Fiji Hindi - English Dictionary

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Pronunciation :

a  as the a in ago  aa  as the a in father b as the b in bat bh as the bh clubhouse
ch as the ch in butcher chh as the ch in chat d as the d in day dh as the dh in
e as the e in bed ee as the e in red f as the f in fin g as the g in get
gh as the gh in doghouse i as the i in bit ii as the i in machine j as the j in jam
jh as the dgeh in hedgehog k as the k in king kh as the c in called l as the l in line
m as the m in man n as the n in not o as the o in god oo as the o in Europe
p as the p in pen ph as the ph in phone r as the r in red rr as the rr in perr (tree)
s as the s in sit sh as the sh in dish t as the t in top th as the th in thin
tth as the th in thug u as the u in bull uu as the oo in school w as the w in will
y as the y in yell au as the au in caught    

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Index

a | aa | b | bh | ch | chh | d | dh | e | f | g | gh | h | i | j | jh | k | kh | l | m | n | o | p | r | s | t | th | u | w | y

a
ab  adv. now [from Hindi], ab tak, ab talak - until now
abba n. father (used bu Muslims) [from Urdu], also: abbu - an affectionate form of abba
abhi  adv. right now [from Hindi], abhi naii - not now
achanak adj. sudden [from Hindi], -adv achakke - suddenly [from Bhojpuri]
achaar n. pickle [from Hindi]
achchha adj good, nice  [from Hindi]
  adv. okay, alright
  int. I see!
admi n. man, husband [from Urdu aadmi]
adrak n. ginger (Zingiber officinale) [from Hindi], synonym: aadii, soont -dry ginger
afsos n. regret, remorse, dejection [from Urdu]
agarbatti n. a thin long incense stick [from Hindi]
agar jo conj. if  [from Urdu agar and Awadhi jo]
agle adj. next (agle saal - next year) [from Hindi agla]
agoro v. wait  [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri], agortaa - am waiting, agore - (he, she, they) is/are waiting, agorat (rahaa) - was waiting, agoris - (he, she) waited, agorin - (they) waited [from Awadhi], agorii - (he, she ) will wait [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri], agoraa - (I) waited, agoregaa - (I) will wait [from Urdu], agorbe (karegaa) - (emphatic) will wait [from Bhojpuri]
aise adv. like this, aisan - this kind [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri], synonym: aisane
ajaad adj. free, independent [from Urdu aazaad], -n. ajaadi - independence
ajab adj. amazing, strange, rare [from Urdu], synonym: gajab 
ajmao v. try, experiment, test [from Urdu aazmaa'ish], ajmataa - am trying, ajmae - (he, she, they) is/are trying, ajmaat (rahaa) - was trying, ajmais - (he, she) tried, ajmain - (they) tried [from Awadhi], ajmaii - (he, she ) will try [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri], ajmayaa - (I) trieded, ajmayegaa - (I) will try [from Urdu], ajmabe (karegaa) - (emphatic) will try [from Bhojpuri] synonym: try karo
akchhar n letter (of the alphabet) [from Hindi]
akele adv.  alone, by oneself, singly, unattended, unfriended; apart [from Hindi]
akkil n. wisdom, sensible [from Urdu aaqil], synonym: dimaag [from Hindi]
alag adv. unattached, unconnected, disconnected, detached, separated, distinct, loose, standing alone, unique, peculiar,  placed apart aside, alag se or alge - separately [from Hindi]
alaawa adv. in addition, apart from  [from Urdu]
Allah n. God [from Urdu < Persian < Arabic], also: Allah Taalah
ALTA abbr. Agricultural Landlord and Tenant Act, also: ALTO - Agricultural Landlord and Tenant ordinance
amma n. mother [from Hindi], synonym: ma, ammii (used by Muslims) [from Urdu], maiyaa [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
amrud n. guava (Psidium guajava) [from Hindi]
anaar n pomegranate (Punica granatum) [from Hindi]
andaa n. egg [from Hindi]
andaaj n. guess, rough estimate [from Urdu, andaazah]
andhera n. a time of darkness, night or nightfall [from Hindi], synonym: andhiyar
andheriya n. moonless night
angur n. grape (Vitis vinifera) [from Urdu]
anguttha n. thumb, big toe [from Hindi]
araam karo v. rest [from Urdu aaraam], araam kartaa - am resting, araam kare - (he, she, they) is/are resting, araam karat (rahaa) - was resting, araam karis - (he, she) rested, araam karin - (they) rested [from Awadhi], araam karii - (he, she ) will rest [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri], araam karaa - (I) rested, araam karegaa - (I) will rest [from Urdu], araam karbe (karegaa) - (emphatic) will rest [from Bhojpuri], synonym: rest karo
are int. (used chiefly in calling to or addressing inferiors) Good gracious! O dear! What are you about! Oh! [from Hindi]
arkhati n. a recruiter's agent during the indenture period
asar n. effect [from Urdu < Persian < Arabic]
asli adj original, genuine, real [from Urdu < Persian < Arabic asli]
asmaan n. sky [from Urdu]
aspataal n. hospital [from English]
assi n. eighty [from Hindi]
athaarah n. eighteen [from Hindi]
atta n. father's sister (used by South Indians) , also: atte [from Tamil], also: ata [from Telugu]
auntie n. 1. aunt, 2. female adult friend, a generation older than speaker  [from English]
aur conj. and [from Awadhi/Bojpuri]
aurat n. woman, wife [from Urdu]
awa n. 1. grandmother (used by South Indians), 2. an elderly woman, also: auwa [from Telugu]
awaaj n. noise, sound, shout [from Urdu awaaz]
   

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aa
aadat n. custom, habit, usage, practice, manner [from Urdu]
aadhaa n. half [from Hindi]
aafat n. disaster, misfortune [from Urdu]
aage adv. ahead, in front [from Hindi], aage pichhe karo- to hesitate
aagii n. fire [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
aaj   n. today [from Hindi], aaj kal - nowadays
aaja n. paternal grandfather [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
aaji n. paternal grandmother [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
aakhri adj. last, final [from Urdu aakhir], aakhir - finally, after all
aaluu   n. potato (Solanum tuberosum) [from Urdu < Persian < Sanskrit]
aam n. mango (Mangifera indica) [from Hindi]
aanch n. warmth [from Hindi]
aankhi n. eye [from Awadhi]
aansu n. tears [from Hindi]
aantaa n. flour  [from Hindi]
aap pron. you (polite) [from Hindi]
aapan   pron. his, her, your, their (refers back to the subject) [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
aapul   n. apple (Malus pumila) [from English]
aao   v. come [from Awadhi/Magahi/Chhattisgarhi], aataa - am coming, aae - (he, she, they) is/are coming, aaat (rahaa) (also: aawat rahaa)- was coming, aais - (he, she) came, aain - (they) came [from Awadhi], aaii - (he, she ) will come [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri], aayaa - (I) came, aaegaa - (I) will come [from Urdu], aabe (karegaa) - (emphatic) will come [from Bhojpuri]
aarti n. ceremony of waving lights in front of a deity [from Hindi]
aasaan adj easy [from Urdu], synonym: easy, sahaj [from Hindi]
aasirwaad n. a blessing (used by Hindus) [from Hindi]
aasra n. help [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
aaste adv. slowly, softly [from Urdu ahista], synonym: dhire
aath   n. eight [from Hindi]
aatma n. soul, spirit, mind [from Hindi]
   

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b
baabi karo v. to bake food in a pit oven [from Fijian vavi], synonym: lovo karo
baad me adv. later, - postp. after [from Hindi]
baadal n. cloud [from Hindi]
baaj n. hawk [from Hindi]
baaji n. win [from Urdu baazi meaning sport, game, wager],
baakas n. box [from English]
baakii n. left over, the rest, remainder [from Urdu]
baalu n. sand, gravel, grit [from Hindi]
baap n. father [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri], synonym: pitaaji, abbaa, daddy
baar n. hair [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
baare me postp. about [from Awadhi]
baarah n. twelve [from Hindi]
baaro v. light [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri],, bartaa - am lighting, baare - (he, she, they) is/are lighting, baarat (rahaa) - was lighting, baaris - (he, she) lit, baarin (they) lit [from Awadhi], baarii - (he, she ) will light [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri], baaraa - (I) lit, baaregaa - (I) will light [from Urdu], barbe (karegaa) - (emphatic) will light [from Bhojpuri], baraa - lit
baarr n. flood [from Hindi]
baat n. 1. thing, matter, reason [from Hindi], 2. word, 3. language
baat karo v. talk, converse [from Magahi], baat kartaa - am talking, baat kare - (he, she, they) is/are talking, baat karat (rahaa) - was talking, baat karis - (he, she) talked, baat karin - (they) talked [from Awadhi], baat karii - (he, she ) will talk [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri], baat karaa - (I) talked, baat keregaa - (I) will talk [from Urdu], baat karbe (karegaa) - (emphatic) will talk [from Bhojpuri], baat karwao - make (him/her) talk, see also: bolo
babba n. a term of endearment for a baby, especially a baby boy, also: babbi - for a bay girl
bachaa   leftover [from Hindi bachaa khucha], plural: bachis,
bachao v. to save (something), see also: bacho - to survive
bachchaa n. young of animals [from Urdu bachchah meaning child]
badaam n. almond [from Urdu]
badlaa n. retaliation, revenge [from Urdu]
badlo v. exchange, change, substitution [from Urdu badal]
badnaam n. disreputable [from Urdu bad naam]
bagaas n. residue of crushed sugar cane [from English < French bagasse]
bagal n. side [from Urdu baghal]
baggi n. buggy [from English]
bahas n. argument, debate [from Urdu baHs]
bahaanah n. excuse, pretext, evasion, reason [from Urdu]
bahaare n. outside [from Awadhi]
bahini n. 1. sister [from Awadhi], synonym: jiji [from Hindi], a respectable form of address to a female
bahnoi n. sister's husband [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri], synonym: jija
bahut adv. very e.g. bahut achchhaa (very good)
  adj. many, a lot [from Hindi], synonym: dher
baigan n. eggplant (Solanum melongena) [from Hindi baygan]
baitho v. sit [from Magahi/Chhattisgarhi]], synonym: baith jao
bajaar n. market [from Urdu baazaar], synonym: markit [from English market]
bajaa adv. has struck e.g. saat bajaa (seven o'clock)
bajao v. play (an instrument) [from Hindi bajana]
bajarru n. prostitute
bakadua adv. all at once [from Fijian vakadua]
bakalolo n. Fijian pudding made from coconut cream [from Fijian vakalolo]
bakewa n. sucking fish (Echenis naucrates) [from Fijian]
bakrraa n. goat (masculine) [from Hindi], bakrrii (feminine)
Bakra Iid n. Muslim festival commemorating the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son, marks the end of Haj. also: Iid-Ul_Adha
bakerraa n. crab (used in Vanua Levu) [from Fijian]
baksis n. gift, donation, reward, alms, tip [from Urdu bakhshish]
balambala n. tree fern (Cyathea lunulata) ,used as a garden ornament [from Fijian balabala]
baltii n. bucket [from Hindi baaltii]
banao v. make [from Hindi banana]
band n. closed [from Hindi]
band gobhi n. cabbage (Brassica oleracea) [from Hindi]
band karo v. close [from Magahi], band kartaa - (I) am closing, baat kare - (he, she, they) is/are closing, band karat (rahaa) - was closing, band karis - (he, she) closed, band karin - (they) closed [from Awadhi], band karii - (he, she ) will close [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri], band karaa - (I) closed, band keregaa - (I) will close [from Urdu], band karbe (karegaa) - (emphatic) will close [from Bhojpuri]
bandar n. monkey [from Hindi]
bappaa n. father [from Magahi ]
barfi n. a cube-shaped sweet made from milk, sugar and spices [from Hindi]
baroobar adj. equal, even, level, alike [from Bhojpuri]
bareed n. bread [from English bread]
barraa adj big [from Hindi], feminine: barrii
  adj older , synonym: barrkanaa [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
barraa abba n father's elder brother, also: barrka abba [from Urdu]
barree n. hornet [from Hindi word for wasp], synonym: baraiyaa
barrhaao v. increase [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
barrhiyaa adj wonderful, terrific [from Hindi]
barrka adj. 1. elder [from Bhojpuri]. e.g. barrkaa bhaiyaa - elder brother, 2. - n. a term of address used to a male to get a favour., feminine: barrki, see also: barrka abba
barrki n. a term of address used to a female to get a favour, see also: barrki amma, barrki ammi
barrki amma n. father's elder brother's wife, also: barrki ammi (used by Muslims)
barrku n. brother-in-law, also: barrkau
barse v. raining [from Hindi barsaat]
bartan n. cooking utensils [from Hindi]
bas adj. enough [from Urdu]
  n. bus [from English]
bastaa n. jute bag [from Urdu]
batao v. tell  [from Magahi], batataa - (I) am telling, batae - (he, she, they) is/are telling, batat (rahaa) - was telling, batais - (he, she) told, batain - (they) told [from Awadhi], bataii - (he, she ) will tell [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri], batayaa - (I) told, bataegaa - (I) will tell [from Urdu], batabe (karegaa) - (emphatic) will tell [from Bhojpuri]
batoro v. gather [from Awadhi]
battak n. duck [from Bhojpuri]
battii n. lamp, light [from Hindi]
bawaal n. problem, tension
becho v. sell [from Magahi], bechtaa - (I) am selling, beche - (he, she, they) is/are selling, bechat (rahaa) - was selling, bechis - (he, she) sold, bechin - (they) sold [from Awadhi], bechii - (he, she ) will sell [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri], bechaa - (I) sold, bechegaa - (I) will sell [from Urdu], bechbe (karegaa) - (emphatic) will sell [from Bhojpuri]
bukete n. pregnant [from Fijian]
behos adj. unconscious [from Urdu behosh]
besaram adj. shameless, immodest [from Urdu be sharm]
belee n. leafy green vegetable (Abelmoschus manihot) [from Fijian bele]
belfut n. breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis) [from English]; synonym: uutoo
bemaar adj. sick, ill [from Urdu bimaar]
bekaar adj useless [from Urdu be kaar]
belo n. work break  [from English bell]
besan n. pea flower [from Hindi]
besaram adj shameless, immodest [from Urdu be sharm]
betaa n. son [from Hindi]
betii n. daughter [from Hindi], synonym: bitiyaa
bhii adv also [from Hindi]
bibi n. Queen (in a game of cards)
bichaaraa   having pity on [from Hindi? - bechaaraa], bichaarii (feminine)
bichhao v. spread out
bidaa n. farewell [from Urdu widaa], bidaaii - farewell ceremony
bif n. Thursday [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
bigaarro v. 1. spoil, 2. influence people to follow wrong path
bigha n. acre
bigo v. throw, synonym: biig do [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
bihaan n. tomorrow [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
bihos adj. unconscious [from Urdu be hosh]
biin n. snake bean, long bean [from English bean]
biis n. twenty [from Hindi]
bilimbilii n. raft made of banana stem or bamboo [from Fijian bilibili]
bimba karo v. to quarrel [from Fijian veiba]
biich postp. between [from Hindi]
biiloo n. coconut shell bowl  [from Fijian bilo]
binaa postp. without [from Hindi]
bindiyaa n. dot [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
biskut n. biscuit [from English]
biswaas n. trust [from Awadhi]
bitalia   never mind, leave it [from Fijian veitalia]
biyaa n. seed [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
bo v. plant
bojha   weight, stress [from Hindi]
boil karo v. boil [from English], synonym: khaulao
bolao v. call [from Hindi bulao]
bolo v. say, speak
borra n. cow peas (Vigna sinensis), also: borraa bean
bos n. boss  [from English], bosaai - acting like a boss
botal n. bottle [from English]
buddha n. 1. old [from Hindi], 2. old man [from Hindi], 3. slang for wife, feminine: burriya
budesaa adj. lazy [from Fijian vucesaa]
budh n. Wednesday [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
bukhaar n. fever [from Urdu]
bul n. bull [from English], plural: bael
bula int. Fijian greeting [ from Fijian]
bulaangi n. visitor [ from Fijian vulagi]
bulaawaa n. invitation [from Hindi]
bulbul n. a bird, black in colour an d red rump introduced from Indian to Fiji [from Hindi]
bulu adj. blue colour [from English]
bulut n. bolt [from English]
burus n. brush [from English]
bustuiyaa n. lizard, gecko [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
buturaki v. to beat up someone [from Fijian]
   

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bh
bhabhi n. brother's wife [from Hindi], see also bhauji
bhaaji n. green leaves, choraiyaa ke bhaaji, belee ke bhaaji, daalo ke bhaaji [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
bhaarii adj. substantial, great, heavy [from Hindi], synonym: barraa
bhaarraa n. fare, rent [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
bhaat n. cooked rice [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
bhagwaan n. God [from Hindi], synonym: maalik, khudaa, allah
bhais   happened
bhaiyaa n. brother, cousin , term of address for someone equal to subject [from Bhojpuri/Magahi]
bhajan n. Hindu devotional song [from Hindi]
bhajia n. a deep-fries spicy savoury made from pea flour, onion, bhaji, and chillli
bhalaai n for the good of
bhangrra n. a traditional dance of Panjabi origin
bhare v. to fill [from Bhojpuri] , Aaapan peet bhare khaaatir - To fill his stomach
bharo v. to fill, bharaa  adj. - full, bhar -all (raat bhar - all night)
    to pay
bharti n. 1. enrolment, 2. admission
bhauji n. elder brother's wife [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri], synonym: bhabhi
bhejo v. send
bherraa n. sheep [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
bhii conj. also [from Hindi]
bhiijo v. get wet, bhijaao - make it wet [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
bhindi n. okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) [from Hindi]
bhittar postp. inside [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
bhuja n. a salty snack consisting of peas, peanuts, dried rice, and seo.
bhujo v. fry [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
bhulo v. forget [from Hindi bhool]
bhuuk n. hunger [from Hindi], bhuuke - from hunger [from Bhojpuri] Ham bhuuke martaa hai - I am dying from hunger.
bhuut n. devil [from Hindi], synonym: saitaan, tiboro
   

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ch
chaa n. tea [from Urdu < Persian < Chinese]
chaabii n. key [from Hindi]
chaabuk n. whip [from Hindi]
chaacha n. paternal uncle [from Hindi], also: chachu, synonym: kaaka, feminine: chaachi
chaahataa n. mud [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
chaahii v. should [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
chaal n. gait, walk, custom, trick [from Hindi]
  adv. turn (when playing cards) [from Hindi chalo]
chaand n. moon [from Hindi], synonym: chandarma, chandanii - moonlight
chaar n. four [from Hindi], chauaa - four (in a card game)
chaaraa n. remedy, cure [from Urdu chaarah]
  n. bait [from Hindi]
  n. fodder [from Hindi], charao - 1. graze (animals), 2. to deceive someone
chabaao v. chew [from Hindi]
chaddar n. a sheet, veil [from Urdu chaadar]
chaak n. chock, mostly to stop sugar cane carts from moving [from English]
chaalis n. forty [from Hindi]
chamar n. an insulting term for an unworthy person
chamke adj. glitter [from Hindi chamak]
chamrra n. skin [from Hindi]
chana n. chick peas [from Hindi]
chandan n. sandalwood (Santalum album) [from Hindi]
chaar n. four [from Hindi], -adj. chaaro - all four
chakko n. small knife with folding blade [from Urdu chaaqoo]
chalaak adj. clever, expert, cunning  [from Urdu chaalaak], -n. chalaaki
chalo v. move, walk, go, come on, go ahead
chandarma n. moon [from Hindi], synonym: chaand
chappal n. sandal [from Hindi]
charbii n. fat [from Hindi]
chaur n. cooked rice [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
chor n. thief  [from Hindi], chori karo - to steal
chasmaa n. spectacles [from Urdu chasmak]
chataai n. mat [from Hindi]
chatni n. chutney, a very spicy and usually very hot food made from, tamarind or mango with sugar and spices and mostly stored in vinegar. [from Hindi]
chaudah n. fourteen [from Hindi]
chaur n. uncooked rice [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
chek karo v. to check something (from  English check and Hindi karo)
chichinda n. snake gourd (Trichosanthes anguina) [from Hindi]
chij n. thing [from Urdu cheez]
chimmach n. spoon [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
chiinii n. sugar [from Hindi]
chikau n. wild yams (Dioscorea nummularia) [from Fijian tikau]
chinho v. recognise [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
chirriya n. bird [from Hindi]
chitthi n. letter [from Hindi]
chokha n. a dish made by mixing steamed eggplant or potato with garlic, chilli and other spices. [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
choli n. a short blouse, with no or short sleeves that exposes the midriff and usually worn with a sari. choli suit - a choli worn with a wide skirt, also: ghagra-choli
choraiya n. a spinach-like vegetable [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri], also: choraiya bhaji
chori karo v. steal [from Hindi chori and Magahi karo]
chot n. injury [from Hindi]
chotii n. braided hair [from Hindi]
chumcha n. someone who always agrees with people of influence
chumma n. kiss [from Bhojpuri], chumma leo v. - to kiss
chup raho v. be quiet, chuppe - quietly
chutiya n. one who lives on the earnings of his wife's prostitution; a term of abuse, a blockhead [from Hindi]
chuuha n. rat [from Hindi]
   

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chh
chhaapaa n. photograph, chhaapaa utaaro - take photograph [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
chhaat karo v. vomit [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
chalao v. put to work, drive, kaam chalao - survive
chhat n. roof [from Hindi]
chhauko v. season, onions, garlic, ginger and spices in oil, as the first stage of cooking curry [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
chhe n. six [from Chattisgarhi], chhakki - six (in a card game)
chhed n. hole [from Hindi], chhedo v.- to pierce
chheko v. engagement [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
chherro v. agitate
chhorro v. leave
chhota adj. small (masculine) [from Hindi], chhotkana - small one [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
chhotii adj small (feminine) [from Hindi], chhotkani - small one [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
chhotka adj. younger [from Bhojpuri]
chhuri n. knife [from Hindi]
chhuuo v. touch
   

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d
daag n. scar, blemish, stain [from Urdu daagh]
dakua n. kauri tree (Agathis macrophylla) [from Fijian dakua]
daal n. lentils  [from Hindi]
  n. branch [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
daala adv. to err, be in error, afraid to face the consequences [from Fijian cala]
daal chini n. cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylancium) [from Hindi]
daalo n. taro [from Fijian dalo]
dam n. breath, vitality, moment [from Urdu] , ek dam - completely
damaad n. son-in-law  [from Hindi daamaad]
daam n. 1. price [from Hindi], 2. expensive (bahut daam hai - it is very expensive), 3. dam [from English]
daada n. 1. father's elder brother [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri], 2. paternal grandfather [from Hindi], also:daadu
daadi n. 1. father's elder brother's wife [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri], 2. paternal grandmother [from Hindi]
daant n. tooth [from Hindi]
daarrii n. beard [from Hindi]
daaruu n. alcohol [from Hindi]
daawat n. an invitation (used by Muslims)  [from Urdu]
dafe   times [from Urdu dafaa]
dahii n. yogurt  [from Hindi]
dam n. breath, life, vitality, vigour [from Urdu]
dalchini n. cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) [from Hindi]
daniva n. small fish like sardine (Sardinella) [from Fijian]
daruukaa n. edible plant related to sugar cane (Saccharum edule) [from Fijian duruka]
dar n. fear [from Hindi], v. daro
darjan n. dozen [from English]
das n. ten [from Hindi] , dassa - ten (in card game)
dasaa adj. condition, state [from Hindi]
daurro v. run [from Magahi]
dawai n. medicine [from Urdu dawaa]
Diwali n. Hindu festival of lights to celebrate the return of Lord Rama from exile. also: Dipawali
diwaal n. wall [from Urdu deewaar]
deg n. step [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
dekho v. see, dekhao - show, dekh bhaal - look after, care for
deo v. give [from Awadhi/Magahi]
derii adv. late [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
dewar n. husband's younger brother [from Hindi], dewraanii - husband's younger brother's wife
dipu n. depot - Place where Indian indentured labourers were kept before being transported to the colonies [from English]
dina karo v. to fish at night using lamp or torch [from Fijian dina (light)]
dikkat adv. difficulty
dil n. heart, soul, courage, generosity [from Urdu], dil kare - feel like, dil nahi kare - don't feel like.
dimaag n. brain/intellect [from Urdu dimaagh]
dimbidibi n. scraping from the stem of yangona (kava) plants used to make inferior yangona [from Fijian civicivi]
din n. day [from Hindi], din bhar - all day, din maro - kill time, to waste time doing nothing
diwaal n. wall [from Urdu]
diya n. small clay lamp used during Hindu religious ceremonies especially during Diwali
doktaa n. doctor [from English]
dongo n. red mangrove tree (Rhizophora mangle) [from Fijian dogo]
door adj. distant, remote, far [from Urdu]
dost n. friend [from Urdu]
dubraa n. thin [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri], synonym: patraa
dui n. two [from Awadhi], duggi - two (in card game), - adj. duuno - both,  duusra - second
dukaan n. shop, store, dukaandar - shopkeeper [from Urdu]
dukh n. sorrow, grief, distress [from Hindi], - adj dukhi , antonym: sukh
dulhaa n. bridegroom [from Hindi], dulhain [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri] - bride
duaar n entrance to house. duaarpuja - Hindu worship on the bride's door [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
duniyaa n. world [from Urdu dunyaa]
dusman n. enemy [from Urdu dushman]
duudh n. milk [from Hindi]
duuno   both [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
duur adv. far [from Hindi]
duusar adj. other, another [from Awadhi],  dusraa - second [from Hindi]
duwaar n. entrance [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
   

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dh
dhaaii n. two and a half [from Hindi]
dhaan n. rice (paddy) [from Hindi]
dhakkan n. lid [from Hindi]
dhanbaad int. thank you [from Hindi dhanyawaad], also: dhanyawaad
dhandhaa n. business, way of doing things [from Hindi]
dhang n. manner of doing something [from Hindi]
dhania n. coriander (Coriandrum sativum) [from Hindi]
dhar do v. 1. put away 2.  hit, synonym: dharo [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
dher adj. a lot, plenty  [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
dhilla adj. loose [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
dhiire adv. slow, soft , dhiire dhiire - slowly, softly [from Hindi]
dho v. wash [from Magahi], dhotaa - (I) am washing, dhoe, also:dhowe - (he, she, they) is/are washing, dhowat (rahaa) - was washing, dhois - (he, she) washed, dhoain - (they) washed [from Awadhi], dhoaii - (he, she ) will wash [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri], dhoyaa - (I) washed, dhoegaa - (I) will wash [from Urdu], dhobe (karegaa) - (emphatic) will wash [from Bhojpuri], - n. dhobi - someone employed to do washing
dhokaa v deceive, to cheat one's (ill) fate [from Hindi]
dholak n. traditional Indian drum played by hitting both sides with hands.
dhoti n. traditional garment worn by Hindu men made up of long piece of cloth wound around waist and legs. (Used only by few priests at present)

doh

v. carry
dhuuan n. smoke [from Hindi]
dhyaan n. concentration, meditation  [from Hindi]
   

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e
ek n. one [from Hindi], "a" pron. ekke - only one [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri], ekka - Ace (card game), - adj. pahilkaa - first
ekdam adv. completely, surely  [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
etnaa adj. this much
etwaar n. Sunday [from Hindi]
   

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f
faalaa n. fellow [from English]
faank n. fork [from English]
faatak n. gate [from Hindi]
FACT abbr. Football Association Championship Tournament
faedaa n. benefit, profit [from Urdu faa'idah]
faeslaa n. decision, settlement [from Hindi]
fagua n. a Hindu festival, songs sung during the festival. [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri] synonym: holi
failaao v. spread
fal n. fruit [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
falaawaa n. plough [from English]
faraak n dress [from English frock]
farkaa adj. difference [from Hindi], also farak
FBC abbr. Fiji Broadcasting Commission
FDB abbr. Fiji Development Bank
FEA abbr. Fiji Electricity Authority
FFA abbr. Fiji Football Association
fikar n. care, concern, anxiety, counsel [from Urdu fikr]
filam n movie [from English film]
fir adv. again [from Hindi]
firii n. free (from indenture)  [from English]
firiimaan n. free man [from English]
FIT n. Fiji Institute of Technology
FJC abbr. Fiji Junior Certificate
FLP abbr. Fiji Labour Party
fokatiyaa adj. useless [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri], adv.  fokatiye (tum fokatiye mahinat kartaa - it is useless working hard)
FPSA abbr. Fiji Public Service Association
friihold n. land in Fiji that can be sold [from English]
FSC abbr. Fiji Sugar corporation
FSM abbr. Fiji School of Medicine
FTU abbr. Fiji Teachers Union
FTUC abbr. Fiji Trade Union Council
fua n. father's sister [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri], see also: fuffa
fuffa n. father's sister's husband [from Hindi], see also: fua
fukni n. a tube into which one blows to stir up a fire. [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
fulori n. small round deep fried savoury made from pea flour, onions, chilli etc., see also: bara, bhajia
fuul n. flower [from Hindi]
fuul gobhi n. cauliflower (Brassica oleraceae) [from Hindi]
fuus ke ghar n, house made of grass, leaves and reeds
   

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g
gaadur n. bat [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri], synonym: changaadar  [from Hindi]
gaai n. cow
gaajar n. carrot (Daucus carota) [from Hindi]
gaanaa n. song [from Hindi]
gaanja n. marijuana [from Hindi]
gaanthii n. knee [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
gaarii n. swear [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
gaddaar n. disloyal, treacherous [from Urdu ghaddaar]
gadhaa n. ass, fool [from Hindi]
gaj n. yard [from Urdu gaz]
gaiyaa n. cow [from Awadhi]
galat adj. wrong, incorrect, inaccurate [from Urdu ghalat]
gandhaae   smells bad
ganna n. sugar cane [from Hindi]
gao v. sing, gaanaa n. - song
gaon n. village  [from Hindi]
gap n. lie
garam n. hot [from Urdu garm]
garaund n. playing field [from English ground]
garda n. dust [from Urdu gard]
garib adj. poor/destitute [from Urdu gharib]
garam adj. warm, hot [from Urdu garm]
garri n. 1. sugarcane cart, 2. toy with wheels
gatai n. neck, throat [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
gauri n. a gay person, male with female mannerisms
gawaah n. witness [from Urdu] , gawaahee -testimony, evidence
gazal n. traditional love song [from Urdu]
geet n. enclosure for animals, paddock, corral [from English gate]
geng n. a work gang [from English gang]
gilass n. tumbler, glass [from English glass]
gino v. count, - n. gintii  [from Hindi] -counting number
giraftaar v. arrest [from Urdu giriftaar]
girass n. grass [from English]
girmit n. 1. indenture [from English agreement],  2. the period during which the system was in operation. 3. the length of time for which the individual labourer was indentured.
girmitya n person who served under indenture
giro v. fall
Gita n. a Hindu sacred book containing part of the epic, Mahabharata. synonym: Bhagavad Gita
gitawa n. grunter fish with longitudinal stripe (Therapon jarbua) [from Fijian qitawa]
gobhii n. cabbage (Brassica oleracea) [from Hindi]
gol mirich n. black pepper  (Piper nigrum) [from Hindi]
goolaa adj. round, circle [from Hindi], goolii n. - pill, small ball, marble, bullet, tablet, small round ball
goraa adj 1. fair (skin), whiteness, fair complexion [from Hindi] 2. a white man
gorment n. government [from English]
gorminti n public road [from English government]
gorr n. foot [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
gos n. meat [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
gulaab n. rose [from Urdu]
gulaab jaamun n. small elongated sweet, made with flour, ghi and coated with a syrup
gulaam v. 1. servant, 2. the Jack in a game of cards ,   -adv. gulaami - work under the control of someone else [from Hindi]
gulgula n. a doughnut - like sweet [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
gullidanda n. a game played with two sticks, the smaller of which is flicked with the larger then hit.
gurdwara n. Sikh temple [from Punjabi]
gussa n. anger, passion, rage [from Urdu ghussah]
gwaan v. exclamation used to shoo away animals [from English go on]
gyaarah n. eleven [from Hindi]
   

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gh
ghaam n. sunlight [from Hindi]
ghantaa n. hour [from Hindi]
ghar n. house [from Hindi], ghare - home
ghasita n. sledge without wheels pulled by horse or bullocks [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
ghi n. clarified butter [from Hindi]
ghorraa n. horse (masculine) [from Bhojpuri/Magahi ], ghorrii (feminine)
ghugri n. a dish of peas, boiled and spiced
ghus n. bribe [from Hindi]
ghuumo v. 1. to tour, travel, visit, move around, ghumaao - to take someone on a tour. 2. turn around, ghumaao - to turn something. muurr ghummao - turn the head. 3. muurr ghumaao - to influence one's thinking,  ghuum gumaae ke - again and again
ghunsa n. fist, punch [from Hindi]
   

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h
haan n. yes [from Hindi]
haddi n. bone [from Hindi]
haafaa n. half the task of a cane-cutting pair [from English: half]
haal n. state, condition, circumstance [from Urdu] synonym - haalat
haamaa n. hammer [from English]
haaro v. lose [from Hindi haar]
haath n. hand [from Hindi]
haathi n. elephant [from Hindi]
had adv. unbelievable [from Urdu hadd]
haddi n. bone [from Hindi]
haftaa n. week [from Urdu]
hai v. is, are, there is, there are
hajaar n. thousand [from Urdu]
hajj n. the pilgrimage to Mecca that Muslims should perform at least once in their lifetime. [from Urdu]
halal adj. permitted to Muslims, especially meat slaughtered to Islamic law [from Urdu]
hal jao v. enter, synonym: halo [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
halluk adj. light weight. also: halka [from Hindi]
ham pron. I , ham log - we, hamaar - my, mine, hame - to me [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
handi n. pot [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
haram adj. not permitted to Muslims according to Islamic law [from Urdu]
haraami n. wicked, atrocious,  doer of what is forbidden or unlawful, a wicked person, robber, an assassin; a rascal, a cheat, bastard [from Urdu haraam meaning unlawful, forbidden]
hardam adv. every moment [from Urdu har dam], adv. hardamme - all the time
hardi n. tumeric [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
hariyar n. greenery
haso v. laugh [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
hawaa n. wind, breeze, air, atmosphere [from Urdu]
hawan n. a sacred purifying ritual in Hinduism that involves a fire ceremony  [from Hindi]
hedmaan n. leader of a work gang [from English head man]
heeraa n. diamond [from Hindi]
himmat n. courage [from Urdu]
hing   Asafetida (Ferula assafoetida) [from Hindi]
hisaab n. account, computation, rate [from Urdu]
hissa n. share, portion, lot [from Urdu hissah]
hiyãã adv. here [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
hoe v. happening, hoe laga - is happening
hos n. sense, mind, understanding from Urdu] hosh]
huan adv. there [from Awadhi]
husiyaar adj. intelligent, alert [from Urdu] hushyaar]
hukum n. order, decree [from Urdu] hukm]
hunnar n. skill, art [from Urdu] hunar]
hutel n. hotel [from English]
huwaan adv. there, that place
   

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i
idhar adv. in this direction, here, on this side, this way [from Hindi]
ii pron. this, these, he, she, it  [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
  pron. they, these
iid n. Muslim festival celebrating the end of Ramadan [from Urdu], also: Iid-Ul-Fitr
ijat n. honour, esteem, reputation [from Urdu izzat]
ilaichi n. cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum) [from Hindi]
imandaar adj. trustworthy [from Urdu]
imli n. tamarind (Tamarindus indica) [from Hindi], imli ke chatnee - tamarind chutney
ingin n. engine [from English]
insaan n. man, human being, mankind [from Urdu]
iske pron. his, hers, its
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j
jaada adj. more than enough, more [from Urdu ziyaadah]
jaadu n. magic, conjuring, charm, effect of evil spirits [from Urdu]
jaali n. net [derived from Hindi  jaal], also jaal
jaan n. soul, life [from Urdu]
janaawe v. shows
jaano v. know
jaanwar n. animal [from Urdu]
jaao v. go [from Awadhi]
jaat n. caste, race [from Urdu zaat]
jaatii n. native Fijian
jab adv. 1. when, at the time when, 2. as soon as, 3. in case, 4. since  [from Hindi]
jabar ad. big [from Urdu zabar meaning above, superior, greater, top]
jael n. jail
jagah n. place, space, room [from Urdu jā’egah]
jahaaj n. ship [from Hindi]
jahaaji bhai n. people who came on the same ship, or just jahaaji
jahannam n. hell [from Urdu jahaannum]
jahar   poison [from Urdu zahr]
jaise   like
jaheli order n. prison officer [from Hindi jaheli and English order- literally meaning "order the prisoner"]
jaldi adv 1. quickly [from Urdu], 2. recently (abhi jaldii aais raha - came recently)
jalebi n. a ring-shaped orange/yellow coloured sweet, made from sugar, ghi, flour and yoghurt, left to ferment for a day then deep fried.
jamaana n. time, age, period [from Urdu zamaanah]
jamiin n. land, ground, earth [from Urdu zameen], jamiindaar - landlord
jan n. person
janam n. birth [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
jangal n. forest [from Hindi], jangli - 1. wild (jungli murgi - wild chicken), 2. uncivilised
jannat n. Heaven
jano v. know, janawe - shows, jantaa - (I) know
jao v. go [from Magahi/Chhattisgarhi]
jaraa adj. burnt [from Bhojpuri]
jarao v. burn
jarr n. root
jarur adv. certainly, surely [from Urdu zaroor], jarurat - necessary
jasti adj. more, most, mostly, much [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri], synonym: besii
jawaab n. answer, reply [from Urdu]
jawaan adj young, youth [from Urdu]
jaefar n. nutmeg (Myristica fragrans) [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
jeb n. pocket  [from Urdu]
jethaani n wife of husband's elder brother [from Hindi]
ji adv. yes, show politeness
jid n. stubborn [from Urdu zidd]
jiib n. tongue [from Hindi jiibh]
jiiraa n. cumin
jindagi n. life, living, existence [from Urdu zindagi], synonym: jeewan
jindaa adj. alive, living [from Urdu zindah]
jisme   in which, synonym: jisman
jito v. to win
jiu n. mind [from Bhojpuri]
jon pron. who, which [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri], jiske -whose
jor adj. fast [from Urdu zor]
jorra adj. pair
jos n. enthusiasm, passion, lust [from Urdu josh]
joto v. till the soil
juaar n. tide
julum adj. fine, great [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
juuta n. shoe
   

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jh
jhaarru n. broom, -v. jhaarro - to sweep
jhagra n. fight
jhanjhat n. argument
jhinga n. prawn, lobster
jhund n. group [from Hindi]
jhuura adj. dry [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
   

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kaa adv. what, synonym: kaunchii [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
kaabij n. Chinese cabbage [from English cabbage]
kaabu n. control, possession, hold [from Urdu qaaboo]
kaaeda n. good manners
kaafi adv. 1. quite, fairly 2. enough [from Urdu]
k
kaagaj n. paper [from Urdu kaagaz]
kaahe adv. why [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
kaaka n. father's younger brother [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
kaaki n. father's younger brother's wife [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
kaam n. work [from Hindi] , job, kaamchor - someone who tries to avoid work
kamij salwar n. Indian women's clothing made up of knee length tunic and loose trousers. , also: salwar kamij
kaaran   reason [from Hindi]
kamaal adj extraordinary
kaam karo v. work
kaan n. ear [from Hindi]
kaanun n. rule, law, system [from Urdu qaanoon]
kaaran   because of, for the reason
kaato v. cut, bite
kab adv. when
kabar n. grave [from Urdu qabr], kabrastaan - cemetery, graveyard
kabhi adv. sometime[from Hindi] , kabhi kabhi - sometimes
kabhi nahi adv. never
kabuttar n. pigeon, dove [from Urdu kabootar]
kachua n. turtle (Chelonia)
kachcha adj. raw, uncooked, unsealed (road) [from Hindi]
kaed n. imprisonment, confinement [from Urdu qaid]
kaahe adj. why [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
kaddu n. pumpkin
kahaan adv. where[from Hindi]
kahaanii n. story, synonym: khissa
kahaawat n. saying, proverb [from Hindi]
kai n. blue-green algae [from Fijian kai]
kaila maro v. to shout , cheer [from Fijian kaila and Hindi maro]
Kailoma n. part-European [form Fijian kai loma]
kaisan adv. what kind of
kaise adv. 1. how  2.how are you  [from Awadhi], kaisan - what kind [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
Kaiviti n. Fijian [from Fijian], alt. sp. Kaibiti, synonym: jaatii
kal n. yesterday [from Hindi]
kamaal adv marvel, wonder [from Urdu]
kamal ke fuul n. lotus [from Hindi]
kamao v. 1. earn money 2. jamiin kamao - prepare land for cultivation
kamar n. waist [from Urdu]
kammar n. blanket [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
Kampani n. the CSR Company in Fiji [from English company]
kamrak n. star fruit (Averrhoa carambola)
kamtii adj. deficient, few, little, rare [from Urdu kam]
kanaade n. mullet -fish (Mugilidae) [from Fijian kanade]
kandhaa n. shoulder [from Hindi]
kanghi n. comb [from Hindi]
kanikani n. scales and roughness of skin caused by excessive drinking of kava [from Fijian]
kanoon n. law [from Urdu]
kantaap n. the leafy top of a sugar cane plant [from English cane top]
kaprraa n. cloth, clothing  [from Hindi]
karaila n. bitter gourd (Momordica charantia) [from Hindi]
karamua n. water spinach (Cenchrus echinatus)
karejaa n. liver [from Bhojpuri]
kariyaa adj. black [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
karo v. do
karom board n. a game where players flick disks to holes in corners of board.
karraa adj. 1. hard, difficult. 2. clever [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
karraai n. wok like cooking pot.
karua n. wife's sister's husband, brother [from Fijian karua]
kasar n lacking, error [from Urdu]
kasao adj. very drunk [ form Fijian kasou]
kasera n. cassava [from Fijian kasera]
kasuur n. fault, defect, blame, sin, failure [from Urdu qusoor]
katha n. a Hindu prayer ceremony
kathak n. a traditional Indian dance
katthar n. jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
kaum n. nation, people [from Urdu qaum]
kaur n. morsel
kavika n. Malay apple (Syzygium malaccense) [from Fijian]
kawaango n. spangled emperor fish (Lethrinus nebulosis) [from Fijian kawago]
kawakawa n. yellow-finned groper fish (Serranidae) [from Fijian]
kazjan brada n. cousin brother - a male first cousin, feminine: kajan sista
ke postp. of (possessive) (Ram ke kutta - (Ram's dog))
  postp to (object marker) (Ham tum ke buk dia rahaa - I gave the book to you)
  postp after (Teen baj ke das minit - Ten minutes past (after) three), (Khaanaa khae ke -After eating)
  postp on (Mangar ke - on Tuesday)
  postp has, have (Buk Ram ke lage hai. - Ram has the book)
  postp with (Ham Ram ke sanghe jaega - I will go with Ram)
  postp for (Ram ke khaatir buk - Book for Ram)
kek n. cake [from English]
kekraa n. mud crab, also bakeraa in Vanua Levu
keraa n. banana [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
kerekere karo v. to borrow something [from Fijian kerekere and Hindi karo]
ketna adj. how much, how many
ki conj. or (Tum aapul mangtaa ki keraa? -Do you want apple or banana?)
  conj. that (conjoiner) (Ham jantaa raha ki tum nai aaega - I knew that you will not come)
  conj. when (conjoiner) (Jab ki tum paas kar lega - When you pass)
kichin n. kitchen [from English]
kidhar adv. where, aur kidhar - somewhere else
kiimat n. price, value, worth, cost [from Urdu qeemat]
kik karo v. kick
kinaare n. shore, river bank, edge, margin [from Urdu kinaarah]
kirtan n. Hindu devotional song  [from Hindi]
kirua n. insect [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
kisaan n. farmer  [from Hindi]
kitaab n. book [from Urdu]
kismat n. fortune, fate [from Urdu qismat]
kiske pron. whose , who
koii pron. 1. any, some, someone, koii nai - no one , 2. will (chale koii - will go)
kokii n. parrot
kon adj. who, which one [from Chhattisgarhi], synonym: ke [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
konchi adj. what [derived from Hindi kaun chij meaning what thing], alt. sp. - kaunchi
koro n. village [from Fijian]
kosaa n. dregs of kava [ from Fijian kosa]
kosis n. attempt, endeavor, labor, exertion [from Urdu koshish], -v. kosis karo
kota n. quota, usually in reference to sugar cane [from English]
kuuna n. (water) well  [from Hindi]
kuch adj. some, kuch nahii - nothing, aur kuch - something else
kuchla n. pickle made from grated green fruit like mango and starfruit
kudo v. jump
kuli n. a derogatory term for a person brought to Fiji, from India, as an indentured labourer
kuukaa n. mangrove crab [ from Fijian kuka]
kulambar n. overseer [from English call the number]
kumaalaa n sweet potato [ from Fijian kumala]
kurbaal n. crowbar [from English]
kurrsi n. chair [from Urdu]
kurta n. 1. blouse  [from Urdu], 2. a kind of shirt of Indian origin worn on formal occasions. kurta pajama - kurta and trousers suit
kutta n. dog (masculine) [from Hindi], kutia (feminine) [from Hindi]
   

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khaaki n. earthy colour [from Urdu khāk meaning earth]
khaala n. mother's sister (used by Muslims) [from Urdu]
khaali adj 1. empty, blank 2. only [from Urdu]
khaalu n. mother's sister's husband  (used by Muslims) [from Urdu]
khaana n. food [from Hindi]
khaandaan n. family, lineage, dynasty [from Urdu]
khansi n. cough [from Hindi], -v. khanso
khabar n. news, information [from Urdu]
khalaas n. finished [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri], khalaas karo v.
kharraa ho v. stand [from Bhojpuri/Magahi]
khaas adj. special, particular [from Urdu]
khaatir n. sake, behalf, for  [from Urdu]
khabar n. news, information, report [from Urdu]
khaki n. a greenish-brown colour worn by workmen or soldiers
Khalsa n. the Sikh community [from Panjabi]
khao v. eat, khaanaa - food [from Awadhi/Magahi/Chhattisgarhi]
kharido v. buy
khatiya n. bed [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
kharaab adj bad, ruined, spoiled [from Urdu]
kharcha n. expenditure
kharido v. buy [from Urdu]
kharra n. standing [from Hindi]
kharraa ho v. stand up
khassi n. goat (male) [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
khatam adj. finished, done [from Urdu khatm]
khatmal n. bedbug [from Hindi]
khatrah n. danger, fear, risk [from Urdu]
khedo v. chase
khelo v. play
khet n. farm, khetii - farming
khicho v. pull
khichri n. 1. a dish pf rice, daal, spices and onions cooked together. 2. to mix things up in a disorganised way
khiir n. milk rice [from Hindi]
khiira n. cucumber [from Hindi]
khilaaf prep. against [from Urdu]
khirrki n. window [from Hindi]
khissa n. tale, fable [from Urdu qissah]
kholo v. open, -adj. khulaa
khuun n. blood [from Urdu khoon], khuuni - murderer
Khuda n. God [from Urdu]
khusi adj. happy [from Urdu khoosh]
khyaal karo v. take care of, keep an eye on
   

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laaek adj. capable
laal adj. red  [from Urdu], lalkaa (masculine)- red one,  lalkii (feminine)- red one
laali n. sweets
  n. wooden drum [from Fijian]
laddu n. a sweet made of rice or suji, milk, sugar and cardamom, folded in ghi
laesan n. licence [from English]
lagbhag adj. approximately [from Hindi]
lage adv. near [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
  v. in possession of (Hamaar lage hai - It is with me)
  adj. what relationship (Kaka lage - related to me as uncle)
  v. happens (Chot lage - injury happens)
lainamaan n. person who lays temporary railway line [from English line man]
laiin n barracks [from English line]
lairo n. land crab [from Fijian lairo]
lamba adj tall, long  [from Hindi], lambkanaa - tall one [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri],  lambaaii - length
lamu adv. acting in a cowardly way. [from Fijian]
lao v. bring
lapataa adj. missing  [from Urdu]
laparwaahi n. carelessness, negligence  [from Urdu]
larrka n. boy, son [from Bhojpuri]
larrki n. girl, daughter
larro v. fight
lathi n. a walking stick
lauki n. squash, bottle gourd (Lagenaria siceraria) [from Hindi]
lauto v. return, turn back, lautao - to return something [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
lawang n. cloves (Syzygium aromaticum) [from Hindi]
lawena n kava stem (as opposed to root) [from Fijian lawena], see also: nangona
lef n left [from English]
lehsun n. garlic (Allium sativum) [from Hindi]
lekin conj. but [from Awadhi]
lenga n. problem, distress [from Fijian leqa]
leto v. lie
libistik n. lipstick [from English]
liis n. lease [from English]
likho v. write
lo v. take, synonym: leo, also postp. eg. khae lo
log n. people [from Hindi], plural marker (Larrkaa log - boys), log geet - folk song
logan n. people, plural marker (Larrkaa logan - boys)
loha n. iron [from Bhojpuri]
lota n. brass or iron container usually used in Hindu religious ceremonies [from Hindi]
lotu n. church, prayers [from Fijian]
lovo karo v. bake food in earth oven [from Fijian lovo and Hindi karo]
luk jao v. hide, synonym: luko [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
   

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maa n. mother
maachis n. matches [from English]
maaf karo v. forgive, pardon
maal n. riches, property, merchandise [from Urdu]
maalik n. god [from Urdu]
maama n. mother's brother [from Hindi] , maami - maamaa's wife
maamla n. problem
maango v. ask, want, (ham) mangtaa - (I) want [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
maano v. agree to, also: maan jao
maarit n. civil marriage [from English marriage]
maaro v. beat, kill [from Magahi/Chhattisgarhi]
maarkit n. market [from English]
mast   enraptured
maasta n. male teacher [from English master]
machchhar n. mosquito (Aedes aegypti) [from Hindi]
machhri n. fish [from Awadhi], machhri maro - to fish
madarsa n. Muslim religious school [from Urdu]
madat karo v. help [from Urdu madad]
madh makkhi n. bee (Apis mellifera) [from Hindi]
magaj n. brain, intellect [from Urdu maghz]
mahal n. palace [from Urdu]
maina n. mynah bird introduced form India to Fiji (Acridotheres tristis)
maja n. paste made from flour and ground glass, used to coat kite string to cut an opponent's kite string during a kite fight.
majboor adj. compelled, helpless, oppressed [from Urdu]
mahangaa adj expensive [from Hindi]
maharbaani n. favour, kindness [from Urdu mihrbaani]
mahinaa n. month [from Urdu]
mahinat adj. hardwork, persevere
mail n. mile [from English]
maiyaa n. mother [from Magahi/Awadhi/Bhojpuri] synonym: maa, ammii
majaa n. taste, relish, enjoyment, pleasure [from Urdu mazah]
majboot adj. strong [from Urdu mazboot]
makai n. corn (Zea mays) [from Hindi], makai ke aataa - corn flour
makhmal n. velvet [from Urdu]
makkhi n. fly (Musca domestica) [from Hindi]
makrra n. spider [from Hindi]
mala n. garland made from flowers and used in weddings or honouring guests.
manaa n. prohibition, not allowed [from Urdu mana]
mandali n. 1. a group of people who organise themselves in a club to sing religious songs
mandap n. the decorated square where the bride and groom sit during a Hindu wedding ceremony
mandaraaji n South Indian [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
mandir n. Hindu temple or shrine [from Hindi]
mangal sutra n. a beaded chain worn by marries Hindu women
mangar n. Tuesday [from Bhojpuri]
manzil n. destination, goal [from Urdu]
mar jao v. 1. die [from Magahi/Chhattisgarhi], synonym: maro, 2. mar mar ke kaam karo - work extremely hard
mard n. man, male, hero, husband [from Urdu]
mareej n. patient [from Urdu]
markaj n. a small mosque [from Urdu]
marrha n. shed made for special occasions
masala n. 1. curry powder, 2. fertilizer
masiin n. machine [from English]
masjid n. mosque [from Urdu]
mast adj. drunk/intoxicated, happy [from Urdu]
matar n. peas (Pisum sativum) [from Hindi]
matangaali n. Fijian land owning unit [from Fijian mataqali]
mateni adj. drunk [from Fijian]
matlab n. meaning [from Urdu]
mattii n. 1. soil , 2. funeral (Mattii parr gaye - has been buried) [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
matua adj. ripe, ready for harvest [from Fijian]
mauj n. enjoyment, ecstasy [from Urdu]
maukaa n. chance, opportunity [from Urdu mauqa]
maulbi n. 1. a Muslim priest or religious leader. 2. Someone learned in Muslim law  [from Urdu]
mausam n. weather [from Urdu]
mausi n mother's sister [from Hindi], mausa - mother's sister's husband
maut n. death [from Urdu]
me postp. in [from Hindi], on (Ghar me - in the house)
medhak n. frog, toad, cane toad (Bufo marinus) [from Hindi]
mehndi n. a reddish-orange dye used to decorate the hands and feet of Indian women for wedding.
meke n. Fijian dance [from Fijian]
mem n. European woman [from English ma'am] synonym - memiyaa
methi n. fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) [from Hindi]
minit n. minute [from English]
mircha n. chilli [from Hindi]
mittha adj. sweet [from Hindi miitha], mithaai - sweets, lollies, mittha paani - soft drink
moch n. moustache [from Hindi muunch]
mojaa n. socks [from Hindi
motaa adj. (masculine) thick , fat [from Hindi] , motii (feminine)
motar n. car [from English motor]
moto n. spear [from Fijian]
muft adj. free, gratis [from Urdu]
muh n. mouth [from Hindi]
muluk n. country of origin [from Urdu mulk]
munaafa n. profit [from Urdu]
mung bean n (Phaseolus Mungo) small round green bean used for daal [from Hindi]
murai n. radish [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
murdaa n. corpse [from Urdu murdah], synonym: body [from English]
murgii n. (feminine) hen, chicken , murgaa (masculine)
muskil adj. difficult [from Urdu mushkil]
mutthi adj. handful [from Bhojpuri]
murku n. a dry crisp savoury made of besan dropped into hot oil in thin strips in the shape of concentric circles.
muurr n. head [from Awadhi]
muus n. mouse [from Hindi]
   

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naach n. dance [from Hindi]
naak n. nose [from Hindi]
naara n. stream [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
naam n. name, title, honor, fame [from Urdu]
naana n. maternal grandfather [from Hindi]
naani n. maternal grandmother [from Hindi]
naata n. relationship, alliance, kin, affinity [from Hindi]
naati n. daughter's son [from Hindi], naatin - daughter's daughter
naazuk n. slender, fragile, delicate [from Urdu]
na adj. no [from Hindi]
nabbe n. ninety [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
nabbu n. citrus fruit, mittha nabbuu - orange, khatta nabbu - lime.
nadi n. river[from Hindi]
nafrat n. hate [from Urdu]
nahaao v. bathe
naibi n.  Fiji chestnut (Inocarpus fagiferus, Leguminosae) - a large nut tree native to the Pacific [from Fijian] na ivi]
nai adj. no, not
nagiich adj. near, close [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
nakai n. freshwater bivalve (Batissa violacea) [from Fijian na kai]
nakal utaaro n. mimic [from Urdu naql], nakalii - artificial, spurious, counterfeit
nakkhun n. nail/claw [from Urdu naakhun]
nakhraah n. air, pretence, swagger, fashion  [from Urdu]
namaste int. greeting [from Hindi]
nanad n. husband's sister [from Hindi] , see also: nandoi
nandoi n. husband's sister's husband [from Hindi]
nangaarii n. sea crab (Scylla serrata) [from Fijian na qari]
nangio n. shark [from Fijian na qio]
nagiiche   near [from Awadhi]
nahi adj no, also nai, naahi
nanduna n. freshwater eel [from Fijian na duna]
nangona n. kava  (Piper methysticum) [from Fijian yagona]
nariyal n. coconut (Cocos nucifera)
narongi n. mandarin (Citrus reticula)
nau n nine [from Hindi] , nauaa - nine (in card game)
naram adj. soft [from Urdu narm]
narongii n. mandarin [from Hindi naarangii meaning orange]
nasaa n. intoxication, drunk
nateeja n. result [from Urdu]
naubat n. time [from Urdu]
naukar n. servant, employee  [from Urdu], naukri - job
naura n. mongoose (Herpestes edwardsii) [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
nawa adj. new, naukanaa - new one [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
nek adj. good, lucky, virtuous, pious [from Urdu]
NFP abbr. National Federation Party - first political party established in Fiji in 1964 , mainly supported by Fiji Indians
NFU abbr. a farmer's (mainly sugarcane) supporting the Fiji Labour party
nichche postp. under [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
niila n nail [from English]
niind n. sleep [from Hindi]
nikah n. a Muslim wedding ceremony [from Urdu]
nikalo v. take out, evict
nimak n. salt [from Urdu namak], nimkin - salty [from Urdu namkiin]
nimkis n. a savoury made from deep-fried flour and spices such as hardi, jeera and salt
nishaan n. mark, sign, signal, emblem, target [from Urdu] nishaana - aim
NLTB abbr. Native Land Trust Board - organisation responsible for leasing out native land in Fiji
nunga n. salt water fish (Siganus vermiculatus) [from Fijian nuqa]
nutli n. a tiny seasonal river fish, whitebait (Salangidae)
nyaay n justice
   

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ojha n. a medium, someone who claims to be able to communicate with spirits
ongo n. barracuda (Sphyraena barracuda) [from Fijian ogo]
ongri n. finger, toe [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
oo int. oh! (exclamation)
oos n. dew [from Hindi]
ooth n. lip [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
otnaa adj. that much, so much
   

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paai n. ray fish [from Fijian vai]
paalo v. look after, rear (child or animal)
paan n. a combination of betel nut, cloves, lime etc., wrapped in betel leaves and chewed, especially during weddings.
paanch n. five [from Hindi], panji - five (in card game), -adj. pancho - all five
paani n. 1. water, rain [from Hindi] , 2. a children's game in which one team tries to stack up tins cans while the other tries to knock it down by throwing a ball. [from Fijian]
paani barse v. raining
paao v. find
paar karo v. cross [from Hindi]
pachaas n. fifty [from Hindi]
paglaa adj 1. mad, insane, idiotic 2. stupid, distressed [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri], feminine: paglii
pagrri n. turban [from Hindi]
pahaarr n. hill, mountain [from Hindi]
pahile adj. first, beforehand [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri], pahilkaa - first one [from Bhojpuri], pahilaa
pahino v. wear [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
pahuch n. reach [from Hindi] , -v. pahucho
pahunaa n. guest [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
pahurro v. swim [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
paidar adv. to walk ,on foot [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
paijaama n. trousers [from Hindi pajaama]
painap n. pineapple [from English]
paisa n. money [from Hindi]
paisam n. a delicacy of South Indian origin made from lentils, mung beans, milk, sugar and spices and eaten as desert.
pakao v. cook
pakorra n. a savoury made of pea-flour, potatoes, carrots and deep fried.
pakhna n. feather
pakka adj ripe
pakki n railway line (as opposed to kachchaa (temporary) line)
pakrro v. hold, catch
palet n. plate [from English]
pallaa n. door [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
palwaar n. family, relation [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
pandit n. 1. a Hindu priest. 2. a learned person
pandrah n. fifteen [from Hindi]
panjaa n. claw [from Hindi]
panpan v. sniff, methylated spirit, fuel or glue in order to get a stimulating effect.
papita n. pawpaw, papaya (Carica papaya)  [from Hindi]
paraakaa n fire crackers [from English cracker]
parcho v. Hindu welcome to the groom's party. [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
pardaa n. curtain, screen, veil [from Urdu]
parrho v. learn[from Hindi] , study. parrhao - teach , paharrwao - to get someone else to teach
parrosi n. neighbour [from Hindi]
parsad n. food shared by all at the end of a Hindu ceremony
parsoo n. the day after tomorrow, the day before yesterday [from Hindi]
pasand n. choice, approval, preference [from Urdu]
pasiinaa n. sweat, perspiration [from Hindi]
pataa n. news, pata nahi - don't know, pate nahi - to emphasise not knowing, pata lagao - find out
patoh n daughter-in-law [from Hindi]
patthar n. stone [from Hindi]
patra adj. thin (masculine) [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri] synonym: dubra, patri (feminine)
patti n. leaf [from Hindi]
pe postp. at, on
peet n. stomach, belly [from Hindi]
perr n. tree [from Hindi]
piaaj n. onion [from Urdu]
piala n. a bowl - like cup, usually enamel [from Urdu], piala cut - pudding-bowl haircut
pichhee postp. 1. behind [from Magahi], 2. because of (larrkii ke pichee - because of the girl)
pio v. drink, smoke
piraawe v. hurting [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
pitaaji n. father [from Hindi]
pithi n. back (of body) [from Bhojpuri]
pito v. beat [from Magahi]
piyaaj n. onion [from Urdu piyāz]
poni n. short [from English pony]
poota n. son's son [from Hindi] , pooti - son's daughter
pudina n. mint (Mentha arvensis) [from Hindi]
pul n. bridge [from Hindi]
puunch n. tail [from Hindi]
puuchho v. ask
puura n. 1. all 2. complete [from Hindi]
puusi n. cat [from English pussy]
pyaar n. love [from Hindi] , pyaar karo - to love
   

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raaji adj. willing, satisfied, agreed [from Urdu raazi]
raakhi n. 1. ash [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri], 2. a rosette-like decoration tied by a girl on her brother's wrist during the celebration of Raksha Bandhan [from Hindi]
raat n. night [from Hindi]
raftaar n. speed [from Urdu ]
rahaa v. was, were
raho v. live, stay, rahan do - leave it, don't worry about it
Raksha Bandhan n. an annual Hindu ceremony in which a girl ties a a rosette-like decoration on her brother's wrist [from Hindi]
raita n. a yoghurt salad made of grated carrots or cucumber and spices like salt, pepper and jeera.
raiit adj. right [from English]
rakam n. type, synonym: maafik [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
rakh do v. put, keep. synonym: rakho
raam raam int. Hindu greeting [from Bhojpuri]
rakam adj. sort, type [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
Ramayan n. the Hindu epic of the life of Lord Raam [from Hindi]
Ramjaan n. Ramadan, the ninth month in the Muslim calendar, during which Muslims fast from dawn till dusk. [from Urdu]
Raam Naumi n. celebrations for the birth of Lord Ram  [from Hindi]
rang n. colour [from Urdu ran.g]
rangoli n. a traditional art form which consists of drawing intricate designs using coloured powder
rasiid n. receipt [from English]
rassi n. rope [from Hindi]
rastaa n. road, path [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
raftaar n. speed [from Urdu]
rastaa n. 1. path, road, manner [from Urdu raastah], 2. solution (Ham koii rastaa nikalta - I will find a solution)
ristaa n. relationship/kinship/alliance [from Urdu rishtah]
ro v. cry
roj n. day [from Urdu roz], roj roj - daily
roti n. flat bread made from flour or sharps, water, oil or ghi  [from Hindi] , roti parsal  - a roti folded around curry, often used as packed lunch
rourou n. taro leaves cooked in coconut milk [from Fijian rourou]
rum n. room [from English]
rumaal n. handkerchief [from Hindi]
   

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saa int an interjection of surprise [from Fijian sa]
saabit adj. confirmed, established [from Urdu]
saabun n. soap [from Urdu]
saadi n. marriage, wedding  [from Urdu]
saait conj. perhaps, maybe
saakis n. cinema [from English circus]
saal n. year [from Urdu]
saala n. 1. wife's brother [from Hindi]  2. despicable person
saalii n. wife's sister [from Hindi]
saamp n. snake [from Hindi]
sanga n. trevally (Caranx) (from Fijian saqa)
saans n. breath [from Hindi]
sarri n. garment worn by Hindu women [from Hindi]
saarre n. half past (time)
saas n. mother-in-law [from Hindi]
saat n. seven [from Hindi] , satta -seven (in card game)
saatth n sixty  [from Hindi]
saathe postp. with
sab pron. all, sabe - emphasising all, sab koi - everyone
sabaas int. bravo! well done! [from Urdu shaabaash]
sabere n. morning [from Urdu subhaa]
sabbal n. shovel [from English]
sabur karo v. wait [from Urdu sabr meaning patience]
sach n. truth [from Awadhi]
safaa adj. clean [from Urdu saaf], safaa karo - to clean
sain karoo v. to sign [from English]
saait adv. perhaps, probably [from Urdu shayad]
safaa adj. 1. clean, 2. clear
saijan n. 1. drumstick tree (Moringa oleifera). 2. fruit of drumstick tree. saijan bhaji - leaves of drumstick tree
saina n. a savoury made from layers of dalo leaves and daal, cut, boiled, then fried
saitaan n. satan, devil, demon [from Urdu shaitaan]
sajaa n. punishment [from Urdu sazaa]
sak karo v. suspect [from Urdu shakk meaning doubt, suspense, hesitation]
sako v. can
salala n. mackerel (Scomberomorus commerson) [from Fijian]
salaah n. advice [from Hindi]
salaam n. salutation [from Urdu]
saluuka n. cigarette rolled from leaves (from Fijian suluka)
salwaar kamiij n.. traditional Indian women's suit of knee-length tunic (kamiij) and loose trousers (salwaar)
sambhaaro v. to take good care of, keep under control  [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
sambutu n. general name for two similar salt water fish, one bream like (Nemipterus vitiensis) and the other sea perch (Lutjanus kasmira)  [from Fijian sabutu]
samjho v. understand, samjhao - to explain to someone
samosa n. a kind of savoury snack, consisting of a triangular envelope of crispy pastry, deep-fried in oil, stuffed with spiced meat or vegetables. [from Urdu]
samthar n. flat [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
samundar n. sea [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
sanghe postp. with [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
sanichar n. Saturday [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
sanjhaa n. late afternoon, evening [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
sapaiyaa n. eel, synonym: baam [from Hindi]
sapnaa n. dream [from Hindi]
saram n. shame, modesty [from Urdu sharm]
sardar n. the foreman of a sugarcane cutting gang
sarhaj n. wife's, brother's wife [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
sariif adj. noble/eminent/honorable [from Urdu shareef]
sarkaar n. government [from Urdu]
sarraa adj. 1. rotten, 2. extremely bad (sarraa jagah - rotten place)
sarso n. mustard seed (Brassica nigra) [from Hindi] sarsoo ke bhaajii - mustard leaves
sasa n. broom made of ribs of coconut leaves [from Fijian sasa]
sasta adj. cheap [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
sasur n. father-in-law [from Hindi]
sat n. shirt [from English]
satrah n. seventeen [from Hindi]
sattar n. seventy [from Hindi]
saudaa n. goods [from Urdu]
sautela adj. step (brother, sister, mother, father) [from Hindi]
sawain n, a desert made from thin rice noodles, sultanas, almonds, and cardamom, often served at Iid-ul-Fitr. also: samai
se postp. from (tum se paisaa lia - took money from you)
  postp. than (tum se barraa - bigger than you)
  postp. adverb marker (fir se - again)
  postp. to (ham us se baat karaa rahaa - I talked to him)
sego n. a food made from the soft inside of the trunk of some palm trees [from Malay]
ser n. lion [from Hindi]
sekhi n. bragging [from Urdu shekhi]
seko v.  
seo n. a savoury made from besan, in thr shape of short lengths of vermicelli, often found in bhuja.
sher n. lion [from Urdu]
sidhaa adj. straight [from Hindi]
siisa n. glass/bottle/glass pane [from Urdu shishah]
sikayat karo n. complain [from Urdu shikaayat]
sikho v. learn, sikhaao - to teach
sil lohrra n. mortar and pestle
simit n. cement [from English]
sing n. horn [from Hindi]
sipi n. spade [from English]
siwaa adv. except [from Urdu]
sau n. hundred [from Hindi]
so v. sleep, also sutoo
socho v. think
sorah n. sixteen [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
sombaar n. Monday [from Bhojpuri]
sona n. gold [from Hindi]
sonisoni n. ponyfish (Equula) [from Fijian soni]
soona adj. quiet [from Hindi]
soof n. anise (Pimpinella anisum) [from Hindi]
sotaa maro v. to dive (from Fijian sota and Hindi] maro)
suar n. pig [from Hindi]
suk n. Friday [from Hindi shukr]
sukhlai n. To replace dead plants [from English supply]
sulu n. sarong [from Fijian isulu]
suno v. 1. listen, hear 2. hear a rumour
suparri n, betel nut (Areca catechu) [from Hindi]
suraj n. sun [from Hindi suuraj]
suruu n. beginning [from Urdu], suruu karo - to begin, to start
suto v. sleep [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
suukha adj. dry [from Hindi]
   

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taagat n. strength, power, might [from Urdu taaqat]
taaim n. time [from English]
taajaa adj. fresh [from Urdu taazah]
taakii v. command to serve yangona [from Fijian taki]
taalaa n. lock, padlock [from Hindi]
taambua n. whale's tooth [from Fijian tabua]
taanoa n. wooden bowel for mixing yangona [from Fijian tanoa]
taar n. wire [from Hindi] , washing line
taaraa n. star [from Hindi]
taarik n. date [from Urdu taarikh]
taas n. task [from English]
tab conj. then [from Hindi] , tabbe -that is why
tabaale n. wife's brother [from Fijian tavale]
tabiyat n. health [from Urdu]
taiyaar adj. ready [from Urdu]
tak postp. up to, as far as, till [from Hindi], synonym: talak
takdiir n. fate, luck [from Urdu taqdeer]
takiya n. pillow [from Hindi]
takliif n. difficulty [from Urdu takleef]
talaasi leo v. to search [from Urdu talaash]
talab n. pay, wages, salary [from Urdu]
talak postp. until [from Awadhi]
talanoaa karo v. sit around and tell stories [from Fijian talanoa]
tamaakuu n tobacco [from English]
tamaasaa n. entertainment, fun, amusement, spectacle [from Urdu tamaashaa]
tamaatar n. tomato [from English]
tambu n. forbidden [from Fijian tabu]
tambua n. whale's tooth [from Fijian tabua]
tangai n. hardship, poverty [from Urdu tangi]
tanki n. tank [from English]
tanni n. a game of cards
tapke v. palpitating, throbbing [from Urdu tapaan.]
taraf n. side, direction [from Urdu]
tarbuuj n. watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) [from Hindi]
tarkaarii n. vegetables
taroi n. gourd
taul n. towel [rom English]
tehrraa adj. crooked [from Hindi TeRh]
tej patti n. curry leaves (Murraya koenigii) [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
tel n. oil [from Hindi]
terah n. thirteen
tesan n. station [from English]
tiboro n. ghost, devil [from Fijian tevoro]
tichaa n. female teacher [from English]
tiin n. three [from Hindi], tiggi - three in card game, -adj. tiisra - third, tiino - all three
tiir n. arrow [from Urdu <Persian < Sanskrit]
tiis n. thirty
tin n. tin can
tiritiri n. mangroves [from Fijian tiri]
titlii n. butterfly
to conj. 1. then [from Bhojpuri], 2. particle emphasising preceding word (Tum to jantaa - you know)
tuufaan n. storm, tempest, hurricane [from Urdu toofaan]
toopii n. hat [from Hindi]
try karo v. to try
trup n. trumps (in a card game)
tukrraa n. a piece,  morsel, a part, fraction [from Hindi]
tulsi n. basil (Ocimum basilicum) [from Hindi]
tum pron. you (familiar), tumaar - your, yours [from Awadhi/Chhattisgarhi], tume - to you
tuurr deo v. break (also tuuroo) [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
   

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th
thailii n. bag (paper)
thakaa adj. tired
thandaa adj. cold [from Hindi thand]
thariyaa n. large bowl
thiik adj 1. right, correct, 2. adv. all right, fine (In reply to kaise), 3. exactly (thiik ek bajee - exactly one o' clock) [from Hindi]
thoraa adj a little, small amount
  adv. show politeness (thoraa baith jao-please sit down)
thoro    
thuuk n. spit, thuuko v, - to spit
   

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u
udhar adv. in that direction, there [from Hindi]
udhaar n. credit, load, debt
ujjar adj. white [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
ulluu n. owl
ulto v. turn upside down.
ulta n. opposite
umar n. age [derived from Urdu umr]
umiid n. hope, expectation, trust [from Urdu ummid]
unniis n. nineteen [from Hindi]
uppar adv. up, on [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
Urdu n. language that is structurally like Hindi, but contains many Arabic and Persian words and is written in a script similar to Arabic.
urro v. fly
use karo v. to use
uske pron. his, her, hers, its (motar uske hai - the car is hers)
  pron. him, her, to him, to her (ham uske dia rahaa - I have it to him)
usme   in it, in that (chini usme hai - sugar is in that)
us se pron. than he, than she, than that , than it (us se barraa - bigger than that)
utar jao v. get off, get down (also utro)
uthao v 1. lift. baat uthao - raise an issue
uu pron. he, she, that,  those (away from speaker) [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
uu log pron. they, those people
uubii n. yam [from Fijian uvi]
uuchaa adj. high [from Hindi]
uupar n. upper level, upper [from Hindi]
uuth n. camel [from Hindi]
uutoo n. breadfruit [from Fijian uto]
   

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w
waakaa n. root of yangona plant  [from Fijian waka]
waalaa pron. 1. one(s) (chotaa waalaa - small one) 2. possessive addition (paanii waalaa - person who dispenses water)
waaluu n. kingfish mackerel (Scomberomorus commersoni) [from Fijian walu]
waaste postp. for, for the sake of [from Urdu], synonym: khaatir
wageraa adv. et cetera, and so forth [from Urdu waghairah]
wahii pron. those
wahiin adv. there
waise adv. like that, waisan - that kind [from Awadhi/Bhojpuri]
wajan n. weight [from Urdu wazn], synonym: waiit [from English]
wait karo v. wait [from English]
wakiil n. lawyer, attorney [from Urdu]
wasuul n. collection, acquisition [from Urdu wusool]
   

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y
yaad n. remembrance, memory, recollection [from Urdu]
yahiin adv. here
yaakaa n. tree known for its beautiful grain of timber (Dacrydium elatum, Taxaceae) [from Fijian yaka]
yaani conj. that is, as if to say, or rather [from Urdu]
yaar n. friend [from Urdu]
yaasii n. sandalwood tree [from Fijian yasi]
   

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