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Reconstruction:Proto-Austronesian/banua

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This Proto-Austronesian entry contains reconstructed words and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.

Proto-AustronesianEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

*banua

  1. home
  2. homeland

DescendantsEdit

  • Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *banua
  • Fijian: vanua
  • Hawaiian: honua, henua
  • Hiligaynon: banwa
  • Hiri Motu: hanua
  • Indonesian: benua (continent)
  • Marshallese: āne (islet)
  • Malay: benua (continent)
  • Maori: whenua
  • Rapa Nui: henua
  • Tahitian: fenua