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Word "flag" in Ndyuka

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Overview

Ndyuka, a.s.a. Ndjuka and a.k.a. Aukan and Okanisi, is an English-based creole language spoken in Suriname.
António Martins, 26 Oct 2007

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Word " faaka "

Word:
faaka
Script:
Latin
Etym. family:
*flag
Meaning:
flag

In Ndyuka "flag" is "faaka", according to this on line dictionary, stemming from English "flag".

The compound word "faaka tiki", meaning "flag pole" (litt. and etym. "flag stick"), refers usually to a totem pole, «marking the place where the spirits of the ancestors are appeased». V.t. "faaka" meaning "to haunt" or "to stalk" may stem from this.

This word has also an unrelated homophone, "faaka" meaning "stain" (both v.t. and n.), from English "fleck".

António Martins, 26 Oct 2007

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Word " 𖲎𖲟𖲵 "

Word:
𖲎𖲟𖲵
Transliteration:
faaka
Script:
Afaka
Variant:
historical/residual form of "faaka"

Remarks:
encoding unstable: looks like "ⴜ̢Ɋ☋̝"

Using the Afaka script (created in 1908 and now largely abbandoned).
António Martins, 26 Oct 2007


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