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Reconstruction:Proto-Nuclear Polynesian/wai

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This Proto-Nuclear 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.

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Proto-Nuclear PolynesianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Polynesian *wai, from Proto-Oceanic *waiʀ, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

NounEdit

*wai

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

DescendantsEdit

  • Ellicean – Eastern Polynesian
    • Anuta: vai
    • Ellicean
      • Kapingamarangi: wai
      • Nukuoro: vai
      • Ontong Java: vai
      • Takuu: vai
    • Tikopia: vai
    • Tuvalu – Eastern Polynesian
      • Eastern Polynesian – Northern Outlier
        • Eastern Polynesian: *wai
          • Marquesic
            • Hawaiian: wai
            • Mangarevan: vai
            • North Marquesan: vai
          • Rapa Nui: vai
          • Tahitic
            • Maori-Moriori
            • Rarotongan: vai
            • Tahitian: vai
      • Penrhyn: vai
      • Tuvaluan: vai