Protoform: KEFU [PN] Light-coloured (blond, brown, reddish) especially of hair

Description: Light-coloured (blond, brown, reddish) especially of hair
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian
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Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Kefu Blond, chatain; roux . Albinos (Rch)
East Uvea Kefu Jaune, roux (Rch)
Emae Kefu Albino (Cpl)
Hawaiian ʔEhu Reddish tinge in hair, of Polynesians and not of Caucasians; reddish-brown complexion, ruddy (Pki)
Luangiua (ʔ)Ehu Light in colour. Pale skin. (Smd)
Marquesas Kehu Blonde, blondin (Dln)
Marquesas Kaihhu Brown (Crk)
New Zealand Maori Uru/kehu/ A person with light-coloured hair and skin (Bgs)
Niuatoputapu Kefu Brownish (Dye)
Niue Kefu Disrespectful term of address (used in quarrelling); affectionate address to a boy Uncertain Semantic Connection (McE)
Niue Moo/kefu Mealy-bug (Sph)
Nuguria Kehu Light-coloured of skin, albino (Dvl)
Raʔivavae ʔEhu Sandy, reddish-brown (Zpn)
Rarotongan Keʔu Ginger (of hair), reddish-brown, bay (of horse) (Bse)
Rennellese Niu/kehu/ Reddish colour (Ebt)
Rotuman Kef/kefu Dust, powder Borrowed (Cwd)
Samoan ʔEfu Reddish brown (Prt)
Samoan ʔEfuʔefu Grey v., adj. (Prt)
Samoan ʔEʔefu Plural of `efu`efu (Prt)
Sikaiana Kehu Very white (Sps)
Tahitian ʔEhu Roux (se dit des cheveux) (Lmt)
Takuu Kefu Albino, grey (Hwd)
Takuu Kehu Albino (Mle)
Takuu K/kehu Grey-brown; (of vision) indistinct, blurred (Mle)
Tikopia Kefu A basic colour term in the blue-green range (Fth)
Tokelau Kefukefu Be grey (Sma)
Tongan Kefu Brownish (especially of leaves or hair) (Cwd)
Tongan Kefoo Flaxen (Mar)
Tuamotu Kehu A blond, sandy, reddish, light-chestnut-brown (Stn)
Tuvalu Kefu Fawn-coloured insect (Rby)
Tuvalu Kefu/kefu Light (of any colour) (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Kehu Albino (Hvn)
West Uvea Kefu (Personne) aux cheveux roux; albinos (Hmn)

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