|ama agi||"younger" mother,
i.e. when a man has more than one wife and the mother of the child
speaking is an elder wife.
|ama went'||"elder" mother, i.e. when a man has more than one wife and the mother of the child speaking is the younger wife.|
||father and grandfathers, i.e.
|bossboi (T.P.)||term of respect
for important men
||fiber, vine, bark,
|haus kiap (T.P.)|
|haus kuk (T.P.)||kitchen shelter
|haus man (T.P.)||men's house
|haus meri (T.P.)||woman's house
|haus passenger (T.P.)|
||1) An official in the
Australian administration, the district commisioner, the
district officer, the patrol officer. 2) government in general. 3) A
person of "European" background.
||The trail cleared at the behest of the Patrol Officer to connect the settlements within the area under his control. The concept of having a road legally designated as neutral, upon which it would be safe for anyone to travel, had originated historically in England, many thousands of miles away. There, it had been called "The King's Highway."|
conoideus - called marita
in Tok Pisin - the
tree and its fruit, whether raw or steamed.
||sauce made from steamed Pandanus conoideus fruit and mixed with steamed leaves and ferns|
||inner fibrous skin
of the komba fruit
cloth, specifically a length of colored cloth from a trade store. Among
the Maring these were used by the women as capes and by the men in
||book, in particular in reference
to the census book kept by the Patrol Officer; also used as a name
||work with books
made out of bamboo
|tultul (T.P.)||assistant village
chief (Mihalic 1957)
"man red." Used to refer to the people of European descent
(Australian, British, American) who the Maring people had met in the
late 1950s and early 1960s.
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