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Mokita is a word in the Kivila language,[1] spoken on the largest of the Papua New Guinean Trobriand Islands Kiriwina, which describes the concept of "truth we all know but agree not to talk about."

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  1. ^ Senft, Gunter (1995). "Ain't Misbehavin'? Trobriand Pragmatics and the Field Researcher's Opportunity to Put His (Or Her) Foot in It". Oceanic Linguistics (University of Hawai'i Press) 34 (1): 211–226. doi:10.2307/3623120. JSTOR 3623120.