taberan

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Samoan Plantation Pidgin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Tolai tabaran or a closely related language; compare Tok Pisin tambaran.

Noun[edit]

taberan

  1. Ghost; spirit.

References[edit]

  • Ulrike Mosel, Tolai and Tok Pisin: the influence of the substratum on the development of New Guinea Pidgin (1980)
  • Mühlhäusler, Peter (1983). "Samoan Plantation Pidgin English and the origin of New Guinea Pidgin", in Ellen Woolford and William Washabaugh: The Social Context of Creolization, 28–76.