Protoform: KAINAGA [PN] Some social group, perhaps commoners as opposed to aristocracy

Description: Some social group, perhaps commoners as opposed to aristocracy
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*0 >> CE *mata-kainaga
*3 On reflexes in PN and Micronesian languages, see LPO IV:1.2.6 and VI: 191.
*8 Note. The na- of MAE suggest borrowing from Efate (unless it is a possessive) but the word may well be of PN origin (Clk).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Kainanga Certain social groups said to be descendants of early invaders; clan (Fbg)
East Uvea Kainanga People not of chiefly rank (Rch)
Emae Na/kainaga/ Titled person subordinate to a given person (Cpl)
Pukapuka Keinanga A maternal sub-lineage in a grouping of maternal lineages (Bge)
Rotuman Kainaga Clan, tribe, race, nation Borrowed (Cwd)
Samoan Ainaga Attendants and minister of the aitu. A child given to the gods or a chief (Prt)
Tahitian Einaa The female attendants of the queen or chief woman, principally young girls (Dvs)
Tikopia Kainanga Clan (Fth)
Tongan Kainanga Populace, people without chiefly rank (Cwd)
Tuamotu Keina?a A group-, band-, body of -followers, -servants, -people who are united by the same -service, -duties; the division of an army; the female attendants of a chiefess (Stn)

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