Protoform: POQOI [CP] Pounded starchy food together with a sauce or gravy

Description: Pounded starchy food together with a sauce or gravy
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to CP: Central Pacific

*1 Cf. PN *poo-poo "knead, pat, make into a ball"
*2 PCP *boxoi "a kind of pudding", PFJ *bokoi (Gty. 1991).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Poʔoi Remains of soup with vegetables (Mfr)
Fijian Bokoi A pudding (Cpl)
Hawaiian Poi Cooked taro corms or breadfruit, pounded and thinned with water (Ebt)
Luangiua Poi Paste made from dried fruit (Hbn)
Mangareva Popoi Bouillie épaisse de la pâte des fruits à pain (nourriture fondamentale du pays). The food of the natives; a paste made of maa, kneaded and cooked (Tgr). (Rch)
Marquesas Po/poi Nourriture de fruit à pain fermenté, battu, cuit, etc.; mou. Pâte à base de bananes, fruits à pain ou taro; taro, breadfruit or banana dough (Atl). (Dln)
Marquesas Po/póe Paste, or pudding, especially made with the fermented breadfruit (Crk)
New Zealand Maori Paoi Pound, mash (Wms)
Penrhyn Poey Scraped coconut (Lmt)
Penrhyn Poi Mashed dish (of breadfruit) (Sta)
Pukapuka Poi Taro pudding prepared for babies, the aged and sick people (Mta)
Rapa Po/poi A stiff paste of pounded cooked taro... (MCl)
Rarotongan Poi Mashed banana, taro, etc., pudding (Bse)
Rotuman Poʔoi Fruit salad Problematic (Cwd)
Samoan Poi Kind of food made by mashing ripe bananas and coconut cream (Mnr)
Tahitian Poo/poi/ Pâte à base de bananes, fruit à pain ou taro (Lmt)
Tokelau Poi Mixture of flour and grated coconut (Sma)
Tongan Poʔoi Fermented taro and Cordyline root juice (Cwd)
Tongan Bo/bói, bói A preparation of food (Mar)
Tuamotu Po/poi/ Fermented breadfruit paste (Stn)
Tuvalu Pooi Mixture of coconut meat, milk and toddy with vegetable (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Tu/poe Dried breadfruit, cut in small pieces, may be stored for a long time and is considered both a delicious food and an important food supply when there is little to eat (Hvn)

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