Protoform: QALAWA [OC] Shark sp

Description: Shark sp
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to OC: Oceanic

*2 PCP *xarawa "kind of large shark", PFJ *karawa "(Isurus)" (Gty.1990b).
*4 POC *kwarawa "k.o. shark" (LPO IV:32).
*8 Note: The MAO reflex first appeared in the 5th ed. of Wms without an example. It is not otherwise attested as far as I know.

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Uvea (ʔAga) ʔalava Nom de poisson (Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos) (Rch)
Fijian Yalawa Shark sp (Cpl)
Fijian Karawa Isurus (Gty)
Kapingamarangi Alawa Fish sp, shark sp (Lbr)
Mangareva Mago ʔarava Requin citron (Negaprion acutidens) (Bct)
Marquesas Aʔava Fish species (Dln)
Marquesas ʔAʔava Requin citron (Negaprion acutidens) (Bct)
New Zealand Maori Arawa Shark sp. . Also a name of one of the founding canoes (Bgs)
Nukuoro Alava Fish sp., shark variety? (Crl)
Penrhyn Aarava Kind of shark with white-tipped fins, dangerous (Carcharinus albimarginatus) (Sta)
Rennellese ʔAgaba Large shark sp., probably black-tip or mullet shark . (C.Melanopterus) (Gty)
Rotuman ʔArava Shark sp. Borrowed (Cwd)
Samoan Alava/ʔula Shark sp. (Prt)
Sikaiana Alava Shark sp., very large and man-eating (Dnr)
Tahitian ʔArava. Maʔo ʔaarava (Bct). Lemon Shark (Negaprion acutidens) [ruppell] (Rdl)
Tahitian Arava The larger sort of cuttle fish; a large species of star fish, with four long and four short rays Uncertain Semantic Connection (Lmt)
Takuu Arava Type of shark which excretes a yellow, apparently glowing substance when hooked; to be brownish, yellowish-orange (Mle)
Tongan ʔAlava Shark sp (Cwd)
Tuamotu Arava Voracious, man-eating shark sp. Requin citron (Negaprion acutidens) (Bct). (Stn)
Tuvalu Alava (C. longiamus) (Rby)
Waya Yalawa Shark sp (Ply)

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