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THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE ON THE TROBRIAND ISLAND OF KIRI wina speak Kivila, or some of them do, and they’ve given us the word mokita, which means a truth that we all know but agree not to talk about.
There is a term from New Guinea - "mokita" - which refers to a truth that everyone knows but no one speaks.
And this is one mokita that neither party is willing to face up to.
The Trobriand Islanders of the South Pacific have a word that has no exact counterpart in English -- mokita -- which means "the truth that everyone knows, but nobody speaks."
We have a delicate mokita in the nation's capital that is well known to the politicians but kept secret from the public -- the Social Security Trust Fund is a mirage.
Lipay kaayo ko kay at least maski naa ra sya sa balay, mokita gihapon sya diba?