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Query Subject:   Etymology of 'Bikini Atoll'
Author:   Boyan Nikolaev
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Lexicography

Query:   I am working on an article about neologisms. The word BIKINI, I think, was misinterpreted in 1946 as being Latin and consisting of bi- (=two) + something unclear. So, in time it dropped its bi- and became MONOKINI, even TANKKINI. Could anyone tell me what the real Polynesian (Marshallese) word means and help me explain it not considering the Latin bi-? Best, Boyan Nikolaev
LL Issue: 15.3550
Date posted: 21-Dec-2004


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