Protoform: MATA-.4 [FJ] Numeral unitiser (classifier) for ten fish

Description: Numeral unitiser (classifier) for ten fish
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to FJ: Fijic

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Mata- Particle used (in place of *pua*) in the enumeration of tens when counting fish (Fbg)
East Futuna Mata- Numeral classifier for ten fish (Bgs)
Fijian Mata Ten fish (Cpl)
Kapingamarangi Mada Numeral classifier for numbers over 19 (Lbr)
Niuafoʔou Te mataʔi ika A fish (Tmo)
Nuguria Maka Classifier for ten small fish Problematic (Ths)
Nukuoro Mada Prefix indicating ten of (Crl)
Pukapuka Mata Numerical prefix for counting taro and pulaka tubers (Bge)
Rennellese Mataa Ten (small fish); classifier for small fish (Ebt)
Samoan Mata Classifying particle used with numerals in relation to taro (Prt)
Sikaiana Mata- Ten fish (Dnr)
Takuu Mata- Numerical prefix denoting a unit of ten (fish, taro) (Mle)
Tikopia Mata- Numerical classificatory indicator in counting fish by tens (Fth)
Tokelau Mata- Indicates a unity of one hundred fish (Sma)
Tongan Mata/ʔi Followed by word for fish, or a fish indicates single individual (Cwd)
Tongan Mata, (-ga)-mata Unit classifier in counting fish (up to 5) (Cct)

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