Protoform: LAFU.1 [PN] Group of animals or birds (Rby)

Description: Group of animals or birds (Rby)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*8 Note. CE has incorporated *-qi "transitivising suffix" and undergone assimilatory lengthening of the first syllable.

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Hawaiian Laahu/i Nation, race, tribe, people; assemble (Pki)
Mangareva Raʔo Assemblée de personnes Phonologically Irregular (Rch)
New Zealand Maori Raahu/i Flock of, herd of, bundle of (Wms)
Niue Lafu Collective term used in describing group of women or children. Gathering of siblings and other relatives of same generation (Sph). (McE)
Pukapuka Lau Collective term for a group of people Phonologically Irregular (Sby)
Rotuman Rafu Large number or quantity of Borrowed (Cwd)
Samoan Lafu Herd. flock (Prt)
Tokelau Lafu A herd or flock of animals (Sma)
Tuvalu Lafu Flock of (chickens); herd of (pigs); pack of (dogs) (Rby)

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