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

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