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Bamboo (species of bambusa).

  1. bamboo, the bamboo tree or plant

  1. a flute
    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

  1. 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

Frank Mihalic 1971 (with permission) [Home]