maan̄ (pandanus leaf)
Ebbo in ej kein ikkure eo kōjerbale ilo juon ikkure n̗a etan anidep. Anidep ej juon iaan ikkure in M̗ajel̗ ko me em̗m̗aan wōt rej ikkure. Rej pel̗aake ri-ijjino eo iol̗ap in annan̄ in m̗wio eo aer im rej juuri ebbo eo bwe en pād wōt mejatoto. Ebbo eo ej jab aikuj jok lal̗. Ikkure in nan̄in āinl̗o̗k wōt ikkure in Pālle eo n̗a etan ‘hackey sack’. Ebbo in ej kōm̗m̗an jān maan̄ ko em̗ōj errari, kōjeeki, kab innini. Rej kōjerbal emān maan̄ im āji ilo aer l̗ōmake jekjekin ebbo eo.
This ebbo is used in a traditional game called anidep. Anidep is one of the Marshallese traditional games which only men play. They form a circle around the starter and keep the ebbo in the air using only their feet. The ebbo is not to touch the ground. This game is very similar to the Western game called hackey-sack. The ebbo is made from pandanus leaf that had been warmed up, sun-dried, and pounded. Four strips of pandanus leaves are used and woven together to form the shape of a cube.
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