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

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