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motu

[′mō·tü]
(geography)
One of a series of closely spaced coral islets separated by narrow channels; the group of islets forms a ring-shaped atoll.
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The use of the transliteration kastom, shared with Pidgin, in the Hiri Motu discourse of village courts instead of more authentic terms reflects, I think, capitulation to the colonial dichotomisation of law and custom which I refer to below.
Versions were issued in English, Tok Pisin and Hiri Motu.