[Mihalic] kam man, kam meri, kam lain
nmitio at lcs.unitech.ac.pg
Thu Feb 21 13:55:21 EST 2008
In Wau, locals refer to migrants and setllters as "kam lain" with
resentment by locals. And I heard this term used just a couple of years ago.
Sometimes "turist" are used with similar conotations.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Courtney Handman" <cjhandma at uchicago.edu>
To: <mihalic at anu.edu.au>
Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 2:09 PM
Subject: [Mihalic] kam man, kam meri, kam lain
> In the Yupno area (Huon-Finisterre mountains on the Madang-
> Morobe border) I've been hearing 'kam lain' to refer to
> clans that came after the "original" clan to the area. (I
> put this in quotes since most clans argue that they were
> first, others were the 'kam lain.')
> I did not hear kam man/meri/lain where I was working
> previously, at the other end of Morobe in the Waria Valley,
> but since everyone there recognizes themselves as migrants
> from the Morobe coast, it probably wouldn't be very
> informative to say that everyone was a kam man/meri/lain.
> Courtney Handman
> Graduate Student
> Departments of Anthropology and Linguistics
> University of Chicago
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