nambis

Pacific Pidgin English: *sanbis.

Bislama: sanbij; Pijin: sanbis; TSC: sanbis (from English ‘sand beach’).

See original Mihalic entry.

Noun forms

  1. Physical world: a beach
    em i sua long wanpela nambis he came ashore on a beach
    em i lukim lek mak bilong wanpela man long nambis he saw a man’s footprint on the beach

  1. Physical world: the coast (as opposed to the inland)
    balus i lusim nambis the plane left the coast

  1. Ethnic identifier: the coast and its people
    ol nambis, ol nambis lain, ol man bilong nambis coastal people
    em i maritim meri nambis he married a coastal woman


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