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Table 1 Palikur habitat names and their meaning

From: Palikur traditional roundwood construction in eastern French Guiana: ethnobotanical and cultural perspectives

Palikur name Etymology English name Type
Payt hihevinwa (syn.: payt hihe avin) Payt: house
Hihe: pan
Cassava house Permanent
Payt pahadrunket (syn.: payt kayket) Payt: house
Pahadrunka: meeting
Kayka: to dance
Meeting house Permanent
Payt himeket Payt: house
Himekne: to sleep
Sleeping house Permanent
Payt sakehweket (syn.: payt tevweyeket) Payt: house
Sakehwene: to cook, to boil
Tevwene: to roast
Cooking house
Roasting house
Payt pawkavinwa Payt: house
Pawka: far
Plantation house Temporary
Payt timuvugaib Payt: house
Timuvu: hocco (bird) Crax alector
Gayb: tail
Hocco’s tail shelter (small hunting shelter) Temporary
Payt wewvaki Payt: house
Wewvene: to hunt
Hunting shelter Temporary
Pew gavin Pew: dog
-Vin: house
Kennel Temporary
Takaak gavin Takaak: chicken
-Vin: house
Aviary Temporary
  1. Syn. synonym