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

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