Protoform: MAASIMA [XW] Salt: *maa(s,t)ima

Description: Salt: *maa(s,t)ima
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to XW: West Polynesia (TON,NIU,EUV,EFU,SAM,TOK,TUV,NFO)
Notes:

*1 Cf. PN *maqai, *masi
*8 Probable borrowing from Fijian (Gty).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Uvea Maasima Sel (Rch)
Fijian Maasima Salt obtained by evaporation from sea-water... (Cpl)
Niuafo Ēou Vai masima Salt water (Gry)
Niue Maatima Salt (traditionally from the sea, dried on pandanus leaves) (Sph)
Samoan Maasima Salt (from Fiji) (Prt)
Tokelau Maahima Salt (Sma)
Tongan Maasima Salt (Cwd)
Tongan Masima Salt (muriate of soda) (Mar)
Tuvalu Maasima Salt (Jsn)
Tuvalu Maasima Salt (SAM?) (Rby)

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