Fijian 101

Fijian Word List

The purpose of this list is to give a rough idea of the Fijian language. The words listed below are not the most common words, but a broad sampling of words. See the Word Lists page for more details.

English

Fijian
(na vosa vaka Viti)
I

au (subject), o yau
you (singular)

o (subject), o iko
he

e (subject), o koya
we

keirau (*dual, exclusive*)
keitou (*paucal, exclusive*)
keimami (*plural, exclusive*)
(e)daru, o kēdaru (*dual, inclusive*)
(da)tou, o kedatou (*paucal, inclusive*)
(e)da, o keda (*plural, inclusive*)
you (plural)

(o)drau, o kemudrau (*dual*)
(o)dou, o kemudou (*paucal*)
(o)nī, o kemunī (*plural*)
they

(e)rau, o rau (*dual*)
(e)ratou, o iratou (*paucal*)
(e)ra, o ira (*plural*)
this

that

qori (*near you*)
yā (*over there*)
here


there

keri, qori (*near you*)
keā, yā (*far from you*)
who

cei
what

cava
where

vei
when

ni
how

vakacava
not

sega ni
all

kece, taucoko
many

(e) levu na
some

(e) sō na
few

(e) lailai na
other

(e) dua tale (*another*)
o koya dua tale (*other specific*)
one

dua
two

rua
three

tolu
four

va
five

lima
big

levu
long

balavu
wide

rāraba
rabalevu
thick

vāvaku
heavy

bībī
small

lailai
short

lekaleka
leka
narrow

rabalailai
qīqō
thin

lila (*person*)
māmare (*thing*)
woman

yalewa
marama
man (adult male)

tagane
tūraga
man (human being)

tamata
child

gone
wife

wati-
husband

wati-
mother

tina-, nā
father

tama-, tā
animal

manumanu
fish

ika
bird

manumanu
manumanuvuka
dog

kolī
louse

kutu
snake

gata
worm

baca ni qele
tree

kau
vunikau
forest

veikau
stick

kau
fruit

vua-
vuata (*fruit in general*)
seed

sore-
leaf

drau-
root

waka-
bark (of a tree)

kuli-
flower

sē-
seinikau
grass

rope

wa
skin

kuli-
meat

lewe ni manumanu
blood

drā
bone

sui
fat (noun)

uro
egg

yaloka
horn

leu
tail

bui-
feather

vuti-
hair

drauniulu
head

ulu-
ear

daliga-
eye

mata-
nose

ucu-
mouth

gusu-
tooth

bati-
tongue (organ)

yame-
fingernail

taukuku
foot

yava-
leg

yava-
knee

duru-
hand

liga-
wing

taba-
belly

kete-
guts

kete-
neck

domo-
back

daku-
breast

sucu-
heart

uto-
liver

yate-
to drink

gunu-va
to eat

kana
kania
to bite

kata
katia
to suck

domi-ca
to spit

kasivi-ta
to vomit

lua-raka
to blow

uvu-ca
to breathe

cegu-va
to laugh

dredre-vaka
to see

rai-ca
to hear

rogo-ca
to know

kilā
to think

nanuma (*remember*)
vākāsama-taka
to smell

boi-ca
to fear

rere-vaka
to sleep

moce
to live

bula-taka
to die

mate
to kill

vakamatea
to fight

veivala-taka
to hunt

vakasa
to hit

moku-ta
to cut

musu-ka
to split

kavoro-taka
to stab

coka-ta
to scratch

mila/milā
to dig

keli-a
to swim

qalo-va
to fly

vuka
to walk

taubale
to come

lako mai
to lie (as in a bed)

davo
to sit

dabe
to stand

tū, tūcake
to turn (intransitive)

gole
to fall

lutu-ma
to give

soli-a
to hold

taura
to squeeze

loba-ka
to rub

masi/masia
tara-taka
to wash

sava-ta
to wipe

qusi
quisa
to pull

drē
dreta
to push

bili-ga
to throw

viri-taka
to tie

wiri-ca
to sew

culā
to count

wiliwili
wilika
to say

kaya
tukuna
to sing

laga-ta
sere-taka
to play

qito-ra
to float

ciri-taka
to flow

drodro-laka
to freeze

ceva-ta
to swell

vuce-laka
sun

siga
matanisiga
moon

vula
star

kalokalo
water

wai
rain

uca
river

uciwai
lake

drano
sea

waitui
salt

māsima
stone

vatu
sand

nuku
dust

kuvu
earth

qele
cloud

ō
fog

kabu
sky

lomalāgi
wind

cagi
snow

uca cevata
ice

aisi
waicevata
smoke

kubou
fire

kama
ash

dravusa
to burn

kama
vākamā
road

gaunisala
mountain

ulunivanua
red

damudamu
green

drokadroka
yellow

dromodromo
white

vulavula
black

loaloa
night

bogi
day

siga
year

yabaki
warm

katakata toka
via katakata
cold

liliwa, batabatā
full

sīnai
new

vou
old

qase (*person*)
makawa (*thing*)
good

vinaka
mātai (*good at*)
bad

rotten

vuca
dirty

duka
straight

dodonu
round

moqimoqili
sharp (as a knife)

gata
dull (as a knife)

dreli
smooth

dravia
wet

suasua
dry

māmaca
correct

donu
near

vōleka
far

yawa
right

imatau

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