Abelam

noun
Abel·​am | \ əˈbeləm \
plural Abelam or Abelams

Definition of Abelam

1 : a Papuan people in the Sepik district, Territory of New Guinea
2 : a member of the Abelam people

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First Known Use of Abelam

1941, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Abelam

probably borrowed from Bukiyip (Arapesh language of East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea)

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“Abelam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Abelam. Accessed 24 Jun. 2022.

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