One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An informal version of cricket which originated in Samoa, with no fixed number of players.‘all day they played kilikiti with sticks from the trees as wickets’
- ‘The destination is known for its rugby and the national sport of kilikiti, the Samoan version of cricket which involves singing and dancing and is a social event played by all members of the family.’
- ‘Kilikiti, a form of cricket played on the islands of Polynesia, is one of the strangest sporting legacies of the British Empire.’
- ‘This Red Riding Hood is from West Mumuland and her journey south is full of surprises - singing chickens, talking trees, a kilikiti team, hip hop dancers and of course the Big Bad Wolf!’
- ‘Facilities for Samoa's traditional "kilikiti" sport will be based at Ngati Otara Park.’
- ‘Kilikiti - the word is a Polynesian corruption of "cricket" - features teams of up to 50, including women.’
- ‘But the accident didn't hamper his love for sport as played as goal-keeper for the school's first XI football side, besides stints with rugby, softball and Kilikiti.’
- ‘Playing sports is a big part of living in Samoa, many open fields are almost daily used for a game of rugby, soccer or kilikiti -- the Samoan cricket version.’
- ‘"Young people do not want to play kilikiti any more," he said, as he prepared to occupy the crease.’
- ‘You could see it in the games of kilikiti at the roadside, whole villages passionately absorbed in their peculiar form of cricket played with a three-sided bat and a ball made from leaves.’
- ‘Tokelau's young people used to swim and surf in their spare time, or played a Tokelauan version of cricket called Kilikiti.’
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