Protoform: TAPA.1 [PN] Bark-cloth

Description: Bark-cloth
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian
Notes:

*3 PCP *taba "bark" (LPO I:96)
*8 Non-appearance in Cook etc. or in Davies suggests an early post-contact loanword?

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Fijian Taba- Skin, bark Problematic (Cpl)
Hawaiian Kapa Bark-cloth (Pki)
Kapingamarangi Daba/ hedegulu Breadfruit bast (Lbr)
Mangareva Tapa Bark-cloth. Tapa, étoffe fabriquée de l'écorce de Broussonetia papyrifera (Rch)
Marquesas Tapa Etoffe kanake. Etoffe, tissus divers; disque, limbe d'une feuille (terme de botanique) (Lch). Vêtement, item of clothing [Southeast Marquesan Dialect] (Atl). (Dln)
Niuafoʔou Tapa Tapa cloth (Tmo)
Nuguria Tapa Piece of cloth (Dvl)
Penrhyn Tapa Skirt Problematic (Sta)
Rarotongan Tapa Cloth made from inner bark of certain trees (Sve)
Tahitian Tapa Fibres d'écorce entrecroisées, agglutinées et martelées, donnant une sorte de papier souple et résistant qui sert d'étoffe. Étoffe indigène (Jsn) . (Lmt)
Tongan Tapa The substance used for clothing...before it is imprinted (Mar)
Tuamotu Tapa Bark cloth (mod.) Problematic (Stn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Tapa kaula Betel nut bark, made into the decking of large canoe outrigger (Lch)
West Uvea Tapa Étoffe d'écorce (U 1840-B 1898) (Hmn)

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