manmeri

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Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From man (man) +‎ meri (woman), a calque of a formation common in Papuan languages, e.g. Waskia kadimet (people) (from kadi (man) and imet (woman)).

Noun[edit]

manmeri

  1. People
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Port Moresby: Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, 1:26:
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