Enormous quantities of yam and bread-fruit are on such occasions cooked two days previous, and kawa is drunk to excess.
Formerly the process of chewing the kawa was performed by the young girls, and then only by those who had the finest teeth.
The too liberal or long-continued indulgence in kawa seems to generate a peculiar 570cuticular disease.
Men in the habit of drinking kawa neither stagger about, nor speak thick and loud, when under its influence.
Here we found the headman, kawa, of Mpalapala, quite as hospitable.
The custom of kawa drinking is diffused over the whole of the islands of the Pacific.
When a man smelled the horses, he would run to the camp and say, “The wind tells us the kawa are coming.”
The more of these scars a kawa drinker can show, the higher is his character.
They named it “kawa” because they noticed the odor of the horse.
Besides producing unconsciousness, kawa also induces exceedingly erotic dreams.