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Aelok
Aelōñin Ae
Aelōñḷapḷap
Ānewetak
Arṇo
Aur
Bokaak
Ellep
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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

Lae      Likiep      

Lae

Lae {lahyey}.   cf: ḷae "calm water".  

Lae district

Aetọ {hayetaw}.   cf: aetọ "small islets, northeast side".  

Eoon-ene {yewen-yẹnẹy}.  

Lik-laḷ {lik-laḷ}.   cf: liklaḷ "leeward side of atoll".  

Lae islet

Aḷkadik {haḷkahdik}.  

Āne-jālto {yanẹy-jaltẹw}.   cf: jaḷ, to "facing westward".  

Āne-ṃanṃan {yanẹy-ṃanṃan}.   cf: ṃanṃan "slaughter".  

Āneṇ-iōñ {yanyeṇ-yiyẹg}.  

Āne-rein {yanẹy-rẹyin}.  

Bok-Limāiddik {bekʷ-limayiddik}.  

Bok-ḷuḷu {bekʷ-ḷiwiḷiw}.   cf: ḷuḷu "a game".  

Bokwan-aetok {bekʷan-hayetekʷ}.   cf: ae "current", tok "hither".  

Bokwan-kiden {bekʷan-kidẹn}.   cf: kiden "beach borage".  

Bwe {bẹy}.   cf: bwe "divination knot".  

Dame {dahmey}.  

Dame-dik {dahmey-dik}.  

Dame-rilik {dahmey-riylik}.  

Diboñ {dibẹgʷ}.   cf: diboñ "dark night".  

Eoon-epje {yewen-yepjẹy}.  

Kōpin-le {kepin-lẹy}.   cf: kepin, le "shoot albatross with a sling".  

Lae {lahyey}.   cf: ḷae "calm water".  

Leep {leyep}.   cf: leep "folk dance".  

Looj {lẹwẹj}.   cf: Looj "clan name".  

Ḷwe-jab {ḷʷẹy-jab}.   cf: ḷwe "pond".  

Ṇa-boñ {ṇah-bẹgʷ}.   cf: boñ "night shoal".  

Pikōlāpet {pikẹlapet}.  

Pikōn-aj {pikẹn-haj}.   cf: aj "surface of thatch".  

To-eṇ {tew-yeṇ}.   cf: to "the channel".  

Lae sandspit

Jāidboñ {jayidbẹgʷ}.   cf: , diboñ "cumulus clouds cover the sky on a dark night".  

Lae tract

Aebōj {hayẹbẹj}.   cf: aebōj "well".  

Arjeltak {harjeltak}.  

Bakkūr {bakkir}.  

Bareọ-ireeaar {baryaw-yirẹyyahar}.   cf: bar, eọ "tattoo rock".  

Bareọ-irilik {baryaw-yiriylik}.  

Doot {dẹwẹt}.  

Ememe {yẹmyẹmẹy}.   cf: ememej "memory".  

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

Jekiik-tok {jekiyik-tekʷ}.   cf: jjeikik "excited".  

Jikako {jikakẹw}.  

Jiḷoon {jiḷewen}.  

Jōḷañ {jẹhḷag}.  

Kāiuiu {kayiwyiw}.   cf: kaiuiu "gather sprouted coconut".  

Kajāduḷot {kajadiḷʷet}.  

Kapi-jebwan {kapiy-jebwan}.  

Kōḷōjjab {keḷejjab}.  

Lo-ākā {lew-yakay}.   cf: ākā "pile of stones; crab trap".  

Lọ-joñ-eṇ {law-jegʷ-yeṇ}.   cf: joñ "mangrove".  

Lo-kālōklōk {lew-kaylẹklẹk}.   cf: kālōklōk "at the thorny tree".  

Lo-maaj {lew-mahaj}.   cf: maaj "clearing".  

Lọ-mejto {law-mẹjtẹw}.   cf: mejeto "path to the beach".  

Lo-ṃōkā-ireeaar {lew-ṃekay-yirẹyyahar}.  

Lo-ṃōkā-irilik {lew-ṃekay-yiriylik}.  

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

Lọ-toṇak {law-tẹwṇak}.   cf: toṇak "at the parting of the trees".  

Ṃojā {ṃewjay}.  

Ṃōjat {ṃejat}.   cf: jat "under the surface of the water".  

Ṃōn-kōlōk {ṃen-kẹlẹk}.   cf: kōlōk "full".  

Ṃōn-kūbwe {ṃen-kibey}.   cf: kūbwe "feces".  

Ṃōn-kwōleej {ṃen-kʷeleyej}.  

Ṃōn-kwōpej {ṃen-kʷẹpẹj}.  

Lae tract...

Ṃōn-lokḷap {ṃen-lekʷḷap}.  

Ṃōn-wūliej {ṃen-wiliyẹj}.   cf: wūliej "cemetery".  

Ṃo-raiiōñ {ṃew-rahyiyyẹg}.  

Ṃo-rairōk {ṃew-rahyiyrẹk}.  

Ṃūkōn {ṃiken}.  

Ṃweej {ṃẹyẹj}.   cf: ej "high, eastern".  

Nōḷpi {neḷpiy}.  

Pelae {pelahyey}.   cf: ae "current".  

Ubaklej {wibaklẹj}.  

Wātoon-eṃṃaan {waytẹwẹn-yeṃṃahan}.   cf: ṃṃaan "tract of men".  

Wūnbar {winbar}.   cf: wūn, bar "rock base".  

Wūntōn-Ajoḷ {winten-hajeḷʷ}.   cf: wūntōn, Ajoḷ "clump of Ajoḷ pandanus".  

Wūntōn-kāmeej {winten-kaymeyej}.   cf: kāmeej "cluster of redwood driftwood".  

Likiep

Likiep {likiyep}.   cf: iep "basket".  

Likiep channel

To {tew}.   cf: to "channel, passage".   (5)

Toon-Aikne {tewen-hayiknẹy}.  

Likiep district

Aetọ {hayetaw}.   cf: aetọ "small islets, northeast side".  

Bōran-aelōñ-eṇ {beran-hayẹlẹg-yeṇ}.   cf: bōran aelōñ "main islet".  

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

Kapin-aelōñ-eṇ {kapin-hayẹlẹg-yeṇ}.   cf: kapi- "bottom (west side) of the atoll".  

Likiep {likiyep}.   cf: iep "basket".  

Lik-laḷ {lik-laḷ}.   cf: liklaḷ "leeward side of atoll".  

Turun-to {tirʷin-tew}.   cf: turu-, to "near the pass".  

Likiep islet

Aej {hayẹj}.  

Aikne {hayikney}.   cf: aikne "north".  

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

Āne-jāij {yanẹy-jayij}.  

Āne-jeeaaḷ {yanẹy-jeyyahaḷ}.   cf: jeeaaḷ "beckon".  

Āne-jelaḷ {yanẹy-jeylaḷ}.  

Āne-kūra {yanẹy-kirah}.  

Anel {hanel}.   cf: el "cut off (trees)".  

Āne-lokḷap {yanẹy-lẹkʷḷap}.   cf: lukwōn, lok "middle".  

Ānen-eṃṃaan {yanyen-yeṃṃahan}.   cf: ṃṃaan "men".  

Ānen-uwa {yanyen-wiwah}.   cf: uwa "bear much fruit".  

Ānen-uwaan {yanyen-wiwahan}.   cf: uwaan "islet of sorts and types".  

Āne-rukrukun-jāiiōñ {yanẹy-rʷikʷrʷikʷin-jayiyyẹg}.   cf: rukruk "shake, sound of coconut bouncing".  

Āne-rukrukun-jāirōk {yanẹy rʷikʷrʷikʷin jayiyrẹk}.  

Āniiej {yaniyyẹj}.  

Anjarōj {hanjarej}.   cf: jarōjrōj, Jarōj .  

Ānlook {yanlẹwẹk}.  

Atotak {hatẹwtak}.   cf: ato "come out of water", tak "eastward".  

Aujarōj {hawiwjarej}.  

Bok-eṇ {bekʷ-yeṇ}.  

Bok-ḷañ {bekʷ-ḷag}.   cf: ḷañ "storm".  

Bok-ḷapḷap {bekʷ-ḷapḷap}.  

Bokwan-kowak {bekʷan-kʷewwak}.   cf: kowak "whimbrel".  

Bukwōn-jāej {bikʷen-jayyẹj}.  

Bukwōn-jālik {bikʷen-jaylik}.  

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

Emejwa {yẹmẹjwah}.   cf: emej, wa "moor a canoe".  

Eọọtle {yawatlẹy}.   cf: eọọtle "south".  

Jaḷtoon-ej {jaḷtẹwẹn-yẹj}.   cf: jaḷ, to "facing westward, on the east".  

Jenkā {jẹnkay}.   cf: jenok "these footprints".  

Jepaḷ {jepaḷ}.   cf: paḷ "we are angry".  

Likiep islet...

Kapen {kapen}.   cf: kapi- "its bottom".  

Kapin-wōd {kapin-wed}.   cf: wōd "bottom of the coral".  

Kilōṃṃar {kileṃṃar}.   cf: kil, ṃṃar "fish basket passage".  

Kināden {kinaden}.  

Kināden-kaṇ {kinaden-kaṇ}.  

Kōjjen {kẹjjẹn}.   cf: kōjjen "steal".  

Kōle {kẹlẹy}.   cf: kōle "a basket".  

Kōpālpāl-kaṇ {kepalpal-kaṇ}.   cf: ppālpāl "those blowings".  

Kūṃake {kiṃakẹy}.   cf: kūmake "a gull".  

Ḷeen {ḷeyen}.  

Likiep {likiyep}.   cf: iep "basket".  

Lọ-to {law-tew}.   cf: to "passage".  

Lukwōn-wōd {likʷen-wed}.   cf: wōd "middle of the coral".  

Ṃaat {ṃahat}.  

Mālle {malley}.   cf: mālle "coals".  

Ṃatteen {ṃatteyen}.  

Meḷañ {meḷag}.   cf: eomeḷañ "land reserved for chiefs".  

Ṃūkil {ṃikil}.   cf: kil "skin".  

Naajbōl {nahajbẹl}.   cf: naaj, bbōl "will bloom".  

Ṇaajbōl {ṇahajbẹl}.  

Ṇa-dik {ṇah-dik}.  

Ṇa-ḷap {ṇah-ḷap}.   cf: ḷap "large shoal".  

Piepe {piyẹpẹy}.   cf: ppe "sandbank".  

Pike-tōkeak {pikey-tekyak}.   cf: pike, tōkeak "surface of arrival".  

Pike-tōḷoñ {pikey-teḷegʷ}.   cf: pike, tōḷoñ "surface of penetration".  

Piñpiñin-jāi-eōñ {pigpigin-jayiy-yẹg}.  

Piñpiñin-jāi-rōk {pigpigin-jayiy-rẹk}.  

Roñōddik {rʷegʷeddik}.  

Roñoḷḷap {rʷegʷeḷḷap}.  

Taṃōl {taṃẹl}.   cf: ṃōlṃōl "mackerel".  

Likiep islet...

Tōkā-eṇ {tekay-yeṇ}.  

Likiep trac

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

Likiep tract

Addokwōj {haddekʷej}.   cf: ad, dokwōj "sign of a storm that snaps branches".  

Aebōj {hayẹbẹj}.   cf: aebōj "well".  

Ajbwirōk-kaṇ {hajbiyrẹk-kaṇ}.   cf: Ajbwirōk "a pandanus cultigen".  

Ajpeḷḷọk {hajpeḷḷakʷ}.   cf: aj "thatch", peḷḷọk "open" or "blown".  

Alkarkar-kaṇ {halkarkar-kaṇ}.  

Arjāltak {harjaltak}.   cf: ar, jāl, tak "lagoon beach facing eastward".  

Batin-kañal {batin-kahgal}.   cf: kañal "a tree".  

Bok-eṇ {bekʷ-yeṇ}.  

Bōlōk-kaṇ {bẹlẹk-kaṇ}.   cf: bōlōk "leaf".  

Bukwōn-eṇ-ioḷap {bikʷen-yeṇ-yiyewḷap}.   cf: bukwōn "district".  

Būḷadek {biḷadek}.  

El-eṇ {yel-yeṇ}.  

Em-maañ-eṇ {yẹmh-mahag-yeṇ}.  

Eṃ-maañ-eṇ {yẹṃ-mahag-yeṇ}.   cf: eṃ, maañ "pandanus leaf house".  

Ewerōk {yẹwẹyrẹk}.   cf: Ewerōk "land of departed spirits".  

Ineekto {yineyektẹw}.   cf: inene, to "carry on shoulders westward".  

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

Jabwi-roñ {jabiy-regʷ}.   cf: rọñ "point of the hole (of a legendary eel ( Lijinolōr ) who came here from Jemo..  

Jālukra {jalikʷrah}.  

Jedko {jedkew}.  

Jedkul {jedkʷil}.   cf: kul .  

Jikke {jikkẹy}.  

Jipein {jipẹyin}.  

Jitrōkeañ-eṇ {jitrẹkyag-yeṇ}.   (2)

Jitto-eṇ {jittẹw-yeṇ}.   cf: jitto "head westward".   (4)

Jọ-Likiep {jaw-likiyep}.   cf: jọ "at Likiep".  

Joorjāne {jewerjanẹy}.   cf: jeor, joor, jān "escape from him", "turn from it".  

Julel {jiwlel}.  

Kattar {kattar}.   cf: kattar "wait".  

Kilbōt {kilbet}.  

Kọḷoḷḷoḷ-kaṇ {kaḷʷẹḷʷḷʷẹḷʷ-kaṇ}.   cf: kaḷḷaḷḷaḷ "knock".  

Likiep tract...

Kōḷotōr {kẹḷẹwtẹr}.   cf: kōḷotōr "make perfume".  

Kōttōke {kẹttẹkẹy}.   cf: tōkā .  

Kubur-jāirōk {kʷibirʷ-jayiyrẹk}.   cf: kūbur "a fish".  

Kūttaño {kittagew}.  

Kūttūke {kittikey}.   cf: kūttūk "cover it up".  

Ḷajuṃaat {ḷajiwṃahat}.  

Ḷam-eṇ {ḷam-yeṇ}.   cf: ḷam "bay".   (2)

Liki-jeḷo {likiy-jeyḷew}.   cf: liki, jeḷo "on the ocean side of 'sail ho!'".  

Lọ-dekā {law-dekay}.   cf: dekā "stones".  

Lọ-ie-eañ {law-yiyey-yag}.   cf: Lọ-iō-eṇ .  

Ḷōjolep {ḷejewlep}.  

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

Lọ-lem {law-lẹm}.   cf: lem "bailer".  

Lọ-liṃ-eṇ {law-liṃ-yeṇ}.   cf: liṃ "murky water".  

Lo-mar {lew-mar}.   cf: mar "bushes".  

Lọ-pat {law-pat}.   cf: pat "swamp".  

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

Lọ-tọ-eṇ {law-taw-yeṇ}.  

Ḷōtoonke {ḷetewenkẹy}.   cf: to, ke "Mr. Porpoise-pass".  

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

Metto-eṇ {mettew-yeṇ}.   cf: metto "ocean anchorage".  

Metwe {mẹtwẹy}.  

Ṃōjetōnpat {ṃẹjẹtenpat}.   cf: ṃwijit "cutting of the swamp (one swamp cuts across another here to form the shape of a cross)".  

Ṃōḷetaklōñ {ṃeḷeytaklẹg}.   cf: ṃōḷe "sand crab coming up".  

Ṃōn-ak-jāiiōñ {ṃen-hak-jayiyyẹg}.  

Ṃōn-ak-jāirōk {ṃen-hak-jayiyrẹk}.  

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

Ṃōn-kōppao {ṃen-keppahwew}.   cf: kōppao "ambush".  

Ṃōn-lokḷap {ṃen-lẹkʷḷap}.   (2)

Ṃōn-mejeto {ṃen-mejetew}.   cf: mejeto "path".  

Likiep tract...

Ṃōnōkkan {ṃenekkan}.   cf: kkan "sustenance".  

Ṃwe-diktak {ṃẹy-diktak}.   cf: dik, tak "this small house (facing) toward the east".  

Ṃweeṇ-eōñ {ṃeyeṇ-yẹg}.   cf: eañ "north".  

Ṃweeṇ-lik {ṃeyeṇ-lik}.   cf: lik "that house on the ocean side".  

Ṃwe-joor {ṃey-jewer}.   cf: joor "escape"; see also Rūṃwejoor "name of clan said to have escaped from Raarṇo .  

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

Ṃwin-ekkōñ {ṃin-yekkẹg}.   cf: kkōñ "a tree".  

Ṃwin-kūñ {ṃin-kig}.   cf: kūñ "smell of feces".  

Ṇa-in {ṇah-yin}.   cf: ṇa, in "this shoal".  

Nenwa {nenwah}.   cf: nen, wa "canoe bearing Morinda fruit".  

Nōṃḷaḷ {neṃḷaḷ}.   cf: naṃ, ṃwilaḷ "deep secondary lagoon"; see also meḷaḷ .  

Pat-eṇ {pat-yeṇ}.  

Penaṃ {peynaṃ}.  

Takan {takhan}.   cf: tak, an "his soul rises".  

Tiliej {tiliyẹj}.   cf: tiliej "reef the sail".  

Toojlọk {tẹwẹjlakʷ}.   cf: tooj "quite conspicuous".  

Tūñōñtak {tigẹgtak}.  

Tur {tirʷ}.   cf: tur "end of islet".   (2)

Tūrabōḷ {tirabeḷ}.  

Welọkun-wōj {wẹylakʷin-wẹj}.   cf: welọk, wōj "beautiful journey".  

Wūleej-eṇ {wilẹyẹj-yeṇ}.   (2)

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