Bulamakau is a cow in Fijian. It is said (Bula ma cow).
Cows wonder around the local villages in the area. They are not tied down and are often wondering on or besides the roads. Traffic speed is often determined by if there are cows nearby. Many accidents happen as the cows are surprises to drivers going too fast around blind curves. I shared with the locals that I figured out how the cow got it’s name.
ma = to the
They all laughed at my logical understanding of the language.
My next question was, if the cows just wonder around, how does one know if your cow goes missing?
Answer, if it does not come back for a week, they may go and look for him!