kago

book.gif (252 bytes) This is an entry in Mihalic 1971

English: ‘cargo’.

  1. cargo, supplies, luggage, baggage
    balus i bringim wanem kago? = what supplies did the plane bring?
    kagoboi = a native carrier, a general labourer
    pulamapim kago long bot = to load a ship
    wokim kago = to load or unload cargo

  1. anything the native longs for and believes his ancestors are going to send him from parts unknown. This is the shortened form for kago bilong ol tumbuna. It is one of the fundamental beliefs of the Cargo Cult.


Frank Mihalic 1971 (with permission) [Home]