Agō [aɣʊ] -. <Géo> north-eastern district of the island of Gaua (opp. Alkon, the south-western district).
[ <°ˌa-ɣaˈua. ]
Alkon [alkɔn] -. <Géo>
(1) ssouth-western district of the island of Gaua opp. Agō, the north-eastern district).
(2) the island of Gaua as a whole, the largest of the Banks islands.
- ige t-Alkon
- people from Gaua
[ <°ˌa-laˈgona. ]
Amnō [amnʊ] -. <Ethn> the World of the Dead, Hell, in the ancient world.
- N-et so ni-mat en, tō na-taqn̄en ni-saq le-qyan̄, ba na-talan kē ni-van Amnō.
- When someone dies, the body rots in the tomb, but the soul joins the World of the Dead.
- Kē me-qlen̄, kē ma-van Amnō, tō kē van qelen̄ le-myam agōh, ba n-et tit etsas vēste kē.
- He disappeared into the World of the Dead; he then roamed about the world, but remained invisible to the eyes of man.
- Van Amnō !
- Go to Hell !
[ Mota <°ˌa-baˈnoi. PNCV Panoi. *banoi ‘volcano, volcanic ash’. ]
Amwōyig [amwʊjiɣ] -. <Géo>
(1) place in the centre of the island of Mwotlap.
(2) designates the island of Paama, in southern Vanuatu.
- ige t-Amwōyig
- people from Paama
[ <°ˌa-baˈɣura-ˈriɣi. ]
Am̄ot Ⓐ [aŋ͡mʷɔt] -. <Géo> Mota: tiny island south-east of Motalava.
Am̄ot Ⓑ (to-M̄ot) adj.
(1) originating from or characteristic of Mota.
- no-hohole to-M̄ot
- the Mota language, mota
(2) act 'like Mota people': in an awkward, ridiculous, or impolite manner.
- m̄ōl to-M̄ot
- [lit. take off in Mota style] take French leave, leave impolitely without notice
[ <°a-ˈŋ͡mʷota. ]
Am̄sēn [aŋ͡mʷsɪn] -. <Géo> Mosina or Mwesen: village on the neighbouring island Vanua Lava (Apnōlap), close to the village of Sola (Asol).
Apnōlap [apnʊlap] -. <Géo> designates Vanua Lava, huge volcanic island opposite Motalava.
- Nok so van le-pnō liwo, nok van Apnōlap.
- I'm going to the big island, to Vanua Lava
- tekel Vōnōlap
- the other side of Vanua Lava
[ Cf. <°ˌa-βaˈnua-ˈlaβa ‘grande île’. vōnō. lap. ]
Aqke [ak͡pʷkɛ] -. <Géo> Pakea or Qakea: islet off the neighbouring island Vanua Lava (Apnōlap), opposite the village Qan̄lap.
[ <°ˌa-g͡bʷaˈgea. ]
Asol [asɔl] -. <Géo> Sola: village south-east of the neighbouring island Vanua Lava (Apnōlap), today administrative centre of the Torba province.
[ <°a-ˈsola. ]
Ayō [ajʊ] -. <Géo> Roua, Reef Is., now a desert island close to Mwotlap. ◈ Following a tidal wave (c.1935?), the inhabitants left their island (yow_veteg) for Ureparapara (Nōybaybay). Ayô island is still visited several times a year by fishermen from Mwotlap, when a celebration requires a huge catch of fish.
[ Mota Roua. ]