kambangGazelle/New Ireland: kabang.
Ross (1992: 374) notes that Kuanua has kabang, Romoaaina kabaang, and Label (Southern New Ireland) kabang.
See original Mihalic entry.
Tools, machines, instruments: lime, whitewash
penim long kambang to whitewash something
Material culture: lime chewed with betelnut ® buai, daka, mastet
ol i stap wokim kambang long skin kina they are making lime from shells by burning them
a gourd in which lime is carried for betelnut chewing
stik bilong kambang a spatula for taking lime out of a lime gourd
Noun combination forms
Supernatural world: kol kambang cold lime, magical lime supposedly used by a sorcerer
Material culture: sel kambang gourd used by men as a penis sheath in the Star Mountains, Telefomin and Oksapmin (as well as in West Papua), a phallocrypt.
Ethnic identifier: sel kambang person from Telefomin and nearby places where penis sheaths are worn
ol sel kambang lain people from Telefomin and nearby areas
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