Protoform: QAAFUA [PN] Sandbank forming a shoal

Description: Sandbank forming a shoal
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*1 Cf. PPN *qafu.2 "heap up; a heap or raised place"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Uvea Afu/a Banc de sable dans la mer; partie du rivage laissée à marée basse, grève (Rch)
Hawaiian Aahua/one Sandbank (Pki)
Hawaiian Aahua Heap. mound, hillock (Pki)
Luangiua Maka/ahua Sandy spit (Smd)
Nuguria Aahua Shoal, rocks near reef exposed at low tide, place where the sea breaks and waves slow down (part of tuaakau); long straight stripes of rock on the outer side of some islands (Dvl)
Nukuoro Ahu Islet (Crl)
Penrhyn Aahua Small islet (Rmn)
Pukapuka Aaua Shoal, sandbank (Sby)
Rennellese ʔAahua Resting-place of sea birds (as stone, reef) (Ebt)
Tahitian Aahua Un endroit du lagon rempli de corail ou les embarcations ne peuvent pas passer (Lmt)
Takuu Afua Shoal; rocks near reef exposed at low tide (Hwd)
Takuu Aahua Shoal, rocks near reef exposed at low tide; long, straight finger of rock which was once part of the land (Mle)
Tikopia Afua Reef shelf (Fth)
Tokelau Kau/aafua Sandbank, coral islet (Sma)
Tongan Afua Shoal, sandbank under the sea (Cwd)
Tuamotu Ahuua An elevated place on shore exposed to the breaking waves (Stn)
Tuvalu Aafua Small, bare island (Rby)

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