"The palm nuts are stripped from the stalk and dried for a day
or two in the sun. Then they are boiled in a large iron pot, and pounded
in a wooden mortar to soften and loose up the pericarp. The pounding
is men's work." Sitia Chiefdom, Bawngge. Sherbro Island.
"Husking coconuts. The coconut is a recent importation, introduced
by the English. It grows well by the sea." Bongge.
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