why (usually bilong wanem, watpo).
wire, cable; diwai pundaun long waia na mipela i no gat pawa a tree fell on the electric wire and we have no power.
- wild; go long maket na baim sampela abus bilong wail pik go to the market and buy some wild pig meat;
- angry; papa i wail nogut tru father is really angry (also wel).
crazy; taim yu spak tumas yu kamap wailman when you drink too much you go crazy.
wine; ol i save salim ret na wait wain long haus kaikai they sell red and white wine at the restaurant.
immigrant; em ol i no as ples, em ol lain waira i kam long bikples they’re not from here, they’re immigrants from the mainland.
white; kala bilong siot em wait the colour of the shirt is white; mi laikim wanpela waitpela siot I would like a white shirt; waitpela hap bilong ai conjunctiva; waitpela bilong skru i pinis (also gris bilong skru i pinis) osteoarthritis; waitpela karamap bilong skru cartilage.
white man, European; planti ol meri PNG i maritim waitman pinis many PNG women have married Europeans.
See also: European Exploration in Papua New Guinea
a white, a European, an albino; pikinini em i waitskin, tasol em i no waitman the child is white, but he is not a European.
‘white spot’ skin disease.