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

Word Origin for kula

of Melanesian origin
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Contemporary Examples of kula

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

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    400 Kids Killed by Lead Poisoning

    Betsy Pisik

    October 25, 2010

Historical Examples of kula