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date: 15 October 2019

Bue balabalalocked

  • Raymond Ammann

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Raft panpipe of Ambae in Vanuatu. Bue means ‘bamboo’ and balabala means ‘arranging in a line’. The name of the raft panpipe on the neighbouring island, Pentecost, with a very similar culture and language as northeast Ambae, is buabava. R.H. Codrington: The Melanesians: Studies in their Anthropology and Folk-Lore (Oxford, ...

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