June 10th, 2021

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June 10, 2021 at 12:01PM

In the Mota language of the Vanuatu archipelago, a tamate-tiqa is a “ghost-shooter,” a tube of bamboo stuffed with magic and shot off against the person whom it is desired to injure.  From A Dictionary of the Language of Mota, Sugarloaf Island, Banks’ Islands by Codrington and Palmer, 1896

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