Protoform: QASA-GA.A [PN] Shallow place between islets; ford *qa(a)saga

Description: Shallow place between islets; ford *qa(a)saga
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

8 Cf. PFJ *qasa 'wade'

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Uvea Ahaga Passage de la mer où l’on peut guéer d’une terre à l’autre, isthme (Rch)
Mangareva Aaʔanga Taro patch, section of taro swamp (surrounded by embankments) (Rch)
Nukuoro Aasaga A watercourse between islets on the atoll (Crl)
Pukapuka Aayanga Name for the unbroken stretch of built-up reef on eastern (windward) side of atoll, stretching between motu (islets) (Sby)
Pukapuka Aayanga Name for the whole barrier reef, considered as a reef (Bge)
Samoan Aasaga Ford or fording place (Mnr)
Tokelau Aahaga Reef space between two islets on an atoll (Sma)
Tongan ʔAhanga Ford, reef or shallow place where one can wade across (Cwd)
Tongan Hahanga A reef (Mar)
Tuvalu Aasaga Shallow passage. Sandbank (Bsr). (Jsn)

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