Protoform: NIU [MP] Coconut palm (Cocos nucifera)

Description: Coconut palm (Cocos nucifera)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to MP: Malayo-Polynesian
Notes:

*0 >> PN *poo-niu "early stage in coconut formation", CC *nui
*2 PCP *niu (Geraghty 2004)
*4 POC *niuR "coconut palm and/or fruit, Cocos nucifera" (LPO III:356)
*5 PMP *niuR "coconut" (ACD).
*7 PBN *niu "coconut" (Lvy. 1979).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Niu Coconut Palm (Cocos nucifera) (Fbg)
East Futuna Niu Coconut palm (Mfr)
East Uvea Niu Coconut Palm (Cocos nucifera) (Rch)
Easter Island Niu Coconut Palm (Cocos nucifera). Palm (non-fruit-bearing) (Wbr). (Fts)
Emae Niu Coconut Palm (Cocos nucifera) (Cpl)
Fijian Niu The coconut tree (Cocos nucifera) (Cpl)
Hawaiian Niu Coconut palm, coconut meat (Pki)
Ifira-Mele Niu Coconut Palm (Cocos nucifera) (Clk)
Kapingamarangi Niu Coconut tree (Lbr)
Luangiua ŋiu Coconut (Smd)
Luangiua Niu Coconut (when almost ripe) Problematic (Hbn)
Mangareva Niu/mea Coconut Palm (Cocos nucifera). Cocotier. (Rch)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Nii Coconut (McC)
Marquesas Niu Prefixed to several coconut varieties (Dln)
New Zealand Maori Niu Divining stick (Wms)
Nggela Niu Coconut Palm (Cocos nucifera) (Fox)
Nguna Na-niu Coconut Palm (Cocos nucifera) (Stz)
Niuafoʔou Niu Coconut palm (Dye)
Niue Niu Coconut palm (Sph)
Nuguria Niu Kokosnuss zum Trinken (Ths)
Nukumanu Niu Coconut (Fbg)
Penrhyn Niu Coconut Palm (Cocos nucifera) (Sta)
Rennellese Niu Coconut palm (Ebt)
Rotuman Niu Coconut Palm (Cocos nucifera) (Cwd)
Saʔa Niu Coconut Palm (Cocos nucifera) (Ivs)
Samoan Niu Coconut palm (Prt)
Sikaiana Niu Coconut Palm (Cocos nucifera) (Dnr)
Tahitian Niu Cocotier (arch. ou solonnel). A general name for the cocoanut tree (Dvs). (Lmt)
Tikopia Niu Coconut palm and nut (Fth)
Tokelau Niu Coconut tree (Cocos nucifera); its wood or timber; coconut cream (Sma)
Tongan Niu Coconut (tree or fruit) (Cwd)
Tongan Nioo The cocoa, the cocoa-nut (Mar)
Tuamotu Niu The coconut tree (Cocos nucifera) (obs.) (Stn)
Tuvalu Niu Coconut Palm (Cocos nucifera) (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Niu Coconut, coconut palm (Hvn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Ha/niu Coconut palm (Hvn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Niu/niu Mangrove palm (Hvn)
Waya Niu Coconut Palm (Cocos nucifera) (Ply)
West Futuna Niu Coconut Palm (Cocos nucifera) (Dty)
West Uvea Niu Cocotier, noix de coco (Hmn)

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