Protoform: GAO-HAQA [PN] Rough and stony of terrain or path

Description: Rough and stony of terrain or path
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*1 Cf. *gao "adze marks or grooves on worked timber"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Gaoʔa Encombré, obstrué, embarrassée (Mfr)
East Uvea Gaohaʔa Encombrement, embarras; encombré Borrowed (Rch)
Luangiua ʔEke ŋaoa Bag for rubbish (Smd)
Luangiua ʔEke ŋaua Basket of sweepings (Sar)
Rennellese Ngaoaʔa Rocky, piled with rubbish (Ebt)
Samoan Gaaoaa Rocky, stony (Prt)
Samoan Gaosaa Untidy, overgrown with bushes, weeds etc. Problematic (Prt)
Sikaiana Naoaa Heap of rubbish (Dnr)
Takuu Naoa Period when flotsam arrives (approximately December - May); cluster of floating logs on the ocean; guts of humans, turtles and pigs... (Mle)
Tikopia Ngaoaa Abundance of pebbles or boulders (Fth)
Tokelau Gaoaa Rough terrain, rocky road (Sma)
Tokelau Gaaohaa Untidy (of house), overgrown (of road) Problematic (Sma)
Tongan Ngaohaʔa Littered with garbage (Cwd)
Tuvalu Gao/gaoa/ Untidy (Rby)

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