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21 July 2015


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On Lavongai Island, New Ireland Province, people will shout Ulen [moon] and repeat some traditional verse which I do not recall.

Is it leftover of similar custom, known but not explained to whitey in case we laughed at their spirit belief?

Another prohibition is that babies must never be carried looking over their mother or father etc's shoulder. This could allow the spirits to replace it with a devil baby.

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