Protoform: GAARARA [EP] Lizard

Description: Lizard
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to EP: East Polynesian
Notes:

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Easter Island ŋarara Ant-lion; cockroach ; beetles (Métraux 1937:54) (Fts)
Marquesas Ka(a)ka(a)ʔa (MQN), naanaaʔa, naanaaʔo (MQS) (Atl). Kaakaʔa (Mtu). Petit lézard, gecko. Salamandre, espèce de sourd (Dln). Phonologically Irregular (Lch)
Moriori Ngarara Lizard, insect (Shd)
New Zealand Maori Ngaarara Reptile, monster; insect (Wms)
Penrhyn Ngaarara Gecko spp. large lizard spp. which live mainly on coconut trees; mourning gecko (Lepidodactylus lugubris), Polynesian gecko (Gehyra oceanica) (Cbl)
Rarotongan Ngarara Lizard which grows to length of twelve inches ; a large lizard (Gehyra oceanica), common around dwellings and in the forest (Sve)
Tahitian Arara Name given to the most common and lively sort of lizard (Lmt)

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