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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

Rālik      Ratak      Roñdik      Roñḷap      

Rālik

Rālik chain

Aelōñin-ae {hayẹlẹgin-hayey}.   cf: aelōñ, ae "island of current".  

Aelōñḷapḷap {hayẹlẹgḷapḷap}.   cf: aelōñ, ḷap "large atoll".  

Āne-wātak {yanẹy-waytak}.  

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

Jālooj {jalẹwẹj}.   cf: jāl, wōj "facing you" or "facing beauty".  

Kuwajleen {kʷiwajleyen}.   cf: waj "to you", leen "its fruit"; legend says that after a typhoon its only fruit was flowers which the people took to the chief as the only available tribute.  

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

Naṃdik {naṃdik}.   cf: naṃ, dik "small secondary lagoon".  

Naṃo {naṃẹw}.  

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

Roñdik {rʷegʷdik}.   cf: roñ, dik "small hoop".  

Roñḷap {rʷegʷḷap}.  

Wōtto {wettew}.  

Wūjae {wijahyey}.   cf: wūj, ae "rough currents".  

Wūjlañ {wijlag}.   cf: wūj, lañ "rough, cloudy sky".  

Rālik island

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

Jebat {jebat}.   cf: bat "hill".  

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

Ratak

Ratak chain

Ādkup {yadkʷip}.  

Aelok {hayẹlẹkʷ}.  

Arṇo {harṇew}.   cf: ar "lagoon beach", ṇo "wave".  

Aur {hawir}.  

Bok-ak {bekʷ-hak}.   cf: ak "frigate bird".  

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

Mājro {majrẹw}.   cf: māj, ruo "two openings"; see also Mājruon and Mājrwi-rōk .  

Ṃaḷo-eḷap {ṃaḷew-yeḷap}.   cf: ṃaḷo "large lagoon".  

Mile {milẹy}.  

Ṇa-dikdik {ṇah-dikdik}.   cf: dik "small shoal".  

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

Tōkā {tekay}.  

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

Wōjjā {wejjay}.   cf: jjāāk "land on which one can overeat".  

Ratak island

Jāmọ {jaymaw}.   cf: mọ "taboo".  

Mājeej {majẹyẹj}.   cf: māj, ej "eastern opening".  

Roñdik

Roñdik {rʷegʷdik}.   cf: roñ, dik "small hoop".  

Roñdik channel

Toon-Āne-wātak {tewen-yanẹy-waytak}.  

Toon-Bok {tewen-bekʷ}.  

Toon-Jatōptōp {tewen-jateptep}.  

Roñdik district

A-eañ-eṇ {hah-yag-yeṇ}.  

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

Eoon-ene {yẹwẹn-yẹnẹy}.   cf: eoonene "main islet".  

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

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

Roñdik islet

Āne-wātak {yanẹy-waytak}.  

Bok {bekʷ}.  

Bokwan-kāmeej {bekʷan-kaymẹyẹj}.   cf: kāmeej "redwood".  

Bok-we-raj {bekʷ-wey-raj}.   cf: "to spear", raj "whale".  

Jiped-pọ {jiped-paw}.   cf: jiped, pọ "flatten entering the coral".  

Kārokā {kayrẹwkay}.  

Ṃweetdik {ṃeyetdik}.   cf: Naṃwi .  

Ṃweetḷap {ṃeyetḷap}.  

Patpat {patpat}.   cf: pat "swampy".  

Pikōn-aden {piken-haden}.   cf: pikin, aden "surface of tridachna shells".  

Roñdik {rʷegʷdik}.   cf: roñ, dik "small hoop".  

Roñdik tract

Akob-eṇ {hakʷẹb-yeṇ}.   cf: kob "bent".  

Apādto {hapadtẹw}.   cf: apād "westward ambush".  

Deñōjeen {degejeen}.  

Doñōjen {degʷejyen}.  

Eoon-kōjeej {yewen-kẹjẹyẹj}.  

Jatōptōp {jateptep}.   cf: jatōptōp "stand firm".  

Jitōn-or {jiten-wer}.   cf: Jepān-or, jit, jitnen ṃōṃō "head or point of the or (?)".  

Kā-meej {kay-meyej}.   cf: , meej "bright-colored trunks".  

Kapin-mej {kapin-mẹj}.   cf: mej "west of the opening between islets".  

Ledpāp {ledpap}.   cf: pāp "frond".  

Lōbrar {lebrar}.  

Lọ-būkōr-eṇ {law-bikẹr-yeṇ}.  

Lọ-jurōk-eṇ {law-jiwrẹk-yeṇ}.   cf: jurōk "net fishing".  

Lo-katok {lew-katekʷ}.   cf: katok "sacrifice".  

Lo-taat {lew-tahat}.  

Lo-ut {lew-wit}.   cf: ut "flower".  

Ṃaaj {ṃahaj}.  

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

Roñḷap

Roñḷap {rʷegʷḷap}.  

Roñḷap channel

Toon-Aidik {tewen-hayidik}.  

Toon-Āne-doulul {tewen-yanẹy-dẹwilwil}.  

Toon-Āne-jet {tewen-yanẹy-jet}.  

Toon-Āne-kaṇ {tewen-yanẹy-kaṇ}.  

Toon-Bok-ellāāp {tewen-bekʷ-yellayap}.  

Toon-Jabwan {tewen-jabwan}.  

Toon-Kārokā {tewen-kayrẹwkay}.  

Toon-Kiejej {tewen-kiyẹjyẹj}.  

Toon-Mālu {tewen-maliw}.  

Roñḷap district

A-eañ-eṇ {hah-yag-yeṇ}.  

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

Bōran-aelōñ-in {beran-hayẹlẹg-yin}.  

Eoon-ene {yẹwẹn-yẹnẹy}.   cf: eoonene "main islet".  

Jitniñiañ {jitnigyiyag}.  

Jitrōkiañ {jitrẹkyiyag}.  

Jitto-eṇ {jittẹw-yeṇ}.   cf: jitto "head westward".   (3)

Kapin-aelōñ-in {kapin-hayẹlẹg-yin}.  

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

Roñḷap islet

Ādapoot {yadahpewet}.  

Aej-kaṇ {hayẹj-kaṇ}.  

Aidik {hayidik}.   cf: aidik "narrow".  

Aḷñaden {haḷgaden}.  

Āne-aetok {yanẹy-hayetekʷ}.   cf: aetok "long".  

Āne-barbar {yanẹy-barbar}.   cf: bar "rock".  

Āne-dik {yanẹy-dik}.   cf: dik "small".   (2)

Āne-doulul {yanẹy-dẹwilwil}.  

Āneeḷḷap-kaṇ {yanẹyẹḷḷap-kaṇ}.  

Āne-jet {yanẹy-jet}.   cf: jet "miscellaneous".  

Āne-kaṇ {yanẹy-kaṇ}.  

Āne-ḷap {yanẹy-ḷap}.  

Anjāje-kaṇ {hanjayjẹy-kaṇ}.   cf: jāje "sword".  

Arbar {harbar}.   cf: bar "rock".  

Bar-eṇ {bar-yeṇ}.  

Batbūt-eṇ {batbit-yeṇ}.  

Bok {bekʷ}.  

Bok-alwōj {bekʷ-halwẹj}.   cf: alwōj "look at".  

Bok-ellāāp {bekʷ-yellayap}.  

Bok-eṇ {bekʷ-yeṇ}.  

Bok-jālto {bekʷ-jaltẹw}.   cf: jaḷ, to "face westward".  

Bok-kā {bekʷ-kay}.  

Bok-kaṇ-rokkut {bekʷ-kaṇ-rekʷkʷit}.   cf: kkut "close together".  

Bokwan-Etao {bekʷan-yetahwew}.   cf: Etao "legendary trickster".  

Bokwan-kidudujet {bekʷan-kidiwdiwjẹt}.   cf: kidudujet "sea monster".  

Bōrọk {berakʷ}.  

Ekōj {yẹkẹj}.   cf: kōj "it is us".  

Eoon-peje {yẹwẹn-pẹjẹy}.  

It-kaṇ {yit-kaṇ}.   cf: it "make fire".  

Jokdik {jekʷdik}.   cf: jok "small perch".  

Joor-kaṇ {jẹwẹr-kaṇ}.   cf: joor "those posts", "those tall trees".  

Roñḷap islet...

Kapale {kapaley}.   cf: kapāl "make magic for him".  

Kārokā {kayrẹwkay}.  

Ke-eṇ {kẹy-yeṇ}.   cf: ke "porpoise".  

Kiejej {kiyẹjyẹj}.   cf: Pemphis acidula "">kiej " Pemphis acidula ", or a distortion of kāājej "really".  

Kilọk-eṇ {kilakʷ-yeṇ}.   cf: kilọk "to juice pandanus".  

Kimej-kaṇ {kimẹj-kaṇ}.  

Ḷabarej {ḷabaryẹj}.  

Likōṃṃan {likeṃṃan}.   cf: lik, ṃṃan "good ocean side".  

Lippiruk-kaṇ {lippirikʷ-kaṇ}.   cf: lippiru "those berries".  

Lọ-ṃwilaḷ {law-ṃilaḷ}.   cf: ṃwilaḷ "in the depths".  

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

Lukoon {likʷẹwẹn}.   cf: lukwōn wōn "in the middle of the ripening pit".  

Lukottōkkā {likʷettekkay}.   cf: lukwō-, tōkā "in the middle of the long reef".  

Mālu {maliw}.   cf: mālu "fragrant".  

Mejatto {mejattew}.   cf: mejatoto "possessed by ghosts", or mejān to "eye of the passage".  

Ṇa-eṇ {ṇah-yeṇ}.   cf: eṇ "the shoal".  

Naṃ-en {naṃ-yen}.   cf: naṃ "secondary lagoon".  

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

Pikōn-arar {piken-harhar}.   cf: arar; "poke with a stick".  

Pikōṇṇo {pikeṇṇew}.   cf: pik, ṇo "surface of waves".  

Pikōn-ōbbōn {piken-hebben}.   cf: bbō "spear fishing on the reef".  

Roñḷap {rʷegʷḷap}.  

Roñḷap tract

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

Ajoḷ {hajeḷʷ}.   cf: Ajol "a pandanus cultigen".  

Akadik-eṇ {hakahdik-yeṇ}.  

Āleen-ak {yaleyen-hak}.   cf: el, ak "frigate bird nest".  

Bat-doulul {bat-dẹwilwil}.   cf: bat, doulul "round hill".  

Bat-wi {bat-wiy}.  

Bōke-eṇ {bẹkẹy-yeṇ}.  

Bōnlik-bōnar {benlik-benhar}.  

Būkōn-paotok {biken-pahwewtekʷ}.   cf: pao, tok "appearance from here".  

Bwil-eṇ {bil-yeṇ}.   cf: bwil "heat".  

El-eṇ {yel-yeṇ}.  

Ettar-kaṇ {yettar-kaṇ}.  

Jabkwōn {jabkʷen}.   cf: jabok "part of it".  

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

Jabōn-Etao {jaben-yetahwew}.   cf: Etao "legendary trickster".  

Jabwi-ṇa-eṇ {jabiy-ṇah-yeṇ}.   cf: ṇa "tip of the shoal".  

Jebtōkā {jebtekay}.   cf: jeb-, tōkā "reach the long reef".  

Jibokra {jibẹkʷrah}.   cf: jipikra "slapping of waves".  

Kapi-jabwan {kapiy-jabwan}.   cf: Jabwan "place name" "west of Jabwan".  

Kapin-pat {kapin-pat}.   cf: pat "bottom (west side) of the swamp".  

Kiden-ḷapḷap {kidẹn-ḷapḷap}.  

Kur-eṇ {kʷir-yeṇ}.   cf: kur "squirrel fish".  

Lijaro {lijarew}.  

Lijeerpit {lijeyerpit}.  

Ḷọjipā {ḷawjipay}.  

Lo-katok {lew-katekʷ}.   cf: katok "sacrifice".  

Lọ-meej {law-meyej}.   cf: meej "at the accustomed place".  

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

Lọ-ro-eṇ {law-rew-yeṇ}.  

Lọ-ror-eṇ {law-rʷerʷ-yeṇ}.   cf: ror "at the roaring place".   (2)

Lọ-to-eṇ {law-tew-yeṇ}.  

Roñḷap tract...

Lur-ene {lirʷ-yẹnẹy}.   cf: lur "calm", āne "islet".  

Maaj {mahaj}.   cf: maaj "clearing".  

Ṃaḷkwōn {ṃaḷkʷẹn}.   cf: ṃaḷokḷok "sting ray".  

Mar-eṇ {mar-yeṇ}.  

Meḷaḷ-eṇ {meḷaḷ-yeṇ}.   cf: meḷaḷ "demon playground".  

Ṃōjālto {ṃejaltẹw}.   cf: jāl, to "house facing westward".  

Ṃōn-allọk {ṃen-hallakʷ}.   cf: allọk "examine".  

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

Ṃōn-pako {ṃen-pakew}.   cf: pako "shark".  

Ṃweeṇ-ḷap {ṃeyeṇ-ḷap}.   cf: ḷap "large".   (2)

Ṃwin-bar {ṃin-bar}.   cf: bar "rock".  

Ṃwin-kijdik-eṇ {ṃin-kijdik-yeṇ}.   cf: kijdik "rat".  

Ṃwin-Luāl {ṃin-liwyal}.  

Ṃwin-ukok {ṃin-wikwẹk}.   cf: ukok "turn over".  

Obbar {webbar}.   cf: obbar "fishing method".  

Pādāl {padal}.   cf: pādāl "roots push up the soil".  

Pāl-wōj {pal-wẹj}.   cf: pāl, wōj "blow to you".  

Pedọḷ {pedaḷʷ}.   cf: pedọḷ "a plant".  

Reo {reyew}.   cf: rreo "clean".  

Tutu-ḷañ-ari-jet {tiwtiw-ḷag-hariy-jet}.   cf: lọjet "wet storm on the beach of the sea".  

Uttin-ene {wittin-yẹnẹy}.   cf: āne "islet".  

Roñḷap tract, Mile islet

Jibwin-men {jibin-men}.   cf: jibwi-, men "grandmother of things or animals" or "his pet creature".  

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