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Language: Nauru

Source/Author:  R. Blust, from Kaysser 
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Data Entry:  Typed By: Debasish Roy  Checked By: Simon Greenhill 
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Classification:  Austronesian:Malayo-Polynesian:Central-Eastern:Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Oceanic:Central-Eastern Oceanic:Remote Oceanic:Micronesian:Nauruan 
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ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
1 hand e-bee (*pani, Nathan 1974) 27  
2 left eda|mauw   1  
3 right da-marũmw-      
4 leg/foot reren iwin      
4 leg/foot eana      
5 to walk důgidugo      
6 road/path eme|dena      
7 to come tůkȯ   9?  
7 to come ȯrre   9?  
8 to turn word info      
9 to swim åw   26  
10 dirty ȯmwarere      
11 dust emaraŋata [=146]    
12 skin witsin      
12 skin e-wut (*kulit, Nathan 1974) 1  
13 back word info erowin      
14 belly ijen (*tia, Nathan 1974) 1  
15 bone rȯ|n   2?  
16 intestines      
17 liver aå|n   1  
18 breast barran      
19 shoulder onuquen      
20 to know, be knowledgeable ititsiet      
21 to think jamarar      
21 to think ȯmaran      
22 to fear miow (*matuku, Nathan 1974) 1  
23 blood e|ra   1  
24 head itub      
25 neck iteren      
26 hair word info iret-itůb      
27 nose bodin      
28 to breathe ȯnano      
29 to sniff, smell waij bon      
30 mouth aanaquan      
30 mouth mwin      
31 tooth imwi   25  
32 tongue eo      
33 to laugh idȯdȯ      
34 to cry eȯŋ   1  
34 to cry iȯŋ   1  
35 to vomit ean-ȯaŋȯ      
35 to vomit ka-mwo-mwuu-da cause to vomit (*mutaq, Nathan 1974) 1  
36 to spit ura      
37 to eat ȯn   1?  
37 to eat ijeiji      
38 to chew word info mama   1  
39 to cook word info tsitsin      
40 to drink eren      
40 to drink nim   1  
41 to bite kamwit      
42 to suck      
43 ear ijůŋe|n   1  
44 to hear kaiȯt      
45 eye e|me   1  
46 to see at      
47 to yawn      
48 to sleep mijimij   1  
49 to lie down word info      
50 to dream erenimi      
50 to dream mi   1, 37  
51 to sit megeda      
52 to stand      
53 person/human being eŋame      
54 man/male e|man   1  
55 woman/female ån      
55 woman/female e-een (*tapine, Nathan 1974) 1  
56 child eoniŋ      
57 husband      
58 wife agen      
59 mother inen   1  
59 mother inno-n (*tina, Nathan 1974) 1  
60 father etȯŋin      
61 house ewak      
62 thatch/roof anim      
62 thatch/roof erenapȯ      
63 name eg   1, 18?  
64 to say ůge      
65 rope dorop Eng.   L
66 to tie up, fasten oquȯr      
67 to sew word info jir      
68 needle irȯr      
69 to hunt word info      
70 to shoot word info gato      
71 to stab, pierce      
72 to hit word info tamwit      
72 to hit word info ebo ean      
73 to steal aŋan      
73 to steal torere      
74 to kill abi      
75 to die, be dead e|ma   1  
76 to live, be alive tsi|mor (*maqudi Nathan1973) 1  
77 to scratch word info      
78 to cut, hack word info eaij      
79 stick/wood edabwike      
80 to split word info      
81 sharp eȯkȯn   14, 68  
82 dull, blunt eko mwin      
83 to work word info makur      
84 to plant imin ere      
85 to choose ij   1  
86 to grow word info erȯ      
86 to grow word info ŋabeda      
87 to swell word info ȯpwe   9?  
88 to squeeze word info mwat      
88 to squeeze word info jima      
89 to hold word info ėgėg      
90 to dig iri   1  
91 to buy erow      
91 to buy tuwab      
92 to open, uncover      
93 to pound, beat word info      
94 to throw word info      
95 to fall word info pudu   15  
96 dog robar loanword; the first dog on Nauru was called Rover by his European owner   L
97 bird imin ȯeta      
98 egg epaitdomo      
98 egg pei-n (*mpou, Nathan 1974) 15  
99 feather ewewet imin ȯeta      
100 wing bet imin ȯeta      
101 to fly ȯeta      
101 to fly eŋam      
102 rat ikumododo      
103 meat/flesh duwen (*pinsiko, Nathan 1974) 10  
104 fat/grease epat      
104 fat/grease eduweduw      
105 tail      
106 snake emwe      
107 worm (earthworm) emwe   10  
108 louse word info iwi   1?  
108 louse word info e-wui (*kutu, Nathan 1974) 1  
109 mosquito demaniner      
110 spider ááreow   6  
111 fish   1?  
112 rotten word info enamwamwae      
113 branch word info rat imin erȯ      
114 leaf ret emin erȯ      
115 root awaran   2?  
116 flower ekauwe      
117 fruit quat imin erȯ      
118 grass ibůgibůgi      
119 earth/soil eb      
119 earth/soil emwarere      
120 stone e|pe (*patu, Nathan 1974) 1  
121 sand eraůrȯ      
122 water word info e|bȯk      
123 to flow goriro      
124 sea ijited   1?  
125 salt ebaratjited      
126 lake      
127 woods/forest      
128 sky itůga      
129 moon maraman   7  
130 star edetaŋ      
131 cloud word info weron      
131 cloud word info denaŋ 'denang' is a Kiribati loanword {te nang} Mark Williams   1
132 fog      
133 rain weron      
134 thunder      
135 lightning oitsin      
136 wind eŋin   1  
137 to blow word info ȯeȯŋ      
138 warm word info kinijow      
138 warm word info enemoŋ      
139 cold word info [egara]mwamwe      
140 dry word info emȯg      
141 wet riare      
142 heavy eroe      
143 fire åe (*api Nathan1973) 1  
144 to burn word info ȯŋ      
145 smoke word info badedi      
145 smoke word info tsiw      
146 ash emaraŋata      
147 black etaŋaŋ      
148 white bərəbər (r is strongly trilled)    
149 red ȯmwirara (*maiRaq, Nathan 1974) 1  
150 yellow ebabobo      
151 green      
152 small oniŋ   39  
153 big ouwak      
154 short word info ebo      
155 long word info eraquė      
156 thin word info gerȯger      
157 thick word info emei      
157 thick word info mej (*matolu, Nathan 1974) 3  
157 thick word info mej (*matolu, Nathan 1974) 3  
158 narrow oroeȯ      
159 wide ereab      
160 painful, sick ebaka      
160 painful, sick arak      
161 shy, ashamed mai|ůr   1?  
162 old word info obwe      
162 old word info enab      
163 new etaimeduw      
164 good omo      
165 bad, evil ebaka      
166 correct, true eimwi      
166 correct, true iduwen      
167 night e|bům      
168 day ibům [=168]    
169 year eobweni      
170 when? word info ijet   1  
171 to hide word info ewewin      
172 to climb word info akȯda      
173 at      
174 in, inside ian      
174 in, inside ean      
175 above      
176 below ijȯŋ̊      
177 this nune      
177 this bitune      
178 that bita      
179 near eturen      
180 far      
181 where? word info i      
181 where? word info iŋa      
181 where? word info ji (*tei, Nathan 1974) 3  
182 I a   1  
182 I aŋa   12  
183 thou auwe      
183 thou wo (*koe, Nathan 1974) 1  
184 he/she aita      
185 we word info adei   1  
185 we word info amei   2  
186 you ami|ai   13  
186 you wo      
186 you auwe      
186 you ñauwe      
187 they ůra   1  
188 what? word info ekeken      
189 who? word info ijegen      
190 other      
191 all memak      
192 and ma   2  
193 if tsin ia   1?  
194 how? word info eten      
195 no, not iȯk      
195 no, not deo      
196 to count ȯdů      
197 One word info a|iquen      
198 Two word info a|ro   1  
199 Three word info a|iju   1  
200 Four word info a|eoq   1  
201 Five word info aijimeo   1  
202 Six word info ano   1  
203 Seven word info aeu (*pitu Nathan1973) 1  
204 Eight word info auju (*walu, Nathan 1974) 3  
205 Nine word info ado (*nsiwa, Nathan 1974) 5  
206 Ten word info ata      
207 Twenty word info      
208 Fifty word info      
209 One Hundred word info      
210 One Thousand word info      

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