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

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