aun táit án loltasEnglishocean plant (generic term)Some things grow out in the ocean that are not coral, but rather tree type things that grow out in the ocean. Some grow out in the middle of the deep like the laskau and the rábái_án_loltas. And another thing that grows out in the deep on top of batu coral or on top of gargar coral, they call it taling_taling. It looks just like the mushroom from the jungle. And some grow in the shallow water like the gasusur, áráng, and the talngán_pap. The talngán_pap (dog’s ear) also looks like the mushroom from the jungle. These things are not strong/hard like the coral. If you touch them, they are exactly like the leaves of things from the village or from the jungle, resulting in they say that they are trees from the ocean.áránggasusurlaskaumoamusaurábái án loltastaling talingtalngán pap6.4.5Fishingmarine plant
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bet1Englishworm type; Palolo (worm)There is an annual swarming of these worms in the reef waters at night where they are caught, then mumued and eaten. Because they come on a regular basis, the passing of the year was marked by their arrival, hence the same word for this worm and for 'year'.kanihsiri25.2Food6.4.5Fishingfood; marine life2Englishyearkámkámsa bettáptápsa bet8.4.1Period of timetime
boloiEnglishsnail typeThe boloi looks like the kalil, but it is a lot smaller than the kalil. Boloi burrow into the sand. When they (people) want to collect them, then they wait for the waves to low tide and the boloi then crawl on the coral, them they collect-gather them to eat them. Some of the colors of the shell of the boloi are horizontally striped with white and yellow, and some are horizontally striped with black and red.6.4.5Fishingmarine life
duEnglishsea creatureThe size of the du is equivalent to the sawa or the sál, however the thickness of its spines are equivalent to the size of a persons finger. And the sál its spines are small like (the circumference of) a nok (leaf rib) and it pierces, but the du its spines do not pierce. The color of the du is red. If the du dies out in the ocean and its spines wash up in the tide along the beach, then the children take them to play with them like writing on rocks.6.4.5Fishingmarine life
gargar2Englishcoral typeThis type of coral includes many different kinds, the flat plate coral as well as the branching coral. Gargar is gathered from living coral in the ocean, dried in the sun to kill it, then mumued to make kabang (powdered lime) which is chewed with betel nut.hat26.4.5Fishingmarine plant
gosEnglishriver creature; sea creatureThere are two kinds of gos, one lives in the river and one lives in the ocean. That one that lives in the river, there are two kinds of it. One kind is long, and one looks like the boloi (snail type) from out in the ocean. The color of these two kinds of gos is black. They eat it. And that one that lives out in the ocean, its color is white and it is of average size/elongated.gos marit5.2Food6.4.5Fishingfood; marine life
hat2Englishrock (generic term); stone (generic term); coral (generic term)Tok PisinsitonWhen used of coral, this often refers to dead coral, that is coral that has been taken out of the sea and so dies and hardens.bángbágil hathat barahhat kismátán hatrumán hatsuh án hatsuk hatTypes of coralbatugargar2kámlesleslaskautalngán papTypes of stonekor1kunpaspasrui2sultau2wau1.7Nature, environment6.4.5Fishingmarine plant; nature
huhEnglishsea creatureThe huh is a thing that grows on the batu coral. This thing is long like a pencil we write with. And it has meat inside it. If a person steps on its mouth, then it will rip open his foot, and that place where it rips open is a round hole and it hurts a lot.6.4.5Fishingmarine life
kalilEnglishsnail typeTok Pisingam bilong kaikaiThe kalil lives inside coral. And when it high tides, then it crawls on to the reef. The kalil has three kinds of guil (shell). The first guil is a thing that covers up all the meat of the kalil. And another guil that the kalil has is hard, it is the thing that closes-blocks the meat (operculum) if they take hold of it. And another guil they call the guil_teken that is connected from the (end of the) meat. Some guil_teken_kalil are white and some are blue. The guil_teken that is white, many people eat it. And the guil_teken_kalil that is blue, only some people will eat it. They collect the kalil on the reef when they are crawling around, and they take them to cook and eat them.kalil mátris5.2Food6.4.5Fishingfood; marine life
kábir1EnglishoysterThe kábir is also just like the molot (clam type), but it is small. Its colors are varied. The kábir lives in coral out in the deep and on the reef too. The kábir lives in niches in the coral and it is very difficult to get-hold. When they want to get it to eat it, then they pry it with a piece of iron from that place where they live.5.2Food6.4.5Fishingfood; marine life
kái11Englishclam typeThe kái is a kind of thing that has two shells like the kábir (oyster) or sus (giant clam). However the kái they dig for from beside the coral there in the shallows. Kái is not big like the sus, it is very much smaller than the sus and kábir. It is good food. The shell of the kái has many jobs. One of its jobs is to scrape-remove the burned skin of root vegetables when they roast it on the fire. And they scrape dry coconut also with it. And when they drink pol (drinking coconut), then they scrape out the meat of the drinking coconut with the kái shell.5.2Food6.4.5Fishingfood; marine life2EnglishscraperThe kái shell is used for jobs like removing the skins of root vegetables roasting on the fire. Clam shells were traditionally used as scrapers and still are today, but this word now refers to manufactured scrapers as well. The shell itself is called kápán_kái (clam skin).5.2.1Food preparation22.214.171.124Small animals6.7Toolcooking; shell; tool
kámleslesEnglishcoral type; plate coralKámlesles is a kind of gargar coral that lives out in the deep. This kind of gargar coral is flat like a plate. Out in the ocean it has various colors, and/but when the tide takes it up to the beach and the sun dries it, then its color is white. The kámlesles is a good house for fish. They hide in it and they give birth there in it.hat26.4.5Fishingmarine plant
kuritEnglishoctopusThe kurit lives in the ocean and it digs under coral to sit/live there. The kurit has eight tentacles, and on each tentacle there are two rows of small things that are sticky. And these things help it to catch small fish or things like that for its food. There are no bones in a kurit, and its mouth is like the mouth of the kár (parrot). They eat kurit.
keuken5.2Food6.4.5Fishingfood; marine life
keuken5.2Food6.4.5Fishingfood; marine life