bilong

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bilong

  1. of, belonging to
    sista bilong mi - my sister
    James Leach and Porer Nombo, Reite Plants, p. 10
    ol bai kisim retpela plaua bilong en
    they gather the red flowers of this shrub
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, in Tok Pisin), Port Moresby: Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, 1:25, in Tok Pisin), :
  2. having a tendency to, known for
    man bilong dringim bia - a drunk
    man bilong paitim - an aggressive man
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, in Tok Pisin), Port Moresby: Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, 1:7, in Tok Pisin), :
  3. for the purpose of
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, in Tok Pisin), Port Moresby: Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, 1:15, in Tok Pisin), :
    James Leach and Porer Nombo, Reite Plants, p. 38
    Skin diwai bilong rausim tewel
    Bark for banishing spirits
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