|This is an entry in Mihalic 1971|
Bamboo (species of bambusa).
bamboo, the bamboo tree or plant
mambu tamberan = the long paired "male" and "female" flutes ued in secret ritual dances. They are said to represent the voice of the spirits.
winim mambu = to blow a flute, to play a flute
a pipe, a tube
mambu bilong bensin = the fuel line on an engine
mambu bilong blut = a vein, an artery
mambu bilng masket = the barrel of a gun
mambu bilong nek = the windpipe, the gullet
mambu bilong wara = a water pipe
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