a quasi-religious cult among some South Sea islanders, inspired by their limited understanding of modern cargo shipments and characterized by a belief that the spirits of their ancestors will return with supplies of modern goods, thus inaugurating a golden age of prosperity and independence
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One of a number of religious movements arising in Melanesia and New Guinea especially as a result of the influx of American military materiel during the 1940s, seeking to usher in an age of great material wealth by ritually imitating the behaviors of Americans or Europeans.