Protoform: NUKU.1 [FJ] Earth, land

Description: Earth, land
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to FJ: Fijic
Notes:

*4 POC *nuku “sandy ground, sand bank, sand spit” (LPO II:44).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Nuku Land, island (Fbg)
East Futuna Nuku Village name (Bgs)
Fijian Nuku Sand (Cpl)
Ifira-Mele Nuku Small island (Clk)
Kwaio Nuʔu Margins of sand, area of strand immediately above beach (Ksg)
Mangareva Nuku Pays, endroit. A land, a country; a place (Tgr). (Rch)
Marquesas Nuku- First element in many place names (Dln)
New Zealand Maori Nuku Earth, land (Wms)
Niue Nuku Land, country, place (obs) (Sph)
Nukuoro Nugu Land, islet (Crl)
Pukapuka Nuku Island; dwelling-place (Bge)
Rarotongan Nuku Earth, land (Bse)
Rennellese Nuku Earth, land (Ebt)
Samoan Nuʔu District, country, island (Prt)
Tahitian Nuʔu Earth, land (only as part of place-names) (???)
Tikopia Nuku Island; settlement (Fth)
Tokelau Nuku Village, town; country, place; home (Sma)
Tongan Nuku Element in place-names (Cwd)
Tuamotu Nuku Earth, land (Stn)
Tuvalu Nuku Country (Rby)

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