kulumoe inhabited place / hamlet, village / area, zone within an island, [...]

Part of Speech noun
Phonetic Form kulumoe
Tanema Equivalent kulama
Lovono Equivalent kulamoe
Morphology (?) kula ‘several’ + moe ‘house’
    • inhabited place
    • hamlet, village
    • Sense Comment gen
      • Example 183:
        Da-tilu pe Teanu. Kulumoe iada Aneve.
        They were from Teanu island; their village was Aneve.
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      • Example 1297:
        Poi pe li-womanga ne kulumoe, vao i-moloe ne ngogoro.
        Domesticated pigs are fed in the village, but wild pigs wander about in the forest.
    • area, zone within an island, not necessarily inhabited
    • Sense Comment rare
    • island
    • (Part of) Antonym (for)
      (Part of) Synonym (for)
      • Example 1299:
        Waiero i-vene ne vono i-katau ngiro Palapu.
        The waves went up to the dry land, following the north wind Palapu.
      • Example 1300:
        Kulumoe Iura, kulumoe i-wene tev’ iu.
        The islands of (north) Vanuatu are located southeast [of Vanikoro].
    • country
      • Example 627:
        Ini i-te Franis, ia ebele kulumoe iape Japan.
        She lives in France, but she is actually from [lit. her genuine country is] Japan.

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  • See also:
    • temaka place / location on land, geographical spot / earth, ground / the universe, insofar as it is subject to the diurnal cycle. Dummy subject for various predicates for weather or times of the day
    • vono a generic term referring to space / dry land (opp. sea); hence coast / area, zone / district, limited area around a certain village / the world, universe / the universe, atmosphere, insofar as it is subject to the diurnal cycle
    • kulumoe iakapa our island, i.e. Vanikoro
    • temotu islet, small island