Protoform: KATAU.* [CE] Right (not left)

Description: Right (not left)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to CE: Central-Eastern Polynesian

*1 Cf. PN *mataqu
*4 POC *kataqu 'be on the right, right hand' (LPO V:166).
*8 Further evidence that MOR derives from eastern rather than western MAO dialect area. Western dialects use matau "right", which raises its own questions.

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Aitutaki Katau Right (direction) (Bck)
Hawaiian ʔAakau Right (not left) (Pki)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Katau Right (hand) (Krk)
Moriori Katau Right (not left) (GNZMMSS18) (Shd)
New Zealand Maori Katau Right (not left) (Eastern dialects) (Bgs)
Penrhyn Katau Right, dextral side (Sta)
Rapa Katau Right (hand) (Grn)
Rarotongan Katau Right (as opposed to left) (Bse)
Tahitian ʔAtau Droit (opposé à gauche) (Lmt)
Tuamotu Katau Right (not left) (Stn)

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