Protoform: SAWA.2 [XO] Arm movements in dance

Description: Arm movements in dance
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to XO: Outliers (NKO KAP NGR TAK NKM OJA SIK PIL REN TIK ANU MAE MFA WFU WEV)

*8 Note. *sawa "dance" is widely attested in Northern Vanuatu, from which Tikopia has undoubtedly borrowed some words....I wouldn't be surprised if the REN were also a non-Polynesian loan (Clk).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Rennellese Saba To swing taut arms as in a dance; to soar, as frigate birds; have fins stretched taut, as sharks (Ebt)
Takuu Sava Dance gesture, esp. in sau dances (Mle)
Tikopia Sava Make hand and arm movements of formal kind in dance (Fth)

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