Reconstruction:Proto-Malayic/bənua

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This Proto-Malayic 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-MalayicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *banua, from Proto-Austronesian *banua.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

*bənua

  1. inhabited land (territory supporting the life of a community)

DescendantsEdit

  • Banjarese: banua
  • Brunei Malay: benua
  • Iban: menoa, menua
  • Malay: benua
  • Minangkabau: benua, banua