Protoform: LIKU.1 [EO] Back side or windward side of island

Description: Back side or windward side of island
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to EO: Eastern Oceanic

*3 PEO *liku "windward side" (LPO II:45).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Uvea Liku La partie en arriere d'une terre (Btn)
Marquesas ʔIku/ʔiku, iʔu Profond Uncertain Semantic Connection (Lch)
Niuatoputapu Liku Windward side (of an island) (Dye)
Niue Liku Village on the west side of the island (Smith) (Sph)
Rennellese Giku Land (Ebt)
Tongan Liku Cliff-bound coast; large rocks on coast at the back of the island (Cwd)
Tongan Licoo That part of any island which is least frequented by canoes, owing to its rocky shores; in all the Tonga islands the licoo is more or less the eastern coast (Mar)

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