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Tok PisinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Tolai (or a closely related language, like Label) buai.

NounEdit

buai

  1. areca; betel nut
    Noken kaikai buai long smolhaus. Buai pekpek stap tumas doti.
    No chewing betelnut in the restroom. The spit from betelnut is very dirty.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Ulrike Mosel, Tolai and Tok Pisin: the influence of the substratum on the development of New Guinea Pidgin (1980)