Protoform: FANUA.A [AN] Land, country

Description: Land, country
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to AN: Austronesian

*0 >> NP *fenua.a
*4 POC *panua "land, earth, village, house" (Bst. 1978).
*4 POC *panua “inhabited area or territory; community together with its land and things on it; land, not sea; (with reference to weather and the day/night cycle) the visible world, land and sky” (Pawley 1985) (LPO I:62,II:40; VI:183).
*5 PMP *banua “inhabited land, territory supporting the life of a community" (ACD).
*6 PAN *banua "settlement" (Rss. 1988).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Fijian Vanua Land n (Cpl)
Lau Fanua Land (Ivs)
Niuafoʔou Fonua Land Borrowed (Dye)
Niue Fonua Land (McE)
Rotuman Hanua Land, country, place (Cwd)
Samoan Fanua Land (Prt)
Tongan Fonua Land, people of the land (Cwd)
Tongan Fanua Old form, found in poetry (Cwd)
Tongan Fonnooa Land, clime, country round about, a people (Mar)
West Futuna Fanua Island, land, country, homeland; plot of ground (Dty)
West Futuna Rakau fanua Arbre à fruits comestibles (Rve)

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