tumbuna

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Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From one of the Polynesian languages; compare Maori tupuna.

Noun[edit]

tumbuna

  1. ancestor
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Genesis 3:20 (translation here):
      Man i kolim meri bilong em Iv, long wanem, em i tumbuna mama bilong olgeta manmeri.
  2. grandparent

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