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Language: Nanumea

Source/Author:  Peter Ranby 
Notes:  Ranby, Peter. 1980. A Nanumea Lexicon. Canberra: Dept. of Linguistics, Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University.

Nanumea is spoken on the northernmost island of Tuvalu. 
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Classification:  Austronesian:Malayo-Polynesian:Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Oceanic:Central-Eastern Oceanic:Remote Oceanic:Central Pacific:East Fijian-Polynesian:Polynesian:Nuclear:Samoic-Outlier:Ellicean 
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ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
41 to bite      
47 to yawn      
57 husband      
58 wife      
59 mother      
60 father      
67 to sew word info      
69 to hunt word info      
76 to live, be alive      
82 dull, blunt      
84 to plant      
106 snake      
108 louse word info      
109 mosquito      
136 wind      
185 we word info      
192 and      
202 Six word info      
208 Fifty word info      
2 left hupa      
21 to think lagona      
22 to fear hapole      
46 to see lavea      
46 to see pula      
49 to lie down word info fakapale      
62 thatch/roof lau to thatch    
65 rope lopu      
68 needle nila     L
94 to throw word info apa to throw a knife or stick    
123 to flow hua      
126 lake tai hala      
131 cloud word info kaumana      
143 fire kavakava      
152 small foliil      
152 small fonini      
154 short word info toetoe      
158 narrow puumataniki      
160 painful, sick malaga      
165 bad, evil maahei      
167 night taiao      
178 that teelaa      
195 no, not mooe      
1 hand lima   1  
6 road/path alatuu   1  
6 road/path auala   1  
7 to come mai plural 1  
12 skin kili   1  
17 liver ate   1  
18 breast uu   1  
22 to fear mataku   1  
24 head ulu   1  
27 nose ihu   1  
31 tooth nifo   1  
34 to cry tagi   1  
38 to chew word info mama   1  
40 to drink inu   1  
43 ear taliga   1  
44 to hear lagona   1  
44 to hear logo   1  
45 eye mata   1  
62 thatch/roof ato to thatch 1  
70 to shoot word info fana   1  
75 to die, be dead mate   1  
79 stick/wood kau   1  
79 stick/wood laakau   1  
85 to choose fili   1  
86 to grow word info tupu   1  
90 to dig keli   1  
90 to dig koli   1  
92 to open, uncover hue   1  
97 bird manulele   1  
99 feather fulu   1  
111 fish ika   1  
114 leaf lau   1  
117 fruit fua   1  
120 stone fatu   1  
121 sand one   1  
121 sand fuu   1  
124 sea tai   1  
128 sky lagi   1  
130 star fetuu   1  
133 rain ua   1  
143 fire afi   1  
161 shy, ashamed maa   1  
161 shy, ashamed mamaa   1  
162 old word info matua old person or animal 1  
163 new foou   1  
167 night poo   1  
169 year tauhanga   1  
171 to hide word info fakalilo   1  
173 at i   1  
177 this nei   1  
178 that teenaa   1  
183 thou koe   1  
183 thou ke   1  
184 he/she ia   1  
188 what? word info aa   1  
189 who? word info ai   1  
193 if kaa   1  
198 Two word info lua   1  
198 Two word info aoa   1  
199 Three word info tolu   1  
201 Five word info lima   1  
203 Seven word info fitu   1  
167 night poouli   1, 10  
4 leg/foot vae   1, 100  
171 to hide word info fuu   1, 16  
193 if kaafai   1, 46  
168 day ao   1, 54  
171 to hide word info mumuni   1, 67  
138 warm word info mafana   1, 72  
11 dust paefu   1, 74  
55 woman/female fafine   1, 106  
54 man/male taane   1, 11  
182 I au   1, 21  
182 I aku   1, 21  
37 to eat kai   1, 44  
113 branch word info kaulaa   1, 4?  
139 cold word info makalili   1, 52  
110 spider pogaaleveleve   1, 57  
2 left maui   1, 59  
100 wing kapakau   1, 59  
200 Four word info faa   1, 66  
53 person/human being tagata   1, 66, 97  
10 dirty kelekelea   10  
19 shoulder tuauma   10  
24 head piho   10  
28 to breathe gaegae   10  
48 to sleep moe   10  
65 rope maea   10  
72 to hit word info taa   10  
77 to scratch word info alati   10  
83 to work word info haga   10  
88 to squeeze word info lomi   10  
92 to open, uncover tatala   10  
119 earth/soil kele   10  
123 to flow lofia   10  
123 to flow tafe   10  
124 sea moana   10  
141 wet maalu   10  
157 thick word info tuatua thick (of rope) 10  
206 Ten word info toa   10  
157 thick word info tuaefa thick (of rope) 10  
195 no, not ikai   10, 83  
21 to think maafaufau   107  
2 left hema   11  
13 back word info tua   11  
101 to fly eva   11  
101 to fly lele   11  
141 wet hihiu   11  
150 yellow fefelo   11  
194 how? word info peehea   11  
16 intestines gaakau   12  
102 rat kiole   12  
104 fat/grease hinu   12  
133 rain timu   12  
150 yellow hegahega   12  
151 green lanu lau niu   12  
153 big lahi   12  
155 long word info loa   12  
64 to say fai   127  
64 to say faipati   127  
20 to know, be knowledgeable iloa   13  
88 to squeeze word info tau   13  
89 to hold word info puke   13  
105 tail hiku   13  
112 rotten word info pala   13  
112 rotten word info popo   13  
112 rotten word info pupu   13  
149 red kula   13  
180 far mamao   13  
191 all katoa   13  
28 to breathe mapu   14  
61 house fale   14  
66 to tie up, fasten noanoa   14  
66 to tie up, fasten lii to tie (on skirt) 14  
88 to squeeze word info kumi   14  
89 to hold word info tago   14  
95 to fall word info too   14  
102 rat kimoa   14  
103 meat/flesh kanofi   14  
104 fat/grease gako   14  
127 woods/forest vao   14  
81 sharp matakai   14, 16  
36 to spit anu   14, 84, 121  
32 tongue alelo   15  
36 to spit puhi   15  
71 to stab, pierce velo   15  
51 to sit noho   16  
186 you koutou   16  
164 good lelei   17  
25 neck ua   18  
14 belly tinae   19, 34  
46 to see kilo   1?  
114 leaf mulo   1?  
116 flower pula   1?  
132 fog fofu   1?, 47  
30 mouth gutu   2  
52 to stand tuu   2  
74 to kill taa mate   2  
93 to pound, beat word info tukituki   2  
115 root aka   2  
115 root pogai   2  
122 water word info vai   2  
135 lightning uila   2  
145 smoke word info au   2  
209 One Hundred word info lau   2  
210 One Thousand word info mano   2  
64 to say taku   27  
125 salt maasima   3  
157 thick word info maatolu   3  
204 Eight word info valu   3  
210 One Thousand word info afe   3  
181 where? word info teehea   3, 35  
179 near pili   30  
2 left valea   31  
26 hair word info fulufulu   31  
206 Ten word info tino ten humans (Source: Pollex) 31  
172 to climb word info kake   32  
156 thin word info tuaniki   34  
134 thunder mana   37  
129 moon maahina   37, 5  
129 moon maalama   37, 5  
141 wet pala   38  
23 blood toto   4  
207 Twenty word info tekau   4  
197 One word info tahi   41  
91 to buy tata   43  
7 to come hau singular 44  
142 heavy mamafa   46  
159 wide lauefa   48  
9 to swim kakau   5  
87 to swell word info fefete   5  
98 egg fua   5  
170 when? word info naafea past 5  
170 when? word info aafea future 5  
174 in, inside loto   5  
193 if me he mea   5  
206 Ten word info fua-   5  
206 Ten word info gafulu   5  
3 right matau   5, 13  
205 Nine word info iva   5, 66  
71 to stab, pierce tui   52  
15 bone ivi   52, 5  
23 blood kelakela   55  
110 spider makamaka   58  
118 grass mauku   58  
118 grass mouku   58  
150 yellow sama   59  
5 to walk haele   6  
49 to lie down word info moe ki lalo   6  
56 child tama   6  
63 name igoa   6  
90 to dig kenu   6  
137 to blow word info puhi blow (mouth) 6  
56 child tamaliki   6, 63  
94 to throw word info tupe   66  
152 small foliki   66  
146 ash lefu   67  
146 ash pefu   67  
193 if mana   6?  
3 right atamai   7  
10 dirty pala   7  
33 to laugh kata   7  
38 to chew word info lamu   7  
73 to steal kaiaa   7  
80 to split word info ihi   7  
87 to swell word info fufula   7  
96 dog kulii   7  
144 to burn word info tugia   7  
147 black uli   7  
190 other etahi   7  
177 this teenei   7, 1  
50 to dream moemiti   7, 36  
65 rope kafa   74  
139 cold word info maaluuluu   74  
35 to vomit lua   8  
38 to chew word info gau   8  
42 to suck mimiti   8  
137 to blow word info agi blow (wind) 8  
138 warm word info mavelavela   8  
144 to burn word info tafu   8  
148 white tea   8  
166 correct, true muna tonu truth 8  
176 below lalo   8  
196 to count tau   8  
196 to count lau   8, 62  
158 narrow puufoliki   84  
21 to think manatu   9  
29 to sniff, smell mahogi intransitive 9  
29 to sniff, smell hogi transitive 9  
38 to chew word info gugu   9  
39 to cook word info tunu   9  
78 to cut, hack word info kati   9  
91 to buy fakatau mai   9  
107 worm (earthworm) kalemuta   9  
175 above luga   9  
8 to turn word info takapili   90  
140 dry word info tauaki to dry in the sun 91  
22 to fear hee   92  
92 to open, uncover mafela   9?  
3 right poto   x  
12 skin pau   x  
186 you koulua   x  
187 they laaua dual x  
187 they laatou plural x  

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