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wa'alinsugarcaneYau E lau, wa'ali luwaga E pwaidi, tinagu ana be yau agu, na 'e an wa'ali.I went and broke off two sugarcane stalks, one for my mother nd one for me, and we were eating sugarcane."U lau agu wa'ali u golu, . . .You go chop my sugarcane, . . .Natuna wa, tinana lebena yai wa'ali ya an'eta-lau, iye, "Tinagu, wa'ali agu u pwai!"The child begged her mother for sugarcane and said, "Mother break my sugarcane."Nohina mate: wa'ali, walabu, asai, kanuwa, imo, kapoi, nalei, yo an'an ou'ouli ya nohi, edi gabu ganahewana yai.In its lair it stores sugar cane, pitpit, sweet potatoes, taro, various kinds of yams, and many kinds of food, there in the middle of their garden.Sugarcane, Saccharum officinarum, is indigenous to Papua New Guinea: indeed Melanesian plants seem to have provided the basic stock for a large part of the world's commercial sugar plantations. (May, Kaikai Aniani, 1984:82)ov. synsugaSaccharum officinarum; Plant family: Poaceae.5.2.3.1Food from plants5.2.3.3.1SugarSee also {an wa'ali} "to eat sugarcane."

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