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Place Names of the Marshall Islands

Atolls & 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

Pikaar      Pikinni      

Pikaar

Pikaar {pikahar}.   cf: pik, ar "fly lagoonward".  

Pikaar channel

To-ḷap {tew-ḷap}.   cf: ḷap "big passage".  

Pikaar islet

Aḷmāni {haḷmaniy}.  

Jenliklik {jenliklik}.   cf: jenliklik "retreat".  

Pikaar {pikahar}.   cf: pik, ar "fly lagoonward".  

Pikinni

Pikinni {pikinniy}.   cf: pik, ni "surface of coconuts".  

Pikinni channel

Toodda {teweddah}.   cf: da "bloody channel".  

Toon-Ānōṃṃaan {tewen-yanẹṃṃahan}.  

Toon-Bok-aetoktok {tewen-bekʷ-hayetekʷtekʷ}.  

Toon-Bok-doulul {tewen-bekʷ-dẹwilwil}.  

Toon-Jālōte {tewen-jaletey}.  

Toon-Lukwōj {tewen-likʷej}.  

Toon-Orkā-eṇ {tewen-werkay-yeṇ}.  

Tọọn-wōd {tawan-wed}.   cf: to, wōd "coral channel".  

Pikinni coral head

Tōkā {tekay}.   (2)

Tōkā-dikdik {tekay-dikdik}.   cf: tōkā, dik "small strip of reef".  

Pikinni district

Āne-dik {yanẹy-dik}.   cf: dik "small".  

Āneo {yanyẹw}.  

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

Lọ-ṃwilik {law-ṃilik}.   cf: ṃwilik "place where frigatebirds sleep".  

Naṃ {naṃ}.  

Pikinni household

Lionen {liyẹwnẹn}.   cf: nen "a tree".  

Liopeaan {liyẹwpẹyahan}.  

Pikinni islet

Addi-kaṇ {haddiy-kaṇ}.  

Aerkōj {hayẹrkẹj}.  

Aerkōj-laḷ {hayẹrkẹj-laḷ}.   cf: aer, kōj, laḷ "their share of the earth".  

Āne-aḷọ {yanẹy-haḷaw}.  

Āneo {yanyẹw}.  

Āni-dik {yaniy-dik}.  

Āni-dikdik {yaniy-dikdik}.  

Ānōṃṃaan {yaneṃṃahan}.   cf: ṃṃaan "men".  

Aoṃwen {haweṃen}.  

Aooṃ-eṇ {haweweṃ-yeṇ}.  

Bok-aetoktok {bekʷ-hayetekʷtekʷ}.   cf: aetok "long".  

Bok-doulul {bekʷ-dẹwilwil}.   cf: doulul "round".  

Bok-nejān {bekʷ-nejan}.  

Bok-oḷḷap-kaṇ {bekʷ-weḷḷap-kaṇ}.  

Bok-pata {bekʷ-pahtah}.   cf: pata "useless".  

Bokwan-tuwaak {bekʷan-tiwahak}.   cf: tuwaak "wade".  

Būkōr {bikẹr}.   cf: būkōr "a plant".  

Ejjepo {yẹjjẹpẹw}.   cf: ajjen, po "cluster of pandanus keys falls off".  

Eomeḷañ {yewmeḷag}.   cf: eomeḷañ "land reserved for chiefs".  

Jālōte {jaletey}.   cf: jālōt "not well sifted, not thoroughly done".  

Ḷele {ḷeyley}.  

Lọ-ṃwilik {law-ṃilik}.   cf: ṃwilik "place where frigatebirds sleep".  

Lukwōj {likʷej}.   cf: lukwōj "tie".  

Naṃ {naṃ}.  

O-dik {wew-dik}.   cf: o "small o bird".  

Orkā-eṇ {werkay-yeṇ}.   cf: or, "has trunks".  

Pikden {pikdẹn}.   cf: dān "watery surface".  

Pikinni {pikinniy}.   cf: pik, ni "surface of coconuts".  

Pookluuj {pewekliwij}.   cf: pook "sweep something".  

Rooj-kōrā {rewej-keray}.   cf: rooj "flower", kōrā "woman".  

Pikinni large district

Pikinni {pikinniy}.   cf: pik, ni "surface of coconuts".  

Pikinni sandspit

Bok-edik {bekʷ-yedik}.  

Bok-ḷapḷap {bekʷ-ḷapḷap}.  

Bokwan-kadid {bekʷan-kadid}.  

Pikinni tract

Aebōj-eṇ {hayẹbẹj-yeṇ}.  

Aelōñin-waan {hayẹlẹgin-wahan}.   cf: aelōñ, waan "worthless island".  

Aḷeḷap-eṇ {haḷeyḷap-yeṇ}.   cf: aḷe "large catch of fish".  

Anboklep {hanbekʷlep}.   cf: bok "sand".  

Āne-kūbwebwe {yanẹy-kibeybey}.   cf: kūbwe "feces".  

Ātōk {yatek}.   cf: ātōk "a royal rank".  

Bar-eṇ {bar-yeṇ}.  

Batin-Kūtmiiñ {batin-kitmiyig}.  

Bat-Itōn {bat-yiten}.  

Buoj {biwẹj}.   cf: buoj "capital".  

Damā {dahmay}.  

El-ak {yel-hak}.   cf: el "nest", ak "frigate bird".  

Eoon-ale {yewen-haley}.  

Jabōn-bar {jaben-bar}.   cf: bar "tip of the rock".  

Jab-toḷoñ-eṇ {jab-teḷʷeg-yeṇ}.   cf: toḷoñ "cannot pass through".  

Jañai {jahgahyiy}.  

Jānlā {janlay}.   cf: jān, ḷā "from the gravel".  

Jeklikin {jẹklikin}.   cf: jek, likin "cut his back", "chop at the ocean side".  

Jeklikin-rāirōk {jẹklikin-rayirẹk}.  

Jikin-jerbal {jikin-jerbal}.  

Jinbwi {jinbiy}.  

Jittok-eṇ {jittekʷ-yeṇ}.   cf: tok "head in this direction".  

Kañal-eṇ {kahgal-yeṇ}.  

Kapin-āne {kapin-yanẹy}.   cf: kapi- "bottom (west side) of the islet".  

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

Kōṇo-eṇ {keṇew-yeṇ}.   cf: kōṇo "a tree".  

Kōtwale {ketwalẹy}.  

Ḷā-eṇ {ḷay-yeṇ}.   (2)

Ḷappo {ḷappẹw}.   cf: ḷappo "hogfish".  

Lik-jorme {lik-jerʷmey}.   cf: jorom "absorb it".  

Ḷōbweeaan {ḷẹbẹyyahan}.  

Pikinni tract...

Lo-jade {lew-jahdẹy}.   cf: jade "roost".  

Lọ-jiaḷ {law-jiyaḷ}.  

Lọ-jidep {law-jidep}.   cf: jidep "at the burnt tree".  

Lo-kābwil {lew-kaybil}.   cf: kābwil "baby birds".  

Lọ-kañal {law-kahgal}.   cf: kañal "a tree".  

Lọ-kied-kaṇ {law-kiyed-kaṇ}.   cf: kien "our commandments".  

Ḷōkḷañ {ḷekḷag}.   cf: ḷañ "Mr. Storm-maker".  

Lọ-kōñe {law-kẹgẹy}.   cf: kōñe "a tree".  

Lo-mar-kaṇ {lew-mar-kaṇ}.  

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

Lọ-piti {law-pitiy}.   cf: piti "twist it" "place for making sennit".  

Lọ-taat {law-tahat}.  

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

Lọ-tọ-eṇ {law-taw-yeṇ}.  

Lọ-ut-kaṇ {law-wit-kaṇ}.  

Lọ-wūleej {law-wilẹyẹj}.   cf: wūliej "cemetery".  

Maaj-eṇ {mahaj-yeṇ}.   cf: maaj "the clearing".  

Ṃaajṇa {ṃahajṇah}.   cf: ṇa "shoal".  

Ṃaidik {ṃahyidik}.  

Mañin-bōōt {magin-behet}.   cf: mañ "ripening coconut".  

Menmao {menmahwew}.   cf: menninmour "animal", ṃao "owl" or mao "parrotfish".  

Merraki {merrakiy}.  

Mokḷanej {mekʷḷanẹj}.  

Ṃōḷajjila {ṃeḷajjilah}.  

Ṃōn-kio {ṃen-kiyew}.   cf: kio "a plant".  

Ṃōn-kōṇo {ṃen-keṇew}.   cf: kōṇo "a tree".  

Ṃōn-kōt {ṃen-ket}.  

Ṃōn-peḷe {ṃen-peḷey}.   cf: marpeḷe " a plant".  

Ṃōn-turun-bōkā {ṃen-tirʷin-bekay}.   cf: bōkā "house near the tide".  

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

Pikinni tract...

Ṃweeṇ-ḷap {ṃeyeṇ-ḷap}.   cf: ḷap "large".  

Ṃwin-buut {ṃin-biwit}.  

Ṃwin-ut {ṃin-wit}.   cf: ut "flowers".  

Ṃwin-wūliej {ṃin-wiliyẹj}.   cf: wūliej "cemetery".  

Nemā {nemay}.   cf: nām "smell of".  

Ni-kaṇ {niy-kaṇ}.   cf: ni "those coconuts".  

Ni-ṃōtṃōt {niy-ṃẹtṃẹt}.   cf: ṃṃōtṃōt "coconuts drank noisily".  

Paaneraj {pahaneyraj}.   cf: paane, raj "give bait to whales".  

Petañe {petagey}.   cf: peta .  

Peto-eṇ {peytew-yeṇ}.   cf: peto "drift westward".  

Radik-kaṇ {rahdik-kaṇ}.   cf: ra, dik "those small branches".  

Toḷ-eṇ {teḷʷ-yeṇ}.   cf: toḷ "the mountain".  

Toon-ḷọunlep {tewen-ḷawinlep}.   cf: ḷọun, ḷap "passage of great magical power".  

Tūkar-eṇ {tikar-yeṇ}.   cf: tūar .  

Uttōn-ke {witten-kẹy}.   cf: ke "porpoise".  

Wajelke {wahjelkẹy}.   cf: wa, lōke "canoe we depend on".  

Wāto-aidikdik {waytẹw-hayidikdik}.   cf: wāto, aidik "narrow tract".  

Welọk-eṇ {weylakʷ-yeṇ}.  

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