Protoform: PITU [MP] Bamboo

Description: Bamboo
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to MP: Malayo-Polynesian

*1 Syn. PPN *kofe "bamboo"
*4 POC *bitu(9) "bamboo sp." (ACD) (LPO III:402)
*5 PMP *bitu9, *pitu9 "bamboo sp." (ACD).
*8 Bambusa "presumably introduced from Fiji" (Whistler 1991:104). The lack of other PN cognates suggests this is a Fijian > Tongan borrowing. (Gty)

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Fijian Bitu Bamboo (Cpl)
Tongan Pitu Bamboo (Bambusa vulgaris) (Whr)
Waya Bitu Bamboo spp. (Schizostachym glaucifolium) and (Bambusa vulgaris) (Ply)

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