Last modified on 3 April 2014, at 17:51

tambaran

Tok PisinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Tolai tabaran or a closely related language; compare Samoan Plantation Pidgin taberan.

NounEdit

tambaran

  1. demon
  2. spirit
  3. ghost
  4. ancestor

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Ulrike Mosel, Tolai and Tok Pisin: the influence of the substratum on the development of New Guinea Pidgin (1980)
  • Mühlhäusler, Peter (1983). "Samoan Plantation Pidgin English and the origin of New Guinea Pidgin", in Ellen Woolford and William Washabaugh: The Social Context of Creolization, 28–76.