Protoform: KENA.1B [PN] A large (light-coloured) seabird (Sula sp.)

Description: A large (light-coloured) seabird (Sula sp.)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian
Notes:

*0 >> CO *maua-kena

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Easter Island Kena Piquero blanco con la punta de la cola y parte de las alas negras; booby or pikebird, white with black markings on the tail and wings (Kvt)
Mangareva Kena Oiseau de mer, fou à pieds rouges (Sula dactylatra) (Rch)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Kena A seabird (Sula sula) ; Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster) (Bse)
Marquesas Kena A seabird (Sula leucogaster) (Lvs)
Niue Kena Grey noddy. Black bosun bird (Sph). (McE)
Penrhyn Kena White morph of Red-footed Booby (Sula sula) (Sta)
Pukapuka Kena Bird name in chants, assoc. with noa (S. leucogaster): prob. old name for lulu (S. dactylatra) (Sby)
Rarotongan Kena Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster) (Bse)
Rennellese Maua/kena/ (Sula sp.) (Ebt)
Samoan Manu/ʔena/ White Sentinal Tern. So-called by fisherman instead of manu sina ; Fairy Tern (Gygis alba) (Prt)
Sikaiana Mua/kena/ (Sula leucogaster (Clk)
Takuu Mauo/kena/ Bird sp., a type of kanapu (Mle)
Tikopia Maua/kena/ (Sula sp.) (Fth)
Tuamotu Kena Booby, sp. Blue-faced booby (Sula dactylatra) (Stn)
Tuvalu Kena Blue-faced booby (Sula dactylatra) (Clk)

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