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Reconstruction:Proto-Malayo-Polynesian/ñiuʀ

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This Proto-Malayo-Polynesian 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-Malayo-PolynesianEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium. Particularly: “Any PAN term for the coconut? The Taiwanese Aboriginals should be familiar with them.”)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

*ñiuʀ

  1. coconut (fruit of coco palm)

DescendantsEdit

  • Fijian: niu
  • Hawaiian: niu
  • Malagasy: voanio
  • Malay: nyiur
  • Marshallese: ni
  • Rapa Nui: niu
  • Rotuman: niu
  • Tagalog: niyog
  • Samoan: niu
  • Tetum: nuu
  • Tongan: niu