Protoform: AFAGA [PN] Public space near sea; foreshore common ground kept clear as landing-place etc

Description: Public space near sea; foreshore common ground kept clear as landing-place etc
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian
Notes:

*1 Cf. PPN *faga.2 "bay", *qafa.3 "open", *mata-afaga

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Niue Afaga Beach, landing area (place where fishermen land their canoes) (Sph)
Pukapuka Awanga Open space used as a meeting place (Bge)
Rennellese Ahanga Public place (Ebt)
Samoan Afaga Small portion of beach, as in a cove or small bay ; place where canoe is usually kept (Prt)
Sikaiana Ahana Path in front of lineage houses where no houses were allowed to be built. (Dnr)
Takuu Afana Space between a house and the beach (Hwd)
Takuu Ahana Formerly the space between the lagoon foreshore and the first row of houses; front yard, where canoes are kept (Mle)
Tikopia Afanga Access route, resting place. (Fth)
West Uvea Afanga Courtyard in front of house, space between house and sea. (Hmn)

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