Protoform: LIGO-LIGO [PN] An insect, cricket

Description: An insect, cricket
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*3 PRO *li9o-li9o "night insect, probably a cricket" (LPO IV:396).
*4 Cf. POC *ri9a "orthopterous insect" (LPO IV:395).
*8 Note. :Perhaps another instance where a name for a natural species has been give a mythical or a metaphysical reference in MAO.

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Ligoligo Cricket (Mfr)
East Uvea Ligoligo Grasshopper. Chrysalide (Myr)
Fijian Ligoligo Night insect, moth sp (Cpl)
New Zealand Maori Riko/riko Man-eating spirits which haunted deserted houses [South Island Dialect] Problematic (Wms)
Pukapuka Tangi te lingolingo Idiom for deserted place; also for ringing in ears (Sby)
Rotuman Riag/riga/ Cockchafer (Cwd)
Samoan Ligoligo Cricket (Prt)
Tahitian Riʔoriʔo Night-singing insect (not cricket) (I). Petit insecte qui emet un bruit aigu (Aca)
Tahitian Riorio The departed spirit of a person, but particularly the ghost of an infant; to be possessed by a departed spirit (Dvs)
Tikopia Ringoringo Cricket (Gryllidae) (Fth)
Tokelau Ligoligo Insect which makes a soft, high pitched sound, especially in the evening (probably cricket) (Sma)
Tongan Lingolingo Cricket (Cwd)
Tuvalu Ligoligo Cricket (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Lingolingo An insect, a type of grasshopper, similar to lakii singing at sunset (Hvn)
West Futuna Rigorigo A small cricket (Dty)

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