Protoform: POGA.2 [NP] Hole, orifice, esp. nostril or other bodily orifice

Description: Hole, orifice, esp. nostril or other bodily orifice
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to NP: Nuclear Polynesian
Notes:

*0 >> NP *poga-(a)-isu "nostril"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Easter Island Poŋa Snout, nose; nariz, hocico (Fts)
Hawaiian Pona Socket, eyeball, eye socket; hollow left after sweet potato vine has been dug (Pki)
Kapingamarangi Bongoo Hole; door, house (polite) (Lbr)
New Zealand Maori Ponga/ponga Nostril (Wms)
Nukuoro Bongaa That which is hollow (in compounds) (Crl)
Rarotongan Ponga Dent; knot (wood); nick, notch Problematic (Bse)
Rennellese Poga (Pronounced ponga (sic)) Pubic area (Ebt)
Tikopia Ponga Hole, holed; deflowered (of virgin) (Fth)
Tikopia Pongoa Hole; burrow (Fth)
Tuvalu Poga Hole (Rby)
Tuvalu Poga-a-mimi External opening of urethra (Rby)
West Futuna Ponga/vai Pool of water (Dty)
West Futuna Boŋa/rua A hole in the rocks where fish are caught; a hole in the ground where taro are planted (Cpl)

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