bulateno ritual pole

Part of Speech noun
Phonetic Form ᵐbulateno
    • ritual pole

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  • Main Entry:
    • blateno k.o. tree, can grow very tall / 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.