malaria (also sik bilong natnat)
- malaria bilong kru cerebral malaria
- Ol natnat i save kaikaim yumi na givim sik malaria.
Mosquitoes bite us and transmit malaria.
See also: Malaria in Papua New Guinea
soft, swampy, tender, fontanel, soft spot (baby’s skull)
- graun malumalu mud
- Graun i gat wara na malumalu.
The ground is wet and muddy.
- ples malumalu swamp
- Mango i mau na malumalu.
The mango is ripe and soft.
- lapun mama grandmother (also tumbuna)
- wasmama stepmother
- susu mama wet nurse; madam (when addressing an elderly woman)
- Mama, yu laikim wanem?
Madam, what would you like?
- Mama lo Constitution of Papua New Guinea
- Papua Niugini i gat banis aninit long Mama lo.
Papua New Guinea has laws underneath the Constitution.
2. the female owner of a thing
- mama bilong pik owner of the pig
1. man, husband, person, people (used in combination with many other words)
- bisnis man a businessman
- Em i rait man stret.
He is a very good man.
- Hamas man i stap?
How many people are here?
- Hari em pikinini man.
Hari is a baby boy.
- No gat man i stap.
There is no one here.
- Mipela pikinini bilong man tu ya.
We are human beings too.
(name for different kinds of people)
- lesman a lazy person
- man bilong ailans a person from the islands area
- man bilong bikhet a person who plays up
- man bilong Hailans a Highlands person
- man bilong nambis a coastal person
- man bilong pekato a sinner
- man bilong save (also saveman) a learned person
- man bilong tanim tok translator
- man bilong toktok a person who talks a lot
- man bilong wok a good worker
- no gat wanpela man nobody
- sikman a sick person
- trabelman a person who causes trouble
2. male (distinction of sex in humans and animals)
- hos man stallion
- pik man male pig or boar
- pikinini man young boy
- dok man male dog
- kakaruk man cock