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  • noun The Fijian national drink; kava.

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Examples

  • More commonly, however, exchanges are direct, each man bringing to the village green his taro, yaqona, yams or fish and exchanging with his neighbors; the rare disputes being settled by the village chief.

    Popular Science Monthly Oct, Nov, Dec, 1915 — Volume 86

  • More commonly, however, exchanges are direct, each man bringing to the village green his taro, yaqona, yams or fish and exchanging with his neighbors; the rare disputes being settled by the village chief.

    The Scientific Monthly, October-December 1915

  • For the isevusevu, we wear a sulu (think wraparound skirt), sit on the floor and bring a bundle of yaqona or kava root (a plant in the pepper family) to show respect.

    NYT > Home Page

  • For the isevusevu, we wear a sulu (think wraparound skirt), sit on the floor and bring a bundle of yaqona or kava root (a plant in the pepper family) to show respect.

    NYT > Home Page

  • His farms vegetables, sugar cane, yaqona, and has livestock and cows.

    Fiji Times Online - Local News

  • "Villagers plant yaqona, dalo and tavioka but only at a subsistence scale which is fine, but the only way they can get the best returns from their land is through commercial farming."

    Fiji Times Online - Local News

  • Police in Fiji have warned motorists to stay put if they are drunk with yaqona.

    Fijilive.com - Gateway to Fiji Islands - News

  • She said drug and yaqona consumption was a problem that needed urgent attention.

    Fiji Times Online - Local News

  • Kesaia Perina of Rauriko village salvages her yaqona in time before they rot

    Fiji Times Online - Local News

  • The shirt which is steeped in a 40 gallon drum full of the popular traditional brew, yaqona, has been selected to showcase Fijian culture and designs through textiles at the Fiji

    Fiji Times Online - Local News

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