Protoform: QAWA [MP] Milkfish or Salmon Herring (Chanos chanos)

Description: Milkfish or Salmon Herring (Chanos chanos)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to MP: Malayo-Polynesian
Notes:

*4 POC *qawaq "Chanos chanos, milkfish" (LPO IV:41).
*5 PMP *qawa(n) "Chanos chanos, milkfish" (ACD).
*6 PAN *qawan (dsj *qawa) "Milkfish" (Bst.1986).
*7 PCM *éawa "Milkfish" (Ltk.1988).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Arosi S/awa/ Mullet (Fox)
East Futuna ʔAva Fish like mullet but bigger. "Poisson lait" (Chanos chanos) (Mfr). (Bgs)
East Uvea Ava Chanos chanos (Rch)
East Uvea Ava vai Megalops cyprionoides (Tropical Tarpon) (Rch)
Fijian Yawa Deep-bellied fish that jumps along surface of sea (Cpl)
Hawaiian Awa Milkfish (Chanos chanos) (Pki)
Lau ʔAkwa A fish (Fox)
Lau Hakwa Milkfish (Ami)
Marquesas Ava Small silvery fish (I), small freshwater fish (Dln)
New Zealand Maori Aua Herring, Yellow-eyed Mullet Problematic (Wms)
Niuatoputapu ʔAva Milkfish (Dye)
Nukuoro Ava Fish sp. (=large tonu, = large hagaodaloo) (Crl)
Penrhyn Ava Milkfish (Chanos chanos) (Sta)
Pukapuka Ava A fish (Chanos chanos) (Bge)
Raʔivavae Ava A variety of fish (Stn)
Rarotongan Ava (Chanos chanos) (Bse)
Rotuman ʔAva A kind of brownish fish Problematic (Cwd)
Saʔa S/awa/ Freshwater mullet (Ivs)
Samoan Ava The name of a very scaly fish ; large fish (Chanos sp.) caught by torch light (Prt)
Tahitian Ava Fish called white salmon (Chanos chanos). Poisson de la famille des Chanidae (Chanos chanos), quand il est adulte (Lmt). (Rdl)
Tahitian Ava/ava Sand goby (Eleotriodes strigata) (Bgn)
Tokelau Ava Milkfish, Salmon Herring (Chanos chanos) (Hpr)
Tongan ʔAva Fish sp (Cwd)
Tongan Ava A fish resembling the mullet (Mar)
Tuamotu Ava Fish sp. (also called patii) (Stn)
Tupuaki Ava/ava Milkfish or Salmon Herring (Chanos chanos) (Hpr)
Tuvalu Ava A fish (Chanos chanos) (Bsr)
Waya Awa A bony, carnivorous fish about a metre long (Ply)

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