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bunáialienable nounEnglishinsect type; tick; leechThe bunái, it is the name of a thing that lives up in the middle of the jungle. This thing looks like the nánám (bedbug), however it is bigger than the nánám. This thing lives only on the blood it sucks-gets from animals or from people. If a person goes off into the jungle in a place that has bunái, then this thing will attach to his body and then it will suck-get the person’s blood. The person will not be able to feel that it has attached to him. At the time when it sucks-gets blood, then its stomach becomes big with it and it is not possible to remove it from the body of the animal or person. That place where it drinks blood from, a sore will come there.tiri31.6.1.7Insectinsect
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dinalienable nounEnglishinsect typeThe din is a thing that has wings and it is green in color. This thing looks a bit like a sikiu (grasshopper). The din lives along the trunk of a tree. The belief in Sursurunga, they say like this about it, if a child wets his bed a lot, then they will catch a din and then they will put it on the penis of the child (hold it by its wings and move it around above the penis) so that he won’t wet his bed at night.rohon bát1.6.1.7Insect4.3.9.1Customanthro; insect
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diualienable nounSurtáit a káukáu má a marán i keken, má ngo kes a singli, na taltalikusEnglishinsect type; millipedeThe diu is a thing that slithers along the ground. It has very many legs and it is like it is grey. The diu looks like a gurum (caterpillar), the big one. The diu's skin is hard, and if they poke it then it curls in on itself. And its smell is stinky.1.6.1.7Insectinsect
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gurumalienable nounEnglishinsect type; caterpillar (generic term); Tailed Birdwing CaterpillarThe gurum lives along the leaves of trees. There are many kinds of gurum, and their bodies also are various kinds. The gurum is birthed by a butterfly and there are many kinds also of butterflies that birth gurum, resulting in many kinds of gurum. Some gurum are big, and some are a bit little, and some are very, very little. The gurum eats leaves of trees, and when it is big, then it changes into a butterfly.Types of caterpillarsgurum surpelel1.6.1.7Insectinsect
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gurum suralienable nounEnglishinsect type; caterpillar typeThe gurum_sur is just a gurum, however this kind of gurum has hair or fine hairs that drop off. When it crawls on a person and its fine hairs fall on the person, then it will cause that person to be itchy. There are also many kinds of gurum_sur. Some are black, and some are brown, and some are mixed colors.gurum1.6.1.7Insectinsect
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hemalienable nounEnglishinsect type; butterflyThe hem is a thing that has wings and it flies. The hem are many different sizes. Some are big, and some are a bit big, and some are small. The hem has a variety of colors. This thing likes a lot to drink the juice of tree flowers. And they sit/live on leaves of trees. All it does is fly around trees to search for flowers to sit on them and drink the flower juice from them. When we see a butterfly fly up in the air, we will think that its only business is to flit here and there in the bush.1.6.1.7Insectinsect
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hut2alienable nounEnglishinsect type; louse; liceTok Pisinlaus long garas long hetThere are many kinds of hut. Some kinds of hut live on the head of a person, and this hut belongs exclusively to people. It is not possible for it to be on a different thing like pigs or some things like that. Some hut live on domestic animals like a pig, dog, cat, and some other animals also. And when these kinds of hut live on animals like that, then those hut are exclusively theirs. It is not possible for them to live on something else also. All hut live just on the blood of that thing they sit/dwell on. The hut belonging to a person, it makes sores on the head of the person. And this kind of sore we Sursurungas call bonbon. The women like a lot to search for people's hut so that they then bite-kill it. However the important thing (to them) is that when they bite the hut, they like to hear it go poh (the sound it makes when it pops.).hutwánteten hut1.6.1.7Insectinsect
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hutwáninalienable nounEnglishparasiteThese can be parasites on animals or humans, such as lice.hut21.6.1.7Insectinsect
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kanalienable nounEnglishinsect type; ant typeThe kan lives on the ground. Its size is equivalent to the size of the lor (ant type), however the color of the lor is red and the color of the kan is black. The kan lives and crawls along the ground. This thing when it bites a person, then the site of the bite hurts a lot. The kan makes its nest on the ground at the base of trees and beneath plant trash that they have piled up to burn.mur21.6.1.7Insectinsect
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kámáialienable nounEnglishinsect typeThe kámái is a thing that looks like the likok (praying mantis). Its size is equal to the size of shrimp from the river. Its color is dark brown. And it lives along the trunks of trees. Some people eat the kámái and they say that its flavor is like shrimp from the river. When they cook it, then it is red in color.1.6.1.7Insectinsect
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koroposalienable nounEnglishinsect type; termite; white antThe koropos is a kind of thing that is like the rumis, however this thing burrows into a tree that is dried up and it lives in it and gives birth in it. The color of the koropos is white. The koropos if it is in a building, then that building will not exist for long, it will rot very quickly. This thing is a very bad thing able to destroy some of your possessions there in the house like laplaps and some other things also. They get koropos to feed chickens with. It is good food for the chickens and some birds also.1.6.1.7Insectinsect
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kumláualienable nounEnglishinsect type; spider (generic term)Tok PisinsipaidaThe kumláu lives on the branches of trees and it lives also under buildings and inside buildings. This thing makes its house with that thing it itself places that looks like thread and it is a bit sticky. This thread exists up inside its stomach. Its house has two purposes. One for its sleep/rest, and one it is like its trap to get things for its food. And that house it makes, it has nice patterns and it looks like a net. Some kumláu are small and some are big. Kumláu eat flying insects like flies or small butterflies that get caught in its house. The house of a big kumláu, small bats or small birds get caught in it. (Additional information: There do not seem to be names for specific kinds of spiders other than large spiders and small spiders or some other description like their color or habits.)1.6.1.7Insectinsect
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lang1intransitive verbSurrokoi; kápate lu han pátumEnglishwild; untamed; shy of contact; hermit-like; unsociable; ungregariousThis is used of humans who people view as disobedient and follow their own inclinations, and of domestic animals who are shy of humans.Gengen bor di parai ngo gita tolai, wa kápate las. Kápate lu tur kuluk kabin a lang. Má siari, gita tolai gut ngo kápte?The small pig they say we are to seize/capture, why it's not tame. It does not stand well (stay around) because it is shy of contact. And who knows, perhaps we'll capture it or not?tánlaklas2alienable nounEnglishinsect type; flyTok PisinlangLang have wings. And they swarm/crawl on smelly/rotting things and they very much like a smelly/rotting thing and feces too. All lang, they very much like to sit on sores and smelly dead things like animals and birds and things that crawl on the ground. The lang is a very bad flying insect, it gives sickness a lot. The color of some lang is blue and some are black. That blue one that is large, they call it lang_mákráu (blue fly).langbaulangwánteken lang1.6.1.7Insectinsect
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langbaualienable nounEnglishinsect type; fly typestupid/crazy flyThe langbau greatly swarm around in the village and dig in the ground to make their houses. Langbau, it is not just one alone when it travels. They travel together in their groups. The color of the langbau is bluish. Their work is only to swarm in the village and dig in the village. When they swarm together in the village, then we hear the sound of their wings.bau2lang1.6.1.7Insectinsect
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langwáninalienable nounSurtáit a lu roh, a mon i bábánEnglishinsect type; flying insect (generic term); body of an insectThis term is combined with the name of a specific flying insect, such as langwán_tomos (wasp). It also seems to refer to the body of an insect as in the description of midu (bee).langwán táitlanglangwán táitlangwán tomos1.6.1.7Insectinsect
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likokalienable nounEnglishinsect type; praying mantisThe likok is a thing like the kámái, however the kámái is bigger than the likok. This thing is only small like the spine of the coconut leaf and its color is green. It lives on the leaves of trees. Some say it cries at night, then they call it nukun_hiru. And the belief about it, they say that it walks together with the spirit of the sorcerer or it walks with an evil spirit.nukun hiru1.6.1.7Insectinsect
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loralienable nounEnglishinsect type; ant typeTok PisinkurakumThe lor is a kind of thing that looks like a mur (ant type). Its color is red and it bites if they shake its house. It makes its nest with tree leaves. It gathers together tree leaves and then glues it together for its house. All the lor live inside that house, and only how many (a few, not many) go around looking for food and they bring it to their house and all of them eat it. The lor is often angry. If they live on a cluster of betel nut or they live in a coconut tree and you go to climb that betel nut or coconut, then they get angry and they bite you or they will urinate in your eyes and it will sting.mur21.6.1.7Insectinsect
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mátmátiahalienable noun1Englishstar (generic term)Tok PisinstaNames of starsmátál án arasamátál án bor kokonmátál án rahrah liktám sopasTypes of starsgogontuhmátáltanián situnun1.7Nature, environmentnature2Englishinsect type; fireflyTok Pisinsta bilong busThe mátmátiah moves around at night, and in the day it sleeps. This thing lives on tree leaves and it eats tree leaves in the day. It is just a small thing like the lang (fly) and it has wings. The mátmátiah when it goes around at night, then it glows and it flashes. The light of the mátmátiah is located under its wings, and if it stretches out its wings, then the light glows or it flashes. In the belief from Sursurunga, they say that if many are in one tree, then that place has an urtarang (evil spirit).rohon bát1.6.1.7Insectinsect3EnglishstarfishThe mátmátiah is a thing that lives out on the ocean and it has five branches. They call it mátmátiah because it looks like that mátmátiah (star) that has five branches. Its color is blue like the color of the karkeken_bát (horizon), and because of that they also call it the karkeken_bát. This thing they do not eat.karkeken bát6.4.5Fishingmarine life
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midualienable nounEnglishinsect type; beeThe midu is a flying insect. It has wings and its body is like the tomos (wasp's) body. There are two kinds of midu. One has a small body and one has a big body. That one that has a big body, its color is striped vertically with black and yellow. It bites also like the tomos and the place where it bites hurts a lot. The house of the midu they eat and it is good food. It is very nicely sweet when they eat it.suir midu1.6.1.7Insectinsect
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mur2alienable noun1Englishinsect type; ant (generic term)Mur is the big/generic name that covers two kinds of things that crawl. One kind bites, and one urinates in the eyes of the thing it crawls on. Some of the names of those that bite are like this: murmis, lor, taba_lul, kan, pidiklos. And those who urinate in the eye of the thing they crawl on are like this: mur, pátluek, lor, murmis. The behavior of all those mur is like this. If those creatures are there where you are standing or on the tree branch that you are holding on to, or they come to bite you and you brush them off, then all their friends nearby and those that are far away also, they all will come to bite you or urinate in your eye.Ant typeskanlormurmispátluekpidiklostaba lul2Englishant typeThe mur is a ground crawler just like the pátluek, however it is black in color. Its size is just like the pátluek. It house-builds in the ground and along the base of trees. The work of this mur is to bring-gather those bits of food that fall to the ground and take them to its house.1.6.1.7Insectinsect
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murmisrumisalienable nounEnglishinsect type; ant typeThe color of the murmis is red, and it is very small compared to the lor. It house-builds on the bark of trees or on the trunk of trees. When they stay there in their house, you will not see them. But if you climb that coconut tree or (that other) tree, then at that time you will see them (for) there will be many of them who will come out to bite you or to urinate in your eyes. Those from the ocean (beach dialect) they call it rumis, and those from the top (bush dialect) they call it murmis.
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murwán bimalienable nounSurtan táit di kis má láklák tangrai bimEnglishcreature that lives on the ground; ground crawler; insectground followerMurwán_bim (ground follower) is the big/generic name for the small things that crawl along the ground. Here are some of the names of the murwán_bim: pátluek, mur, taba_lul, kan. We people also, they say that we are murwán_bim. (Additional information: This comprises creatures having legs, thus walking on the ground in some way. It includes animals, many reptiles, and man.)Tan táit er di lu láklák tangrai bim di lu parai ngo tan murwán bim. Git á tan kálámul di lu parai mul sur git ngo git á tan murwán bim.The things that walk along the ground they say that (they are) the ground followers. We people they say also about us that we are ground followers.langwán táitrohon bátmur1murwán kubau1.6Animal1.6.1.7Insectanimal; insect
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murwán kubaualienable nounEnglishcreature that lives in treestree followerThis would include creatures like lizards and insects, but probably not birds.mur1murwán bim1.6Animal1.6.1.7Insectanimal; insect
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nánámalienable nounEnglishinsect type; bedbugThe nánám looks like pig lice. This thing just lives on (its nourishment is) the blood of people. It lives a lot (primarily) along the floor of a house and the bench that they sleep on. It lives in that kind of place in order to drink the blood of the person when he is lying on his bed. Its smell when they kill it is very stinky.1.6.1.7Insectinsect
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nirus1alienable nounEnglishinsect type; cockroachPeople today are confused in their thinking about the nirus. About the nirus, some say it is a sip, that thing today they call kokoros (cockroach). And some they say it is the bek_musmusing (bat). If it flies at night and it cries, then they say that it walks with a sorcerer or an evil spirit.sip1.6.1.7Insectinsect
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