Protoform: FAGA.2 [NP] Bay; valley (leading to the sea)

Description: Bay; valley (leading to the sea)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to NP: Nuclear Polynesian
Notes:

*4 POC *pa9a “be open, gape” (LPO II:46).
*8 Note. :Are all the hana placenames in HAW imported?

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Easter Island Haŋa Bay Problematic (Wbr)
Hawaiian Hana- Bay, valley (in placenames) Problematic (Pki)
Hawaiian Hono- Bay, valley (in placenames) Problematic (Pki)
Mangareva ʔAga Baie (Rch)
Marquesas Haka Baie, anse, crique, petit golfe (Dln)
New Zealand Maori Whanga Bay, harbour, estuary . Common prefix to placenames (Bgs)
Pukapuka Wanga- Bay (in a placename) (Bge)
Samoan Faga A bay (Prt)
Tahitian Faa A valley; a low place among the hills (Dvs)
Tahitian Faʔa Vallée (Lmt)
Tokelau Faga Bay (Sma)
Tuamotu Faŋa Cove, bay (Stn)
Tuvalu Faga A bay (Rby)
West Futuna Faŋo/vai (ANI) Valley (Cpl)
West Futuna Fanga ta htafe Rivière, creux descendant, ravin (Rve)

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