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Tablaaw

An island off of Tablaaw. Nungoech

table

Table. teebel

taboo

To engage in taboo, land-oriented activities before fishing. galimlim

Place, position, as in a job; taboo place; used as a classifier, a hole for taro or yam; spoor, mark, track, trail. liiw

Magic; taboo because of magic; holy; obscene. machmaach

Clan totem, taboo food of clan. nik

Sacred place, taboo place, cemetery. taliiw

Eating taboo regarding men eathing with women and children; type of sickness. tungaaf

tack

To reverse the sail of a canoe; to turn the sail of a canoe around; to tack. gaach

tag

A tag that signifies something. ban

Or; interogative particle in tag questions. fa

Tahitian

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

The Tahitian chestnut shell. debuqöy

Ten buqöy (Tahitian chestnuts) or thow (breadfruit). qaen

A count of ten breadfruits or ten Tahitian chestnuts. qan

The Tahitian chestnut shell. thooq

tail

His tail. buuk'

Type of crab with joited tail that looks like a scorpion. ngureq

Its tail. pachan

Its tail. p'eebuuk'

Tail in air, or feet in the air. tiibool

Type of bird, which look like a k'uleng, but slightly smaller and underneath the tail is white. It lands with a rocking motion of its body. waanbiid

Type of white dove-like bird with a long tail. yuug

The loop or tail in the back of a kafor. yuuwuruq

Taiwan

Type of banana; Taiwan. Taaywaang

take

A small food basket made from coconut leaves, such as a child might take his lunch to school in. baach

To take a chance after being told of the danger involved. biibiy

To remove, take something out of something. chuweeg

To take a mouthful. daqubqub

To take a mouthful. daqubqubeag

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

To take a woman as wife, marry a wife. figirngiy

To take after, as a child after his father. fil

To take revenge for. fil bëyaan

To take revenge for. fil luqan

Shy, said of people who are shy to take part in a dance, especially. gan'ing

To marry, of a woman, take a husband. leqngiy

To take food from pot with a lukur, a stick used for the purpose. lukuruy

To do occasionally; to take medicine occasionally; to be unsatisfied; hungry, have a hunger for something. maraarak

To do occasionally; to take medicine occasionally. maraarak naag

To take or give one at intervals. mathaatheag

To take shelter. naaf

To take off individual buw from the dagaq, as to put in basket. ngudiy

To take off individual buw from the daggaq, as to put in basket. nguduy

To peel, pare or take off the covering. qolëy

To nail; to take copra from shell with a pointed object. richibiy

To almost slap; to take a slap at someone but to hold back at at the last instant. saakaleag

To take a walk, to promenade. sayänyaen

To alternate, take turns; to be different, to differ. thilthiil

To take sides, as in a game. toorabaaq

To take as brother, or sister; enter into sibling relationship. walaagey

To take as brother, or sister; enter into sibling relationship. walaagëy

To take the bark off a tree for it to die. weechibiy

takes

An uncle who takes care of his sister's children if they die. waag

taking

Food cooked without taking the peel off. chaalaaw

To cook food without taking the peel off. chaalaaw naag

Stick for taking food from pot. lukur

tale

News, story, tale, about, concerning. marungaqag

talisman

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

talk

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

Fish (baby talk). guuq

Hermit crab; baby talk for genitals. l'iil

Your mother (baby talk of cursing). m'em

To talk, speak; talk, speech, conversation. noon

To talk, speak; to chatter, talk a lot; speech, conversation. noonnoon

Talk, speech. numoon

To urinate, child's talk. piis

To urinate, child's talk. piispiis

To sleep, baby talk. pumpum

To discuss, talk about. puruuy'

Double, children talk. roog

Talk, conversation., chit-chat. sabaethiin

Eight, child talk. teem

Three, children talk. thiil

Nice, cute (child talk). tiintiin

Toy; nice (child's talk). tiitiy

To sweet talk, as a girl. took

To discuss, talk about. turuuy'

Sucking the breast (child talk). tuuttuut

Baby talk for eight. waak

Five, child talk. yeam

talked

To interject a point totally irrelevent to what is being talked about. doomaar naag

tall

Long, tall. n'uw

tame

Tame. domestic. mangmoer

To tame, to domesticate. mangmoer naag

Tame, domestic. mangmur

Tamil

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

A village in Tamil. Bugol

Village in Tamil. Daabach

Village in Tamil. Deechumur

Village in Tamil. Deqemchuuy

Village in Tamil. Dilaeg

Village in Tamil. Gärgey

A village in Tamil; a village in Weeloey. Maaq

A village in Tamil. Madlaay'

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

A village in Tamil. Meqruur

Small island in Tamil harbor. Paakeal

Village in Tamil. Qaaf

A place in Tamil. Tamiilaeng

A village, the capital of Tamil. Teab

A village in Tamil. Thool

Tamil harbor, the main entrance to Colonia. Waneadaay

The island in Palau called Angaur by Americans. A Yapese dance composed in Angaur, belonging to Tamil. One of the type of dance called gaasleaw. Yaawur

tang

Type of fish, convict tang. damaen

Type of fish, type of tang. langad

Type of fish, sailfin tang. laqiy

Type of fish, convict tang. maen'

Type of fish, achilles tang. walool

tangerine

Orange, tangerine. goeluugaaw

tangle

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

To entangle, to tangle, to coil loosely; to make a mistake, to confuse. l'ool'oobochiy

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

To be wrong about, to mistake, to tangle, entangle. qaloobochiy

tangled

Tangled, of string or rope; coiled around each other, coiled up. bachbach

Tangled, entangled, coiled loosely; to make a mistake, to confuse. l'ooboch

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

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

Somewhat tangled, coiled around, of string or rope. sabachbach

Tangled a little bit, coiled loosely, make mistakes somewhat. sal'ool'ooboch

tank

Container, tank for storing fuel. haaytookaang

Armor tank. taangkuu

Tank. teang

tape

Tape. teep

tapioca

Tapioca. thiyoogaang

taproot

Taproot of a tree. yuuyugon

taqaliyaaw

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

tar

Pitch, tar. piich

target

To cause to miss a target, as in shooting. chalafeag

To cause to miss a target, as in shooting. chalafeeg

Brave, courageous, not afraid of anything; a target not easily hit. faluuq

To hit, strike, as a target. kaen

To hit a target. keen

taro

Type of bird that lives in taro patches. Type of bird that lives in swampy areas, like taro patches. It is smaller than a gap'luw (small blackbird), and has a very complex song. when only one is singing, you would think it was three or four. baal'

A spade use in the taro patch to dig taro. baawoq

Digging stick used to uproot taro and other swamp crops. baywoq

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

Type of parasitic plant; type of taro. chaath

Type of taro. chingching

To peel, as taro. choeqeeg

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

Boundry in taro patch. daachowor

War spear; pointed piece of land in taro patch. dilaek

Type of taro. gamiigul

A ditch, as by a plowed field, or taro patch. geabiin

Type of taro, type of maal. guteab

Type of taro. hoonluuluu

To top taro, pineapple, etc., to cut tops for planting. k'umil

To top taro, pineapple, etc., to cut tops for planting. k'umiy

To top taro, pineapple, etc., to cut tops for planting. k'uthul

Type of yellowish taro; egg yolk. laek'

Type of dry land taro. laqiy

Type of dry land taro. laqiy ni Waqab

Bank to hold water in taro patch. libeq

Place, position, as in a job; taboo place; used as a classifier, a hole for taro or yam; spoor, mark, track, trail. liiw

Type of taro. liyon maroqroq

Type of taro. maal

Type of taro. mal

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

Taro patch. maqut

Taro peeler. marup

Taro patch. muqut

Taro worm, termite. ngael

Small mangrove or taro patch island. nguch

Likely to collapse, fall in, cave in; riddled, of rotten taro. puthputh

Type of huge taro. qangqaang

Taro leaf plate, taro leaf food wrapper. qiim

Taro leaf stem; new leaves of banana tree. qochqoch

Type of blue taro. qoglaang

Type of taro. qool

Edible stem of certain sweet taro. rafung

Shoots, as of taro or banana. roed

Garden, taro patch, farm. toolmal

Type of taro. wangmil

Type of taro. wongmil

Certain type of path across taro. yib

Type of taro. yumyum

Type of taro. yuuraar

tarpaulin

Tarpaulin, canvas. taampoeliin

task

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

tassels

Its tentacles, its tassels. rafean

taste

Taste bad, salty in taste. buqachath

Betel nut that has a mediciny taste. buufalaay

Its taste, flavor. lamean

To taste with lips or tongue. lämläm

To taste with the lips or tongue. lämlämiy

To taste with lips or tongue. limlimiy

To taste. riiq

Salty is taste. wuchdaay

tasting

Smoky tasting. buqaath

Sweet tasting; also used to refer to sexual climax. magqën

tattoo

Tattoo. gachow

To hit against, pound, beat a person up (slang); to tattoo. qän

Leg tattoo. thilbachaag

Leg tattoo. thilbacheag

Way, custom, method, tradition; writing, tattoo; to write. yool

tattooing

Tattooing instrument. galis

Genital tattooing on a woman. walig

taut

Tight, taut. mataltal

tauten

To pull tight, tauten, tighten. matal

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tea

Tea. tiy

teach

To direct, teach, as a dance; direction of a dance. fanow

To teach, direct, as a dance. fanow naag

To learn, study, teach. fil

Teacher; to teach. seenseey

To teach. seenseey naag

To teach. tiich

teacher

Teacher; to teach. seenseey

Preacher, teacher. tamaachep

team

Team or a group for a particular purpose. kumii

Side, half, team; classifier for flat objects. rabaaq

Team. tiim

tear

To tear. gochothiy

To tear. guchuthiy

To shred, tear up. kuukuweeg

To tear up. kuy

tears

Tears, as in eyes. luuq

tease

To tease. k'aring

To tease, pester. malaalaang

techniques

To lie; to fool or trick someone; to deceive. techniques used in wrestling. scaffold. a temporary structure built to work on. baen

teeth

Spine, horn, whale's teeth. gaaw

To bite or scrape with teeth. girgiriy

To grind the teeth. guchguchiy

Black colored, of teeth from chewing betel nut. machëy

Pain in teeth from eating acid or sweet food; sprained ankle. marchum

Calculus, on teeth. naech

Calculus on teeth, from lime. ngaech

Pain in teeth from acid food. warchum

Fallout, or knock in, of teeth. wardum

Pain in teeth from acid food. worchum

Pain in teeth from acid food. wurchum

Front teeth. yuudabaap'

Cheek teeth. yuuleal

telegram

Telegram; to send a telegram. deempoo

telegraph

Telegraph. teeleegraaf

telephone

Telephone. deengwaa

tell

To tell history to children. gapiinam

To tell a lie, to lie. paapalyow

To tell a lie, to lie. palyow

To explain, to relate, tell a story; to follow a road. weeliy

temper

To hold one's temper from showing or acting it out. k'aed-aen'

temporarily

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

temporary

To lie; to fool or trick someone; to deceive. techniques used in wrestling. scaffold. a temporary structure built to work on. baen

A temporary shelter with one side roof made of coconut leaves, lean-to. peeyuw

To tie up something shaky for temporary use, to jury rig. qathlëy

A temporary stand, of sticks. raarëy

A support like a stick, etc., usually temporary. tugtug

To make a support for temporary use. tugtuguy

temprorarily

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

tempt

To bait, to tempt. waawaliy

To bait, to tempt. waeliy

temptation

Temptation. lumeal

tempura

Tempura; song in different languages. teempraa

ten

Ten quchub (drinking coconuts) beeleqey

Ten quchub (drinking coconuts) beeleqëy

Ten fish. f'iy

Ten coconuts strung together, said of ripe coconuts. gälfow

Ten coconuts strung together, said of ripe coconuts. gilföw

Ten quchub (drinking coconut). liqey

Ten quchub (drinking coconut). liqëy

Ten fish. naaf

Ten buqöy (Tahitian chestnuts) or thow (breadfruit). qaen

A count of ten breadfruits or ten Tahitian chestnuts. qan

Ten. ragaag

ten-cent-piece

Dime, ten-cent-piece. seenis

Dime, ten-cent-piece. siinis

tender

Smooth, soft, thin, tender, as a baby's skin. mereerey

Smooth, soft, thin, tender, as a baby's skin. mireerey

Soft, tender. munguuy

To soften, tenderize, make soft, make tender. munguuy naag

Soft, tender. nguunguuy

tenderize

To soften, tenderize, make soft, make tender. munguuy naag

tendon

Achilles tendon. garaaw

Vein, nerve, tendon. nguchey

Tendon. yichyich

tense

Same as yib in present tense. Used only with bea and maa. baab

Perfect tense. ka

To exist; to be in a place (except in present tense). moey

Priorative tense. qa

tentacles

Its tentacles. gufin

Type of giant octopus with membranes between the tentacles. gulgultaelum

Its tentacles, its tassels. rafean

term

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

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

Moon; term, month, period. puul

Its trunk; slang term for an old person. qangean

Term of address to a younger male. tam

Term of address for grandmother. tiit

Term of address used to a girl. tin

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

Term of address to a close friend. tooq

terminating

Leap year (or perhaps a set of leap year terminating in a leap year). yaanaeduw

termite

Taro worm, termite. ngael

Queen ant, termite. weeluwol

test

A test sign, an omen; a refrence point; a marker. boon

Test, examination. sikeeng

testicles

Testicles. guruch

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that

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'

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

thatch

Roof; thatch; to make a roof. chigiy

To thatch, make a roof. chiig

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

Nipa palm; nipa palm thatch. qaying

Nipa palm; nipa palm thatch. qayung

Nipa palm; nipa thatch. qeang

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

Needle for sewing thatch. thuuk

that's

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

theft

Thief, theft. m'arooroq

Thief, theft. maroqroq

their

Classifier for boats, canoes and ships and their contents; chagiy

People neglected by their relatives. gasëy

To reject someone, e.g. because of their bad behavior. tamuun

them

"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

To invite people to a meal with the expectation of them helping you with something later. sunöm

To strip a piece of skin of the husk of a coconut to tie it to another that was likewise stripped, in order to carry them. theethey

then

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 be repulsed by food due to satiation, especially pig fat, then not necessarily due to satiation. därdaer

To say, quote; to do like this; then in narration; become like this. gaqar

Then, and, but. ma

There near you; then. qer

There near you; then. qër

To stop every now and then. sataltal

there

To count; know how many of a thing there is. baap'

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

There is; there exists; to be or exist in a place; to be located; to have something. baay

There is no more. daakuriy

There is none; there is nothing. daeriy

There is not any. daqan riy

To do that way, like that over there. daram

There, over there. gin

Over there. qabaq

Over there. qabay

Over there. qabëy

There, yonder. qaram

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

There near you; then. qer

There near you; then. qër

There. wuq

There (near you). wur

Like that (over there). yoodorom

these

These days, nowadays. gäl u fean ney

These. ti ney

they

Lavalava or waistband made in Ulithi; worn by Yapese men as a waistband and by Outer Island women as a wrap-around skirt, and also used in the Outer Islands for burying the dead; woven from banana stem fiber, and also from cotton thread. The common kinds are black and white, but they are also made with various colors and patterns. baagiy

Pertains to foreigners, especially white skinned ones. So called because they were thought to have arrived from foam in the ocean. faak ea wuth

They. ra

A kind of women's dance in which they ask for things. tayoer

An uncle who takes care of his sister's children if they die. waag

They (plural). yaed

They (two). yow

thick

Thick. dibqag

Thick. dubqag

Type of rooster with thick comb. saamow

thickness

Thin (in thickness, not width). gilgith

thief

A charm placed on property to warn potential thief. bungud

To put a charm on property to warn potential thief. bungudiy

Thief, theft. m'arooroq

Thief, theft. maroqroq

thigh

His thigh. kalkalean

thin

To slice into thin pieces. chiliilig naag

Thin (in thickness, not width). gilgith

Thin, as paper. gulfith

Smooth, soft, thin, tender, as a baby's skin. mereerey

Smooth, soft, thin, tender, as a baby's skin. mireerey

Very thin and smooth. simireerey

thing

To count; know how many of a thing there is. baap'

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

To start making something; or the start of making the thing. chapiy

To see if a thing, as a pole will reach. deadeag

Fear of the person or thing you're afraid of. digowean

To imply or the thing implied. faanaethiin

Someone who nags, always asking for the same thing over and over. feekchilig

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

Pit, stone, core of fruit, the thing inside shells. liimun

Touch something to another thing. matheag

Thing; person (slang, voc.). n'ean

To be unstable, go from one thing to another. qafqaf

A thing for pounding food. qanif

The essence of a thing. raarogon

Time thing is done, instance. yaay

To be single-minded, obsessed. To have the mind fixed on one thing. (Literally: "anchor-minded") yiluuy-aen'

things

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 unite two things together. chaagiliy

To add to, to put with, to stick something to something; to put things together. chaagiy

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

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

To collect, gather things. chowor

To collect, gather things. choworiy

To carry things in the arms or hands clutched to the chest so that it won't fall. dabar

To carry things in the arms or hands cluched to the chest so that it won't fall. dabar naag

To carry things in the arms or hands clutched to the chest so that it won't fall. dabariy

To scatter, separate, spread things all over; two divorce two people. dareag

Greedy for things. dogol

To greed for things. dogol naag

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

Line or row of people or things. fach

Line or row of things or people. fachfach

To collect things (e.g. shells). fëy

To hit repeatedly; to shake to knock things off. gädgaed

To juggle; things used for juggling. maechyoech

To be caught between two things, sandwiched between two things. maqasthal

To things that area connected together. mathyach

To join two things together. pethuy

To add to, to join two things, to match up, to mix in. puthuy

"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

A joint, place where two things peeth, like in a house construction. tapeeth

A kind of women's dance in which they ask for things. tayoer

Language, speech, conversation, word; (when possessed), things him, his story. thiin

To juggle; things used for juggling. tiiloey'

Rope for hanging things; uvula. toogaaf

A pole to hang things on. toonnung

To punch; to compete by comparing things; fist. tuug

Hairy things on young bamboo and sugar cane. yaan

Piece; classifier for flat things, sheets, paper, land, stone money, etc. yaang

Hairy things on young bamboo and sugar cane. yeen

Little things, small things; diminutive. yoechi

think

Type of bird that lives in taro patches. Type of bird that lives in swampy areas, like taro patches. It is smaller than a gap'luw (small blackbird), and has a very complex song. when only one is singing, you would think it was three or four. baal'

To think about something. finey

To think about, estimate. goonopiy

Thought, feeling; to think, feel. leam

To think. leam naag

Mind, thought; to think. taafinaey

thinking

To drift, of the mind, implying one keep's thinking of a loved one. nifeeng-aen'

third

Third caste. dawarchig

Kind of tribute paid on third fishing expedition in someone else's water. Return which one has a right to expect from one's children. maar

Third eating rank. toeruw

Third day after full moon. woedalip

thirst

Thirst; thirsty baleal

Drink to quench thirst. garbad

thirsty

Thirst; thirsty baleal

thirty

Thirty. guyeey

this

Balsa wood, which floats in from South America. The wood is used for corks for bottles, floats for nets, etc.; any soft light wood like this. badbaad

This one. bi ney

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

Like this. doroey

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

To say, quote; to do like this; then in narration; become like this. gaqar

This piece, as of land. gi ney

This piece. ngi ney

This person. qa ney

Like this. yoedoroey

thorn

Thorn. rachngal

thorny

Type of wild thorny vine. rachlooy'

those

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

Worm, especially those that are parasitic to humans or other animals. faakl'uud

The usual few, the regulars, those people who are the hard core of regulars. mathaath

Yam in general, those with vine stem. warduq

thought

Pertains to foreigners, especially white skinned ones. So called because they were thought to have arrived from foam in the ocean. faak ea wuth

Thought, feeling; to think, feel. leam

Mind, thought; to think. taafinaey

thoughts

Sore; rotten; to have confused thoughts. malaed

thousand

Thousand. biyuq

thow

Overripe and soft only of thow. moofan

thrash

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

thread

Lavalava or waistband made in Ulithi; worn by Yapese men as a waistband and by Outer Island women as a wrap-around skirt, and also used in the Outer Islands for burying the dead; woven from banana stem fiber, and also from cotton thread. The common kinds are black and white, but they are also made with various colors and patterns. baagiy

To spin thread. finaeth

To spin thread. finäthiy

To weave; thread used in weaving. fireg

Bundle of thread, rope, string. muul

Fine thread, as in a spider web. qolqol

Small string, thread. tireet

Thread, as in screw. yaamaa

To string, to thread, as a needle. yuuy'

threatening

To make threatening actions. gaareag

To make threatening actions; to swing something at someone. geereeg

three

Type of bird that lives in taro patches. Type of bird that lives in swampy areas, like taro patches. It is smaller than a gap'luw (small blackbird), and has a very complex song. when only one is singing, you would think it was three or four. baal'

Three pronged canoe. bulaew

Three pronged canoe. bulmaaw

Three. dalip

A unit of measure equal to three fingers. gaam

Type of canoe with three prongs. manguuchig

The three cooking stones. nguchol

Three, children talk. thiil

threshold

To put a threshold on a house. taaq naag

thrive

To thrive, of plants. waraar

thriving

Thriving, of plants. dammal

throat

Throat. k'oong

Outside part of his throat. taan l'ugun

throb

To throb with pain, to ache. qöbqoeb

To throb with pain, to ache. qoeb

through

Sharp bend in reef; the two sides of the mouth of a channel through the reef. buguw

To regurgitate through the nose like a baby. dumuuq

To suddenly pass through, especially said of speech. garal

Passage through the mangroves. maathow

"See through", of waay, clothes, etc. mayuuyuw

To go between, go through, as a fish through weed. rich

Spirit that appears through a person, familiar spirit. thagith

Passage through the mangroves. thow

throw

To throw, shoot; to sing a song; to postpone. muun

To throw away, to lose. n'aeg

To leave, let, let alone, let go, permit, allow, drop, throw, loose, release; to show, of a movie. paag

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

To vomit, throw up. suul l'ugun

Throw net. talaadaa

To throw; to shoot; to sing a song; to put on a piece of clothing; to postpone. yin'

thrush

Type of bird like a robin or thrush. qumeal

thrust

To thrust in, as a knife. ruchuy

thum'aag

To eat thum'aag only. yik naag

thumb

Unit of measure; span between thumb and forefinger, middle finger, or little finger. deq

To span; to measure by spanning between thumb and forefinger. deq naag

thunder

Thunder. dirraq

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tick

Type of parasite, insect; tick. garuuch

tickle

To tickle. laalak'iy

To tickle. laalak'uy

tickled

To be tickled. malaalak'

ticklish

To be ticklish. malaalak'ow

To be ticklish. malaalak'uw

tidacna

Type of clam, giant clam, tidacna. faesiw

tidal

Salt water, sea water; tide, flow of salt water; tidal season. daay

Tidal wave, tsunami. Daay ni Bool

tide

Just covered by tide, or anything. chap

Salt water, sea water; tide, flow of salt water; tidal season. daay

Low tide; shallow sandy section of sea bottom. qey

Channel dug in the qey for use during low tide. yaal

Channel dug in the qey for use during low tide. yeal

To be high tide. yiluq

To be high tide. yuluq

tides

Small tides. qachqël

Quarter moon, small tides. qëchqël

tie

To tie around waist. faas

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

To tie knots in something; to do penance; to complete. leebuguy

To tie, to join, to fit together. m'aag

To tie or wrap up many times or completely, or repeatedly, or continously. m'agm'aag

To weave (tie) net. manafat

To tie or wrap completely, continously, or repeatedly. michig

To tie very tightly; to tighten. michigiy

To tie up something shaky for temporary use, to jury rig. qathlëy

To tie a loop around. qupöliy

To strip a piece of skin of the husk of a coconut to tie it to another that was likewise stripped, in order to carry them. theethey

tied

Bundle of leaves; container for pepper leaves (gabuuy) - esp. the kind which is a single piece, folded and tied over the (gabuuy). chagar

The bundle of hibiscus fibers in a man's gaal' which hangs down from the tied top to the place where it loops between the legs. choelig

Topknot, bun, of hair tied up on the top of the head. m'agoochug

Rope-foot-hold tied on a tree. taas

Dance ornament of coconut leaves tied to wrist. teem

tiger-cowry

Tiger-cowry shell. samaeth'iib

tiger's-claw

Type fo tree, tiger's-claw tree. raar

tight

Not tight, loose. laalawur

Not tight, loose. laaloer

Tight, stuck, like the top of a bottle. machëqchëq

To pull tight, tauten, tighten. matal

Tight, taut. mataltal

tighten

To tighten, as a knot. cheecheqey

To tighten, as a knot. cheeqcheqiy

To tighten, as knot. chiichiqiy

To pull tight, tauten, tighten. matal

To tie very tightly; to tighten. michigiy

tightly

To make fit tightly or snugly. k'adeag

To tie very tightly; to tighten. michigiy

tiilap's

Tiilap's village located close to K'abul. Fatlunguun

tilt

To tilt down, to slant. ngalooleag

To tilt down, to slant. ngalooleeg

To tilt down, to slant. ngaloolëy

To tilt down, to slant. ngalooliy

To tilt, slant. sigireq

To tilt. thigiichariy

To tilt to one side, to topple something over. thingeeg

tilted

Slanted, tilted, tipped down. ngalool

tilting

To almost slap; to make a slap at someone but to hold back at the last instant; tilting, like a tree. mear

timber

Wood, lumber, timber. rayën

Wood, lumber, timber. rean

To fell tree for timber. th'og

time

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'

To have a good time. baaynaag

Once upon a time; one-time (future only) biqid

Go off somewhere for a short time; stop out briefly. deal

To pare many times, or for a long time. faethfaethiy

Past time, a while ago, before. faraam

Day of; classifier for time units. fean

Someone who is sick all the time. finm'aar

To nod many time as a sign of accenting gachimchim

Person who accepts an offer only the second time. gilfith

Female who bears a child for the first time. lootoraq

To look sickly from not eating for a long time. maar

Sea, ocean, salt water; mermaid, sea nymph; to launch a canoe for the first time, to use a net or raft in the water for the first time. madaay

A Yapese feast at a certain time of the year. mathaqëg

When?, what time? mingyaal'

Time, about 7 p.m., evening. munngeal'

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

Its duration, its period, its time, when, while, during. nap'an

Time, as time of day. ngiyaal'

A young lady who menstruate for the first time. nut

The first-fruits of a betel nut or coconut tree that has just bloomed for the first time. qathalaab

Day time; day. rraan

Time. taayim

Time thing is done, instance. yaay

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

times

To collide many times. chaachaafin

To crumble up or fold many times. dugduguy

To pare many times, or for a long time. faethfaethiy

To tie or wrap up many times or completely, or repeatedly, or continously. m'agm'aag

To spill or pour repeatedly or many times. puqpuqög

timid

Timid. mitiimaraq

Timid. tinnaq

tin

Copper, tin; tin can, tin roof. kabreq

Copper, tin; tin can, tin roof. koobreq

Twisted, like a tin can. wayëq

Twisted, like a tin can. wëq

Tinea

A skin disease (probably Tinea, Cf. sabow, lawaat). m'aar ko raen

A skin disease (probably Tinea, cf. m'aar ko raen, lawaaat). sabow

tingling

Tingling, stinging sensation. mathiith

tiny

Tiny, very little. ganit'niit'

Type of tree with soft bark and tiny leaves. ganit'niit' yuwaan

Very tiny betel nut. miit i galip

tip

Crowbar. A piece of steel or iron with a hook in one end and a forked spade tip to pull nails with, and a flattened other end for prying. baeruu

Beginning or tip of something, as, for example, a river, a stick of wood, etc.; finger or toe when used as a classifier for paaq, qaay. bugul

The point of a spear or something that resembles the tip of a spear. bulsarëy

To make like the tip of a spear. bulsarëy naag

To tip; to touch or hit gently. chiip'

Tip, point, end, as of a river, a stick; peak of a mountain. p'eebugul

A measurement of length, from one's chest to the tip of his out-stretched hand. tangorngor

Its tip, small end. tunguun

tipped

Slanted, tilted, tipped down. ngalool

tiptoe

To limp, to tiptoe. gasarap

To limp, to tiptoe. sarap

To walk tiptoe. soek'oel

To walk tiptoe. soek'öl

To walk tiptoe. soek'ul

tire

Tire. taayyaa

tired

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

Tired, as from standing or sitting too long. magaaf

Tired. magaer

Tired. magörgaer

Tired of. ngooch-aen'

To be bored with, tired of; to be sweaty. qathngol

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toad

Toad, frog. kaayruu

toadstool

Type of poisonous mushroom., toadstool. parfiy

tobacco

A wooden box with a lid for storing small personal belongings such as tobacco. baar

Tobacco sliced Ulithian style; to slice into pieces. chiliilig

Tobacco, cigarette; to smoke. tamaagow

Tobi

The island of Tobi. Gothgobëy

today

Today. dabaq

Today. daqir

Today. daqur

Today. dariq

Today. daruq

Last night, eve of today. foowngaen

Tomorrow, the day after today. gabuul

toddy

Coconut toddy, palm wine, palm beer. fuluubaa

Syrup made from palm toddy. liich

Coconut toddy dregs. mayich

Coconut toddy, palm wine, palm beer. mood

Coconut toddy, palm wine, palm beer. qachif

To cut; to make coconut toddy. thuum'

toe

Beginning or tip of something, as, for example, a river, a stick of wood, etc.; finger or toe when used as a classifier for paaq, qaay. bugul

His toe. bugul i qaay

Finger nail, toe nail. k'uyung

His finger nail, his toe nail. t'iyung

together

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

Betel nut sheaths sewn together used for sunshade or umbrella. bilchigiy

To be together, united, stuck unto something; be added to. chaag

To get stuck or glued together. chaagil

To unite two things together. chaagiliy

To add to, to put with, to stick something to something; to put things together. chaagiy

To build something; to put something together; to assemble something. chaamëy

To build something; to put something together; to assemble something. chaamiy

United, together; stuck together. cheag

To get stuck or glued together. cheegil

To put together or glue together. cheegiliy

Crowded or packed together. chiichir

To crowd or pack together. chiichir naag

Betel nut sheaths sewn together to use as an umbrella. filchagiy

Ten coconuts strung together, said of ripe coconuts. gälfow

Two betel nut sheaths sewn together for rain cover. gilchibuw

Ten coconuts strung together, said of ripe coconuts. gilföw

To collect, gather together. kunuy

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

To tie, to join, to fit together. m'aag

To things that area connected together. mathyach

Stick together, like gum in hair. meechigaaf

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

To go together, as friends. pach

Be connected to, joined together in series. peethpeeth

To join two things together. pethuy

To fit together securely. qëchthil

To fit together securely. qëchthiliy

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

To pile, stack, group together, collect. qulunguy

To associate with in eating, eat together. tabwoq

Song in different languages mixed together. teempraa quutaa

Betel nut sheaths sewn together, as for rain cover. thilwuch

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

To come together by chance, of people. wes

toilet

Toilet. beenjoe

Toilet. kaloosis

toilet-paper

Type of tree with leaves used as toilet-paper; its bark is used for certain medicine. Two kinds, one with red bark and the other with white bark. biid

told

To take a chance after being told of the danger involved. biibiy

Parable; story or history about past events told to illustrate a moral or spiritual truth truism. chep

tomato

Tomato. toomaatoo

tomorrow

Two days after tomorrow. duk'uuf

Tomorrow, the day after today. gabuul

Day after tomorrow. länglaeth

Day after tomorrow. längleeth

ton

Ton. toon

tongue

Tongue. balowoth

To taste with lips or tongue. lämläm

To taste with the lips or tongue. lämlämiy

To taste with lips or tongue. limlimiy

Tongue. yimunoon

Tongue. yinumoon

Tongue. yumunoon

Tongue. yunumoon

too

Too damp to burn. gärfow

Tired, as from standing or sitting too long. magaaf

Slippery, dull; toothache from eating too much acidic food. m'urm'uur

Sick from eatng too much of a certain food. salthag

If only; too much; still, yet. yugu

tool

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

Shovel-like tool for cutting dirt. doer

File (the tool). faayal

Horn of an animal; awl. spike tool; tool for husking coconuts. gaagëy

Saw, a tool. galooyoch

Saw, a tool. galyooch

A digging tool, pick. kuruubaa

Plane (a carpentry tool). pileen

tools

Tools, for a particular job. doonguu

To measure, survey, as land; tools for surveying; ruler. fool

Fire making tools. liyog

Its preparation, equipment, provision, money, tools, requirements. taliin

toot

To toot, as a car horn. piip

tooth

Replacement, as of tooth. diliyean

Necklace money made from shell or whale tooth ivory. gaaw

Tooth decay. maqëchngael

Tooth decay, cavity. meqechngael

Tooth. nguwol

toothache

Slippery, dull; toothache from eating too much acidic food. m'urm'uur

toothpick

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

top

The bundle of hibiscus fibers in a man's gaal' which hangs down from the tied top to the place where it loops between the legs. choelig

Coconut shell with only a small hole in the top used to dip water with. daag

Above it, on top of it, on it; his behavior. dakeän

To kick with the top of the foot or hand. garip

To top taro, pineapple, etc., to cut tops for planting. k'umil

To top taro, pineapple, etc., to cut tops for planting. k'umiy

To top taro, pineapple, etc., to cut tops for planting. k'uthul

Spinning top. liiliy

Young, soft coconut shell; soft meat in top of betel nut. liyem

Tight, stuck, like the top of a bottle. machëqchëq

Topknot, bun, of hair tied up on the top of the head. m'agoochug

Bottom of net, i.e. length from top to bottom. pogon

Its very top crown, of a tree. qachalbean

Spinning top. qathib

Spinning top. tangog

To arrive at the top, to surmount. thag

Spinning top. toengig

Spinning top; my younger brother. toongig

topknot

Topknot, bun, of hair tied up on the top of the head. m'agoochug

topple

To topple over. chöplog

To topple. chuplog

To topple, fall over, lean; to arm wrestle. thig

To knock down, topple over, as tree. thikiy

To tilt to one side, to topple something over. thingeeg

tops

To top taro, pineapple, etc., to cut tops for planting. k'umil

Tops for planting. k'uming

To top taro, pineapple, etc., to cut tops for planting. k'umiy

To top taro, pineapple, etc., to cut tops for planting. k'uthul

torch

To use for a light or torch. gal'aay

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

To shine a light, flashlight, torch, repeatedly. gäl'gael'

Lamp, torch; torch fishing; to fish by torch. magael

Torch fishing canoe. m'oor ea magael

Dried coconut leaf; torch. quul

torn

Torn. maguchoth

Torn. moguchoth

Torn off of something. poof

tornado

Tornado, waterspout. naenyor

toss

To toss something away with force. garaapëy

tosses

In wrestling, to do various kinds of hip tosses, or trip someone by holding. piichar

totally

To interject a point totally irrelevent to what is being talked about. doomaar naag

totem

Clan totem, taboo food of clan. nik

touch

To repeatedly bump against, touch. bit'bit'

To tip; to touch or hit gently. chiip'

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

To touch or be smeared with something considered dirty. goethiy

To pick up something with care not to touch it by wrapping one's fingers. golongeag

To touch or be smeared with something considered dirty. guuthiy

To touch. maath

Touch something to another thing. matheag

To touch. meath

To touch. meathmeath

To feel, to touch, to grope. thaemiy

touched

The body of something which can be seen, felt, or touched. bayangean

Heat of any physical object which can be touched. chogow

Magic spell to prevent something from being touched. p'uul

Type of plant which causes itchiness when touched. thuuq

touching

To drink down without touching lips. k'oongk'oong

To drink down without touching lips. k'oongk'oong naag

tough

Tough, as meat. gochgooch

Tough, as meat. gooch

To eat or chew tough meat. guchguchiy

Tough, as meat. meel

Tough, as meat. meelmeel

Type of tree; type of biyqöch that has tough wood and small leaves. pithaagach

Tough, rough, of a person. taf

Tough person, rough person. taftaf

toward

Toward the short side. ngaangrooch

towards

To turn upwind, turn towards outrigger side, turn to windward. faang

To face towards. saap

To turn something towards, cause to face towards. saap naag

To turn something towards, cause to face towards. saapeag

To have its meaning oriented towards. soor faan

town

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

Main town in Yap State. Doonguch

A small town. maech

toy

Toys for small kids; play with toy. taatargeal

Toy propellor made from coconut leaves. talbichbich

Toy propellor made from coconut leaves. talgichgich

Toy; nice (child's talk). tiitiy

toys

Toys, plaything, playing. taagosgoos

Toys for small kids; play with toy. taatargeal

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trachea

Trachea; larynx; craw of birds. chorqol

track

Place, position, as in a job; taboo place; used as a classifier, a hole for taro or yam; spoor, mark, track, trail. liiw

trade

to buy, sell, trade, shop. chuwaay'

To pass one's trade or vocation to one's successor just before death. thuum'

tradewind

West wind, opposed to the tradewind. sarbul

West wind, opposed to the tradewind. sorbul

tradition

Payment in money or fine; pay penalty for crime in Yapese tradition, usually done by representative; to make such payment. biyuul

To pay penalty or fine for a crime, by Yapese tradition, usually done on one's behalf by a representative. biyuuliy

Its custom, method, way, tradition; trump (in cards). yalean

Way, custom, method, tradition; writing, tattoo; to write. yool

traditional

Traditional Yapese ceremony, party, celebration. miit

Traditional Yapese ceremony, party, celebration. mitmiit

traffic

The money paid as a fine for a violation, such as a traffic fine. To fine someone for a violation. baakkiing

trail

To follow, trail. leak

Place, position, as in a job; taboo place; used as a classifier, a hole for taro or yam; spoor, mark, track, trail. liiw

Its spoor, mark, trail. qabaan

train

Train. kisae

transfer

To transfer, transport, carry across, translate. qaaf

To transfer, transport, carry across, translate. qab

To transfer, transport, carry across, translate. qabuweeg

To transfer, transport, carry across, translate. qafuweeg

translate

To transfer, transport, carry across, translate. qaaf

To transfer, transport, carry across, translate. qab

To transfer, transport, carry across, translate. qabuweeg

To transfer, transport, carry across, translate. qafuweeg

translation

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

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

transport

To transfer, transport, carry across, translate. qaaf

To transfer, transport, carry across, translate. qab

To transfer, transport, carry across, translate. qabuweeg

To transfer, transport, carry across, translate. qafuweeg

transportation

A type of public transportation; bus washroom, shower room. baas

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

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

Place for crossing, transportation. tamaaqab

Place for crossing. transportation. tamaaqaf

trap

Type of fish trap made of bamboo. chaap

Fish trap entrance. maay

Fish trap entrance. meay

Type of fish trap that looks like a box. paalog

Fish trap made of stones. qäch

Crab trap made of bamboo. qarul

Chicken trap. ruwol

Bamboo fish trap. saagël

Trap for catching mangrove crabs. soonom

Rat trap; jail. tafich

To trap or ensnare; to jail. tafichiy

Trap dug in ground for land crab. wöl

Trap dug in ground for land crabs. wool

Chicken trap. wup

Chicken trap. wuth

Fish trap; quonset hut. yanup

trash

Trash or litter on the ground. chabung

Garbage, trash, rubbish. dow

To cast aside, as trash. garpëy

travellers

Kind of sea bird which is the sign of land for travellers. yaper

treasure

To keep, save, treasure something. chaqariy

tree

Papaya, the tree and its fruit. baabaay

Skin peeling due to being burnt from the sun or the like. To peel off, as bark of a tree or paint. baap

Sprout of, a tree. baap'ngin

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'

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

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'

Type of flowering tree Guettarda speciosa. balaaw

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

Type of tree. bangbëng

To wilt, as the leaves of a tree due to lack of water. batbat

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

Base of something, particularly a tree; stump of a tree. beal

Base of something, particularly a tree; stump of a tree. beel

Easy to break, like young shoot of a tree; supple. bidbid

Type of tree with leaves used as toilet-paper; its bark is used for certain medicine. Two kinds, one with red bark and the other with white bark. biid

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

Type of tree. biywol

Stump of dead coconut tree. buchbuch

Stump of a coconut tree; when possessed it may refer to the stump of any kind of tree. bulbul

Kind of (largest) bat, smells like buur tree. buur

Type of tree. buur

Betel nut tree and its fruit. buw

Type of betel nut tree. buwag

Type of betel nut tree. buwog

Type of tree. buywol

Type of poisonous tree. changad

Base of, as tree, stick, etc. chapin

Type of tree, beach heliotrope. cheen

A type of short-stemmed banana tree. chiichir

Pandanus tree. chooy'

Banana tree. dinaey

To cut down, fell a tree; to build. dumow

To cut off branches of a tree, to build with it, or to prune. faabug

To cut off branches of a tree, to build with it, or to prune. faabuguy

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

Type of pandanus, screw pine, type of tree. faaq

Young coconut tree. fadalap

Type of large tree fern; cycas circinnalis. fal'tiir

Its hollow, as of a tree. faran

Brown cloth-like substance at base of coconut tree; coconut cloth. firigniiw

Steps on coconut tree. folfol

To make steps on a coconut tree. folfol naag

Tree, wood, shrub, plant. gaak'iy

Hibiscus tree; loincloth or any sort of cloth made from hibiscus bark. gaal'

Type of tree with small compound leaves. gaangiich

Type of tree. gaangiy

Dead tree which is still standing. gaath

Type of woody shrub or tree; type of wild crawling vine. gabaech

Type of tree sticky fruit. gabälbael

Type of tree, croton plant. gachuug

Type of flowing tree. gachyeew

Type of tree. galaed

Type of tree with soft bark and tiny leaves. ganit'niit' yuwaan

Type of tree. ganow

The place where a tree start branching off. gapar

Dead tree (esp. coconut tree) which is still standing. geath

Rubber tree, rubber. goomaa

Kind of tree. gowor

Type of tree. guuguw

Type of mangrove tree. guwaed

Type of mangrove tree. guweed

Peanut tree, peanuts. keal

Tree given as present. k'oof

Type of tree. kumiim

Type of flowering tree. kuuf

Type of tree. laach

Type of tree. laap'

Type of tree. liboodol

To bend to the side, as a tree. maamëy

Tree stump. maatabuul

The stub of a branch left on a tree after a part of it has broken off. madang

Fork, to fork as a road or tree. madardar

Its heart, center, as of a tree. maeluk'aan

In the midst of the leaves of a tree. maerngin

Mangrove tree. maliil

Pot cover holder, made from sheath of coconut tree. maloochif

Type of tree. mangäl'uweeg

To almost slap; to make a slap at someone but to hold back at the last instant; tilting, like a tree. mear

To bend down, as a tree to make a snare. meer

To bend down, as a tree to make a snare. meereeg

Type of coconut tree with very yellow coconuts. meqchurwoq

Stump of a coconut tree. michin

Pot cover holder, made from sheath of coconut tree. miliichif

Its heart, center, as of a tree. moeluk'aan

To put to sleep; to down a tree, or other standing structures. moleag

Type of tree found in outer islands. mow

Stump of a tree, usually a coconut tree. much

Stump of a tree, usually a coconut tree. muchmuch

Type of pine tree. naech

To bloom, of banana tree. ngal'og

Type of tree. ngiilaek

Type of tree. ngoeg

Type of tree. ngumal

Coconut; coconut tree spine; any trunk, as of a tree. niiw

Coconut tree. noey

Type of coconut tree with lots of coconuts. nuugeel

Coconut tree. nuuy

To cut down, to fell a tree. p'aag

To peel off as bark of a tree. paalëy

Branches of a tree. paapaqngin

To climp a tree by embracing it. palaethir

Branchy, of tree. paran'raan'

Fork of a tree, crotch of a tree. parcheew

To cut down, fell a tree. p'eag

Type of tree; type of biyqöch that has tough wood and small leaves. pithaagach

Type of palm tree. puguw

Type of coconut tree. purtaagël

Guava tree and its fruit. qaabaas

Type of tree. qaar

Type of banyan tree. qaaw

Type fo tree with edible fruit. qabiich

Type of mangrove tree. qabruur

Hollow tree. qabruwoq

Type of tree with edible fruit. qabyuch

Its very top crown, of a tree. qachalbean

Type of tree. qadburruq

Type of mangrove tree. qafruur

Bark of tree. qalach

Type of tree with edible fruit; type of qabyuch. qamchuy

Type of coconut tree with red coconuts. qameeryaq

The first-fruits of a betel nut or coconut tree that has just bloomed for the first time. qathalaab

To eat the first-fruits (qathalaab) of a betel nut or coconut tree. qathalabiy

Kind of tree whose branches are used as blowgun gaan. qawaeluch

Type of tree. qeengeel

Its stump, as of a tree. qeenggin

Taro leaf stem; new leaves of banana tree. qochqoch

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

Type fo tree, tiger's-claw tree. raar

Type of tree, type of biyqöch. ragich

Type of tree. ramluw

Turmeric plant, type of tree. reang

Trunk projections of tree. rëy

Type of tree. riiw

Type of tree. rimeaq

Type of tree. riyaq

Type of fruit tree, durian; type of yam. roowael

Type of mangrove tree. rowëy

Type of tree. rumeaq

Type of tree. ruung

Type of flowering tree; pink plumeria. saakuuraa

Type of tree, soursop. saawsaaw'

Plumeria tree. sawur

To wither, as of a tree. soenoen

To wither, as of a tree. soonoon

Plumeria tree. sowur

Type of tree. taangaantaangaan

Rope-foot-hold tied on a tree. taas

Young leaves of a tree. talael'igin

Fork, as of a road, tree, etc. tamadardar

Young leaves of a tree. tamael'igin

Type of pandanus, screw pine, type of tree. thaaq

To knock down, topple over, as tree. thikiy

Fork, as of road, tree, etc. thilpach

To fell tree for timber. th'og

Type of tree, breadfruit. thow

Type of tree, breadfruit. thöw

Kind of tree. tow

Type of tree. waapoof

To fan or branch out, like roots of a tree in dirt. waathap

Type of tree. wachëq

Type of tree. wachgëy

Type of tree. wachgoy

To branch or fan out, as roots of a tree in dirt. waethup

Young shoots of tree. wagaed

Dead coconut tree. walaachap

Type of tree. walguw

Type of tree. waqthoel

Type of tree. waqtoel

Type of tree. waqtool

To take the bark off a tree for it to die. weechibiy

Dead coconut tree. wolaachap

Type of tree (qabyuch) with edible fruit. wongmil

Type of coconut tree with edible husk. yalqath

Type of mangrove tree. yamguur

Type of mangrove tree used as dye for fishing nets. yangach

Type of mangrove tree. yiy

Type of coconut tree with yellow nuts. yuugubwol

Taproot of a tree. yuuyugon

trees

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

To fork, as roads, trees, etc. dardareag

Hillside, slope, savannah; cultivated country with trees, not lawaay. falaang

Fruiting season, when most trees have fruits. galwog

Gum, sap from trees. guy

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

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

Classifier for grove, as of trees. rangrang

tremble

To shake, tremble, as with fear. daqdaaq

To shiver, shake, tremble with cold. t'oon

tribute

Kind of tribute paid on third fishing expedition in someone else's water. Return which one has a right to expect from one's children. maar

Tribute, tawaqath. walbuw

trick

To lie; to fool or trick someone; to deceive. techniques used in wrestling. scaffold. a temporary structure built to work on. baen

To lie to someone, fool someone, trick someone, or deceive someone. To do wrestling tricks to someone. baen naag

To plot, plan to trick. liyab

To lie, trick, mislead, fool, deceive. sabaenbaen

tricks

To lie to someone, fool someone, trick someone, or deceive someone. To do wrestling tricks to someone. baen naag

To exchange tricks. thiil baen

tridacna

Type of clam, giant clam, tridacna. faesuw

Giant clam, tridacna. kiim

trigger

^Trigger^ of a trigger fish. goegoen

Type of orange striped trigger fish. moelngith

Type of fish, large trigger fish; shameless person. nguuf

Type of fish, trigger fish. wuuq

trip

Journey, trip. chuur

Second trip to Yap from the Outer Islands. goonafang

In wrestling, to do various kinds of hip tosses, or trip someone by holding. piichar

Provisions for a trip. pow

The first trip that came to Yap from the Outer Islands. thang

trochus

Trochus shell; bracelet. yogyog

troll

To troll for fish. waayrëk

trouble-free

Type of magic performed for a pregnant woman to undergo a trouble-free delivery, etc. bälbäl

true

Correct, matching, true, straight, accurate; its price, value, cost, pay, counterpart, opposite; navigator, navigation. paluw

True. riyuul'

True. ruyuul'

truism

Parable; story or history about past events told to illustrate a moral or spiritual truth truism. chep

Trukese

Truk(ese). Chuug

trump

Its custom, method, way, tradition; trump (in cards). yalean

trumpet

Trumpet. raappaa

Type of conch; horn, trumpet, siren. yabul

trunk

Storage trunk. dabdeb

Stem, trunk, cause. keenggin

Coconut; coconut tree spine; any trunk, as of a tree. niiw

Its trunk; slang term for an old person. qangean

Trunk projections of tree. rëy

Type of fish, large trunk fish; small box for keeping small belongings in. wöl

truth

Parable; story or history about past events told to illustrate a moral or spiritual truth truism. chep

truthful

Faithful, truthful, honest. yul'yuul'

Faithful, truthful, honest. yuul'yuul'

trying

To shake, as if trying to shake loose. dängdaeng

To shake, as if trying to shake loose. dängdeeng

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

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

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

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tsunami

Tidal wave, tsunami. Daay ni Bool

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tub

Large wash tub. taaraay

tuba

To filter tuba using m'araaniiw; a bedridden old person. ganaqun

tuberculosis

Tuberculosis. saafriit

tug-of-war

To pull; a tug-of-war. gireeng

tumbling

To come tumbling down; to arm wrestle. theek

tummy

Stretch marks, as on tummy. yaleangich

tumor

A tumor in the muscles. biir

Having a hard core, like a tumor. fathagmos

tuna

Type of fish, yellow-fin tuna. taguw

Type of fish, white-finned tuna. yasul

tune

Tune. toon

turkey

Type of fish, turkey fish. laar

turmeric

Turmeric plant. guchoel

Type of turmeric plant. guchoel ni reang

Type of turmeric plant. guchoel ni Rumung

Type of turmeric plant. guchoel ni yungchig

Bundle; bundle of turmeric money; bolt of cloth. mabuul

Turmeric plant, type of tree. reang

turn

To turn around, spin, rotate. cheal

To turn around, spin rotate. chealcheal

To spin or turn something; to rotate something. cheecheeleeg

To turn something around; spin or rotate something; to start an engine car, etc. cheeleeg

To turn upwind, turn towards outrigger side, turn to windward. faang

To turn over, as to have the head pointing downward. faangulöq

To reverse the sail of a canoe; to turn the sail of a canoe around; to tack. gaach

To turn away from wind, turn to leeward, turn to outrigger side, turn downwind; leeward, leeside, downwind, outrigger side. gaag

To be diverted, turn the wrong way. gucheaf

To finger wrestle; turn over. leap

To turn back and forth, spin, as a log in water. leapleap

To turn over repeatedly. leeleepey

To turn over, to twist around, to rotate, to turn. leepey

To twist around, to turn over, to rotate, to turn. loeloepey

To turn over, to twist around, to rotate, to turn. loepey

Young coconut meat; to be pale; to turn pale, as lips when cold. Also for egg white. manaaw

To capsize, turn over, be face down. palpal

To capsize, turn over. palpaliy

To turn, as in sleep. pigpiig

To turn, come to be. piig

To turn over; to show, to reveal. pingeeg

To capsize, to turn over. pulpuluy

To be ashamed, or turn pale. saak'aaw

To turn something towards, cause to face towards. saap naag

To turn something towards, cause to face towards. saapeag

To roll, turn, like a ball on the floor. talooloobeab

turned

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

Turned. chaaf

Turned. cheaf

turning

Just turning yellow, as fruit. marmang

To sail with the wind; go straight without turning. quliy

turns

To alternate, take turns; to be different, to differ. thilthiil

turtle

Type of turtle. daraaw

Pole for harvesting fruit, catching turtle. qeew

Pole for harvesting fruit, catching turtle. qoew

Turtle. weel

turtles

Fish, including e.g. turtles, whales, porpoises. niig

tusk

Money shaped like a tusk. giy

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twenty

Quarter dollar, twenty five cent piece. piseetaa

Twenty. riliiq

Twenty. riliiw'

twig

Easily bent, as a young twig. garungrung

twin

Twin. qaloog

Twin. qathaloog

twins

Twins. qalwog

twist

To turn over, to twist around, to rotate, to turn. leepey

To twist around, to turn over, to rotate, to turn. loeloepey

To turn over, to twist around, to rotate, to turn. loepey

twisted

Twisted, of ankle. marup

To coil, like fishing line when twisted. teqchaang

Twisted, like a tin can. wayëq

Twisted, like a tin can. wëq

twisting

Twisting. chiichiygog

To crush by twisting in the hands, as leaves for medicine or nuunuw, to roll in the hands. qadeedngey

To crush by twisting in the hands, as leaves for medicine or nuunuw, to roll in the hands. qadiidngey

To crush by twisting in the hands, as leaves for medicine or nuunuw, to roll in the hands. qaleelngey

twist-tabacco

Rope, string; twist-tabacco. tael

two

The first two days (or nights) after the full moon when moon is seen in the east right on the horizon. bachaaw

Name of one of the two women from Sipin who came to Yap and introduced new ideas. Beqemgoeg

Type of tree with leaves used as toilet-paper; its bark is used for certain medicine. Two kinds, one with red bark and the other with white bark. biid

Sharp bend in reef; the two sides of the mouth of a channel through the reef. buguw

To unite two things together. chaagiliy

To scatter, separate, spread things all over; two divorce two people. dareag

To spread, scatter, separate; to divorce two people. deereeg

Two days after tomorrow. duk'uuf

To support something with two hands to prevent it from falling or spilling over. dunubbiy

To happen simultaneuously, of two events. foeruw

Two days before yesterday. foopringaan

We (two, inclusive). gadow

You two (speaking to young men). gäl tam

You two (speaking to young women). gäl tin

You two. gäliy

The two parents, considered as couple. gällabthir

We (two, exclusive). gamow

Two or more loin cloths worn by young men without gaal'. gapalpal

Two betel nut sheaths sewn together for rain cover. gilchibuw

Basket with two n'eys; ambidexterous. gilröw

You (two). gimeew

Two (subject number marker). gow

Two. l'agruw

To be caught between two things, sandwiched between two things. maqasthal

Broken, snapped in two; all set. m'ing

You two come. mireew

Half brother, half sister, of two people with the same father but different mothers. mitiiguruw

Two wanguuy of mareaw. mun'aeg

Two or more persons. niiq

To join two things together. pethuy

To add to, to join two things, to match up, to mix in. puthuy

Two persons with the same name. qoeseey

Two. ruw

A joint, place where two things peeth, like in a house construction. tapeeth

Marriage of a man to two sisters; bigamy; two siblings with one common parent; half brothers, half sister. tuguruw

A friction between two branches that makes a noise. waqyiy

Two days before yesterday. wuruq ea foopringaan

They (two). yow

two-handled

Type of flat, two-handled net. k'eef

two-pronged

Type of two-pronged canoe. poopow

two-shelled

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

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tying

Joining, a tying; a wedding, marriage. m'aag

Strip of coconut leaf for tying. quloech

type

Type of bird that lives in taro patches. Type of bird that lives in swampy areas, like taro patches. It is smaller than a gap'luw (small blackbird), and has a very complex song. when only one is singing, you would think it was three or four. baal'

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

A type of public transportation; bus washroom, shower room. baas

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'

Kapok, a type of cottontree. baatee

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

Type of fly, blue bottle. bacharwol

Type of fish; scrawled filefish. bachbaach

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

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

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'

Type of flowering tree Guettarda speciosa. balaaw

Soot. Type of fish. balath

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

Type of magic performed for a pregnant woman to undergo a trouble-free delivery, etc. bälbäl

Type of tree. bangbëng

Type of stooping dance. barug

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

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

Type of potato. beeniikaawaa

A type of magic which uses coconut leaf for divination. bëy

Type of fish. bichal

Type of jellyfish, namely Portuguese-Man-of-War. biibiy

Type of fish. biichal

Type of tree with leaves used as toilet-paper; its bark is used for certain medicine. Two kinds, one with red bark and the other with white bark. biid

Type of fish. bilach

Type of black surgeon fish. bilaew

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

Type of tree. biywol

Type of canoe with no prongs; bottom of a canoe. buleal

Type of small canoe made form a single piece of wood, that is the bottom of the canoe is made from a single piece of wood. buleel

Type of bird, similar to a pigeon. buloegol

Type of flower. buluumen

Puffer fish; type of bird similar to a duck. bunoon

Type of reddish-brown or orange round coral with indentations in it; brain coral. burud

Type of vine. buuk

Type of bird, white heron. buuneeney

Type of tree. buur

Type of fish, needlefish. buuy

Type of betel nut tree. buwag

Type of betel nut tree. buwog

Type of tree. buywol

Type of fish trap made of bamboo. chaap

Type of parasitic plant; type of taro. chaath

Type of grass. chafir

Type of poisonous tree. changad

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

Type of coral with spines. cheag

Type of sea crab. cheag

Type of baskets with closed ends. cheal

Type of small shell money. cheb

Type of tree, beach heliotrope. cheen

Type of fern-like plant. cheew

Type of wild ginger. chifiif

A type of short-stemmed banana tree. chiichir

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

Type of fish. chilfoed

Type of grass. chilimfan

Type of sea shell. (Slang) Male organ. chiloeq

Type of taro. chingching

Type of sea shell. chiyqör

Type of sea shell. chiyqur

Lowest type of shell money. chöbchöb

Type of parrot fish. choey

Type of long-nosed fish. chooreq

Type of fish. chöqchöq yowagil

Type of sea bird. chöqgil

Lowest type of shell money. chubchub

Type of canoe. chugpin

Type of banana. chuug

Type of clam. daab

Type of black stone. daabach

Type of yam. daabach

Type of fish. daak'

Type of sea urchin. daan

Type of bird, duck. dabaar

Type of fish, dolphinfish. dabaar

Type of small fish like sardines, type of banana. dabear

Type of banana. dabeer

Type of fish; type of banana. dabeer

Type of bottom fish that lives in muddy water. dabung

Type of yam. dael

Type of fish, snapper. dagarwoch

Type of fish. dak'

Type of fish, convict tang. damaen

Type of fish. dangaaw

Type of turtle. daraaw

Type of fish, rabbit fish. daruuy

Type of fish. dayit'

Type of wild yam. doel

Type of fish, filefish. doomaal

Type of yam. duqög

Type of fish that originate in fresh water, or born in fresh water, and move to salt water when it matures. faak ea raen

Type of banana. faak ea weel

Type of fish. faakl'uud

Type of eel, type of fish. f'aang

Type of pandanus, screw pine, type of tree. faaq

Type of fishing. drop-line fishing while allowing the boat to drift with the current. Done in breakers outside of reef. fadilaeg

Type of clam, giant clam, tidacna. faesiw

Type of clam, giant clam, tridacna. faesuw

Type of large tree fern; cycas circinnalis. fal'tiir

Type of fish. falug

Type of basket with open ends. fanoel'

Type of basket with open ends. fanwul'

Type of coral that looks like a mushroom. farquul

Type of stone. fasiin

Type of wayaang. fayam

Type of wayaang. fayang

Type of fish, skip jack. fiif

Type of dancing skirt made from young coconut leaf. fiis

Type of eel with white stripes, type of fish. fiyaath

Type of fish. foer

Type of fish. foofow

Type of edible breadfruit. foonam

Type of yam. gaabrach

Make a certain type of gesture. gaach

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

Type of banana. gaan ea yakoq

Type of tree with small compound leaves. gaangiich

Type of tree. gaangiy

Type of canoe with four prongs; to stretch out the hands as in dance. gaawel

Type of woody shrub or tree; type of wild crawling vine. gabaech

Type of tree sticky fruit. gabälbael

Type of fish, catfish. gabchag

Governor; type of banana. gabnaedoer

Type of small mangrove crab. gabrugog

Type of plant; pepper leaf for chewing betel nut; piper betel. gabuuy

Type of skin rash like pimples. gachaal

Type of fish, small mullet. gachaereer

Type of fish, small mullet. gacheareer

Type of tree, croton plant. gachuug

Type of flowing tree. gachyeew

Type of plants with red flowers. gachyow

Type of fish, red snapper. gadaaw

Type of fish, porgy. gädgäd

Type of standing dance. gaesleaw

Type of chicken. gaetuw

Type of grass. gaetuw

Type of fish, freshwater eel. gafiy

Type of tree. galaed

Type of fish. galaed

Type of adze. galchaangal

Type of fish. gällum

Type of parrot fish. galunglung

Monitor lizard; type of fish. galuuf

Type of grass (staghorn fern). gamaq

Type of large parrot fish. gamaygul

Type of yam. gamead

Type of bamboo dance. gamel'

Type of taro. gamiigul

Type of sea crab. gamoerchug

Type of shrimp or crayfish. ganaf

Type of grass (staghorn fern). ganaq

Type of shrimp or crayfish. ganeaf

Type of large, black ant. gan'ing

Type of tree with soft bark and tiny leaves. ganit'niit' yuwaan

Type of tree. ganow

Type of small black bird. gap'luw

Type of sea bird. gap'luwean reegur

Type of small mangrove crabs. gapöngpoeng

Type of yam. garbach

Type of bird, robin. gareach

Type of fish, rabbit fish. garmiy

Type of fish. garngaab

Type of parasite, insect; tick. garuuch

Type of sea anemone. gawuch

Type of jellyfish. gayoon

Pillow. Type of fish, porgy. gayuul

Type of plant. geangiy

Type of butterfly fish. geap

Type of potato. ggil

Type of bird. giigiy

Type of sea shell. gileerach

Type of vine, morning glory. giliy

Type of ant. gin'gin'

Type of skin ailment; type of necklace. girmow

Type of plant, the spider lily. giyab

Type of fish. goel

Type of clam. goey

Type of spear with bamboo handle. golongthog

Type of fern used for grass skirts. goob

Type of bird. googow

Type of stone, the kind stone money is made from. googyael

Type of turmeric plant. guchoel ni reang

Type of turmeric plant. guchoel ni Rumung

Type of turmeric plant. guchoel ni yungchig

Type of giant octopus with membranes between the tentacles. gulgultaelum

Type of banana. gumoey

Type of vine. gumoey

Type of sea crab. gumuurchug

Type of taro, type of maal. guteab

Type of tree. guuguw

Type of fish. guumiy

Type of banana. guwaam

Type of mangrove tree. guwaed

Type of mangrove tree. guweed

Type of potato. hiyaakngoo

Type of taro. hoonluuluu

Type of flowering plant, gardenia. kaadeeniyaa

Type of land shell, that eats crops. kaataechumuurii

Type of bird, heron. k'aaw

Type of knot. k'aay

Type of game, played with cowrie shell. kabil

Type of edible ginger. kaerii

Type of potato. kamuut ni pileet

Type of fish, clown wrasse. kareaw

Type of fish. kargoy

Type of flat, two-handled net. k'eef

Type of adze, axe. k'eethäm

Type of fish. k'eethäm

Type of spear without a separate handle. keey

Type of brown ant. k'iith

A type of chicken. k'ithk'iith

Type of brown ant. k'ithk'iith

Type of white ginger. kookooriis

Rice; type of yam. koomëy

Type of fish, squirrel fish. k'oon ea maeriilaeng

Type of bird, heron. k'ow

Type of sea bird. k'uleng

Type of sea bird. k'uling

Type of tree. kumiim

Type of plant. kurkur

Type of flowering tree. kuuf

Type of bird, parrot. kuukii

Type of fish, large grouper. k'uw

Type of vine, cucumber. kuyuurii

Type of fish. laab

Type of tree. laach

Type of vine. laak'udalip

Moss; certain type of fungus or algea. l'aal'aaw

Type of tree. laap'

Type of fish, turkey fish. laar

Moss; certain type of fungus. l'aaw

Type of vine, like morning glory. laay

Type of yellowish taro; egg yolk. laek'

Type of plant with fragrant flowers and leaves, maybe basil. lamaar

Type of fish, type of tang. langad

Type of branching coral. langith

Type of dry land taro. laqiy

Type of fish, sailfin tang. laqiy

Type of dry land taro. laqiy ni Waqab

Type of plant. laruuch

Salt water eel, type of fish. lawoth

Type of tree. liboodol

Gnat, type of insect. ligliig

Type of eel, myrichthys colubrinus "type of fish" liiliibooch

Type of fish. lik'eathow

Type of fish, pipefish. lik'lik'iigabuuy

Type of taro. liyon maroqroq

Type of shell used for bracelets. loet

Salt water eel, type of fish. looth

Type of disease. lumeal

Type of fresh water fish. lumlum

Type of fish. maabqol

Type of breadfruit. maagyaang

Type of ginger. maahoenii

Type of taro. maal

Type of fish, large barracuda. maal'

Type of unicorn fish. maath

Type of fish. mabing

Type of surgoen fish. machagwog

Type of white sea bird. machiich

Type of shell. madäl'bul'

Type of banana. madoedaew

Type of fish, convict tang. maen'

Type of edible breadfruit. maenyoer

Type of taro. mal

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

Type of fish. mälchäth

Type of small, sivery fish. mälmeq

Type of brown parrot fish. mälngoed

Type of black frigate bird. maloob

Type of insect, earwig. malqochif

Type of banana. malugyeab

Type of grass. mälyeeg

Type of tree. mangäl'uweeg

Type of land crab; type of fresh water eel, type of fish; type of spirit. mangarngear

Type of fish, goat fish. manguch

Type of canoe with three prongs. manguuchig

Type of moray eel, type of fish. manuun'

Type of bird, eagle. manuw

Type of orange. maraathal

Type of fish. marfach

Type of fish, wrasse. mariib

America; the English language; type of banana. Mariikeen

Type of fish. meechbar

Type of breadfruit. meenyoer

Type of coconut tree with very yellow coconuts. meqchurwoq

Kind of, type of, species of. miit

Type of canoe. milaey

Type of shell. mireq

Type of orange striped trigger fish. moelngith

Type of fern used for making garlands. m'oeng

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

Type of insect. molquchif

Large type of bamboo; bamboo raft; bamboo lime container. moor

Type of small whale. moosmoos

Type of sea shell. moroqchol

Type of tree found in outer islands. mow

Type of edible breadfruit with large seed. mudur

Type of banana. mureech

Type of fish, large skip jack. m'uul

Type of fish. muunguung

Type of breadfruit. naawey

Type of pine tree. naech

Type of fish. ngaag

Type of shell money. ngabchëy

Type of yam. ngabchëy

Type of disease, type of sickness. ngael

Type of black surgeon fish. ngaraar

Type of banana. ngariy

Type of fish, devilfish. ngaryaq

Type of fish, devilfish. ngaryoq

Type of tree. ngiilaek

Type of banana. ngochngooch keenggin

Type of tree. ngoeg

Type of fish. ngoen

Type of fish. ngoet

Type of fish, skip jack. ngolngolëy

Type of fish, skip jack. ngool

Type of fish, halfbeak needlefish. nguchuth

Type of tree. ngumal

Type of crab with joited tail that looks like a scorpion. ngureq

Type of fish, porgy. nguruq

Type of fish, large trigger fish; shameless person. nguuf

Type of fish, mempachi. nguun

Type of vine. nguyuq

Type of fish, type of pink parrot fish. nguyweq

Type of fish. nguywod

Type of small brown ant. n'igin'

Type of fish, stonefish; sloppy, lethargic person. noew

Type of fish, big wrasse. numeam

Type of coconut tree with lots of coconuts. nuugeel

A fishing spirit; type of fishing spear; to put mound of dirt by something planted. nuwey

Type of fish trap that looks like a box. paalog

Type of breadfruit. paaqaaw

Type of Yapese shell money. p'aaw

Banana, squash, pumpkin; type of potato; yellow sea urchin roe. p'aaw

Type of squash or pumpkin. p'aaw ni galbaas

Type of squash or pumpkin. p'aaw ni gamanmaan

Type of breadfruit. paechuul

Type of fish, sole, flatfish. paer

Type of small unicorn fish. paethyoeth

Type of shark. pagow

Type of fish. palath

Type of fish. palpal

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

Type of poisonous mushroom., toadstool. parfiy

Type of fish, mackerel. pathuuy

Type of edible breadfruit. peemthal

Type of plant. pilpil

Type of tree; type of biyqöch that has tough wood and small leaves. pithaagach

Type of plant. piy

Type of quart bottle. poelyoel

Type of two-pronged canoe. poopow

Type of palm tree. puguw

Type of coconut tree. purtaagël

Type of banana; gray color. puthoethaew

Type of shell. puulpuul

Type of grass. puupuy

Type of reed grass. puweg

Type of plant, pitcher plant. qaad

Type of plant. qaangeel

Type of tree. qaar

Type of fish. qaath

Type of banyan tree. qaaw

Type fo tree with edible fruit. qabiich

Type of mangrove tree. qabruur

Type of tree with edible fruit. qabyuch

Type of bird. qachgiigiy

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

Type of silvery fish; undyed gaal'. qachthul

Type of fish. qachwoq

Type of lizard, gecko. qadburruq

Type of tree. qadburruq

Type of plant. qadiid

Flowers of a type of plant. qaed

Type of crab. qafiräq

Type of crab. qafireq

Type of mangrove tree. qafruur

Type of shell. qaliw'

Type of small bird. qalngithngith

Type of coconut with juicy, chewable husk. qalqath

Type of tree with edible fruit; type of qabyuch. qamchuy

Type of coconut tree with red coconuts. qameeryaq

Type of small, black lizard. qamqam

Type of climbing vine. qamrook

Type of huge taro. qangqaang

Highest type of necklace money. qanugumaang

Type of fish, mud skipper. qapraetuul

Type of ant. qaprigog

Type of fish, mud skipper. qapriimeen

Type of fish, mud skipper. qapriituul

Type of banana. qaraay

Type of fish. qarcheaq

Type of bird. qarooluul

Type of banana; type of wild gabuuy. qasaakar

Type of breadfruit. qaspanpaan

Type of bird. qatalramaq

Type of bird. qatalrawëy

Type of fish, archer fish. qathaang

Type of brown lizard. qathalwoq

Type of lizard. qathilwoq

Type of sand crab; type of fishing. qathing

Type of brown lizard. qatilgog

Type of phosphorescent mushroom; white scar. qatmael

Type of grass. qatraaw

Type of green lizard. qatraaw

Type of banana. qawatwaat

Centipede; type of coconut leaf headband. qawol

Type of fish. qayit'

Shark, type of fish. qayong

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

Type of tree. qeengeel

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

Type of fish. qeer

Type of fish. qeetuun

Type of parrot fish. qelbad

Type of fish, unicorn fish. qerngal

Type of red soil used for paint. qeryaq

Type of black crab. qidan

Type of half-gallon-bottle. qiisoebiing

Type of sea worm used for bait. qineap

Type of bird. qoeschaeng

Type of blue taro. qoglaang

Type of potato; Okinawa. Qokiinaawaa

Type of taro. qool

Type of bird. qoroeluul

A reed like bamboo; type of shell. qucheel

Coconut blossom bud; type of boat. quchif

Type of bird. quchoegil

Type of fish. quchwoq

Attic, area under roof; type of rock formation in the sea. quliy

Type of fish. qulöch

Type of bird like a robin or thrush. qumeal

Type of fish, unicorn fish. qumeech

Type of small sea crab, like qumaang. quriich

Type of half-gallon bottle. qusuubiing

Type of fish. qutun

Type of fish, unicorn fish. quum

Type of plant. quyool

Type fo tree, tiger's-claw tree. raar

Type of valuable stone money. raay

Type of wild thorny vine. rachlooy'

Type of tree, type of biyqöch. ragich

Type of fish, rabbit fish. ral'eag

Type of tree. ramluw

Type of reed. raquy

Type of fish. rawaal

Type of fish, sting ray. rawul

Turmeric plant, type of tree. reang

Type of plant. riich

Type of tree. riiw

Type of tree. rimeaq

Type of tree. riyaq

Type of wild yam; type of mangrove. roek

Type of fish, stingray. roel

Type of fish, stingray. roöl

Type of sea bird. roothaal

Type of fruit tree, durian; type of yam. roowael

Type of reed. roquy

Type of mangrove tree. rowëy

Type of tree. rumeaq

Type of sea crab. rumidaey

Type of plant. rumyoq

Type of tree. ruung

Type of fishing equipment. ruwol

Type of flowering tree; pink plumeria. saakuuraa

Type of rooster with thick comb. saamow

Type of shell, kind of cowrie. saapil

Type of tree, soursop. saawsaaw'

Type of fish, small grouper. sabaak'uw

Type of pumpkin. safang

Type of fish. sagup

Type of fish, small grouper. samaak'uw

Type of breadfruit with seeds. sapanpaan

Type of basket for carrying betel nut. sawëy

Type of fishing net. sereg

Type of dancing skirt. siif

Type of fish, goat fish. soong

Sugar; type of small sweet banana. suugaa

Type of fish, needlefish. suup

Type of tree. taangaantaangaan

Type of banana. taangrat

Type of banana; Taiwan. Taaywaang

Type of banana. tafgiif

Type of taqaliyaew. tagach

Type of breadfruit. tagfiy

Type of fish, yellow-fin tuna. taguw

Type of fishing. tamalingoed

Type of fish, big mullet. tangir

Type of coconut leaf mat. tapgow

Type of stone. taqling

Type of fish. taroeq

Type of fish. t'eat'

Type of clam. t'eeth

Type of dance. tey

Type of pandanus, screw pine, type of tree. thaaq

Type of shell necklace. thaawëy

Type of climbing vine, ash pumpkin. thalruus

Type of fish, small barracuda. tharow

Type of climbing vine, ash pumpkin. tharruus

Type of hard yam. theap'

Type of poisonous shell. thiimathow

Steering-paddle on canoe; (obscene: type of sexual act). thiip

Type of vine. thiithiimiit ea nimeen

Type of plant. thoeth

Type of fish, swordfish. thoglaar

Type of tree, breadfruit. thow

Type of tree, breadfruit. thöw

Type of canoe with flat front. thowqab

Type of kafar; striped. thum'thuum'

Type of plant which causes itchiness when touched. thuuq

Type of fern used for making grass skirts. tilbug

Type of sea cucumber. tiltilmeqruur

Type of fish, damsel fish. toeluul

Type of fish. toqor

Type of clam. tow

Type of adze with curved blade. tow ni goey

Eating taboo regarding men eathing with women and children; type of sickness. tungaaf

Type of stone. t'uuf

Raise a ruckus in the water to chase fish into a net; type of fishing. tuultuul

Type of crayfish, squilla. tuumeal

Type of vine. tuutuumaetiis

Type of canoe. waamar

Type of bird, which look like a k'uleng, but slightly smaller and underneath the tail is white. It lands with a rocking motion of its body. waanbiid

Type of tree. waapoof

Type of fern. waarab

Type of fern. waarabrab

Type of crawling vine. waasfang

Type of bracelet. wachagmar

Type of tree. wachëq

Type of tree. wachgëy

Type of tree. wachgoy

Type of fish. wael

Type of yam. waenbey

Type of sea urchin. walaq

Type of wild crawling vine, like morning glory. walëy

Type of tree. walguw

Type of fish, achilles tang. walool

Type of yam. wanead

Type of plant. wangiil

Type of taro. wangmil

Type of tree. waqthoel

Type of tree. waqtoel

Type of tree. waqtool

A type of arm-hold. weel

Type of plant. weel

Type of fern. weeläm

Type of vine. woewaay

Type of vine. woeweey

Type of fish, large trunk fish; small box for keeping small belongings in. wöl

Type of taro. wongmil

Type of tree (qabyuch) with edible fruit. wongmil

Type of shell, large cowry. wul

Type of fish. wul'

Type of stingray. wuthmaloob

Type of fish, trigger fish. wuuq

Type of shell fish. yaanaeth'iib

Paddle of a canoe; type of comb; steering wheel of a car; skinny. yaap'

Type of shell used for bracelets. yaataaw

The island in Palau called Angaur by Americans. A Yapese dance composed in Angaur, belonging to Tamil. One of the type of dance called gaasleaw. Yaawur

Type of quart bottle, any cylindrical bottle. yabachbach

Type of reed. yaban

Type of conch; horn, trumpet, siren. yabul

Type of plant used in hedges. yabung

Type of digging stick or shovel. yabwoq

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

Type of reed. yafoon

Type of crawling vine like morning glory. yalëy

Type of coconut tree with edible husk. yalqath

Type of fish, goat fish. yalung

Type of mangrove tree. yamguur

Type of mangrove tree used as dye for fishing nets. yangach

Type of greenish coconut. yarraq

Type of fish, white-finned tuna. yasul

Certain type of path across taro. yib

Type of fish. yich

Type of fish, cigar wrasse. yiib

Type of paaq ea taliiw, fortune-teller. yiqiy

Type of mangrove tree. yiy

Type of vine. yoey

Type of fish, type of snapper. yooch

Type of corie shell. yoonaeth'iib

Type of edible sea urchin. yooq

Type of breadfruit. yooqawaat

Type of breadfruit. yoqriib

Type of taro. yumyum

Type of poisonous vine; poisonous. yuub

Type of breadfruit. yuubugil

Type of white dove-like bird with a long tail. yuug

Type of coconut tree with yellow nuts. yuugubwol

Type of breadfruit. yuul'iy

Type of yam. yuumarfang

Type of breadfruit. yuumdur

Type of breadfruit. yuupoof

Type of sweet betel nut. yuuqaad

Type of breadfruit. yuuqawoch

Type of yam. yuuquchub

Type of taro. yuuraar

Type of round plate-like basket. yuurbeab

Type of breadfruit. yuurech

Type of banana. yuurnim

Type of breadfruit. yuurnim

Type of yam. yuurumung

Type of breadfruit. yuut'uuy

types

Pumpkin, squash; several types of plants. galbaas

typhoon

Typhoon, storm; glottal stop. yakoq

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revision 1/6/2017
email: John Thayer Jensen (compiler) – Stephen Trussel (web production)