Protoform: GAATI [CE] Prefix to name of a descent group or tribe

Description: Prefix to name of a descent group or tribe
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to CE: Central-Eastern Polynesian

*8 Note: The MAO forms, te aati and ngaati as tribal prefixes suggest derivation from PPN *gaa.2 "plural marker preposed to definite or specific nouns" plus PPN *(`)aati "join together as a group (of people)".

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Mangaia Ngati A tribal, national or family prefix (Chn)
Mangareva Gati/ʔina Nom d`une peuplade de Mangareva et de sa baie (Rch)
New Zealand Maori Ngaati First part of many tribal names (Wms)
Penrhyn Ngaati People (obs.) (Sta)
Rapa Ngaati Rarely used for tribe or clan (Sks)
Rarotongan Ngaati- Prefix to name of tribe (Bse)
Tahitian ʔAati Descendance, ensemble des descendants (Lmt)
Tuamotu ŋaati Social grouping based on descent from named ancestor (Stn)

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