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Language: Kwamera

Source/Author:  Lindstrom 1986. Kwamera dictionary 
Identifiers:  ISO-639-3:tnk  Glottocode: kwam1252 
Notes:  South Tanna, Vanuatu. 
Data Entry:  Typed By: John Lynch  Checked By:  
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Classification:  Austronesian:Malayo-Polynesian:Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Oceanic:Central-Eastern Oceanic:South Vanuatu:Tanna 
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ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
175 above irenha      
191 all pam   50  
192 and məne NPs 2, 68  
192 and kəni VPs 1  
146 ash nəmrakw   1, 73  
173 at fwe      
13 back word info taku|ta-   12  
165 bad, evil eraha   1  
14 belly təpu-   36  
176 below inherəp      
153 big asori   47  
97 bird menu   1  
147 black pitov      
23 blood neta   1  
23 blood nəte-   1  
15 bone nəkakri-   7  
113 branch word info rəŋi-   1, 21  
18 breast nas   1  
18 breast nanhə-   1  
56 child neru- w. 1&2sg 5  
56 child ti- w. all other 5  
131 cloud word info napua   16  
139 cold word info akwiei   108  
166 correct, true atukwatukw   x  
168 day nəpən measure of time x  
168 day iaran daytime 6  
10 dirty əmkermək   14  
96 dog kuri Pn loan? 7 L
140 dry word info avahak thing 15  
140 dry word info maha liquid 11  
82 dull, blunt fa   16  
11 dust nəmakwrur   8  
43 ear nəf|reŋə-   1  
119 earth/soil tup|rena   1  
98 egg kwan|are-   1, 61  
204 Eight word info kərirum-kahar      
45 eye nenime-   1  
180 far isu|pwən   1  
104 fat/grease nərpwa   15  
60 father remu-   1  
99 feather numwherə-   23  
208 Fifty word info      
143 fire napw   19, 25  
111 fish nəmu   51  
201 Five word info kərirum   1, 14  
116 flower tihi-   73  
132 fog n-amahakw-ien   3, 32  
200 Four word info kefa   1, 65  
117 fruit nəkwa-   1, 26  
164 good amasan   140  
118 grass nurhi   1  
151 green amrəmera   1  
26 hair word info numwherə-   32  
1 hand rəŋə-   32  
184 he/she in   1, 43  
24 head kapwa   9, 17  
142 heavy f(w)am   30  
142 heavy p(w)am   30  
61 house nimwa   1  
194 how? word info əf- verbal prefix 1  
57 husband ierman = man 17  
182 I iou   1, 21  
193 if tukwa   22  
174 in, inside reri-   1  
16 intestines naninha   1, 77  
126 lake nəsiui   10  
114 leaf nəma-   30  
2 left mour   1, 59  
4 leg/foot nəsu-   75  
135 lightning n-əruapen-ien   25  
17 liver nakan|mapwu-   4, 7  
155 long word info apomus   14  
108 louse word info ur   1  
54 man/male ierman   1, 14  
103 meat/flesh nəsa-   10  
129 moon makwa   28  
109 mosquito mwi   1  
59 mother ri|nhə-   1, 61  
30 mouth nakwa- inner mouth 84  
30 mouth tərhu- outer mouth 94  
63 name nahaŋ   1, 18  
63 name naŋhu-   1, 18  
158 narrow avirəŋ   14  
179 near ipaka   32  
25 neck nua-   18, 83  
68 needle      
163 new vi   1  
167 night nəpən   1  
205 Nine word info kərirum-kefa      
195 no, not rekəm   55  
27 nose nəpa|seŋi-   1, 33  
162 old word info erŋhara   84  
197 One word info kwatia   14, 44  
209 One Hundred word info      
210 One Thousand word info      
190 other apa   73  
160 painful, sick amemha   1  
53 person/human being iermama   55  
133 rain nesən   1  
102 rat iesukw   3  
149 red aruveruv   52  
3 right mwatuk   5, 77  
6 road/path suatuk   47  
115 root nua-   2  
65 rope kwa-nakwus   60  
112 rotten word info mərər   116  
125 salt nəŋar   8  
121 sand nəpəkər   30  
124 sea təsi   1  
203 Seven word info kərirum-kəru      
81 sharp ahia   17  
154 short word info kwakwa   96  
19 shoulder nura-   61  
161 shy, ashamed aurəs   36  
202 Six word info kərirum-kwatia      
12 skin tekə-   27  
128 sky neai   12  
152 small akəku   104  
145 smoke word info nəse-   2  
106 snake ŋata   12  
110 spider katəmnumun   30?  
130 star kumhau   13  
79 stick/wood nei   1  
120 stone kəpwier   6  
105 tail nəpiki-   1, 31  
206 Ten word info kərirum-kərirum      
178 that fwe      
62 thatch/roof kwanei      
187 they iraha   1, 75  
157 thick word info asori = big 3  
156 thin word info əkərakiri   20  
177 this u   47  
183 thou ik   1, 17  
199 Three word info kahar   1  
134 thunder karuarua   2, 64, 18  
41 to bite ahi   1, 60  
137 to blow word info ekwi   5  
137 to blow word info əsəsau   12  
28 to breathe eiahaŋ   15  
144 to burn word info ahi   42  
91 to buy avahi nenime- hold eye 73  
38 to chew word info ahi      
85 to choose ata amwhen ata = see 23  
172 to climb word info uta   39  
7 to come ave|he   25  
39 to cook word info avan   50  
196 to count avsini   26  
34 to cry asək   33  
34 to cry eau   24  
78 to cut, hack word info arai   1  
75 to die, be dead emha   1  
90 to dig eri   1  
50 to dream əməkraha lie.down-bad 13  
40 to drink anumwi   1, 72  
37 to eat ani   1  
95 to fall word info asas      
95 to fall word info mwei   40  
22 to fear əhekər   69  
123 to flow arəs   57  
101 to fly iva   1  
86 to grow word info vera not cognate w. Lenakel    
44 to hear reŋi   1, 84  
171 to hide word info arukwafa   32  
72 to hit word info os   85  
89 to hold word info avahi   33  
69 to hunt word info ef|aiuk      
74 to kill os apune   1  
20 to know, be knowledgeable (ru)kurən   18  
33 to laugh arəs   97  
49 to lie down word info amak   46  
76 to live, be alive muru   1, 76  
92 to open, uncover akwaŋ open 38  
92 to open, uncover asisi uncover    
84 to plant ahavi   24  
93 to pound, beat word info ərui   11  
64 to say ni   104  
77 to scratch word info əki   13  
46 to see ata   1  
67 to sew word info atiri   71  
70 to shoot word info arukwi      
51 to sit akure   107  
48 to sleep apri   11  
29 to sniff, smell eŋis      
29 to sniff, smell peŋhi   42, 73  
36 to spit araŋavus *luaq 'vomit' + *ŋapus 'spit' 19, 38  
80 to split word info oskriŋi      
88 to squeeze word info akwriŋi      
71 to stab, pierce əp   74  
52 to stand arer   2, 57  
73 to steal akres   10  
42 to suck tumwi   17  
87 to swell word info rupu   12  
9 to swim aiu   5, 24  
21 to think arhi      
94 to throw word info rukwi   52  
66 to tie up, fasten arihi   1, 39  
8 to turn word info ikou   23  
8 to turn word info əkakini   117?  
35 to vomit eua Possibly a Lenakel loan 8  
5 to walk an   2  
83 to work word info amhu   1, 13  
47 to yawn akwaŋ-ase open-?? 12  
32 tongue naramə-   7, 48  
31 tooth revu-   1, 35  
207 Twenty word info iuan u miuan u not.be this and not.be that    
198 Two word info kəru   1  
138 warm word info areuan   1, 98  
122 water word info nui   2  
185 we word info kətaha   1  
185 we word info kəmaha   2  
141 wet əmtəmət   35  
188 what? word info nəfe   60  
170 when? word info nesən   1, 43  
181 where? word info pa|ku   92  
148 white apsan   14  
189 who? word info si   1  
189 who? word info sin   1  
159 wide asori = big x  
58 wife rukwe-      
136 wind nəmataŋi Pn. loan 1, 66  
100 wing rəŋi-   65  
55 woman/female pran also 'wife' 1, 35  
127 woods/forest rumunan   98?  
107 worm (earthworm) mwətikaro   38  
169 year nuk = yam 41  
150 yellow akweis   42  
186 you kəmiaha   1, 13  

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