Protoform: WAO.A [MP] Forest

Description: Forest
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to MP: Malayo-Polynesian
Notes:

*1 Cf. CK *tae-wao "wild"
*2 PCP *wao "vine" (Gty. 1981).
*3 PEO *wao "forest, bushland, scrub, land in its natural uncultivated state" (LPO I:119, II:54).
*4 POc *waRo(c) ‘generic term for vines and creepers; string, rope; vein, tendon’ (LPO V:100)
*41 POC *[waRu]waRu (?) "primary forest" (LPO III:35)
*5 PMP *waRej "vine, creeper" (ACD).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Vao Grassy tract (Yen)
East Futuna Vao Forest (Mfr)
East Uvea Vao Brouse, herbes, taillis (Rch)
Emae Vao Bush, forest (Cpl)
Hawaiian Wao Inland region (Pki)
Luangiua Vao Bush (inland) (Smd)
Mangareva Vao Unplanted, uninhabited place (Rch)
Marquesas Vao Forest (I) (Dln)
New Zealand Maori Wao Forest (Wms)
Nggela Ao Forest, land never cultivated (Fox)
Niue Vao Bush, bush land (often used figuratively to refer to the 'uncivilised' and 'wild' areas of the land, as opposed to 'cultivated' and 'settled' land) (Sph)
Nuguria Vao Forest, bush (Dvl)
Nukuoro Vao Wilderness, uninhabited place (Crl)
Penrhyn Voo Bush, forest (Sta)
Pukapuka Vao Bush, forest ; uninhabited area (Sby)
Rarotongan Vao Forest (Bse)
Rennellese Bao Forest, Forest area (Ebt)
Rennellese Bago General name for vines . Borrowed (Bst)
Rotuman Vao Forest (Cwd)
Saʔa Walo Creeper, vine, rope, string etc. (Ivs)
Samoan Vao Forest (Prt)
Sikaiana Vao Brush, low plants and bushes (Dnr)
Tahitian Vao The extremities of the inland vallies; a rustic or clown (Dvs)
Takuu Vao Uncultivated area with trees, bush; vegetation used as mulching material (Mle)
Tikopia -vao Suffix in words for forest vegetation (Fth)
Tokelau Vao Weed (including patch of land covered with grass); forest, bush, wilderness (Sma)
Tongan Vao Forest (Cwd)
Tongan Vaoo A bush, wood, thicket (Mar)
Tuamotu Vao Forest (Stn)
Tuvalu Vao Forest (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Vao Forest, wasteland ; wilderness (Grn)
West Uvea Vao Forêt, brousse (Hmn)
West Uvea Kata/vao Sauvage (Hmn)

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