EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From its note.

NounEdit

houtou (plural houtous)

  1. A South American motmot.
    • 1839, Charles Waterton, Wanderings in South America:
      The houtou shuns the society of man: the plantations and cultivated parts are too much disturbed to engage it to settle there []

TokelauanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Nuclear Polynesian *se-o-u-tou.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /hʲo.u.ˈto.u/
  • Hyphenation: ho‧u‧to‧u

DeterminerEdit

houtou

  1. (inalienable, indefinite) your

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • R. Simona, editor (1986) Tokelau Dictionary[1], Auckland: Office of Tokelau Affairs, page 320