Suggested source is Kuanua - more details?

Kalapua is of suspected Kuanua origin and this banana variety seems to have originated in the Gazelle area. More recently it has had a secondary point of dispersal from the Markham Valley and is now found throughout Papua New Guinea.

See original Mihalic entry.

Noun forms

  1. Food crops: a strong banana, a cooking banana Musa sp. banana
    no ken baim banana mau, mi laikim kalapua don’t buy eating bananas, I want ‘strong’ bananas

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