Protoform: KANIWA [PN] The Milky Way

Description: The Milky Way
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian
Notes:

*1 Cf. PN *nuanua “rainbow”.

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Kaniva Voie lactée (Rch)
East Uvea Kaniva Voie lactée (Rch)
Emae Kaniva The Milky Way (Cpl)
Kapingamarangi Ganiwa Milky Way (Lbr)
Luangiua Aŋiva Southern Cross (Smd)
Luangiua Ke Ngiva The Milky Way (Hbn)
Marquesas Aniva Jour de la lune (Dln)
Niue Kaniva Milky way; a vein (Lws)
Niue Kaniva Upper corner [of a room] Uncertain Semantic Connection (Sph)
Nuguria Kaniva Milky Way, rain cloud (Passatwolke) (Ths)
Nuguria Kaniva Cloud; sky, heavens (Dvl)
Nukumanu (Te) Kaniva The Milky Way (Fbg)
Rennellese Kaiba (hetuʔu) Milky Way Phonologically Irregular (Ebt)
Rotuman Kaniva The Milky Way Borrowed (Cwd)
Samoan ʔAniva The Milky Way (Prt)
Sikaiana Kaniva A rainbow; a beautiful person (Dnr)
Takuu Kaniva Cloud Borrowed (Mle)
Takuu Takaniva The Milky Way (Mle)
Tikopia Te kau tu /keniva/ The Milky Way (Fth)
Tokelau Kaniva The Milky Way (Sma)
Tongan Kaniva Galaxy, Milky Way (Cwd)
Tuvalu Kaniva The Milky Way (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Koniva Rainbow Uncertain Semantic Connection (Hvn)
West Futuna Kaniva The Milky Way (Dty)

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