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chamb n neut woven sago leaves on bottom edge of roof; arere bilong haus Ex: Ipiki nganye buagi chamb pe nyuw pu mase. Many rats make their nests in the woven sago leaves at the bottom edge of the roof.
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chambire n masc pole supporting the roof (See drawing of baj); liklik diwai pasim i stap arere long sparen; So: dob
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chambri n m/f waist, below the ribs; sait bilong bel; H: chambr [chambrI]; So: chambire
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chambu n m/f totem, a sign or mark which is different for each person. It is taboo for them to eat or use that item; wanpela wanpela man i gat tambu bilong en Ex: Wute ire ire ni chambu rise. Each person has a totem. see also: wango.
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diyab, jab, chamboquring n fem a fan used to blow on a fire; basket bilong winim paia i lait; Gh: tonpi; H: njamo uring; So: pung Ex: Diyab iye timange o unduri pe yembe nindiny. They make fans from coconut fronds or a type of black palm.
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wapi chambreru n masc a bird with a whistle which goes up gradually in pitch. They live in pairs, eat insects and fruits, and look like the Mottled Whistler (PL41#4); So: wapi nyamb susuwi Ex: Ni yuram bur mari kin te suangu mari. When they call in the evening they whistle. Rhagologus leucostigma (sem. domains: 1.6.1.2 - Bird.)
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kowisambe n fem chin, jaw; wasket; Gh: tuwang, kowichambe; H: kowihambe Ex: Kowisambe dang ninduw. He hit his chin.
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quongi ngam [quonggi, quonji ngam] n fem a scoop made of half of a coconut shell; bikpela spun bilong skelim kaikai; Gh: chambe; H: quonji ngam; So: quonji ngam Ex: Moyu quongi ngam pe mir wuwo. My mother served the food with a scoop.
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sambonar n masc a traditional tool like a shovel used for removing grass and digging ditches; savol bilong tumbuna; Gh: chambonar; H: hambonar Ex: Sambonar te ni wuge nab pe yembe munduw. They made this tool from the bark of the sago palm (or from the quar palm.) Ex: Sawol taq sambonar tende ni karas puaq rind. Their shovel was the sambonar and with that they removed grass.
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wango n fem a clan, an ancestral line; wan pisin, wan blut; Gh: yavi ire; H: yavi ire; So: chambu Ex: ni kin wango his own clan see also: chambu.
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us nap, nuaw vi he puts a stick in a hole to scare out animals to kill them; subim stik i go insait long hul mekim nois abus i kam autsait bai ol i kilim; Gh: kuch nap, nuaw; H: uhi nap, nuaw Ex: Ni ipiki ningg baj chamb pe us nap. Because of the rats he put a stick up in the sago leaves at the edge of the house to kill them. Ex: Ni munyi emen nyumo taq pe wus kin us nuaw. He put a stick in the hollow of the tree in order to kill the cuscus.
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