purinjiti

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Noun[edit]

purinjiti

  1. (archaic) A message stick used by news-bearers for safety when travelling into the territories of other peoples.

Usage notes[edit]

The term purinjiti can be used in modern times for modern communication, i.e. the presence of telephones, fax machines, etc.

References[edit]

  • Mark Abley, Spoken Here: Travels Among Threatened Languages (2003)

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