Protoform: LULU.1A [EO] Barn owl (Tyto alba)

Description: Barn owl (Tyto alba)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to EO: Eastern Oceanic
Notes:

*3 PRO *lulu "Barn Owl, Tyto alba" (LPO IV:331).
*4 POC *druru "owl" (ACD).
*8 Note: Where owls were absent the name was transferred to a white sea-bird. The unexplained long vowels in RAR may indicate that the word has been borrowed.

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Bugotu Duru Owl (Ivs)
East Futuna Lulu Owl (Mfr)
East Uvea Lulu Owl. :(Tyto alba) (Rch)
Emae Ruru Owl (Tyto alba) (Cpl)
Fijian Lulu Barn Owl (Tyto alba) (Gty)
New Zealand Maori Ruru Owl, morepork (Ninox novaeseelandiae) (Wms)
New Zealand Maori Ruru-wheekau Laughing Owl (Sceloglaux albifacies) (Wms)
Nggela Nduru Owl (Fox)
Niue Lulu Barn owl (Tyto alba) (Sph)
Rarotongan Ruuruu Owl (Bse)
Rennellese Gugu Barn owl, Tyto alba (Ebt)
Rotuman Ruru Owl Borrowed (Cwd)
Samoan Lulu Tyto sp., White Barn Owl (Stria delicatula) (Prt)
Tikopia Ruru Barn owl (Tyto alba) and perhaps Osprey (Fth)
Tongan Lulu Owl (Cwd)
Tongan Looloo An owl (Mar)
Vaeakau-Taumako Lulu Owl (not found at Taumako, but in Reefs) (Lch)
West Futuna Ruru Owl (Dty)
West Uvea Lulu Oiseau: chouette (Tyto alba) (Hmn)

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