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gaff

Rope between boom and gaff. faranaaraeliy

Rope joining boom and gaff. foor

Gaff step, mast step, foot of mast. gusgus

gaff-step

Place for gaff-step, foot of mast. tagusgus

gag

To retch, gag. ngarog

Gagil

Village in Gagil. Binaew

A village in Gagil. Darchaq

A village, the capital of Gagil. Gachpar

Harbor at Gagil. Goofnuw

Village in Gagil. Goqchol

Village in Gagil. Laey

Village in Gagil. Leang

Village in Gagil. Leebinaew

Village in Gagil. Maakiy

Village in Gagil. Maloeloew

Northern Yap excluding Yap island proper, the district including Gagil, Tamil, Map', and Rumung. Marfach

A village in Gagil. Mayuub

A village in Gagil. Meay

Village in Gagil. Muloeloew

A village in Gagil. Muyuub

Harbor at Gagil. Peelaek

Village in Gagil. Qamun

Village in Gagil. Quul

Village in Gagil. Riikeen

Village in Gagil. Ruuq

Village in Gagil. T'eenfaar

Village in Gagil. Wanyaan

gall

Gall bladder. qathib

gallon

Gallon bottle. niisoo

Bottle about the size of a fifth gallon, , the size of a shoyu bottle. sigoebiing

game

Checkers; chess; a game. doomaa

String game, cat's cradle. gaagëy

Kind of game, "bounce and fly". gasang

To joke, play; a game, joke, playing. gosgoos

To go in the hole, in the game of marbles. haayruq

To go in the hole, in the game of marbles. haaytaeq

Type of game, played with cowrie shell. kabil

Unguarded, open, as of a space in a volleyball game. loq

To lose, as a game. luus

Kind of game similar to dodge-the-ball. magilgil

Type of ball game, similar to volleyball but without a net. pangith

Kind of game like capture the flag bun run around the port. qachuumaaree

Game of seeing lizards. taalaang qataraaw

Marbles, the game of marbles; light bulb. taamaa

String game, cat's-cradle. tagaagëy

Game played by mother with child. toeluub

To take sides, as in a game. toorabaaq

garbage

Garbage heap, garbage dump, compost heap. dooq

Garbage, trash, rubbish. dow

Garbage heap, garbage dump, compost heap. luqör

To throw away with great force, or as if it is garbage. qatalapëy

To throw away with great force, or as if it is garbage. qatarapëy

Garbage heap, garbage dump, compost heap. toeluqör

garden

Bean pole, stick or piece of wood used to direct climbing plants in a garden. chaang

To harvest fruit, pick fruit; to break off; to start a garden. duum'

Garden, farm. milaey'

Garden, taro patch, farm. toolmal

A pole in a garden for vines to climb. waangrëch

gardenia

Type of flowering plant, gardenia. kaadeeniyaa

garland

To weave; as garland. firegiy

Chaplet, coronet, garland of flowers on head. taqaliyaaw

Chaplet, coronet, garland of flowers on head. Mu guy ea taqaliyaaw. teqeliyaaw

garlands

Type of tree whose wood is used for building; the flower is strung into garlands. biyquch

Type of fern used for making garlands. m'oeng

gas

Infused with whether, gas by something, or water, cloth, etc.; to be an expert in something. nad

gasoline

Gasoline. geas

Gasoline. peensiin

Gasoline. piinsiin

gasp

To sob, gasp for breath. qachfanfaan

gate

Gate, entrance to house. gaaroog

Japanese ornamental gate or archway. moong

gather

To collect, gather things. chowor

To collect, gather things. choworiy

To pick coconuts, gather coconuts, harvest coconuts. fil

To pick, gather, harvest, as coconuts. fool

To collect, gather together. kunuy

To gather with qeew. qoeg

To gather with an qeew. qoeweeg

Inside of net, in the middle where the fish gather. quboch

gathering

Gathering, meeting, collection. gachowor

Gathering, group, assembly, collection; eating rank. mookun

Meeting, gathering, assembly, group, collection. moqulung

Meeting, gathering, assembly, group, collection. muqulung

Gathering, group, assembly, collection; eating rank. muukun

Pile, stack, group, colelection, gathering, assembly. qulung

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gease

Fat, gease, oil. maam

gecko

Type of lizard, gecko. qadburruq

general

To peel, as taro; used in general of preparing food for cooking. choew

To peel, as taro; used in general of preparing food for cooking. choeweeg

To peel, as taro; used in general of preparing food for cooking. choey

To lust after sexually (woman in general). daawol

To lust after sexually (woman in general). daawol naag

Shells in general. girdaan'

Orange, citrus in general. gurguur

Money, currency, wealth in general. macheaf

Bottle cap, or just cap in general. män'

Yam in general, those with vine stem. warduq

generation

Generation; "wave" of sea, etc. mëy

Bunch from which coconut palm nuts grow; generation (of ages); four copra strung together for mitmiit. wanguuy

Generation, age. yangar

Coming in wave, as the wind; being in a single generation. yuuyuumëy

generically

Is, be, the attributive predicator, occurring with both adjectives ("Ba gaaq ea bi ney") and nouns ("Ba naqun ea bi ney"). A, an, the indefinite article. It may be used specifically, as "Ka gu guy ba baabiy", in which a specific pig is in mind, generically, as "Gu ba qadaag ba baabiy", or definitively, as in "Bi ney ea ba baabiy" (answering "Maang ea bi ney?"). ba

generous

Extremely generous, kind, gracious, polite. gaagool

Generous, of good character. gool

genetalia

Type of small fish; slang for the male genetalia. chanum

genital

Her genital mound. chubun

Genital tattooing on a woman. walig

genitals

Type of small shell which lives in the mangrove or amongst the rocks, about an inch long and dark in color; adze. A type of hand-ax that looks much like a hoe, but smaller. children's talk for male genitals. bachngul

A kind of bug which sucks blood and usually lives in grass skirts. children's talk for genitals. bagow

Female genitals. dabpiin

Hermit crab; baby talk for genitals. l'iil

Child's word for genitals. tiitaey

gentle

Meek, gentle, law-abiding, obedient. moeding

gently

To tip; to touch or hit gently. chiip'

To touch; to hit gently, hit, ignite fire. gaed

To move, shake gently. mithmith

germ

Germ, bug, insect. ngunnguun

Germany

German(y). Chiyaamen

germs

Germs. baaykiing

gesture

Make a certain type of gesture. gaach

get

To peel the skin of a person or the bark of something, as the sun does when you get sunburnt. baap naag

To perform magic to get rid of danger or sickness. bälbäliy

To get stuck or glued together. chaagil

To get stuck or glued together. cheegil

Suddenly to get up and go, as if one had just remembered something one had to do; to leave in a hurry; to ^split^; to thrash like a wild animal. chigar

To get drunk. chingaaw'

To leave, go out from, divorce, remove out of get out of (when used with u or roo); go into, as a house (with nga). chuw

To get tired of, be disinterested in, be bored with. chuw-aen'

To get started, start to go. get up and go. deeg

Full of scars; to get scraped. fathfaeth

Get hurt, as with a knife, or in an accident. feebithir

Get hurt, as with a knife, or in an accident. feefithir

To take, carry, get, bring, fetch. feek

To get out of the way. gilaef

To recuperate, recover, get well. gool

To fish with hook and line; to hook; to get involved. l'ëg

To get water in, as a canoe; to scoop, dip, ladle. l'iing

To plan, plot to get something that you have desired, by deception. liipiy

To entangle, to tangle, to coil loosely; to get someone involved in something. l'oobochiy

Tangled, entangled, coiled loosely; to make a mistake, to get confused. l'ool'ooboch

To struggle over something, each trying to get it. luqag

To marry, get married. maabgol

To get hurt, wounded, be in danger. maadqad

To get married, to marry in church; a church wedding. m'aag paaq

To get jammed, stuck, clamped in. maqachthal

To get hurt, wounded, be in danger. maqadqad

To squeeze grated coconut to get the cream out; to cook with coconut cream. meecheq

To squeeze grated coconut to get the cream out; to use coconut cream in cooking. meecheqiy

To swim about as if trying not to get drown. noengnoeng

To move, get out of the way. piloeq

To explain; to get permission. pithig faan

To clamp; cause to get jammed in. qachthiliy

To fight over something, each trying to get it. qachubutheeg

To err, be wrong, sin, be mistaken, get tangled up or confused; error, crime, sin, mistake, tangle, entanglement, confusion. qalooboch

To wake up, awake, arise, get up. qod

To wake up, awake, arise, get up. qodqod

To get mad, angry, ready to quarrel, to bristle. thung

To get up to go. waachag

Warning cry; watch out, get out of the way. walëq

To get up to go, suddenly with start. waqtal

To get as profit, to be rich. wiin

Share of something that you get by virtue of owning something like land, fishing grounds, etc.; or by virtue of your position from the land. wolbuw

To get by using a harvesting pole. yaqög

gets

What one gets back from a journey. chuurean

Small bits of thatch which fall from roof when it gets old. Type of roof thatch woven from whole palm fronds, rather than split ones. malabqëg

getting

Transportation, means of getting somewhere; translation, of language; mediator, Jesus; way. maqab

Transportation, means of getting somewhere; translation, of language; mediator, Jesus; way. maqaf

Kind of magic to cause a canoe to flip over back to upright, getting water out in the process. pachael garngaab

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ghost

Ghost of a woman who died in childbirth or because of childbirth, said to return to nourish her child. bulungwol

Name of a certaain ghost or demon. Luulmaaw

Image, ghost, spirit. yaqäl

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giant

A strong man; giant. faamsow

Type of clam, giant clam, tidacna. faesiw

Type of clam, giant clam, tridacna. faesuw

Type of giant octopus with membranes between the tentacles. gulgultaelum

Giant clam, tridacna. kiim

To close something that has to fold together, like the mouth, hand, giant clam, etc. quchumiy

gift

Gift to people who come to a party. mëy

Gift. taawaqath

Gift. turug

gigantic

Huge, gigantic., big, large. gaagang'

gills

Gills. malunguun

Its gills. mulnguun

Gilmaan'

Village in Gilmaan'. Gachlaaw

Rock island off Gilmaan'. Garim

Village in Gilmaan'. Maetiibuw

Village in Gilmaan'. Maruqruq

Village in Gilmaan'. Miteebinaew

Village in Gilmaan'. Qanooth

Village in Gilmaan'. Tawoewaay

Village in Gilmaan'. Thabeeth

Gilman'

Village, the capital of Gilman'. Guroor

Village in Gilman'. Magachgil

Village in Gilman'. Murruq

The south of Yap, the district including Kanifay, Gilman', and south Ruul. Nimgil

ginger

Type of wild ginger. chifiif

Type of edible ginger. kaerii

Type of white ginger. kookooriis

Type of ginger. maahoenii

girl

young girl before puberty. buulyal

Girl (slang). faraq

Dear, term of endearment used to a little girl. gör

To marry; dear, term of endearment used to a little girl. leaq

Woman's name, given to a girl child temprorarily until a permanent name is decided on. Ligaaw

Girl, women of child-bearing age. rugood

Term of address used to a girl. tin

Dear, the term of endearment used to a little girl. toet

To sweet talk, as a girl. took

girlfriend

Base in baseball; slang for girlfriend. bees

girls

To pick up girls (slang). gathaar

Silly, like girls. samath'aath'aag

girl's

To spread apart, of a girl's legs. gurudiy

To spread apart, of a girl's legs. mogorod

give

To give a shot to someone. chiyuusaa naag

To give a shot to someone. chuusaa naag

To give a shot to someone. chuuysaa naag

To give birth. gargeal

To give birth to, bear (a child). gargealeag

To give birth to, bear (a child). gargealeeg

To give a message to someone, to make an agreement, appointment or date with someone; a date, agreement, appointment. madil

To give instructions or directions; to agree; to date someone; to meet by appointment. madil naag

To take or give one at intervals. mathaatheag

Give in, in an argument. m'ing fean

To give, push, shove. piiq

To give a haircut. puullug

To compose songs; exchange lies; to give a name to something. tunguy

given

Tree given as present. k'oof

Woman's name, given to a girl child temprorarily until a permanent name is decided on. Ligaaw

Imperishable food, everlasting food, magical food given by Yalfath which never runs out. ngirngir

Masculine name, given to a boy child temporarily until a permanent name is decided on. Soogaaw

Type of yaer given for some special purpose (unknown to the informant at time. possibly yaer (shell money) given to tamaarong at time of bälbäl when a woman is pregnant to produce a male child). yaer ni tiir

giver

An Indian giver. suul f'ooth

An Indian giver. suulsuul f'ooth

gizzard

The Tahitian chestnut; gizzard or crop of a bird; kidney. buqöy

Kidney; gizzard, crop (of bird), craw; very young coconut; type of salt water mollusc. qachibaay

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glands

Pith inside of a tree. lymph glands. bal'iyean

Swollen lymph glands. mangaang'

glass

Drinking glass. kalaas

To pour in dringking glass. kalaesiy

Glass, bottle. maeloer

Crack in glass. maraath

Glass, bottle. meeloer

To shatter, crack, as glass; break, as waves; decrease, of a swelling. pil

Glass net float. quuy

To wander about aimlessly; a crack in glass. saath

A crack in glass. thaqal

Glass, mirror; to fish with mask. theerek

Glass, mirror; to fish with mask. thirik

glasses

Glasses, spectacles, goggles. tilgiy

glib

Cheat, glib. saasaalap

glide

Glide, as a bird. saeripow

glimpse

Glimpse of something. palpalean

globe

World, earth, globe. faayleng

glorious

Glorious, as God. malup'lup'

glory

Type of vine, morning glory. giliy

Type of vine, like morning glory. laay

Type of wild crawling vine, like morning glory. walëy

Type of crawling vine like morning glory. yalëy

glottal

Typhoon, storm; glottal stop. yakoq

glow

Glow of light as of sun at dawn, of moonrise, or as of a town below the horizon. buräq

Glow of light as of sun at dawn, of moonrise, or as of a town below the horizon. bureq

To shine, glow, be light. gael

To shine, glow, be light; to go torch fishing. gälgael

glue

To put together or glue together. cheegiliy

Glue. guluu

Sticky like glue. koolkool

Glue, paste. laayam

Glue, paste. noorii

glued

To get stuck or glued together. chaagil

To get stuck or glued together. cheegil

glutted

To feel glutted; lose appetite for something by overeating. fang-aen'

glutton

Be greedy, be a glutton. madbuul

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gnat

Gnat, type of insect. ligliig

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go

go-against-the-wind

To go-against-the-wind. yaaftel

goat

Goat. kaaming

Type of fish, goat fish. manguch

Type of fish, goat fish. soong

Type of fish, goat fish. yalung

god

Name of a legendary character or god, the inventor of painting. Gildubuung

God. Goot

Glorious, as God. malup'lup'

To swear an oath, as by God. mow

A god, the most important spirit. Ruwaqthoel

Chief god. Yalfaath

goggles

Glasses, spectacles, goggles. tilgiy

going

Everyday grass skirt or one used especially for going to the taro patch. mangael'

Hard, strong, forceful, stiff; short-tempered; bad sport; left over and reuseable thatch on a roof when you're going to thatch again; ripe, as fruit. qël

gold

Gold. gool

gone

Rotten taro which has gone bad while hung in storage. buyuub

To be finished, ended, done, all gone. mus

The main portion is gone. muul paaq

gonorrhoea

Gonorrhoea. riimbiyoo

Gonorrhoea. toomaal

good

To have a good time. baaynaag

Repository of magic power; talisman, good luck charm. banood

Good enough; all right. bung

Good, well. feal'

Generous, of good character. gool

Good, well. maenigiil

Good, well. maenigil

Sugar cane; something so good you don't want to stop doing it. mak'il

Somewhat good. safal'feal'

goof

To goof off, as from work. faafaa

goose

Goose bumps, pimples; porcupine fish. t'uuy

goose-bumps

Goose-bumps, pimples. t'iit'iy

gossip

Gossip. gul'gul'

To sob; to gossip. gun'gun'

gourd

Ceremic water container that looks like a gourd. rimeaq

government

The government, administration. qaam

Government. qaamman

governor

Governor. gaabarnar

Governor; type of banana. gabnaedoer

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grab

To snatch or grab something. laeg

To snatch or grab something. leeg

grabbing

"Go to it", said to a group of people to permit them to start grabbing things from a pile set in from of them. qachubuuth

graceful

Graceful, as a dancer. towurug

gracious

Extremely generous, kind, gracious, polite. gaagool

grade

Stage, level, grade in grading things, or people. doodow

Step, grade, level, story or floor of a building. thael

Hand of banana; level, grade, stage. yaan

grading

Stage, level, grade in grading things, or people. doodow

gradually

To gradually or continuously uncover, as a pot. förfoer

grandfather

Great grandfather. dangituw

Grandfather. tuutuw

grandmother

Great grandmother. dangitaew

Grandmother in Ruul. teat

Term of address for grandmother. tiit

Grandmother. tiitaew

grandson

His grandson. tawun

His grandson. tuungin

grapple

To grapple chest-to-chest in wrestling. poethoeth

grasp

To hold, catch, grasp, seize. keel

To hold, catch, grasp, seize. koel

grass

Type of grass; type of purse or basket made from this type or grass. To roll a cigarette. baayil

A kind of bug which sucks blood and usually lives in grass skirts. children's talk for genitals. bagow

To weed, pull weeds, cut grass. bayaag

To weed, pull weeds, cut grass. bayagiy

Small basket to put inside of larger basket to put small things in like money, fishhooks, etc. It is woven from a type of reed grass, or pandanas leaves. A type of reed grass. beäl

To weed, pull weeds, cut grass. beegiy

Old banana leaves; old grass skirts booch

Old banana leaves; old grass skirts. bowoch

Kind of grass, reed grass, which grows in mud in Tamil. buger

To jerk or pull something, like grass, from its place with force. buk'uliy

Pieces of something, particularly grass skirts. bungean

Dry banana leaves cut for grass skirts. chabcheb

Type of grass. chafir

A finished grass skirt. char

Type of parasitic grass that grows on the barks of trees. chiichirqol

Type of grass. chilimfan

Comb-like tool for shredding leaves for grass skirts; shredder fir this purpose. daaw'

To shred leaves for grass skirt. daawqiy

Grass skirt; dried leaves laying on the ground. daf'oog

Type of grass; type of purse or basket made from this type of grass. gaagëch

Type of grass. gaetuw

Type of grass (staghorn fern). gamaq

Type of grass (staghorn fern). ganaq

Type of fern used for grass skirts. goob

Classifier for trees, grass skirts, crabs, etc. kaen

Lawn grass. k'aer

Classifier for trees, books, crabs, two-shelled girdaan', grass skirts, etc. kea

Under skirt for grass skirts. keän ni taanggin

To braid, plait; to tie together, string together, as a grass skirt; to weave, to tie a net. l'aeng

To weed, pull weeds, cut grass. l'angaag

To weed, pull weeds, cut grass. l'angagiy

Thing worn by a man (only piiluung) around neck, which looks like a grass skirt, made from gaal. ligow

To weed, pull weeds, cut grass. mal'angaag

Type of grass. mälyeeg

Everyday grass skirt or one used especially for going to the taro patch. mangael'

Its fringe, as of grass skirt, a beard, etc. matharngean

To spring up, as grass after a fire; jump up, as people in a panic. muguw

Bush, underbrush, brush, grass, weeds. paan

Type of grass. puupuy

Type of reed grass. puweg

Type of grass. qatraaw

Grass skirts; legs of a crab or lobster. qoeng

To weed, pull weeds, cut grass. sabaabayagiy

To weed, pull qwwsa, cut grass. sabeebeegiy

To weed, pull weeds, cut grass. sal'aal'angaag

To weed, pull weeds, cut grass. sal'aal'angagiy

To weed, pull weeds, cut grass. sibiibiyaag

To weed, pull weeds, cut grass. sibiibiyagiy

Its upper stage, of a grass skirt. tarchaqën

Hill with low grass. tayid

Hill with low grass. tead

Hill with low grass. teed

Type of fern used for making grass skirts. tilbug

Bundle, as of grass skirts. woeq

Bundle, as of a stage of a grass skirt. wuuq

grasshopper

Grasshopper. samn'ing

grasskirt

Grasskirt, a profane slang. chaar

grated

Grated coconut for washing the body; to use chilif. chilif

To pound food to make it into a baal with grated copra. choelgoey naag

Grated manaaw and lingir. doomaar

Liyam and copra grated and cooked, use as baby food. gaplel

Food that is grated raw and cooked. gilpaagil

To squeeze grated coconut to get the cream out; to cook with coconut cream. meecheq

To squeeze grated coconut to get the cream out; to use coconut cream in cooking. meecheqiy

Grated food and water added. roogäch

grater

Copra scraper or grater. goey

Copra grating stool, grater. wathngëg

grating

Copra grating stool, grater. wathngëg

grave

Flat stone placed over coffin in a grave before dirt is put in. A type of magic to rid of danger or sickness. bälbäl

To bury a new corpse inside the grave that's already been used to bury another corpse before. bigbigiy ea yaam'

Stone, rock; a grave. malaang

gravel

Gravel, pebbles. mak'yung

Coral gravel. päreew

Coral gravel. pireew

Gravel, pebbles. wayaang

gravy

Fish broth gravy. waasag

gray

Gray, of hair; to shine, be light. maat

Gray colored, of hair. magunnaq

Gray colored, of hair. mannaq

Type of banana; gray color. puthoethaew

The color gray. qawatwaat

graze

To bump against lightly; graze. bit'

To bump against lightly; graze. but'

To graze against, to richochet. sabthar

To graze against, to richochet. sabthareag

To graze against, to richochet. sabthariy

To rub, graze against repeatedly. suusuruy

grease

Lubricating oil or grease. feet

Grease, oil for cooking. giriis

Fat, grease, oil. mam

greasy

Greasy, fat of pig, fish, etc. maalagow

Greasy, fat of pig, fish, etc. malagow

great

To pull off with great force and to do suddenly. buup'iy

To swing something with great force. chingeeg

Great grandmother. dangitaew

Great grandfather. dangituw

Kind of fish, like a great red snapper. gooychaab

To throw away with great force, or as if it is garbage. qatalapëy

To throw away with great force, or as if it is garbage. qatarapëy

With great energy and effort, of work. tunoewey

greed

To greed for things. dogol naag

Fire; feeling of greed. nifiy

greedily

To greedily desire or covet. chogow naag

To greedily desire food. dagol naag

greedy

Greedy. chogow

Greedy dagol

Greedy for things. dogol

Greedy; greedy person. galip

Be greedy, be a glutton. madbuul

Greedy. meqeryaq

green

Type of tree with the youngest leaves white and the rest green. baech

Type of tree with the youngest leaves white and the rest green. beach

Green (of fruit); fresh, of vegetables. galunglung

Green betel nut leaf. gilebwoq

The color green. giriin

Green betel nut leaf. leebuwoq

Onion; green onion. neegii

Leaves that are green due to lack of sunshine. qamireq

Type of green lizard. qatraaw

The color green. warraq

Green vegetables. yaasaay

Not ripe yet, green (of fruit). yachaq

greenish

Type of greenish coconut. yarraq

greet

Greet; visit relatives. fangiich

Greet; visit relatives. fangiichiy

grimace

To grimace. girichiy nguwealean

grind

To grind, like corn; to smash or crack. bil

To grind, like corn; smash or crack. biliig

To grind the teeth. guchguchiy

To grind, to crack, to smash. sibilbil

To grind, to crack, to smash. sibilbiliig

grinding

Food prepared by grinding and then mixing with ground copra and water. chamcham

To prepare food by grinding and then mixing with ground copra and water. chamchamiy

To prepare food by grinding, then mixing with copra and water; to stick a pole in the ground to hang things on. chimchimiy

grit

Pieces of coral or grit remaining in lime. thaak

groan

To moan, groan; a moan, a groan. gil'geel'

grope

To grope for; to look for something with hands. chamaen

To grope for; to look for something with hands. chamäniy

To probe after, as with a toothpick; to grope in a hole. liilik'iy

To feel, to touch, to grope. thaemiy

ground

The eaves of a house roofed with palm leaves. Woven palm leaves for roofing, especially those leaves that have turned brown and fallen to the ground. bagbag

Dirt, soil, earth, ground; dirty, the color brown. buut'

Trash or litter on the ground. chabung

A pole to hang things on; to put a pole in the ground to hang things on. chamcham

Food prepared by grinding and then mixing with ground copra and water. chamcham

To prepare food by grinding and then mixing with ground copra and water. chamchamiy

To prepare food by grinding, then mixing with copra and water; to stick a pole in the ground to hang things on. chimchimiy

To catch something before it hits the ground; to scoop. choeweeg

To catch something before it hits the ground; to scoop. choey

Grass skirt; dried leaves laying on the ground. daf'oog

Bench, stage, platform in a tree above the ground, copra drying hut. faang

To husk coconuts; to dig ground with stick. giiq

To lay out the ground for a house foundation. jimeeng

Push net; to beat someone by pushing him to the ground. mangaagow

To flatten, as ground; to settle down something to balance. paeseag

To dig something from the ground like yam. qiriy

To stick a stick into the ground. raeg

To stick a stick into the ground repeatedly. rag

To stick a stick into the ground repeatedly. rägraeg

To stick a stick into the ground. reeg

To stick a stick into the ground repeatedly. regreeg

To lay out the ground for a house foundation. simeeng

Broom; to sweep; to scratch the ground for food, as a chicken. walguw

Trap dug in ground for land crab. wöl

Trap dug in ground for land crabs. wool

grounds

Share of something that you get by virtue of owning something like land, fishing grounds, etc.; or by virtue of your position from the land. wolbuw

group

A group of people called together for a specific, special task. baab

To count; to find out how many of a thing there is. To group according to type. baap'eag

Ancient songs and chant; kind of song in which a group sing. dafeal'

Team or a group for a particular purpose. kumii

Gathering, group, assembly, collection; eating rank. mookun

Meeting, gathering, assembly, group, collection. moqulung

Meeting, gathering, assembly, group, collection. muqulung

Gathering, group, assembly, collection; eating rank. muukun

"Go to it", said to a group of people to permit them to start grabbing things from a pile set in from of them. qachubuuth

Pile, stack, group, colelection, gathering, assembly. qulung

To pile, stack, group together, collect. qulunguy

Its leafy part, crown of a tree; group of fish, bird, etc. raan'

A group of elevated corals in a deep place. toer

Be in same age group. yuuyangar

grouper

Type of fish, large grouper. k'uw

Type of fish, small grouper. sabaak'uw

Type of fish, small grouper. samaak'uw

grove

Classifier for grove, as of trees. rangrang

grow

To pass, of time; to grow long, of time. muunmuun

To grow old, be old, to mature, be adult. qilal

To grow, of plants. tigiil

To grow, of plants. tugiil

To grow, of plants. tuguul

Bunch from which coconut palm nuts grow; generation (of ages); four copra strung together for mitmiit. wanguuy

growing

Growing part of maal, as opposed to root. nifoey

Soft, white, growing outer wood. qalaech

grows

A type of tree with a whitish sap that grows along the shoreline. A ball use for playing. A time or occasion of playing ball. baat'

Root of a type of tree (qafruur) which grows among the mangroves, the root of which is pointed and sticks up above the water. baen'

Kind of grass, reed grass, which grows in mud in Tamil. buger

Type of parasitic grass that grows on the barks of trees. chiichirqol

Leaf, fruit, etc, which grows doule or connected together. mithyëch

Place in sea where seaweed grows; type so soil which is found there. qeeb

Place in sea where seaweed grows; type of soil which is found there. qeer

growth

Immature coconut, or betel nut, in which growth is stunted. l'iy

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gu

Guam

The island of Guam. Guwaam

guard

To look after, as children, etc.; to guard, watch over. watchman, guard. matanag

To look after, as children, etc.; to guard, watch over. matanagiy

Guard; common name for dogs. poos

Name of the place where the Coast Guard station is. Qaabaay

guava

Guava tree and its fruit. qaabaas

guess

To read, recognize, guess. poey

Guettarda

Type of flowering tree Guettarda speciosa. balaaw

guffaw

To laugh loudly, guffaw. wagaqgaq

guide

To guide. paawoq

To guide. paawoqiy

To guide. poowoq

To guide. poowoqiy

To guide. waeliy

guilty

Find guilty. m'ing ea thiin nga dakeän

Guinea

Savage, cannibal, New Guinea; type of yam. moeroes

gulps

To drink something in large gulps. foenp'iy

gum

Gum, sap from trees. guy

Stick together, like gum in hair. meechigaaf

gums

Gums. yiig

gun

Rifle; a spear gun used for fishing. booyoch

Cannon, big gun. gapung

Machine gun. masiinigibear

Pistol, gun. piistoor

gunpowder

Gunpowder. kaayaak

gunwales

Gunwales of a boat or canoe. masap

Gunwales of a boat or canoe. roochol

gust

Gust of wind. buchuth

guts

Its waste; rust, feces, guts, intestines, bilge (of a boat), filth, remains; song of abuse about someone. t'aay

guy

Mu guy ea farag. farëg

Outrigger guy ropes. ngalap

Guy rope on mast. ruur

Chaplet, coronet, garland of flowers on head. Mu guy ea taqaliyaaw. teqeliyaaw

Outrigger guy ropes. yanglap

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