BukaContact exchange: Bouka!.
According to Lincoln (1976:201): The French explorer Bougainville recorded the shouts “Bouka! Bouka! Onelle” (Bougainville 1771, as quoted by Ray, 1926:12). But as far as I know, the meaning and origin of these shouts have not been ascertained.
See original Mihalic entry.
very dark, deep black (from intensely black skin colour of many Bougainvilleans)
dispela pusi i buka tru this cat is jet black
Proper noun forms
Geography: Buka the northern island of North Solomons Province
Ethnic identifier: Buka any person from North Solomons, even if from the island of Bougainvillean rather than Buka ® Tudak
ol Buka Boungainvilleans
Buka name for a black dog
Bird: a crow
Noun combination forms
Meri Buka Negrita rum, so-called from the picture on the label of a black-skinned woman
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