[Mihalic] galip and peanut
rhide at coombs.anu.edu.au
Fri Nov 19 12:55:27 EST 2004
For Simbu (Kuman speakers, in the period 1971-84). Sterly recorded for
peanut, the following: "amugl kalip" or "pinat" or "amugl pinat"
(amugl is a taxon for nut pandanus)
Sterly, J. 1997. Simbu Plant-lore: Plants used by the people in the Central
Highlands of New Guinea Volume 2. Botanical Survey of Simbu Plants, p. 138
Berlin, Dietrich Reimer Verlag.
earlier, for 1971 only, he recorded "pinat" or "kalip":
Sterly, J. 1978. Plants recently introduced into the Chimbu Valley, History
of Agriculture Discussion Paper No. 16. Port Moresby, University of Papua
New Guinea and Department of Primary Industry, p.17
At 12:39 PM 19/11/2004, you wrote:
>Re galip, a number of inland New Guinea groups use a variant in their own
>languages for the peanut, an C20th introduction, which my elderly Wahgi
>informant suggested came up his valley in 1920s, perhaps a decade before
>contact. I assume folks further east (i.e. Morobe) where TP was already in
>use pinched 'galip' for this new nut.
>Wahgi (WHP) - kelip
>Nii (WHP) - keklip (not really /kl/ but I can't do the symbol here)
>Biangai (Wau) - kelip (or v. similar - Mitio are u there?)
>Any more like this?
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