Protoform: KAFA-GA [PN] Loop of coconut fibre around the feet used for climbing coconut trees: *ka(a)fa9a

Description: Loop of coconut fibre around the feet used for climbing coconut trees: *ka(a)faŋa
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian
Notes:

*1 Cf. PN *kafa 'coconut husk fibre', *-ga 'nominalizing suffix'

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Uvea Kaafaga Lien en écorce d'arbre que l'on se met aux pieds pour grimper sur les cocotiers (Rch)
Kapingamarangi Gaahanga Rope used to assist in climbing (Lbr)
Marquesas Kohaka S'attacher les pieds avec une corde pour monter plus facilement aux arbres Phonologically Irregular (Dln)
Nuguria Kaahana A kind of rope ladder, loop used around one's feet and hands to assist in climbing coconut trees (Dvl)
Nukuoro Gaahanga A rope used to assist in climbing (Crl)
Pukapuka Kooanga Tree climbing bandage Phonologically Irregular (Bge)
Rennellese Kaahanga Sling for climbing coconut trees or trees with longicorns (Ebt)
Samoan ʔAfaga The bandage put on the feet when climbing the cocoa-nut tree (Prt)
Takuu Kafana Rope used in climbing coconut trees (Hwd)
Takuu Kaahana Loop of rope used around one's feet and hands to assist in climbing coconut trees (Mle)
Tokelau Kaafaga A coiled rope, cloth, or strip of bark worn around the ankles of a man who is climbing a coconut tree, to assist the feet in grasping the trunk (Sma)
Tongan Kaafanga Shackle for the feet, made of fau bark, used by beginners when learning to climb coconut trees (Cwd)
Tuvalu Kaafaga Climbing ropes (Jsn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Kahanga Rope on legs for climbing coconut palms (Hvn)

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