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107. Nameless Coconuts

07 May

East of Papua New Guinea one can find the exotic Solomon Islands, this small landmass collective happens to be a near perfect for the growing of coconuts.

These days the coconuts are still vital, both as an export as well as the many services that are afforded by the useful trees So important are they in fact that there are nine words dedicated purely to describing the different stages of growth that the coconut goes through.

Stranger still, their language has no actual word for the coconut itself. Leaving coconuts well described but unnamed by the Pijin language. Yet another example of how truly different cultures can be.

 
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Posted by on May 7, 2011 in Trivia

 

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One response to “107. Nameless Coconuts

  1. Anonymous

    April 22, 2014 at 17:11

    harry bomb

     

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