Protoform: MALAQE [OC] Open, cleared space used as meeting-place or ceremonial place

Description: Open, cleared space used as meeting-place or ceremonial place
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to OC: Oceanic

*4 POC *m(a,e)laqai "? open space in a settlement" (LPO I:63; VI:182).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Marae Open ceremonial area (Fbg)
East Futuna Malaʔe Public place in front of houses , meeting-place (Gzl)
East Uvea Malaʔe Meeting ground (Rch)
Easter Island Maraʔe En toponimos (Bxn)
Emae Marae Public square (Cpl)
Ifira-Mele Marae Dancing place, open space in centre of village (Clk)
Kapingamarangi Marae Open, cleared space (Ebt)
Kapingamarangi Malae Sacred area (Lbr)
Luangiua Malae Centre of village. Central meeting place (Smd)
Mangareva Marae Offering, altar, sacrifice. Autel où les polynésiens faisaient des offrandes aux dieux; sacrifice, sacrifier (Rch)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Marae Public religious gathering place (Bck)
Marquesas Meʔae Terrasse, lieu sacré ou tapu (Lch). Temple ancien (Atl). Lieu sacré (lucus) (Dln 1904). (Dln)
Marquesas Màrí A depository of dead bodies and principal place of worship (Crk)
Marquesas Mari Burial ground (Rbs)
New Zealand Maori Marae Enclosed space before house, courtyard (Wms)
Niuafoʔou Malaʔe Meeting place Problematic (Dye)
Niue Malee Village green, open space (Sph)
Nuguria Marai Freier Platz für Versammlungen (Ray)
Nuguria Marae Place for performing rituals...main clearing in the centre of the village... (Dvl)
Nukumanu Malae Meeting ground (Fbg)
Nukuoro Malae/lae Clear, unobstructed. Flat (Crn). (Crl)
Nukuoro Malae A cleared space, an open space, a plantation (Crn)
Penrhyn Marae Cemetery; a sacred place embellished with stone structures and used for religious purposes. Stone inclosures which served both religious and social purposes (Bck). (Sta)
Penrhyn Mara, marâ Sacred ground (Lmt)
Pukapuka Malae Open space used for sports competitions ; ceremonial area (Sby)
Rarotongan Marae Clearing; sacred place (Bse)
Rennellese Magaʔe Distribution of uncooked food with important rituals and dances (Ebt)
Rotuman Maraʔe Open space in centre of village Borrowed (Cwd)
Samoan Malae Open space, meeting-ground (Prt)
Sikaiana Malae [Name of] a ceremonial center near the ritual house {hale aitu}, no longer maintained; an area in front of a house that is set off with stone work (Dnr)
Tahitian Marae The sacred place formerly used for worship...; cleared of wood, weed, rubbish, as a garden, or the place of worship (Dvs)
Tahitian Marae Temple des anciens temps; défriché, être défriché (Lmt)
Takuu Marae Ritual performance arena... (Mle)
Tikopia Marae Open space for public assembly (Fth)
Tokelau Malae Space of cleared, level land near centre of village, reserved for communal use... (Sma)
Tongan Malaʔe Open market place, graveyard (Cwd)
Tongan Malái. Marlý. A piece of ground, generally before a large house, or chief's grave, where public ceremonies are principally held (Mar)
Tuamotu Marae Levelled place, cemetery (Stn)
Tuvalu Malae Dance ground (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Malae Dancing circle for custom dancing (Hvn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Malae momoa Open,Whole flat upper surface of te momoa [end piece of canoe] (Lch)
West Futuna Mrae Village courtyard. Enclosure in which the house stands; open space in the centre of the village (Cpl). (Dty)

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