Protoform: NONO.1 [MP] Small flying insect, sandfly, midge

Description: Small flying insect, sandfly, midge
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to MP: Malayo-Polynesian

*1 Cf. PN *naonao “sandfly, midge”
*4 POC *nonok "sandfly, midge" (LPO IV:384).
*5 PMP *neknek "gnat, sandfly, fruit fly" (ACD).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Nono Nom d'un petit moucheron blond, roux (Gzl)
East Uvea Nono Small flying insect (Rch)
Ifira-Mele Piri/gogo Very small flying insect (gnat, midge, fruit-fly) Phonologically Irregular (Clk)
Marquesas Nono Petit moustique de jour; stimuli. Sandfly (Bgs). Moustique, mosquito (Ua Pou, MQS). Moucheron, biting midge. (Atl). Musketoes (Crk). (Lch)
Marquesas Tu/nono Taches diverses sur la peau (naevi) Uncertain Semantic Connection (Dln)
Marquesas Too, no, no Freckle (Rbs)
Niue Gogo An small insect: sandly, small fruitfly (gneerally, all types of very small insects). A small beetls (McE). Phonologically Irregular (Sph)
Niue Nono Small beetle (McE)
Penrhyn Nono Small night bug (Sta)
Rennellese Nono Kind of small fly as on rotten bananas (Ebt)
Samoan Nono Name of a white ant when, being winged, it swarms (Prt)
Tikopia Nono Fruitfly (Fth)
Tokelau Nono Small black flying insect about the size of the sand-fly... (Sma)
Tongan Nono Fruit fly (Cwd)
Tuvalu Nono Small flying insect (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Nono Fly . A small fly (Grn)

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