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Place Names of the Marshall Islands

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Ādkup
Aelok
Aelōñin Ae
Aelōñḷapḷap
Ānewetak
Arṇo
Aur
Bokaak
Ellep
Epoon
Jālwōj
Jebat
Jemọ
Kōle
Kuwajleen
Lae
Likiep
Mājej
Mājro
Ṃaḷoeḷap
Mile
Ṇadikdik
Naṃdik
Naṃo
Pikaar
Pikinni
Rālik*
Ratak*
Roñdik
Roñḷap
Tōkā
Ujae
Utrōk
Wōjjā
Wōtto
Wūjlañ
*atoll chain

Ellep      Epoon      

Ellep

Ellep {yellep}.   cf: el, ḷap "big nest".  

Ellep district

Jitniñeañ-eṇ {jitnigyag-yeṇ}.   cf: jitniñeañ "lies straight northward".  

Jitrōkeañ-eṇ {jitrẹkyag-yeṇ}.  

Ellep household

Kapin-maaj {kapin-mahaj}.   cf: maaj "west side of the clearing".  

Ṃōn-arot {ṃen-harʷet}.   cf: arot "a game".  

Tūbab {tibab}.   cf: bab "a shark".  

Wōnenwe {wenenwey}.  

Ellep tract

Akadik-eṇ {hakahdik-yeṇ}.  

Ao-eṇ {hahwew-yeṇ}.   cf: ao "legendary power".  

Arōn-elenej {haren-yẹlẹnẹj}.  

Bar-mej {bar-mẹj}.  

Bati-jilauwā {batiy-jilahwiway}.  

Bōran-bōl {beran-bẹl}.   cf: bōran "head of", bōl "taro pit".  

Deñōj-eṇ {degej-yeṇ}.   cf: deñdeñ .  

Eoon-meto-in {yewen-metew-yin}.   cf: meto "this ocean surface".  

Jabōn-bok {jaben-bekʷ}.   cf: bok "tip of the sandspit".  

Jabōn-pāāt {jaben-payat}.   cf: pāāt "low tide".  

Jake-pọ {jakẹy-paw}.  

Jato {jatew}.  

Jetā {jetay}.  

Kapin-bōl {kapin-bẹl}.   cf: bōl "bottom of the taro pit".  

Kapin-kor {kapin-kʷẹr}.   cf: kor "bottom of the coconut shell".  

Kapi-to {kapiy-tẹw}.   cf: to "bottom of the husk soaking pit".  

Kūtoob {kiteweb}.  

Lọ-buñ {law-bigʷ}.   cf: buñ "where things are always falling off the trees".  

Lo-iaḷ {lew-yiyaḷ}.   cf: iaḷ "path".  

Lọ-iō-eṇ {law-yiyeh-yeṇ}.   cf: "sprouted coconut".  

Lọ-kijato {law-kijatew}.   cf: kōjato "at the shelter".  

Lọ-kōjbar {law-kẹjbar}.   cf: kōjbar "a tree".  

Lọ-kōṇo {law-keṇew}.   cf: kōṇo "a tree".  

Lọ-kūtak {law-kitak}.   cf: kūtak "wind from southwest".  

Ṃaidikdik {ṃahyidikdik}.   cf: eṃ aidik "narrow house", also ṃṃaidikdik "whisper".  

Ṃakil {ṃakil}.  

Ṃōn-alooj {ṃen-halẹwẹj}.   cf: alwōj "look at".  

Ṃōn-arṃwe {ṃen-harṃey}.   cf: arṃwe "a tree".  

Ṃōn-kōñe {ṃen-kẹgẹy}.   cf: kōñe "a tree".  

Ṃool-eṇ {ṃewel-yeṇ}.   cf: ṃool "truth".  

Oṇṇa-eṇ {weṇṇah-yeṇ}.   cf: ṇa "shoal".  

Ellep tract...

Pat-dik {pat-dik}.   cf: pat "swamp".  

Pat-eṇ-lik {pat-yeṇ-lik}.  

Ror-eṇ {rʷerʷ-yeṇ}.   cf: ror .  

Wūjen {wijen}.   cf: wūje- "part of (it)".  

Epoon

Epoon {yepewen}.   cf: iep waan "a type of basket which the atoll is thought to be shaped like".  

Epoon channel

To {tew}.   cf: to "channel, passage".  

Epoon district

Āni-look {yaniy-lẹwẹk}.  

Jitto-eṇ {jittẹw-yeṇ}.   cf: jitto "head westward".  

Rālikin-to {raylikin-tew}.   cf: rālik, to "west of the pass".  

Rārōk-kaṇ {rayrẹk-kaṇ}.  

Tōkā {tekay}.  

Wetaan-to {weytahan-tew}.   cf: wetaa-, to "on the east side of the pass".  

Epoon household

Ṃōn-kōtak {ṃen-ketak}.   cf: kōtak "Kusaiean taro".  

Ṃōttōllōñ {ṃẹttẹllẹg}.   cf: ttōlōñ "look up".  

Ṇauweej {ṇahwiweyej}.  

Epoon islet

Āne-armej {yanẹy-harmẹj}.   cf: armej "people".  

Āne-ko-iōñ {yanẹy-kẹw-yiyẹg}.  

Āne-mọọn {yanẹy-mawan}.   cf: mọ "his taboo islet".  

Āni-look {yaniy-lẹwẹk}.  

Bwilel {bilẹl}.  

Demdọḷ {demdaḷʷ}.  

Didi {diydiy}.   cf: di "bony" or "teeming with oysters".  

Emmeej {yemmeyej}.   cf: mmeej "it is attractive".  

Eneọr {yenyarʷ}.   cf: āne, eọr "islet of going aground (a British ship went aground here)".  

Epoon {yepewen}.   cf: iep waan "a type of basket which the atoll is thought to be shaped like".  

Iio {yiyẹw}.   cf: io "the whole".  

Juroj {jirʷẹj}.  

Kuṃkuṃḷap {kʷiṃkʷiṃḷap}.  

Kurob {kirʷẹb}.  

Ṇaan-men {ṇahan-men}.   cf: men "things, creatures".  

Ṇa-kor {ṇah-kʷẹr}.   cf: kor "coconut shell".  

Pikre {pikrẹy}.   cf: rre "look".  

Roā {rẹwyay}.  

Tile {tilẹy}.   cf: tile "burn it".  

Tōkā {tekay}.  

Epoon rock

Barḷap {barḷap}.   cf: bar, ḷap "big rock".  

Epoon tract

Aej {hayẹj}.  

Akadik-eṇ {hakahdik-yeṇ}.   (2)

Ālālen-iōñ {yalyalen-yiyẹg}.  

Ālālen-irōk {yalyalen-yirẹk}.  

Aḷḷoñwetak {haḷḷegʷweytak}.  

Āne-dikdik-iar {yanẹy-dikdik-yiyhar}.  

Āne-dikdik-ilik {yanẹy-dikdik-yilik}.  

Āne-tōp {yanẹy-tẹp}.   cf: tōp "encouragement".  

Añtak-kaṇ {hagtak-kaṇ}.   cf: , tak "places where the breeze sometimes comes from the west".  

Aojañ {hawejag}.   cf: ao, jañ .  

Aoroñ {haweregʷ}.  

Baidik {bahyidik}.   cf: baidik "Boston fern".  

Banep {bahnep}.  

Bar-aetoktok {bar-hayetekʷtekʷ}.   cf: bar, aetok "long rock".  

Barror {barrerʷ}.   cf: bar, ror "roaring rock".  

Bōdao {bedahwew}.   cf: bōd "turtle shell", ao "oil under turtle shell".  

Bōkā-eṇ {bekay-yeṇ}.   cf: bōkā "tide" or "oil container".  

Bok-ajaj {bekʷ-hajhaj}.   cf: ajaj "clam shell, hard rock".  

Bōke-eṇ {bẹkẹy-yeṇ}.  

Boon-alen {bewen-halen}.  

Bour {bẹwir}.  

Būkōn-laletak {biken-lahleytak}.   cf: lale, tak "look eastward".  

Buoj-ḷañ-iōñ {biwẹj-ḷag-yiyẹg}.  

Buoj-ḷañ-irōk {biwẹj-ḷag-yirẹk}.  

Demdọḷ {demdaḷʷ}.  

Eaḷḷwōj {yaḷʷḷʷẹj}.  

El-buñbuñ {yel-bigʷbigʷ}.   cf: buñbuñ "famous".  

El-jar {yel-jar}.  

Elmen {yẹlmẹn}.   cf: elmen "skirt".  

El-pālu {yel-paliw}.   cf: eḷ, pālu "a club of big shots".  

El-pene {yel-pẹnẹy}.   cf: pen "encourage him".  

Epoon tract...

Enbar {yenbar}.   cf: āne, bar "rock isle".  

Eoon-maaj {yewen-mahaj}.   cf: eoo-, maaj "clear surface".   (2)

Epḷañ {yepḷag}.   cf: epliklik, ḷañ "usually storm".  

Eram {yeram}.   cf: era- "our sitting mat".  

Jab-ej {jab-yẹj}.   cf: jab, ej jabōn, ej "eastern corner".  

Jabkwōl {jabkʷel}.  

Jabōjjirooj {jabejjirewej}.   cf: irooj "chief".  

Jabōn-kūrañrañ {jaben-kiragrag}.   cf: kūrañ "a plant" or rañrañ "get warm by a fire".  

Jade-eṇ {jahdẹy-yeṇ}.   cf: jade "roost".  

Jāina {jayinah}.  

Jaḷto-rōk-eṇ {jaḷtẹw-rẹk-yeṇ}.  

Jattimlij {jattimlij}.  

Jebwā {jebay}.   cf: jebwā "a coral"; jebwābwe "be lost".  

Jekar {jekar}.   cf: jekar .  

Jekrak {jekrak}.  

Jenbōn-kaṇ {jẹnbẹn-kaṇ}.   cf: Jelbōn "Mili islet"; bōn "place for making magic".  

Jitto-eṇ {jittẹw-yeṇ}.   cf: jitto "head westward".  

Jokiae {jewkiyhayey}.   cf: jokiae "young stage of coconut growth".  

Jokoojwa {jẹkʷẹwẹjwah}.   cf: jokoojwa "grated coconut".  

Jōḷañ {jẹhḷag}.  

Kimej-eṇ {kimẹj-yeṇ}.   cf: kimej "frond".  

Kobūkōr {kʷebikẹr}.   cf: ko "separate, būkōr "a plant" "the būkōr plants separate this tract from the next one".  

Kōjbar-kaṇ {kẹjbar-kaṇ}.   cf: kōjbar "a tree".  

Kōṃanṃankōj {keṃanṃankẹj}.   cf: kōṃanṃan "make peace with/among us".  

Kōñe-kaṇ {kẹgẹy-kaṇ}.  

Kọrere-iōñ {kʷarʷẹyrẹy-yiyẹg}.   cf: rere "peep".  

Kọrere-irōk {kʷarʷẹyrẹy-yirẹk}.  

Koto {kʷẹwtẹw}.   cf: ko, to "flee westward".  

Kubōk-eṇ {kʷibẹk-yeṇ}.   cf: kubōk "a tree".  

Kuoj {kʷiwej}.  

Epoon tract...

Kūttiij {kittiyij}.   cf: ttijij "place for cooking greasy fish".  

Kuwaro {kʷiwarew}.  

Ḷam-eṇ {ḷam-yeṇ}.   cf: ḷam "bay".  

Lejroñ {lejregʷ}.  

Likin-apñak {likin-hapgak}.  

Likin-Ṃōn-kwōleej {likin-ṃen-kʷeleyej}.   cf: Ṃōn-kwōleej "Ebon tract".  

Limarpe {limarpey}.  

Lo-āpep {lew-yapyẹp}.  

Lọ-būkōr {law-bikẹr}.   cf: būkōr "a plant".  

Lọ-kiep {law-kiyẹp}.   cf: kieb "spider lily".  

Ḷōkōbo {ḷẹkẹbẹw}.  

Lọ-kōṇo {law-keṇew}.   cf: kōṇo "a tree".  

Lōkōt {lẹkẹt}.   cf: likūt "deposit".  

Lo-ḷam-eṇ {lew-ḷam-yeṇ}.  

Lo-Ḷōpako {lew-lepakew}.   cf: pako "Mr. Shark".  

Lọ-mejate {law-mejatẹy}.   cf: mejate "path to the beach".  

Lọ-ṃwilik-eṇ {law-ṃilik-yeṇ}.  

Lọ-or {law-wer}.   cf: or .  

Lọọrkā-eṇ {lawarkay-yeṇ}.  

Lo-pat {lew-pat}.   cf: pat "at the swamp".  

Lọ-piñpiñ {law-pigpig}.   cf: piñpiñ "a tree".  

Lọ-wōne {law-wẹnẹy}.   cf: wōn "at the place of this turtle".  

Maajin-wūd {mahajin-wid}.   cf: maaj, wūd "clearing of bits and pieces".  

Māānwa {mayanwah}.   cf: , wa "breadfruit (wood) for a canoe".  

Ṃaidikdik {ṃahyidikdik}.   cf: eṃ aidik "narrow house", also ṃṃaidikdik "whisper".  

Ṃakin {ṃakin}.  

Maḷkwōn {maḷkʷen}.   cf: Maḷkwōn "Wotje tract", Ṃaḷkwōn "Rongelap tract".  

Ṃandik-kaṇ {ṃandik-kaṇ}.  

Ṃaṇe {ṃahṇey}.  

Ṃankōn {ṃankẹn}.  

Epoon tract...

Ṃanneen {ṃanneyen}.  

Marmer {marmẹr}.   cf: mar "bushes".  

Mej-kadu-eṇ {mẹj-kadiw-yeṇ}.   cf: kadu "that short reef".  

Menanuon {menahniwẹn}.   cf: rimmenanuwe "elves".  

Metḷanel {metḷanyel}.   cf: matoḷ, el "third part of the nest".  

Ṃōjjero {ṃẹjjẹyrẹw}.   cf: ṃōjjero "a food".  

Ṃōjjetōp {ṃẹjjẹtẹp}.   cf: jetōp "house of spirits".  

Ṃōjjōjō {ṃẹjjẹhjẹh}.   cf: jjō "ugly house".  

Ṃōḷap {ṃeḷap}.   cf: ḷap "big house".  

Ṃōḷaplej {ṃeḷaplẹj}.  

Ṃōn-arar {ṃen-harhar}.   cf: arar "stir fire or food"; "pick meat from clam shell".  

Ṃōn-barwat {ṃen-barwat}.   cf: bar, wat "head of the puffer fish".  

Ṃōn-bok-iiōñ {ṃen-bekʷ-yiyyẹg}.  

Ṃōn-bok-irōk {ṃen-bekʷ-yiyrẹk}.  

Ṃōn-kino {ṃen-kinew}.   cf: kino "fern".  

Ṃōn-kūtiij {ṃen-kitiyij}.  

Ṃōn-kwōleej {ṃen-kʷeleyej}.  

Ṃōn-mọ-eṇ {ṃen-maw-yeṇ}.   cf: mọ "taboo".  

Ṃōn-oṃa {ṃen-weṃah}.   cf: uṃa "kiss".  

Ṃōn-pit {ṃen-pit}.   cf: pit "twist sennit".  

Ṃōn-waaktak {ṃen-wahaktak}.  

Ṃōn-wōt {ṃen-wet}.   cf: wōt "wild taro".  

Morkwā-eṇ {merʷkʷay-yeṇ}.  

Ṃūtutu {ṃitiwtiw}.   cf: tutu "bathe".  

Ṃuujilen {ṃiwijyilen}.   cf: ṃuuj, el "pile up plant materials for its nest".  

Ṃweeṇ-edik {ṃeyeṇ-yedik}.   cf: dik "small".   (2)

Ṃweeṇ-ioḷap {ṃeyeṇ-yiyewḷap}.   cf: ioḷap "in the middle".  

Ṃwidu {ṃidiw}.   cf: eṃ, du "house where they gather to dance".  

Ṃwijin-ni {ṃijin-niy}.   cf: ni "after the coconut".  

Ṃwin-eak {ṃin-yak}.   cf: eak "legendary pile of copra".  

Epoon tract...

Ṃwin-kūbwe {ṃin-kibey}.   cf: kūbwe "feces".  

Niin-mar-eañ {niyin-mar-yag}.   cf: ni, mar "coconuts of the bushes".  

Ṇoṇmeea {ñeñmeyyah}.  

Orbwilọk {werbilakʷ}.   cf: bwilọk "broken".  

Or-eṇ {wer-yeṇ}.   cf: or .  

Orḷap {werḷap}.   cf: or, ḷap "big or ".  

Parij-eṇ {parij-yeṇ}.   cf: parij "starry flounder".  

Peḷaakdik-aidikdik {peḷahakdik-hayidikdik}.   cf: peḷaak, dik "cloud passes by a little".  

Peḷaakdik-ḷapḷap {peḷahakdik-ḷapḷap}.  

Peḷkā {peḷkay}.   cf: peḷ "these peḷ coral".  

Peḷo {peḷew}.   cf: peḷo "a tree".  

Piddik {piddik}.   cf: pid, dik "small rump".  

Pikōn-keke {piken-keykey}.   cf: pik, keke "surface of cranes".  

Pipi {piypiy}.   cf: pipi "nap".  

Rijuut {rijiwit}.  

Rupe {rʷiwpẹy}.   cf: rup "break it".  

Takijab {takiyjab}.   cf: tak, jab "not (see the sun)rise (?)".  

Tilo {tilew}.  

Tōbaaḷ {tebahaḷ}.   cf: tōb, aḷ "pull up the sun".  

Tōbar {tẹhbar}.   cf: "string", bar "rocks".  

To-kaṇ {tew-kaṇ}.  

Toon-aj {tewen-haj}.   cf: to, aj "small pond for soaking thatch".  

Tọọr-eṇ {tawar-yeṇ}.   cf: tọọr "that place with water on the reef".  

Tọọr-kōto {tawar-kẹtẹw}.   cf: kōto "windy pond".  

Toorwa {tewerwah}.  

Tuo {tiwew}.  

Uṇṇa {wiṇṇah}.   cf: wūn, ṇa "shoal base".   (2)

Utrōk {witrẹk}.   cf: ut, rōk "southern flower".  

{way}.   cf: "stab".  

Wab-eṇ {wab-yeṇ}.   cf: wab "pier".  

Epoon tract...

Wālọk-eṇ {waylakʷ-yeṇ}.   cf: wālọk "go away".  

Wōjaan-kōlōk {wejahan-kelek}.   cf: kōlōk "scene of fullness".  

Wōndik {wẹndik}.   cf: wōn "small turtle".  

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