Teanu dictionary (Solomon Islands): Example 416
ritual pole. During ngapiene celebrations, dancers stomp on wooden boards (~wate tepapa) which are laid out in a circle around a high wooden pole (blateno). From that pole hang large amounts of fruit. At the end of the celebration season, the pole is brought down and the fruit are distributed to the participants.
Li-iu tepapa i-le awoiu, li-vesu bulateno i-vio.
First they buried the dancing boards, then they erected the ritual pole.
Teanu dictionary (Solomon Islands)