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  • noun Plural form of Malaitan.

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Examples

  • His rifle was no old-fashioned Snider, but a modern, repeating Winchester; and he showed habituation to firing it from his shoulder rather than from the hip after the manner of most Malaitans.

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  • Himself and the ten Malaitans, being bushmen, were too ignorant of the sea to dare the long passage from Guadalcanar.

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  • Lumai, the house-master and family head, unlike most Malaitans, was fat.

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  • Since May guerrillas have expelled 40,000 of the 60,000 Malaitans, who had made up half of Guadalcanal's population.

    Rebels Of The Pacific

  • So far, rebels have focused on emptying villages of Malaitans, not killing.

    Rebels Of The Pacific

  • Though the Malaitans share neither language nor culture with the locals, who know Guadalcanal as Isatambu, they rose to become the island's business and political elite.

    Rebels Of The Pacific

  • Later, when the Americans landed, Malaitans sought out jobs at Henderson Field.

    Rebels Of The Pacific

  • On the slopes above Honiara, several thousand Malaitans now live in thatched huts built on old World War II battlefields.

    Rebels Of The Pacific

  • Malaitans have a tradition of swift reprisals for any affront to the wontok, or clan, fueling fears of a civil war.

    Rebels Of The Pacific

  • "The Malaitans used to live over there," says their barefoot leader, waving his rifle toward the grassy hills.

    Rebels Of The Pacific

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