1. about, around; ol dok i go nabaut the dogs went in all directions; ran nabaut run about;
  2. carelessly, here and there; em i mekim wok nabaut he did the job carelessly; ol meri sindaun na toktok nabaut the women sat down and chatted about nothing;
  3. things like that, etc.; em save danis, smok, nabaut she goes dancing, smokes, things like that.


  1. a number, a number rank; em kamap long namba 22 i go inap long namba 31 de long mun Julai it starts on the twenty-second day and goes until the thirty-first day of July; em i gat inap namba he has the numbers (in a political sense); kolim ol namba bilong Bingo call out the numbers in Bingo; namba wan (see nambawan) first; namba tu (see nambatu) second; namba nain Festival ov Pasifik Ats the Ninth Festival of Pacific Arts; namba wan taim the first time; namba wan ples bilong gavman capital; putim namba to put first, to give a number;
  2. authority or rank; memba i gat namba the member has the authority/fame.