1. mother

  • lapun mama grandmother (also tumbuna)
  • wasmama stepmother
  • susu mama wet nurse; madam (when addressing an elderly woman)
  • Mama, yu laikim wanem?
    Madam, what would you like?
  • Mama lo Constitution of Papua New Guinea
  • Papua Niugini i gat banis aninit long Mama lo.
    Papua New Guinea has laws underneath the Constitution.

2. the female owner of a thing

  • mama bilong pik owner of the pig

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