 Five word info ilim   1  
116 flower ipman   1  
12 skin ipmin   28  
138 warm word info ir hot 31  
198 Two word info iru   1  
63 name isan   66  
57 husband it      
195 no, not itik   10  
31 tooth itivilak      
199 Three word info itl   1  
127 woods/forest itoro "the bush" 69  
200 Four word info ivat   1, 65  
188 what? word info ive   1  
175 above iv|sak   25  
186 you kam pl. 1, 13  
186 you kamdru dl. x  
186 you kamtl pcl. x  
37 to eat kan   1  
170 when? word info kesan   1  
90 to dig kikil   1  
90 to dig kilkil   1  
185 we word info kopm pl. 2  
185 we word info kopmdru excl: dl 2  
185 we word info kopmtl pcl. 2  
176 below kutn beneath 9  
46 to see la   18, 102  
46 to see labit   99  
46 to see lala   18, 102  
110 spider lala   1  
206 Ten word info langal   5, 8  
92 to open, uncover langlangar   23  
84 to plant lap   10  
176 below lapan   41, 74  
174 in, inside le in 1  
91 to buy leh   47  
32 tongue lemen   7, 17  
153 big levlep   10, 83  
66 to tie up, fasten lik   1, 39  
179 near lile   60  
150 yellow lilit   43  
104 fat/grease lingiling   31  
150 yellow lit   43  
72 to hit word info lop   48  
93 to pound, beat word info lop   14  
94 to throw word info lop throw at    
70 to shoot word info lu   15  
35 to vomit lualu   8  
76 to live, be alive luk   23  
70 to shoot word info luluka   15  
9 to swim lumlum   38  
167 night lupat   42  
148 white maap   1  
38 to chew word info mabbuhi   56  
17 liver mabwin   7  
81 sharp magal   14, 79, 81  
191 all mah   36  
136 wind malah   78  
139 cold word info malah   51  
191 all mamah   36  
156 thin word info manana   1  
47 to yawn mangulal   19, 34  
142 heavy map   46  
75 to die, be dead mat   1  
75 to die, be dead mat bbun   1  
22 to fear matak afraid 1  
58 wife matak   28?  
45 eye matan   1  
48 to sleep matur   1  
163 new melerler      
151 green melih   43  
151 green melmelih   43  
140 dry word info mesemah   11  
10 dirty met   2  
147 black met   1  
10 dirty metemet   2  
147 black metemet   1  
149 red mial   1, 55  
141 wet mida   35  
40 to drink min   1, 49  
40 to drink minmin   1, 49  
103 meat/flesh misal   84  
60 father mom   1, 10  
112 rotten word info momo   51  
55 woman/female momok   23  
156 thin word info morot   13  
154 short word info mut   32  
154 short word info mutmut   32  
54 man/male muut   94  
118 grass mwana   31  
2 left mwiir   1, 59  
182 I na   1, 21, 22  
189 who? word info nahe   1  
189 who? word info nasi   1  
207 Twenty word info ngai iru   9  
80 to split word info ngar   28  
80 to split word info ngar wel   28, 1  
28 to breathe ngarngar   13  
107 worm (earthworm) odalah   68, 64  
183 thou ong   1, 66  
27 nose onosn   18  
98 egg ovingaad of ants    
122 water word info owe   2  
83 to work word info per   7, 73  
66 to tie up, fasten pih   32  
73 to steal pinok   1, 58  
73 to steal pinoki   1, 58  
36 to spit prura   35  
138 warm word info rar hot 9  
160 painful, sick rer (painful) 34  
74 to kill riit   70  
74 to kill riit bbun   70, 1  
164 good rivik   67  
44 to hear ro   1  
29 to sniff, smell robit      
44 to hear robit   1, 58  
20 to know, be knowledgeable rokut   19, 87  
44 to hear rong   1  
113 branch word info rongon (small branch) 1, 21  
37 to eat rule      
172 to climb word info saksak   2  
160 painful, sick sal (sick) 35  
180 far saman   31  
197 One word info sapm   58  
172 to climb word info sasur   2  
205 Nine word info savat   5  
165 bad, evil se   1  
38 to chew word info sem   21  
204 Eight word info setl   11, 7  
179 near sin   54  
21 to think sisien   39  
42 to suck sisih   43  
42 to suck sisihi   43  
188 what? word info sive   1  
26 hair word info sivlen   31, 33  
5 to walk solsol   114  
203 Seven word info souru   9  
202 Six word info sout   31, 32  
51 to sit sum   40  
29 to sniff, smell sungsung   9  
77 to scratch word info suvsup   76  
116 flower tah   34  
194 how? word info tamak   62  
95 to fall word info tami   42  
162 old word info tara   27  
89 to hold word info tata      
190 other tele   54  
37 to eat temetem      
78 to cut, hack word info ter   1  
39 to cook word info tntn   9  
52 to stand turi   2, 69  
124 sea tuswe tus+we = water 1*  
13 back word info udruun   82  
34 to cry ul   59  
137 to blow word info up   4  
134 thunder uuruur   2, 64  
64 to say va   30  
117 fruit vanan   1, 26  
56 child vanatn   5  
1 hand varan   16  
14 belly vatn   5  
72 to hit word info vih   86  
157 thick word info von   35  
7 to come vwel   25  
111 fish vwiniek   88  
130 star vwinmese   13  
121 sand vwinsilah   1, 79?  
33 to laugh wang   88  
80 to split word info wel   1  
80 to split word info welewel   1  
166 correct, true yadryadr      
101 to fly yalyal   31  
37 to eat yanyan   1  
41 to bite yat   1, 55  
41 to bite yatyat   1, 55  
77 to scratch word info yor   70  
148 white yovyop   41  

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