"By Aeroplane to Pygmyland" Accounts of the 1926 Smithsonian-Dutch Expedition to New Guinea

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June 19, 1926 klambus

The Malay word klambu means “mosquito net” (made into a plural in English by adding “s”). The word is now correctly spelled “kelambu,” but Stirling consistently spells it klambu.


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