Protoform: MATA.2B [PN] A growth stage of coconuts

Description: A growth stage of coconuts
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Niu mata Young coconut (Fbg)
East Futuna Niu mata Coco jeune à chair tendre (Ply)
Emae Mata Green (coconut) (Clk)
Kapingamarangi Mada Ripe (of coconuts) (Lbr)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Ni-mata Green coconut (Sve)
Penrhyn Nii/mata Maturation stage of coconut: fruit has no edible husk and is best for drinking (Sta)
Penrhyn Neu mata Half-grown coconut (Lmt)
Samoan Niu mata Immature coconut (at the stage when it can be drunk) (Mfr)
Sikaiana Mata To have grown flesh inside, of a green coconut (Dnr)
Takuu Mata (of a coconut) At a stage where it has both meat and liquid inside (Mle)
Tikopia Niu mata Green [coconut] with firm but breakable shell, soft inner flesh, plucked and husked for drinking and eating (Fth)
Tongan Matta Ripe (a term chiefly applied to cocoa-nuts) (Mar)
Tongan Niu mata Fourth growth stage of coconuts (Cwd)

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