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Tok Pisin[edit]


Either from Ramoaaina diwaai (in the Mioko dialect, divai) or from Tolai dawai.



  1. Wooden



  1. Tree
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Genesis 1:11 (translation here):
      Bihain God i tok olsem, “Graun i mas kamapim ol kain kain diwai na gras na kaikai samting.”
  2. Wood (timber)
  3. Log, piece of wood

See also[edit]


  • Ulrike Mosel, Tolai and Tok Pisin: the influence of the substratum on the development of New Guinea Pidgin (1980)
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