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Updated: 9/15/2022       

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I  
I.  i
I.  ngehi

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ibis  
ibis.  ipis

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ice  
crystal methamphetamine, commonly called ice.  ais₃
ice.  ais₂
ice cube.  aiskiup

ice cream  
ice cream.  aiskurihm

icebox  
refrigerator, icebox.  aispwoakus

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Idaho  
Idaho.  Aidao

idea  
idea.  ire₂
thought, idea, opinion; common sense; religious belief; will₁.  lamalam

idealistic  
always wanting to be superior; aggressive; idealistic, willing to support a cause.  akuh

identical  
to be the same as, to be identical to.  duwehte

identify  
to be pointed out, to be identified; to be appointed; to be selected, to be chosen.  idihdida
to be identified, of a tree that can be used to build a canoe.  kewal
to identify a tree that can be used to build a canoe.  kewalih
to point out, to identify; to appoint.  idihada

idiotic  
extremely stupid, silly, idiotic, simple, dumb.  pweirengid
stupid, silly, idiotic, simple, dumb.  loalepwei
stupid, silly, idiotic, simple, dumb.  loalopwon
stupid, silly, idiotic, simple, ignorant, dumb.  kupwuropwon
stupid, silly, idiotic, simple, ignorant, dumb.  pweipwei₁

idle  
free, idle; unconcerned, untroubled.  mwelehlap
free, idle; unconcerned, untroubled.  pisek
to be idle.  mwomwohdmwahl

idol  
idol.  dikedik en eni
idol.  sansal en eni

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if  
as if.  pala
if.  ma

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ignite  
to be ignited, of a fire for an uhmw.  kemoahreleng
to burn, to ignite; to start, as of an engine; to turn on, as a light.  oke₁
to ignite a fire for an uhmw.  kemoahrlenge
to ignite, to add wood to a fire; to speed up, to make go faster, as an engine.  saunehng
to start a fire, to ignite.  soukisiniei
to start or to burn, of a fire; to be ignited; to be started, as of an engine; to be on, as a light.  ok

ignorant  
disfavored; forsaken; unsympathetic; ignorant.  sarahra
dull, stupid, ignorant.  wonpwong
empty-headed, ignorant, lacking knowledge, uncultured, having no understanding of Pohnpeian culture (tiahk).  marasaras
ignorant.  sairair
ignorant.  soaloalekeng
stupid, ignorant.  wenpwong
stupid, silly, idiotic, simple, ignorant, dumb.  kupwuropwon
stupid, silly, idiotic, simple, ignorant, dumb.  pweipwei₁
to be difficult to understand, to be unclear or indistinct; to be ignorant.  sawehwe
to be in the dark, to be ignorant.  rot

ignore  
said of one who ignores others, snobbish.  sirangkau
to ignore.  likinlangih
to ignore.  likinlenge
to ignore.  pohnsehse
to ignore, to behave snobbishly toward.  sirangkawe
to ignore, to turn one's back on.  pohnsewehla

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ill  
dizzy; confusing; mentally ill or retarded.  sahliel
sick, diseased, ill.  kepelsalehd
sick, diseased, ill, ailing.  luhmwuhmw
sick, diseased, ill, ailing.  soumwahu
sick, diseased, ill, ailing.  sounei
to become chronically ill.  soumwahula
to become very ill, incapacitated, or bed-ridden.  kehimwidi

ill-advised  
ill-advised.  kaweidsuwed

illegal  
to be illegal, to do something illegal.  uhweng kosonned

illegible  
illegible.  kehnpal

illegitimate  
illegitimate child.  masodo

ill-fortune  
ill-fortune.  ahngepwel
ill-fortune, mishap.  paiisuwed

Illinois  
Illinois.  Ilinohi

ill-intentioned  
ill-intentioned.  moahng₂

illness  
a condition that involves bleeding from the vagina, often an early symptom of cancer of the uterus.  ntahpwilipwil
a serious illness, potentially leading to death, caused by a spirit seeking revenge on someone who has harmed a living relative of the spirit.  luwaken eni
an illness of infants, attributed to a mother becoming pregnant while her child is still nursing.  lohmwei
an illness of women (and less often men), characterized by pain just below the stomach when carrying things or sitting in water for an extended period of time, accompanied by fever and frequent urination.  soumwahu en poahson medek
an illness resulting from being possessed by evil spirits, resulting in extreme weakness, headaches, vomiting, and pain all over the body; if left untreated it may result in death.  soumwahu en kau
any illness believed to be caused by excessively hard work.  soumwahu en wol
sickness, disease, illness.  kepelsalehd
sickness, disease, illness, ailment.  soumwahu
sickness, disease, illness, ailment (used for a Nahnken and others).  luhmwuhmw
sickness, disease, illness, ailment (used only for a Nahnmwarki).  sounei
to have a chronic illness.  kohwa₂

ill-prepared  
ill-prepared to honor a visitor with a feast.  mwetpwur

illuminate  
to rise, of the sun and the moon; to shine, to light₁ up, to illuminate; to appear on the surface of water.  dak
to rise; to shine; to illuminate.  dakada
to shine on or in, to light₁ up, to illuminate.  daker

illustrate  
to provide detailed information, to illustrate, to specify.  mangitikihada

illustration  
sample, illustration, evidence.  kasalepe

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image  
good appearance or image.  sansalamwahu
having a bad reputation, having a negative or unfavorable image, disgraceful.  adsuwed
having a bad reputation, having a negative or unfavorable image, disgraceful.  soarsuwed
having a good reputation, having a positive or favorable image, admirable.  adamwahu
having a good reputation, having a positive or favorable image, admirable.  soaramwahu
integrity; positive public image.  soahr
sign, mark, picture, image, warning; camera, movie, motion picture.  kilel
to give a negative impression or image of, to defame, to speak negatively of.  kahdsuwedih
to give a negative impression or image of, to defame, to speak negatively of.  koasoarsuwedih
to give a positive impression or image of, to dignify, to speak favorably of, to support; to beautify.  kahdamwahuwih
to give a positive impression or image of, to dignify, to speak favorably of, to support; to beautify.  koasoaramwahuwih

imitate  
said of one who imitates or copies fashions or behavior.  alemengi
to copy, to imitate; to follow someone's example.  alasang
to equate, to compare in terms of size; to imitate.  kasosohng
to imitate, to copy, to mimic, to learn from.  alemengih
to pretend; to imitate; to intend.  mwomwehda

Immanuel  
Immanuel.  Emanuel

immature  
immature, of fruit.  pwul

immediately  
immediately.  dewi
immediately.  pwilahken

immunization  
immunization, vaccination.  doken silasil

immunized  
to be immunized, to be vaccinated.  doken silasil

impact  
discernable trace or mark; consequence, impact.  lipwalipw
having a large impact, forceful; full of enthusiasm.  sangin
having an injurious impact, physically and/or mentally.  koasukuloal
impact.  mahnge
impact.  mahngedi
to impact.  mahngedi
trace or track; impact; side effects or after effects, as of a disease.  lihpw₁

impart  
to direct or channel the flow of water; to impart; to transmit, to broadcast.  kapwil

impartial  
impartial.  sohpali
straight; straightforward, impartial, fair.  inen

impassive  
unconcerned, impassive, careless.  sohnsenoh
unconcerned, impassive, careless.  sounsenoh

impede  
to hinder, to obstruct, to impede.  tiesemwe
to impede a passage, to clog up, to put a cork in.  ponehla

impenitent  
impenitent.  sokoluhla

imperative sentence  
imperative sentence.  sendens ruwes

imperfection  
imperfection.  kisin sapwung

impertinent  
impertinent, rude.  mwomwawas

impetigo  
impetigo, a skin disease with blister or boil-like eruptions.  kilin kidi

implement  
an implement for drawing water.  idipe
an implement for plucking hair from a beard.  kemeiso
an implement for plucking hair from a beard, tweezers.  mehn uspwetepwet
any hook-like implement used for pulling weeds or tree branches.  wehs
generic term for mangrove; hoe or any implement for digging; pointed piece of mangrove used for husking coconuts.  ahk₁
to be implemented.  kepweipweida
weapon, arms; an implement; anything that determines wealth on Pohnpei.  tehtehn peh
wooden implement for splitting breadfruit.  pwaiemei

implementation  
implementation.  kepweipweida

impolite  
impolite.  mwomwalap
too familiar; overly friendly; impolite.  peupeulap
too familiar; overly friendly; impolite.  poupoulap₁

importance  
importance, value, prestige.  kesempwal

important  
important, requiring careful attention.  kansenoh
important, valuable, prestigious.  kesempwal
to consider most important.  mwohniki
very large, very much; important, intense.  lap

impose  
to force someone to do something, to impose one's will upon another, to behave in a cruel and despotic manner.  soakone

impossible  
difficult, hard, troublesome, impossible.  apwal

impregnate  
to impregnate.  kaipwiong

impressed  
Wow! I'm impressed!.  ka₃

impression  
to give a negative impression or image of, to defame, to speak negatively of.  kahdsuwedih
to give a negative impression or image of, to defame, to speak negatively of.  koasoarsuwedih
to give a positive impression or image of, to dignify, to speak favorably of, to support; to beautify.  kahdamwahuwih
to give a positive impression or image of, to dignify, to speak favorably of, to support; to beautify.  koasoaramwahuwih

imprison  
to be jailed, to be imprisoned; to be shutdown as a consequence of being in violation of the law; to be tied up.  selidi
to bend, to bend to one's will; to restrict, to imprison.  kakose
to tie up; to imprison; to detain.  salihdi
to tie; to jail, to imprison.  salih

improve  
to improve the occasion; to take advantage of.  eipenperihri
to improve, to settle a quarrel, to make peace.  kamwahu₂
to improve; to settle a quarrel about, to make peace with; to say good things about someone.  kamwahwih₂
to provide whatever is missing until a need is satisfied; to improve.  kaitar

improvement  
evidence of improvement.  moaroamoar₂
welfare, benefit, improvement; community improvement tax; labor provided by a male member of a household for the purpose of public improvement, such as clearing community roads or cleaning community facilities.  kamwahu₁

impudent  
impudent, conceited.  namaiki
sassy, impudent, saucy.  pwusirek

impulsive  
quick, in performing an action, behaving impulsively.  setik

impute  
to blame, to accuse, to impute.  mpimpe

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in-  
a negative prefix meaning not, in-, or un-.  sa-

in  
in.  nan

inaccurate  
crooked, off target, inaccurate.  pirek
to be crooked, off target, inaccurate.  piraki

inappropriate  
employing gross or inappropriate speech, speaking openly of sex, usually by women.  ausaledek
inappropriate, awkward because of unfamiliarity, difficult to learn.  koasoakoahiek
inappropriate, bizarre, incongruous, not fitting.  sapa₁
uncomfortable, not fitting well; inappropriate.  soansuwed

inaugurate  
to install or inaugurate a new Nahnmwarki or Nahnken.  keurese
to install or inaugurate a new Nahnmwarki or Nahnken.  kourese

inauguration  
installation or inauguration feast for a new Nahnmwarki or Nahnken.  keurahs
installation or inauguration feast for a new Nahnmwarki or Nahnken.  kourahs

incantation  
spell, incantation.  parapwe
spell, magic, incantation.  winahni
spell, magic, incantation.  wunahni

incapable  
incompetent, incapable, incapacitated, inexperienced.  soakoahiek

incapacitated  
incompetent, incapable, incapacitated, inexperienced.  soakoahiek
to become very ill, incapacitated, or bed-ridden.  kehimwidi

incense  
incense, also sometimes perfume, frankincense, or myrrh.  warpwohmwahu
incense, frankincense.  insens

incense holder  
thurible, incense holder.  rokpahs

incessantly  
always, incessantly.  poaden

incest  
incest.  kilekilengsuwed
incest.  mahlon
incest.  manlang
incest.  manlangile
incest.  nanlengile
incest.  nginger suwed
incest committed by a Nahnmwarki (archaic).  kilahsoupwa
incest committed by a commoner.  kilahpwahda

incestuous  
incestuous.  kilahpwahda
incestuous.  kilekilengsuwed
incestuous.  likangkangenihmat
incestuous.  mahlon
incestuous.  manlang
incestuous.  nanlengile
incestuous (archaic).  kilahsoupwa

inch  
inch.  ins

incision  
crack; vagina; incision.  pwalapwal
incision; medical operation, on the legs or arms.  lek
to be slashed, lanced, or cut; to have an incision made; to be castrated.  lek
to slash; to lance, to cut, to make an incision; to castrate.  leke

incite  
to employ words or actions to incite anger or suspicion.  kodoumen
to incite.  pahne
to strongly urge, to incite.  pain₁

incline  
incline, steep slope.  pangapang

include  
as well as, including.  lel₄
to add or include.  iangahki
to be counted among, to be included.  wadehng

income  
income, revenue.  kapidolong₃

incompetent  
incompetent, incapable, incapacitated, inexperienced.  soakoahiek
unreliable, inept, incompetent.  salelepek

incomplete  
to be incomplete, as a consequence of some part being removed.  luh
to make incomplete.  keluhwanda

incongruous  
inappropriate, bizarre, incongruous, not fitting.  sapa₁

inconsistent  
variable, inconsistent, changeable.  wekiwekin
variable, inconsistent, changeable.  wekwekin

incorrect  
mistake, incorrect, wrong, erroneous.  sapwung

incorrigible  
incorrigible.  kidienwet

increase  
increasing or enhancing family wealth, said of one who has female offspring.  udeudeloal
to increase the volume of.  kalaudehieng
to increase, of family wealth, due to female offspring.  udeudeuloal
to increase, to enlarge.  kalaude
to multiply in number, to increase.  kangederala

increment  
increment, supplement, addition to something.  kalaudepe

indecision  
hesitation, indecision, doubt.  peikasal

indecisive  
hesitant, indecisive, waivering, doubtful.  peikasal
indecisive when confronted with a number of appealing choices.  loalmasarang
indecisive when confronted with a number of appealing choices.  masarang
indecisive when confronted with a number of appealing choices.  nanmasarang
to be indecisive.  pwungiari

indeed  
really, indeed; used to signal emphasis.  pwa₁
truly, honestly, really, indeed.  mehlel
yes, as a response to a negative question; indeed.  iei

independence  
independence.  uhdatohr
independence.  uhtohr

independent  
independent.  uhdatohr
independent.  uhtohr
to be independent, to be different, to be excluded from the group, to be special.  tohrohr

India  
India.  India

Indian  
American Indian.  Indien

Indian almond  
tree sp., false kamani, also called tropical almond or Indian almond, Terminalia catappa, the fruit of which contains an edible seed tasting like an almond, valued for its wood, useful as a source of lumber.  dipwoapw

Indian mulberry  
tree sp., Indian mulberry, noni, Morinda citrifolia, having edible fruit (not commonly eaten on Pohnpei), used extensively in making medicine; roots used for making yellow dye; said to have been the first food on Pohnpei.  weipwul
tree sp., Indian mulberry, noni, Morinda citrifolia, having edible fruit (not commonly eaten on Pohnpei), used extensively in making medicine; roots used for making yellow dye; said to have been the first food on Pohnpei.  wempwul

Indian shot  
Indian shot, Canna indica.  ieuieun wai
Indian shot, Canna indica.  iouioun wai

Indiana  
Indiana.  Indiahna

indifferent  
aloof, indifferent.  popohn
indifferent, not evidencing any reaction.  rengereng en sohr
indifferent, not evidencing any reaction.  roangoaroang en sohr

indigenous  
native, aboriginal, indigenous.  pwelidak
native, aboriginal, indigenous.  pwilidak

indigestion  
nausea; indigestion.  pahnediwo
to be nauseous; to have indigestion.  pahnediwo

indispensable  
necessary, indispensable.  anahn
necessary, indispensable.  eimwel

indistinct  
to be difficult to understand, to be unclear or indistinct; to be ignorant.  sawehwe

individually  
one by one, each and every, individually (animate).  emen emen
one by one, each and every, individually (inanimate).  wad ehu

Indonesia  
Indonesia.  Indonehsia

Indonesian  
Indonesian, sometimes also used to mean Filipino.  mehn malahio

Indo-Pacific blue marlin  
fish spp., billfish; sailfish, marlin, Isitiophoridae spp., swordfish, Xiphiidae gladius, Indo-Pacific blue marlin, Makaira mazara, possibly the same species as the Atlantic blue marlin, Makaira nigricans.  dekilahr

indulge  
to indulge someone in his/her presumptuousness.  katele

industrious  
dedicated, industrious.  einger
industrious, hard working.  pwerisek

industriousness  
industriousness.  pwerisek

ineffective  
loose, slack; ineffective.  demwil

inept  
unreliable, inept, incompetent.  salelepek

inequitable  
unfair, partial, inequitable.  sapairair

inexorable  
inexorable, relentless.  soumahk₂

inexpensive  
inexpensive, cheap.  pweitikitik

inexperienced  
incompetent, incapable, incapacitated, inexperienced.  soakoahiek

inextinguishable  
nearly inextinguishable.  sekehkun

infancy  
infancy.  pwelel

infant  
infant.  pwelel
infant, very young baby.  seri pwelel

infatuated  
infatuated with men.  nanmesenwol
infatuated with women.  nanmesenli
to be infatuated with.  loalloale
to be infatuated with.  pwerkihla
to be infatuated; to be fascinated by someone or something new.  pwerla₂

infatuation  
infatuation.  moaken kehlail
infatuation.  pwerki
of a woman, having an erotic infatuation for a man.  limweseiwol

infect  
to be infected.  paiking
to be infected by salt water.  kepised
to be infected; to ulcerate.  kens

infected nail  
infected nail.  tekepwel

infection  
a painful infection, similar to a boil but without swelling; blood blister.  engen
a painful infection, similar to a boil, but without swelling; blood blister.  ingin
a pus filled infection.  kepinan
boil₁, swelling, infection, tumor.  mpwos
ear infection in babies, accompanied by copious amounts of a smelly, white liquid coming from the ear.  saleng mat
infection.  paiking
to have an infection under a nail.  tekipwel

infinite  
unceasing, everlasting; infinite.  sekehtok
unlimited, infinite.  soire

inflorescence  
inflorescence.  likedid

influence  
power, influence; mandate.  mene
to be influenced, to give in, with a negative connotation.  duk
to influence or prejudice another's opinion.  kapihdi
to permit, to allow; to be influenced by; to give in, to submit.  dukieng
to permit, to allow; to be influenced by; to give in, to submit.  oke₂

inform  
to be informed, to be in touch, to keep in touch.  wehwepene
to inform.  kalele
to inform.  sekerehki
to inform, to notify.  kairehki
to inform, to tell someone.  ndahieng
to inform, to tell someone.  ndahng
to notify, to inform, to hint at, to let someone know.  kehsehki

information  
current news, recent information.  rongkapw
detail, specifications; information.  mengihtik
information, subject.  ire₂
said of one who engages in the reciprocal exchange of information; said of one who eavesdrops on others.  poarongorong
shared information.  poarongorong
to acquire information or knowledge.  paiaudaud
to be given information.  pahudaud
to exchange information; to consult.  kasahnwar
to provide detailed information, to illustrate, to specify.  mangitikihada

informs  
a bird or animal that informs people of coming events, such as a gecko or rooster.  menin kair

infuriate  
to be exasperated, to be infuriated.  pwukoanlok
to infuriate,.  kasallada

ingredient  
ingredient, part, component.  dipwisawih

inhabit  
of a spirit, to possess or inhabit a human body.  ti₁

inhabitant  
inhabitant; population; inmate.  towe
inhabitants of the earth.  tohnsampah
member of; inhabitant of; participant of; this word is commonly written attached to the word it precedes.  tohn₂
to become a member, inhabitant, or participant of.  towehda

inhale  
to take a deep breath, to inhale.  eirlengda
to take a deep breath, to inhale.  esingekida
to take a deep breath, to inhale.  esmweremwereda

inherit  
to submerge by putting heavy weight on something; to inherit.  sohndi

inheritance  
inheritance, estate, heritage.  sohso

inhibit  
to pacify someone who is angry; to inhibit or slow down an activity.  kalohmwetidi

initiate  
to initiate, to start something.  tekehda

initiative  
to lose one's initiative to act.  mwoahtoaht

injection  
to be skewered, to be given an injection, to be given a shot, to be inocullated.  dok₁
to stab, to spear, to skewer, to give an injection, to give a shot, to innoculate.  doakoa

injure  
to be broken, ruined, destroyed, spoiled, injured.  ohla
to be injured by or with, to be broken by.  ohkihla
to be destroyed; to be wiped out; to be injured as a consequence of.  ohsang
to be injured; to endure an injury.  lipwalipwda
to break, to destroy, to corrupt, to injure, to ruin.  kawehla
to wound, to injure; to repeat.  kalipwelipwe

injury  
ruin, damage, wound, injury.  ohla

ink  
ink.  ingk

inland  
inland.  peilong-

inlet  
bend or curve; bay or inlet.  tihpw₂
cove, inlet.  kosolong
inlet.  nankep

inmate  
inhabitant; population; inmate.  towe

inn  
inn.  imwen keiru

inner  
inner side, inner surface.  masloale

innertube  
innertube.  suhpwu

inning  
box, chest, coffin, casket; inning, in baseball.  kohpwa₂
small box; joint, fitting; knuckle; a small plot of land, a house lot; inning, in baseball.  koakon₁

innocent  
clean; innocent, honest, pure.  mwakelekel
innocent, without sin.  sohdipe

innoculate  
to stab, to spear, to skewer, to give an injection, to give a shot, to innoculate.  doakoa

innuendo  
insult, innuendo, insinuation.  kedeumen

Inocarpus fagifer  
Tahitian chestnut, also called Polynesian chestnut, Inocarpus fagifer.  mwoaroapw
Tahitian chestnut, also called Polynesian chestnut, Inocarpus fagifer.  mworopw

inocullate  
to be skewered, to be given an injection, to be given a shot, to be inocullated.  dok₁

inocullation  
injection, shot, inocullation.  dok₁

inquire  
to inquire, to ask, to check, to question.  idek
to inquire, to ask, to check, to question.  kalelapak
to inquire, to ask, to check, to question (used only by the Nahnmwarki).  keinemwe
to inquire, to ask, to check, to question (used only for the Nahnken).  keidek
to inquire, to ask, to check, to question, (used only for the Nahnmwarki).  keinamwe
to inquire, to question; to judge, to interrogate.  kadeik
to inquire, to question; to judge, to interrogate.  kauteke
to investigate, to inquire.  kadimpak
to investigate, to inquire.  kedimpak

inquiry  
inquiry, question.  kalelapak
inquiry, question.  keidek
inquiry, question.  keinamwe
inquiry, question.  keinemwe

insane  
mentally disturbed, crazy, insane, berserk; feeble-minded.  iahk
to be insane, to be in a state of confusion or disorientation.  soumwahu en nan moahng sahliel

insanity  
insanity, a state of confusion or disorientation.  soumwahu en nan moahng sahliel

inscribe  
to draw a line; to inscribe.  ele₁

insect  
a commoner, trouble maker, literally a destructive animal; insect pest.  menin kau
a tiny flying insect, commonly found in the forest.  ahmw₁
a tiny flying insect, commonly found in the forest.  liahmw
a tiny flying insect, commonly found in the forest.  omwinwel
a tiny flying insect, commonly found in the forest.  serihso
animal, insect.  mahn
small green insect with a powerful odor.  lioaroahrpwohtik
small insects.  menimen
tiny insect that bites and causes an infection; possibly another name for menin lohsapw.  menome

insensitive  
bold, brazen, insensitive.  soumahk₁
critical, insensitive, tactless.  keidimah
insensitive; arrogant.  soulepeu
thoughtless, insensitive, unconcerned about imposing on others.  salamalam
ungrateful, insensitive, insincere.  kenehnlo

insensitivity  
insensitivity; arrogance.  soulepeu
thoughtlessness, insensitivity.  salamalam

insert  
to insert or retract.  kapwad

inside  
inside (him, her, or it).  loale
substance; inside of something, contents, accessory, that which is logically a complement of something else.  kaneng

insight  
feeling, sense, thought, reaction, perception, insight.  peirehr
feeling, sense, thought, reaction, perception, insight.  pepehm

insignia  
mark, insignia, sign.  mahk₃

insignificance  
insignificance; irreverence.  mwamwahl

insignificant  
something which initially seemed insignificant but later becomes important.  mwerehrehn uken madau
That is impressive! It is not insignificant.  kaidehn mehn mwamwahl

insincere  
insincere in the refusal of food, as prompted by the dictates of hospitality.  kamadamad
insincere, having difficulty choosing between two options.  loalrioapwoat
ungrateful, insensitive, insincere.  kenehnlo

insinuate  
to hint about something; to employ irony, to insinuate, to make indirect allusion to.  serere

insinuation  
insinuation.  sarar
insult, innuendo, insinuation.  kedeumen

insipid  
insipid, tasteless.  somenongi

insist  
to insist upon.  pekeriei

insistent  
adherent, cohesive, gummy, sticky; insistent; tense.  ngidingid
forceful, insistent.  aksakon
insistent, persistent.  ketiket₂

insolent  
arrogant, insolent; mean looking.  pohnlemei
arrogant; mean looking; insolent.  pohlemei
proud, with a negative connotation; insolent, arrogant.  pohnmwahso
tough, prideful, insolent, dictatorial.  aklemei

insomnia  
drowsiness, insomnia.  ikenpwong
inability to sleep, insomnia.  epwel₁

inspect  
to inspect, examine, check; to review, to edit.  dawih
to inspect, examine, or check; to patrol.  dou₃
to look or peer in the distance; to see one's own reflection; to inspect one's own appearance.  iroir
to look or peer in the distance; to see one's own reflection; to inspect one's own appearance.  irong

inspector  
field inspector; monitor; evaluator.  soundou₂

inspirational  
motivational, inspirational, sexy.  kaineng

inspire  
to motivate, to inspire; to arouse sexual desire.  kainangih
to motivate, to inspire; to arouse sexual desire.  keinangih

instability  
a period of war or instability.  mwein peikes
a period of war or instability.  mweisuwed
a period of war or instability.  peikesemwei

install  
to install or inaugurate a new Nahnmwarki or Nahnken.  keurese
to install or inaugurate a new Nahnmwarki or Nahnken.  kourese

installation  
installation or inauguration feast for a new Nahnmwarki or Nahnken.  keurahs
installation or inauguration feast for a new Nahnmwarki or Nahnken.  kourahs

instigate  
of a woman, to instigate sexual activity with a male.  mwoalungih
of a woman, to instigate sexual activity with a male.  mwolungih

instinct  
customary way of doing things, tradition; instinct.  ahnepe

instruct  
to teach, to instruct.  padahkih
to train₁, to instruct, to exercise, to drill.  kaiahn
to train₁, to instruct, to exercise, to drill.  kaiahne

instruction  
instruction, training, teaching.  kasukuhl
to perform under direct instruction.  dil pahn ilek
training, instruction, exercise, drill.  kaiahn

insufficiency  
deficiency, insufficiency.  seuitar

insufficient  
deficient, insufficient.  seuitar

insult  
insult, innuendo, insinuation.  kedeumen
obscene insult between opposite sex siblings or close relatives.  pwekriari
to criticize or insult another, usually employed by or in reference to women.  kapwai
to criticize, to speak sharply to, to insult.  kepweikang
to insult, to humiliate, to verbally assault.  aukengih

insurance  
insurance.  insurens

intact  
whole, entire, intact.  pwon

integrity  
integrity; positive public image.  soahr

intelligent  
intelligent, smart, clever, shrewd, sharp.  kupwurekeng
intelligent, smart, clever, shrewd, sharp.  loalekeng
intelligent, smart, clever, shrewd, sharp.  uwenrahn
smart, intelligent.  simaht
to be conscientious, to be considered intelligent.  lelepengki

intend  
to concern, to be intended for.  doke₂
to pretend; to imitate; to intend.  mwomwehda

intense  
strong, capable of moving steadily and with force; aggressive; intense, intensive.  idipek
very large, very much; important, intense.  lap

intensify  
to intensify the consumption of supplies; to waste.  kasohlapa

intensity  
intently, do with intensity; also used, especially by younger speakers, as an alternative to durative reduplication.  melahn

intensive  
strong, capable of moving steadily and with force; aggressive; intense, intensive.  idipek
trustworthy, trusted, reliable, dependable; intensive, deep.  kelik

intention  
will₁, feelings, wish, intention, decision, desire, heart.  nsen
will₁, feelings, wish, intention, decision, desire, heart; abdomen, belly, stomach.  kupwuriso
will₁, feelings, wish, intention, motive; decision, desire, heart; abdomen, belly, stomach.  kupwur₁

intentionally  
willingly, voluntarily; intentionally.  nseniki

intently  
intently, do with intensity; also used, especially by younger speakers, as an alternative to durative reduplication.  melahn

intercept  
to intercept, to interrupt.  sopuk
to intercept, to interrupt.  supuk

intercourse  
always willing to engage in sexual intercourse, of a woman.  linenek
frequently engaging in sexual intercourse.  lipwesepwes
sexual intercourse.  pwehs
sexual intercourse.  tuhpenehn pwopwoud
the position of the body assumed when ready for sexual intercourse, especially of women.  mangk
to be deflowered, to have sexual intercourse with a virgin.  kaped
to cause or perform some action or motion; to have sexual intercourse.  ape₂
to cause or perform some action or motion; to have sexual intercourse with; to assault, to attack; to repair, to fix.  apehne
to copulate with, to have sexual intercourse with.  kowarak
to copulate, to have sexual intercourse.  kowerek
to deflower, to have sexual intercourse with a virgin.  kapede
to desire to have sexual intercourse.  inengda
to have an experience for the first time; to have sexual intercourse for the first time (of a male), to lose one's virginity (of a male).  edila
to have sexual intercourse.  wiesuwed
to have sexual intercourse during daylight hours.  uhrahn
to have sexual intercourse for the first time, of a female; to be deflowered.  pedala
to have sexual intercourse with.  pahs₂
to have sexual intercourse, to engage in coitus.  pwes
to have sexual intercourse; to spend the night with someone of the opposite sex.  engida
to occur, to happen; to have sexual intercourse.  wiawi
to receive votes, to be awarded a degree, title, etc.; to have sexual intercourse with; to conquer, to take a picture of.  alehdi
to seduce a woman; to have intercourse with a woman.  peukili
to seduce a woman; to have intercourse with a woman.  poukili

interest  
interest on a savings account.  isaisen nahken sent
interest on a savings account.  isen nahk
to pay tribute, to repay a service or good deed, to pay for something, as rent; to pay interest.  ise
tribute, reward; payment, fare, stipend; fee; gift; tax; interest (as on a bank account).  isais

interested  
concerned, caring, interested.  nsenoh
to be concerned about; to care for, to be interested in.  kupwurohki
to be concerned about; to care for, to be interested in.  nsenohki

interfere  
to intentionally bother; to interfere with; to intervene.  andere
to intentionally bother; to interfere with; to intervene.  lidere
to intentionally bother; to interfere with; to intervene.  liketerapwanga
to interfere with, to meddle with, to obstruct.  kalohmwat
to interfere with, to meddle with, to obstruct, to delay.  kedirepwe
to interfere with, to meddle with, to obstruct, to delay.  kerempwa

interference  
obstacle, obstruction, interference.  kerempw
to call interference in the marble game anaire.  dameni

interjection  
an interjection expressing surprise at something negative or unpleasant.  okoi
an interjection, often conveying a feeling of surprise or wonder, also used in a scolding or teasing manner.  ekei₂
interjection.  meneh

intermediary  
an intermediary for a man and a woman.  sounkapahndil
an intermediary, a go-between between a man and a woman.  kapahndil
to serve as an intermediary or go-between.  kapahndile

international date line  
equator; international date line; a major planetary division.  lopilap

internet  
internet.  interned

internode  
of cane-like plants, the part of the stem between the joints (internode); stanza of a song or poem, paragraph in a story, syllable of a word.  pwuloi

interpret  
to explain, to translate, to interpret; to teach.  kawehwe₁

interpreter  
interpreter, translator.  sounkawehwe

interrogate  
to be questioned, to be judged, to be interrogated.  kautek
to be questioned, to be judged, to be interrogated.  pakadeik
to inquire, to question; to judge, to interrogate.  kadeik
to inquire, to question; to judge, to interrogate.  kauteke

interrogative sentence  
interrogative sentence.  sendens kalelapak

interrupt  
to be broken, of any long object; to crackle; to be interrupted, of a song.  tipw₁
to be cut short, to be interrupted.  lopila
to cut short, to interrupt.  lopukala
to disturb or interrupt a serious activity, such as the drinking of kava.  tiakidi
to intercept, to interrupt.  sopuk
to intercept, to interrupt.  supuk

intersection  
fork or intersection of a road.  kasangenial
fork or intersection of a road.  kesengenial
intersection, of a road.  masalenial
intersection, of a road.  meselenial

interstice  
space between things, time between events, interval, interstice.  madol

interval  
close₂ together; with small intervals, frequent.  dod
intervals of four, eight, or twelve sounds blown on a triton shell trumpet.  sewi mweimwei
intervals of four, eight, or twelve sounds blown on a triton shell trumpet.  sowi mweimwei
slow, of speech; of waves, separated by long intervals.  mahlahl
space between things, time between events, interval, interstice.  madol

intervene  
to intentionally bother; to interfere with; to intervene.  andere
to intentionally bother; to interfere with; to intervene.  lidere
to intentionally bother; to interfere with; to intervene.  liketerapwanga

interview  
interview.  kederpohnpeh
to interview; to examine someone's ability.  kederpohnpehih

intestine  
intestinal worm.  mwasenger
intestine.  mwasahl

intimidate  
to frighten; to intimidate.  kamasepwehkih
to scare, to intimidate, to menace.  kamasak

intimidating  
frightening, intimidating.  kamasepwehk

into  
inwards, into.  -long

intoxicated  
to be intoxicated.  par₇
to be intoxicated by kava to the point of losing one's self-control; to convulse.  pwupwuda
to be intoxicated from drinking kava.  kepinsalehd
to be intoxicated to the point of being immobile.  pilat₂
to be intoxicated, to be drunk.  keinihn
to be intoxicated, to be drunk.  sakaula
to be intoxicated, to be drunk; to have an incurable ailment.  luhmwuhmwla
to consume kava, to be intoxicated, to be drunk (a shortened form of sakaula).  sakau
to consume kava; to be intoxicated, to be drunk (Kitti pronunciation).  soakoa₂

intoxication  
causing a feeling of intoxication, of kava, alcohol, or sex.  kalitopw

intransitive verb  
intransitive verb.  perip engpali

intravenous  
intravenous feeding.  doklaud

introduce  
to introduce.  katuhpene
to introduce; to make acquainted.  kapehseh
to show or expose; to exhibit; to introduce or make something known.  kasale
to submit; to admit; to introduce a bill in the legislature.  kapidolong₁

introduction  
introduction.  kapehse

inventory  
to do an inventory of cultivated plants.  wadkepwe
to straighten; to inventory; to aim.  kainene
to straighten; to inventory; to defecate.  kainen

investigate  
to conduct a surveillance, to investigate.  doulikih
to consider, to survey, to investigate.  douloal₁
to investigate, to inquire.  kadimpak
to investigate, to inquire.  kedimpak

investigation  
consideration, survey, investigation.  douloal₁
surveillance, investigation.  doulik

invigorate  
to invigorate.  karoson
to invigorate.  koaroson

invitation  
invitation.  luhk
invitation; the waist; in the middle.  lukepe

invite  
to be invited; to be towed; to troll for fish.  luk
to invite; to tow.  luke

invoke  
to curse, to invoke a curse.  keriahla
to invoke the spirit of someone who is dead.  katih

inwards  
inwards, into.  -long

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Iowa  
Iowa.  Aiowa

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Ipomea batatas  
sweet potato, Ipomea batatas, and Irish potato Solanum tuberosum.  pedehde

Ipomoea aquatica  
plant sp., kangkong, water spinach, Ipomoea aquatica.  kangkong

Ipomoea digitata  
vine sp., Ipomoea digitata.  likehmw

Ipomoea indica  
plant sp., Ipomoea indica.  iol wah poh mehi

Ipomoea littoralis  
the vine of the omp plant, Ipomoea littoralis.  selomp
vine sp., Ipomoea littoralis, the leaves of which are used in medicine and for magic.  emp₂
vine sp., Ipomoea littoralis, the leaves of which are used in medicine and for magic.  omp

Ipomoea mauritiana  
Ipomoea mauritiana ; the leaves of this plant are sometimes crushed and rubbed on yam tubers that are to be planted to ward off sickness and to counteract magic.  likehdou

Ipomoea violacea  
plant sp., Ipomoea violacea.  ompen lehdau

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Iran  
Iran.  Iran

Iraq  
Iraq.  Irak

iris  
pupil and iris of the eye.  likamarepeleng
pupil and iris of the eye.  limarepeileng
pupil and iris of the eye.  toantoalennanmas

iron  
an iron for pressing clothing.  ain₁
large sheet of iron used as a concrete trough.  deppang
to be pressed, to be ironed.  kedengida
to iron.  ain₁
to iron.  aine
to iron.  ainih₁
to press, to iron.  kadangada

irons  
handcuffs, shackles, irons.  ain₂

ironwood  
beefwood, also called ironwood, Casuarina equisetifolia.  wehku
ironwood; a generic name for any kind of pine tree.  masinoki

irony  
to hint about something; to employ irony, to insinuate, to make indirect allusion to.  serere

irrationally  
to become dark; to act irrationally; to have defective vision.  rotala

irresolute  
unfaithful, irresolute, negligent, disloyal.  soaloaloapwoat
wishy-washy, irresolute.  keweikohdo

irresolution  
unfaithfulness, irresolution, negligence, disloyalty.  soaloaloapwoat

irresponsibility  
irresponsibility, negligence, carelessness.  soepwel
irresponsibility, negligence, carelessness.  souepwel

irresponsibilty  
irresponsibilty, negligence, carelessness.  sohpwel

irresponsible  
irresponsible, negligent, careless.  soepwel
irresponsible, negligent, careless.  sohpwel
irresponsible, negligent, careless.  souepwel

irreverence  
insignificance; irreverence.  mwamwahl

irritant  
irritant, causing anger.  isingen

irritate  
to irritate someone.  isingene
to irritate, to cause anxiety.  kalidoarih
to provoke, to irritate, to exasperate, to aggravate.  kamwoaronge

irritating  
irritating, disturbing, agitating.  kelingeringer
obnoxious, disgusting, irritating; lusty.  limwesou

irritation  
irritation.  isingen

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Isaac  
Isaac.  Aisek

Isaiah  
Isaiah, a book in the Kadehde Mering (Old Testament).  Aiseia

Ischaemum chordatum  
grass sp., paddle grass, Ischaemum chordatum.  rehpadil

Isitiophoridae  
fish spp., billfish; sailfish, marlin, Isitiophoridae spp., swordfish, Xiphiidae gladius, Indo-Pacific blue marlin, Makaira mazara, possibly the same species as the Atlantic blue marlin, Makaira nigricans.  dekilahr

island  
a legendary island or islands to the west of Pohnpei, to where the Liet were banished.  Peidi
a legendary island, from which, according to some, the first Pohnpeians came.  Waiso
a reef island off the southern coast of Madolenihmw, where forces from Kitti and Madolenihmw engaged in a major battle in 1850.  Nahlapenlohd
a small island off the coast of Kitti.  Ros
a small island off the coast of Lenger.  Sapwitik
a small island that is currently the site of the airport; the name of several other locations on Pohnpei.  Dekehtik
an island in a river or stream.  sineipw
an island in Kiribati, the homeland of the Sounmaraki clan.  Maraki
an island located northeast of Kolonia that is a section (kousapw) in Nett.  Parempei
an island near the entrance to Madolenihmw harbor.  Na
an island near the entry to Rohnkitti harbor in Kitti municipality.  Nahlap
an island of the coast of Kitti; also a reef islet near Enipein.  Nahtik
an island off the coast of Kitti.  Penieu
an island off the coast of Kitti through whose reef channel Isokelekel first entered Pohnpeian waters; also called Black Coral Island.  Kehpara
an island off the coast of Kitti; also called Rainbow Island.  Laiap
an island off the coast of Madolenihmw.  Nahnipwil
an island off the coast of Madolenihmw, also called Joy Island.  Nahnningi
an island off the coast of Sokehs.  Dawahk
an island off the coast of Sokehs.  Kehlewon
an island off the coast of Temwen in Madolenihmw, also called Fantasy Island.  Nahpali
an island off the coast of U.  Dehpehk
an small island off the northern coast of Sokehs island.  Diekot
any volcanic island off the coast of a main island, especially the offshore islands found on or within the Pohnpei lagoon.  sampei
atoll, any small island.  sapwdeke
atoll, low island.  namwanamw
coral or reef island; islet; atoll.  deke
'downwind Katau'; a general term for islands to west of Pohnpei, sometimes specifically associated with Yap.  Katau Peidi
high island, as opposed to an atoll.  sapwile
island northeast of the airport that is a section (kousapw) in Nett, formerly the site of a Japanese seaplane base.  Lenger
main island, as opposed to offshore islands.  sapwalap
name of an island in U municipality.  Mwand
small piece of land, a tiny island.  dierensapw
the islands off the coast of Palikir.  Mwahng
the outer islands of Pohnpei state.  likin kahlahl
'upwind Katau', a general term for islands to the east of Pohnpei, sometimes specifically associated with Kosrae; the eastern spirit-world.  Katau Peidak

Island pine₂  
tree sp., Christmas tree, Norfolk Island pine₂, Araucaria excelsa.  tuhkehn kirismas

island swiftlet  
bird sp., island swiftlet, Aerodramus vanikorensis; small sp. of bat.  kalimwed
bird sp., island swiftlet, Aerodramus vanikorensis; small sp. of bat.  kelimwed

islander  
low islander; any islander, Micronesian or Polynesian, of non-Pohnpeian origin.  mehn namwanamw
low islander; any islander, Micronesian or Polynesian, of non-Pohnpeian origin.  mehn namwanamw

islet  
a canoe landing on Pehi en Katau where food was delivered for the high chiefs; an islet in Nan Madol where people who took care of the turtles kept in Pahseid lived, once part of Peilapalap but was split off to create this islet.  Rasalap
a small islet in Nan Madol.  Reitik
an islet attached to Pahn Kedira in Nan Madol where the wives of the Saudeleur lived.  Pehi en Katau
an islet attached to Pahn Kedira in Nan Madol where the wives of the Saudeleur lived.  Pein Katau
an islet in Nan Madol.  Narukap
an islet in Nan Madol.  Pahn Mwasangapw
an islet in Nan Madol.  Peidoh
an islet in Nan Madol.  Peinmet
an islet in Nan Madol on which there is a burial vault for high priests.  Karian
an islet in Nan Madol used for canoe building.  Dapahu
an islet in Nan Madol where a burial crypt for the Saudeleur is located; Olosihpa and Olosohpa are also said to be buried here.  Pehi en Kitel
an islet in Nan Madol where a burial crypt for the Saudeleur is located; Olosihpa and Olosohpa are also said to be buried here.  Pein Kitel
an islet in Nan Madol where four sacred pools of water were located; the residence of the priests who served the Saudeleur on Pahn Kedira.  Peikapw
an islet in Nan Madol where high chiefs lived while visiting Lehnkei to fish for crabs.  Derong
an islet in Nan Madol where important relgious ceremonies were conducted.  Pahnwi
an islet in Nan Madol where its builders were fed and where the warriors who worked at Nan Douwas resided.  Pohn Douwas
an islet in Nan Madol where medicines were made and illnesses resulting from sorcery (kau₃) were treated; priests as well as male and female healers lived here.  Lemen Kau
an islet in Nan Madol where offerings were the religious ceremony of Pwohng Lapalap took place once a year.  Idehd
an islet in Nan Madol where people to be punished were executed.  Reilap
an islet in Nan Madol where sails were made.  Kapinet
an islet in Nan Madol where the dead where taken and where the darak dance was performed to cheer the survivors.  Kenderek
an islet in Nan Madol where the workers who built Nan Douwas resided.  Pahn Douwas
an islet in Nan Madol where there is a burial vault for lower ranking priests.  Likiangeir
an islet in Nan Madol where there is a burial vault for priests.  Sapwuhtik
an islet in Nan Madol where women learned to dance the sapei, a woman's sitting dance.  Peinioar
an islet in Nan Madol which, along with Peikapw Sapawas and Pwalang, served as the communications center for the island.  Usen Dau
an islet in Nan Madol which, along with Peikapw Sapawas and Usen Dau, served as the communications center for the island.  Pwalang
an islet in Nan Madol which, along with Usen Dau and Pwalang, served as the communications center for the island.  Peikapw Sapawas
an islet in Nan Madol, originally designated as a food preparation area for its builders, but later abandoned for this purpose.  Peiniot
an islet in Nan Madol, said to be the home of the deity Sahngoro; no one lived on this islet.  Pwilak
an islet in And atoll, reputed to be the place where spirits cast out of Pohnpei go, a kind of hell.  Pahn Uhn And
an islet in Nan Madol where coconut oil was made.  Pehi en Ering
an islet in Nan Madol where coconut oil was made.  Pein Ering
an islet in Nan Madol where workers resided.  Dau
coral or reef island; islet; atoll.  deke
literally 'that place', an alternate name for the feared islet of Reilap where people to be punished were executed.  Wasaho
the islet in Nan Madol upon which Isokelekel built the first koupahleng (a feasthouse with five center posts).  Palakapw
the largest of the islets in Nan Madol, where priests resided.  Peilapalap

isolate  
to be separated, to be sorted; to be segregated, to be isolated, to be quarantined.  katohrohr
to separate, to sort; to segregate, to isolate, to quarantine.  katohre

Israel  
Israel.  Israel

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it  
he, she, it.  e₁
he, she, it.  ih₂

itch  
itchy.  kilit
to itch.  kilit
to itch.  pwudong

itchy  
itchy.  pwudong
to be itchy.  kakilit
to be itchy.  kapwudong
to be itchy from something.  pitikihda

its  
his, her, hers, its; third person singular form of the general possessive classifier.  ah₂
his, her, its; third person singular form of the dominant classifier.  nah
his, her, its; third person singular form of the general possessive classifier.  e₂
his, her, its; third person singular form of the general possessive classifier.  eh₂

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ivory  
ivory.  aipori

ivory nut palm  
ivory nut palm, Metroxylon amicarum, the fronds of which are used for making thatch, also used in making traditional medicines; roof; thatch.  oahs₁

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Ixora casei  
tree sp., Ixora casei; spear, harpoon.  ketieu

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