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komunumo, kunularo, grupo, nacio, socio, tribo

semantic space · lipamanka

Any group of other things can be a kulupu. It's commonly used to describe groups of people: communities, clubs, cultures, cliques, charters, committees, collectives, coorperations, and perhaps other words that don't start with the letter "c" like a baseball team or a pride of lions. kulupu can also be groups of objects or animals, like a bunch of bananas, a basket filled with small clay pots, or a murder of crows. kulupu is often used to describe a plural system/collective (i.e. multiple people in one body). Usually a kulupu will be a group of items that have some sort of shared attribute, and using kulupu to describe a group of anything is emphasizing that they have something in common. These shared qualities can be anything from location to color to desire.

ku translations

group100, organization100, community95, collective91, tribe83, squad80, bunch75, tribal75, cluster71, league70, collection67, society67, association65, crew64, team60, club57, coalition54, set54, gathering53, socially53, category50, institution50, gang46, assembly45, meeting45, network44, pile44, crowd41, ethnic40, bureau38, class38, partnership38, social38, array36, stack35, affiliation33, committee33, public33, combination31, sequence29, establishment27, pack27, company25, conference25, demographic25, franchise25, rally25

pu verbatim

SUBSTANTIVO komunumo, kunularo, grupo, nacio, socio, tribo


core · 100% usage

found in pu

coined pre-pu


Tongan · kulupu ‘group’

angla · group

coined by jan Sonja

sitelen pona


pictogram of a group consisting of three members represented by circles

sitelen sitelen

kulupu sitelen sitelen

sitelen jelo


sitelen Emosi





kala Asi

jan Lakuse

luka pona

gif · mp4