Protoform: NAWU [XW] Cover hair with lime

Description: Cover hair with lime
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to XW: West Polynesia (TON,NIU,EUV,EFU,SAM,TOK,TUV,NFO)

*8 Probable borrowing from Fijian (Gty).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Namu To bleach one's hair by the application of a suspension of lime (calcium hydroxide) in salt water Problematic (Fbg)
East Uvea Namu Enduit de chaux que l'on met aux cheveux Phonologically Irregular (Rch)
Fijian Dravu Slaked lime; ashes Problematic (Cpl)
Saʔa Sehu Lime Problematic (Ivs)
Samoan Navu Cover hair with lime (Prt)
Tikopia Namu Bleach with lime, especially hair of the head Problematic (Fth)
Tongan Navu Cover hair with lime (Cwd)

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