FYI: Names of the days of the week in Tok Pisin
to long for, envy, greedy
to desire something, to be envious, to covet (see also aigris)
mangrove tree, mangrove swamp.
In Papua New Guinea (PNG), many coastal communities depend on mangroves for their livelihood. Mangrove trees have been harvested over generations for construction materials and firewood. Mangroves provide a habitat for fish, crabs, shellfish, birds, and reptiles. Mangroves also provide a natural defense against storm surges, coastal erosion, and coastal flooding. An analysis conducted by government’s Climate Change and Development Authority (CCDA) has highlighted community-based mangrove planting as a cost-effective measure for coastal communities. Unfortunately, overexploitation and degradation of mangrove areas means communities are losing this protection.
1. a boy
2. a male servant (especially in pre-Independence times) (also mankimasta)