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This country and its education system has been without dictionaries for thirty years. The only dictionary of Melanesian Pidgin to English and English to Melanesian Pidgin has been out of print since the 1970's. Now, The Jacaranda Dictionary and Grammar of Melanesian Pidgin by F. Mihalic S.V.D. is available again in 2005. This 375 page dictionary is a vital tool in the education process of training people to speak, read and write the Melanesian Pidgin language.
This trusted and concise dictionary that has an excellent Grammar of Melanesian Pidgin section in the front, along with twenty-three Word Group sections at the back:
Schoolroom Terms; Anatomical Terms; Physiological Terms; Diseases and Sickness; Medicines, Remedies, Nursing; Carpentry and BuildingTerms; Mechanics and Engineering; Nautical Terms; Fish, Fishing and Sea foods; Animals, Insects, Hunting; Birds; Plants and Trees with their Scientific Names; Fruits, Vegetables, Gardening; European Foods; Household Terms; Clothing: Native and European; Terms used by New Guinea Police relating to Courts and the Law; Doctrinal Terms; Ethical and Moral Terms; Biblical Terms; Names of Books of New Testament; Liturgical and Worship Terms; Liturgical Feasts and Seasons
This dictionary can be yours now for under K20 per copy.
Order today at -- ssaholt @ datec.net.pg -- or phone Steve Aholt in Goroka at +675 732-2164
The number of copies is limited so order today.
The PNG Gossip Newsletter also has a list of Tok Pisin to English words at the start of every edition. Here is a sample
Tok Pisin English hangre hungry hangre long dring thirsty hani honey kaikai food kaikai long moning breakfast kaikaim bite / eat jem jam karet carrot kari curry kastet custard kek cake kiau egg kindam crayfish kokonas coconut aisblok iceblock aiskrim ice-cream bret bread draibisket cracker
Thanks to the PNG Gossip Newsletter for permission to use their material
Created 19 Jan 2005
Updated 24 Sep 2006