Definition of Motu in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈməʊtuː/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

noun (plural same)

1A member of a Melanesian people of Papua New Guinea inhabiting the area around Port Moresby.
2 [mass noun] The language of the Motu, the base of a pidgin known as Hiri Motu or (formerly) Police Motu, widely used as a lingua franca for administrative purposes.


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Relating to the Motu or their language.


the name in Melanesian.

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