Abelam

noun

Abel·​am
əˈbeləm
plural Abelam or Abelams
1
: a Papuan people in the Sepik district, Territory of New Guinea
2
: a member of the Abelam people

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1941, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Abelam was in 1941

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“Abelam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Abelam. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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