Protoform: HAIA [PN] Interjection of approval *(ha)ia

Description: Interjection of approval *(ha)ia
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Ia Voilà Problematic (Mfr)
East Uvea Ia Voilà Problematic (Rch)
Mangareva Aia Excl. d'encouragement: voilà! voyons donc! allons donc! (Rch)
Marquesas Aia Soit! (Dln)
Marquesas Eia Allons! (Dln)
New Zealand Maori Aia Expressing satisfaction or complacency, "it is good", Etc (Wms)
Niue Haia "That's it","Exactly so" (Sph)
Pukapuka Aia laa Exclamation of approval: "There it is!" (Sby)
Tuvalu Ia Initiatory interjection Problematic (Rby)

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