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basa(kupaa; yaapi) taboo word for blood in Ribu ceremonies. n.
basa bara
basan. 1encrusted sore, generally in septum. niri ini kadupara basa madua omalo I have a sore in my nose and am sick 2blood.
baseaddress term for husband of clan sister. n.
basuathe Raggiana male Bird of Paradise. n. gen: yaa .
batalachildren of sisters or brothers. n. gore akiayana si wane lapo gore nip batala pulupi the son and daughter of those sisters are special cousins
bata-yasibling of opposite sex. n.
batenebutton. n.
batiESbrother and sister. n.
baunoose trap. n. sogo ipa kanapapara sawade bau madaa yapa padanedaa tana ; wasa bau I set a trap in the gorge and a possum got caught in it ; rat trap wasa bau mousetrap
bau latabaaexplosive noise or banging noise as a closing book. ajp. syn: pela, bau ta .
bau taan explosive noise as a book slamming shut. n. syn: pela, bau latabaa .
bau uni naaki arumu naaki
baulu reaEfall when ripe. vp.
bau-unia young lad. n.
betype of bird. n. go yaa be nipuri ora paupara agu pirala the be bird just lives in the swamp gen: yaa .
beamuvictory leaf variety. n. gen: aapu .
bebodisorderly ; disarrayed. adj. go e kepo eperupa awaluame pawa pare bebo laa I wanted to build the fence straight but it is crooked go oyeare pena go mea kirita sawadega aapimi bebo lata since I just straightened these things, who messed them up
bebotaWESdo something bad, spoil things. v.
bekea bag. n. go bekenuri balinumi sitimi these bags have meen made by Europeans
bekeme peato avenge. vp. syn: abula 1 .
bele-sakea small bird similar to Blue Wren Warbler, dark colored, lives in smaller shrubs and. n. gen: yaa .
belo dial. var. of bero
benebank, a place to keep money. n. mone benepara mealua I will get money at the bank
benesinigasoline, petrol. n.