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kula

/ ˈkuːlə /

noun

  1. a ceremonial gift exchange practised among a group of islanders in the W Pacific, used to establish relations between islands


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Word History and Origins

Origin of kula1

of Melanesian origin

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Example Sentences

"The boy was from God, so God can take him," 40-year-old Kula told me when I journeyed to Dareta recently.

So Kalle Kula was laid in the coffin with a bundle of waffles beside him.

The "chela kula" (tower of skulls), on the Pirot road, is a grim monument of the times.

In the Kula district of Maui pigs are fattened upon the corn and potatoes raised in the district.

(It is called the kundalin or kula kundalin nrh in the original).

Such is the story of the origin of the caste, members of which often call it Sagara kula, or the family of Sagara.

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