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Chaumont Devin devil at
Sat Nov 20 17:36:22 UTC 1999

Here is the part I am interested in:

>3) The Japanese term _ka[ta]na_ "sword" was introduced as _ka[ta]na_ (with a
>final glottal stop)  in Tagalog during the Spanish period, but has
>disappeared from today's dictionaries.
>Jean-Paul G. POTET. B. P. 46. 92114 CLICHY CEDEX. FRANCE.

In Buru a katana or katanan is a knife.  Not a sword, but a knife.


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