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Reptiles and amphibians

Reptiles

aipambu small-eyed python (juvenile)
anelau (‘taro leaf’) green tree python
eloma amethystine python
gaweta monitor lizard type, emerald monitor
kamuzinga yellow tree python (small-eyed)
mambuluwa monitor lizard type (larger, spotted)
mota snake, worm, caterpillar
nano didi (‘fat/funny face’) green tree skink
siliwo ground skink
ubela gecko type
wawala monitor lizard
yowala tree boa
yuwaya crocodile; saltwater crocodile
zelema banded sea snake
zimoka python

Amphibians

ambangganggali turtle eggs
anabobo turtle (freshwater, pit-shelled?)
gelenggau tree frog
nagobu turtle, leatherback turtle
numbala turtle type, green sea turtle
sawali sea turtle (in general), hawksbill turtle
oma green tree frog

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Plant types

ambuke leafy vegetable
biyuni fragrant plant
bolomana matano (‘bullroarer eye’) croton plant
dalugu greens, leafy vegetables
duna greens, leafy vegetable type
gebaro cucumber
goleme gingerstalk, torch ginger
katimana cucumber
kiyami na tina (‘dog’s mother’) pitcher plant (used in love potions)
lai ginger
latanga toxic and medicinal plant
lei tall grass, swordgrass
linggalingga leafy vegetable (edible, reddish, fast-growing, larger than ambuke)
ogo ginger type, green ginger
singgota plant type (decorative, fragrant)
tala paint, dye
tambuwala wild sugarcane (edible)
yanggo maize, corn

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Tree types

aingge hardwood (dark, used for making handdrums)
amonai soursop
bale tree used for making gunwales
bonama ironwood (used for canoe paddles)
bui beech tree (favored for canoes)
bungana hardwood (with roselike fragrance)
dabaya fish poison tree
gowe conifer type
gubata tree type (slender, pliable, used for smokeracks)
gulengguleng tree type (used for timber)
kalokalowana tree type (used for firewood)
kaseli tree type (favored for canoes)
kosi strychnine tree
laki New Guinea walnut
mamosi tree type (with edible fruit and leaves)
nambola wild fig
naola breadfruit
nawi Malay apple, rose apple, mountain apple
ngaliti hardwood type
nunggununggula tree type (with edible fruit)
ondela casuarina
onzali tree type (medicinal, very bitter, used for cough medicine)
pasa tree type (with edible fruit)
pimbulu-pambulu Tahitian chestnut
sagaliya tree type (used for making canoe gunwales)
sakalamiya tree type
salita sea almond
sambali hardwoood
saniye canoe tree
sawasawagi hardwood (shore tree, casuarina?)
tawame nut tree type
tolonga mangrove
tuwila hardwood
wasala hardwood tree used for canoe paddles
wawali beach hibiscus
yalipa almond
yameyame coral tree
yaume canoe tree
zaza hardwood type (found high in mountains)
zigumi hardwood
zimani acorn (fed to pigs)

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Palm types

bagani fan palm (with unseparated, fanlike fronds)
bala sago palm type (with thorns)
bimbini pandanus type with edible fruit
buli sago palm type (without thorns; with reddish leaf stalk)
buwa areca palm/nut
buwa bunge reddish-pulp areca nut
buwa usouso whitish-pulp areca nut
dawena sago palm type (with thorns)
gabila pandanus type
gingi pandanus fruit
iyaiya sago palm type (thorny and rare)
iyawama sago palm type (with thorns)
kadiya areca type (small, wild, edible nut)
kundu sago (in general)
kutawi sago palm type (without thorns)
lewa black palm (used for spears, ax handles)
mandanga rattan
salana sago palm type (with thorns)
siwi sealing wax palm
soluwe palm type (with folding, separated, fan-shaped fronds)
tebetebe sago palm type (with thorns, rare in Numbami area)
ubu pandanus type
umalau pandanus type (wild)
walola sago palm type (inedible)
yagomi pandanus type
yawanzi palm type
zigi wild areca

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Insect types

zole termite
banekau horsefly
daninggala bee, wasp
dengge bedbug
gulesanga cockroach
gunggu beetle
kandakandami firefly, glowworm
kawanda mosquito
lala spider; spiderweb
langgambusa fly
lola ant
lola ketu ant eggs
zinzitaila horsefly type, small biting fly

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Bird types

binae kingfisher type (small)
duwaduwala bird type
gawagawaka crow
kanakana tern
kananggala parrot
kisuwala cassowary
kokiyo bushfowl
kuwaingkuwaing black cockatoo
makiyangkiyang bird type
manggimbola white bird
mangoza hornbill
mani bird (generic)
mani zole nightjar, frogmouth
mayaga bushfowl
miliyami bird type (bright, red-headed)
mumu pigeon
ogou parrot
okulukulu grass owl
sagola cockatoo (white)
sangawila bird of prey, eagle, owl
saole egret
saumba frigate bird
tolouma kingfisher (hook-billed)
wiwi small black bird
yabeyala na mani gannet, brown-faced booby
zibaya small birds (undifferentiated)

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