English: ‘number two’.

Nambatu is distinct in meaning from namba tu. The former means second rate in its properties or quality; the latter means second ranked.

See original Mihalic entry namba tu.

Modifier forms

  1. subordinate, second rate
    dispela kain lam i nambatu this kind of lamp is second rate

Noun forms

  1. an inferior type, secondary, alternate
    nambatu bilong mambu an inferior type of bamboo
    nambatu pasis the less used harbour, an emergency harbour, an alternate harbour

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