Protoform: MATA-A-FALE [PN] Front of house

Description: Front of house
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian
Notes:

*0 << PN *mata.1a "face, eye", *fale "house"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Mataapare Seaward portion of a house (Fbg)
Luangiua Makahale Outside (of a house) (Smd)
Mangareva Mata ʔare Le devant d'une maison (Rch)
Nukumanu Matahale/ i tai Portion of a house facing lagoon (Fbg)
Nukumanu Matahale/ i tua Portion of a house facing ocean (Fbg)
Pukapuka Mataawale House front (Bge)
Takuu Mataahare Area immediately outside a house (Mle)
Tokelau Mataafale Gable end of a traditional house; householder, house and its occupiers (Sma)
Tongan Matta falle The threshold (Mar)
Tongan Mata fale House front, front of the house (Cwd)
Vaeakau-Taumako Mdahale Short end of house (Hvn)

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