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Language: Nehan

Source/Author:  John and Ariana Glennon, Nehan dictionary 
Notes:  Nehan is the language of Nissan (or Green) Island, located between New Ireland and Buka Island. 
Data Entry:  Typed By: Malcolm Ross  Checked By:  
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Classification:  Austronesian:Malayo-Polynesian:Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Oceanic:Western Oceanic:Meso Melanesian:New Ireland:South New Ireland-Northwest Solomonic:Nehan-North Bougainville:Nehan 
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ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
1 hand lima   1  
2 left lais borrowing? TP kais    
3 right pamua   26  
4 leg/foot keke   1  
5 to walk la   1, 69  
6 road/path lel   8  
7 to come lamlame   1, 85  
8 to turn word info uageg      
9 to swim huhu   12  
10 dirty dikdiku      
11 dust wou   1  
12 skin kapoko   12  
13 back word info mudin   3  
14 belly pakpakona      
15 bone hiro   9  
16 intestines bala   28  
17 liver pakpako      
18 breast huhu   1  
19 shoulder huhuata   13  
20 to know, be knowledgeable ate   35  
21 to think namana   28  
22 to fear sokor   10  
23 blood dewatiŋi   8  
24 head lu   1  
25 neck uekuekon   26  
26 hair word info ulu   31  
27 nose ŋusu   27  
28 to breathe   19  
29 to sniff, smell amuh   14  
30 mouth wawa   36  
31 tooth liwo   1, 35  
32 tongue mia   7  
33 to laugh wanio   19  
34 to cry kiriŋ   36  
35 to vomit lua   8  
36 to spit lou   24  
37 to eat en   1  
38 to chew word info korak   29  
39 to cook word info wesuluŋ   14  
40 to drink inum   1  
41 to bite et   11  
42 to suck noum irregular *u > ou 50, 36  
43 ear taliŋa   1  
44 to hear loŋor   1, 36  
45 eye mata   1  
46 to see baŋ   16  
47 to yawn ham   14  
48 to sleep hohow   13  
49 to lie down word info rikin   12  
49 to lie down word info uatek      
50 to dream borborian   10  
51 to sit tabil   22  
52 to stand tur   2, 69  
53 person/human being tamat   1, 66  
54 man/male bulot   16  
55 woman/female kuah   10  
56 child tu   5  
57 husband bulot   16  
58 wife hinot      
59 mother tina   1  
60 father tama   1  
61 house um   1  
62 thatch/roof kuku   13  
63 name haŋa <metathesis of 1? 1, 15  
64 to say men      
65 rope iawon   14  
66 to tie up, fasten wenut      
67 to sew word info hairi   2  
68 needle harum   1  
69 to hunt word info bue      
70 to shoot word info wan   1  
71 to stab, pierce sop   17  
72 to hit word info haluh   1  
72 to hit word info atuŋ   50  
72 to hit word info posar      
73 to steal wewenau   1, 32  
74 to kill uelpus      
75 to die, be dead mate   1  
76 to live, be alive tabuar      
77 to scratch word info hin      
78 to cut, hack word info pok 'cut' 56  
78 to cut, hack word info tokot 'chop' 3, 141  
79 stick/wood dok   4  
80 to split word info takpolak   1  
81 sharp oman   24  
82 dull, blunt tutukaba   46  
83 to work word info kalekinale   16  
84 to plant leb   13  
85 to choose kedaŋ      
86 to grow word info hua      
87 to swell word info aisiŋ   14  
88 to squeeze word info pos   18  
89 to hold word info kus      
90 to dig koh   82  
91 to buy bulau   38  
92 to open, uncover puk   1  
93 to pound, beat word info sok   27  
94 to throw word info bak   53  
95 to fall word info dud   39  
96 dog lo   12  
97 bird tetiau   12  
98 egg tagu   11  
99 feather lale   38  
100 wing titiawa   14  
101 to fly luluh   1  
102 rat kih   3, 88  
103 meat/flesh siŋin   18  
104 fat/grease hihian   69  
105 tail wihi   44  
106 snake soi   17  
107 worm (earthworm) sosoi   84  
108 louse word info ut   1  
109 mosquito kohik   15  
110 spider kako   35  
111 fish ian   1  
112 rotten word info beŋ   21  
113 branch word info ranan   1, 21  
114 leaf kamana   14  
115 root wan   39  
116 flower purpur Tok Pisin loan? 13 L?
117 fruit uauan   1  
118 grass graras Tok Pisin loan   L
119 earth/soil kot   15  
120 stone palau   9  
121 sand ion   1  
122 water word info laur   34  
123 to flow      
124 sea teh   1  
125 salt      
126 lake kodom uleik water + ?? 26  
127 woods/forest lolon inside; bush 31  
128 sky laŋit   1  
129 moon bialok   9  
130 star pitopit   1, 81  
131 cloud word info mahar      
132 fog luhuluh   41  
133 rain uhan   1  
134 thunder pil   23  
135 lightning kanau   14  
136 wind rom   15  
137 to blow word info u   4  
138 warm word info uelsuk   15  
139 cold word info malahoŋ cold (of person) 15  
139 cold word info mamau cold (in general) 56  
140 dry word info kadak   17  
141 wet bus   16  
142 heavy duhu   36  
143 fire hue   22  
144 to burn word info wa-luh   13  
145 smoke word info diku   15  
146 ash kumahuan   12  
147 black kurkurum   13  
148 white gawgawil   44  
149 red kubkubar   20  
150 yellow awiawel   16  
151 green bukbukir   17  
152 small lik irregular l reflex of *r 66, 82  
153 big ulek   16  
154 short word info puhin   15  
155 long word info barah   16  
156 thin word info belabel   7  
157 thick word info obot   14  
158 narrow kikisoŋ   34  
159 wide rabian   47  
160 painful, sick nawilmahiŋ      
161 shy, ashamed matala   10  
162 old word info pension (not an English loan!)    
163 new timuh   11  
164 good uia   1  
165 bad, evil asa   1  
166 correct, true man   14  
167 night boŋ   1  
168 day marin   6  
169 year iom      
170 when? word info maŋiha   1, 48  
171 to hide word info ou   27  
172 to climb word info kakaet      
173 at i   1  
174 in, inside lolon   1  
175 above i rana   12  
176 below i kot kot 'earth, soil' 44  
177 this rone   1  
178 that rotie      
179 near gane hiae gane 'here' + ??    
180 far i rehe   17  
181 where? word info ia   37  
182 I iŋgo   14  
183 thou iŋga   7  
184 he/she iŋgono   7  
185 we word info raeg      
185 we word info raem      
186 you raom   x  
187 they rasino      
188 what? word info hawa   1  
189 who? word info mae   11  
190 other giameh      
191 all buna      
192 and me   2  
193 if g-   8  
194 how? word info hope   15  
195 no, not ahik   1, 16  
196 to count ah   10  
197 One word info sioko   12  
198 Two word info roriki   5  
199 Three word info towono   5  
200 Four word info towati   1, 65  
201 Five word info tolima   1  
202 Six word info tonomo   1  
203 Seven word info towiti   1  
204 Eight word info toali   3, 14  
205 Nine word info lusio   5  
206 Ten word info haŋaulu   5  
207 Twenty word info tuenti Tok Pisin loan   L
208 Fifty word info      
209 One Hundred word info hangaulu-r hangaul ten tens    
210 One Thousand word info tausan Tok Pisin loan   L

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