Protoform: HAALIQA [PN] Shallows, passage between shoals

Description: Shallows, passage between shoals
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*3 PEO *jali(?(a))
*1 Cf. PPN *sali.1 "flow", *sali.2 "scoop out".
*5 Cf. PMP *qaliR-an 'place where water flows'
*8 Note: Perhaps the meaning should be "an area subject to tidal drying".

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Hawaiian Aalia Pool where salt is formed; salt-bed (Pki)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Aaria Sea passage between islets (Krk)
Marquesas Aaʔia Reef or rocks where seafood is gathered at low tide (Dln)
New Zealand Maori Aaria Deep water between two shoals; deep pool in river; shore pool filled only at high water (Wms)
Nuguria Vai-h/aaria Swampy area Problematic (Dvl)
Penrhyn Aaria Water pathway, narrow passage, that is a stretch of water between two islets, which is shallower and narrower than a passage (ava), which...even a small boat cannot normally go through. (Sta)
Rarotongan Aaria Open stretch of water between two islands in the lagoon (Bse)
Samoan Aalia Watercourse, dry bed of a river ; brook, creek but example suggests perhaps one subject to drying up (Bgs)
Tahitian Aria The space between objects; the parts between the knots of sugar cane, bamboo, &c. (Dvs)
Tahitian Aria Détroit, intervalle (Jsn)
Tongan Haaliʔa Small depression in shallow sea or lagoon (???)
Tuamotu Aria Shallow passage, inlet filled with rocks, leading into lagoon (Stn)
Tupuaki Arira Channel between islands Phonologically Irregular (Grn)
Tuvalu Aalia Shallow passage between two islets (Rby)

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