Protoform: WAANAGA [NP] Speech, to speak

Description: Speech, to speak
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to NP: Nuclear Polynesian
Notes:

*1 Cf. PN *fanaga "story", *waa.1 'roar, talk loudly', *gana.2 'make small noises, chatter'

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Easter Island Vaanaŋa Hablar, conversar, decir, pronunciar. Language; word (Wbr). (Fts)
Hawaiian Waanana Prophecy (Pki)
Ifira-Mele Vaanaga Speak (Clk)
Kapingamarangi Waalaanga Indictment; to harp on the same subject (Lbr)
Mangareva Vanaga Messageur, orateur; prière du *taura* (prêtre du culte mangarévien); conversation; bruit, tumulte; rendre célèbre; divulguer une nouvelle (Rch)
Mangareva Varaga Parler; conversation, entretien familier Problematic (Rch)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Vaananga (mult. vaanangananga) Words. To complain; advice (Bck). (Krk)
Marquesas Vanana Chant, chanter, célébrer par des chants, bénir (Dln)
New Zealand Maori Waananga Esoteric lore, traditional learning, wise person (Wms)
Niue Vaga/hau To speak, talk; language Problematic (Sph)
Nuguria Vaanana Spiritual power (of chiefs and prophets) (Dvl)
Nukuoro Vaalanga Made up (of story) (Crl)
Penrhyn Vaananga Notice, word; teaching (Sta)
Pukapuka Vaananga Public proclamation, announcement, challenge (Bge)
Raʔivavae (V)aanaŋa Sacred lore (Zpn)
Rarotongan Vaananga Talk, converse; talk, conversation (Bse)
Samoan Vaagana Deliver a speech (Prt)
Sikaiana Vaalana A saying that is true, a proverb, a vow Phonologically Irregular (Dnr)
Tahitian Vanaa Orateur; discours, conseil, avis (Jsn)
Takuu Vana Tell, relate, say, promise; think, believe Phonologically Irregular (Mle)
Tongan Vaangana (Of water) to make a trickling, rippling or running noise Problematic (Cwd)
West Futuna Vanaga To sound as at a distance (Dty)
West Futuna Ta/vanaga, ta/venaga To converse, talk together, discuss; conversation, meeting (Dty)

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