See also: maua, Mauá, and māʻua

HawaiianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Nuclear Polynesian *ma-ua. Cognates include Maori māua and Tokelauan māua.

PronounEdit

māua

  1. First person dual exclusive
    we (he/she and I, but not you)

Related termsEdit

See alsoEdit


MaoriEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Nuclear Polynesian *ma-ua. Cognates include Hawaiian māua and Tokelauan māua.

PronounEdit

māua

  1. First person dual exclusive
    we (he/she and I, but not you)

See alsoEdit


TokelauanEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmaː.u.a/
  • Hyphenation: mā‧u‧a

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Nuclear Polynesian *ma-ua. Cognates include Hawaiian māua and Samoan mā'ua.

PronounEdit

māua

  1. we two (exclusive)
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Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

māua

  1. (often in the negative) to hear

ReferencesEdit

  • R. Simona, editor (1986) Tokelau Dictionary[1], Auckland: Office of Tokelau Affairs, page 201