Protoform: TAFOLA.2 [PN] Shallow water over reef, reef flat

Description: Shallow water over reef, reef flat
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*1 Cf. PN *ta-fola.1 "spread out"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Hawaiian Kohola Reef flats, bare reef (Pki)
Kapingamarangi Doholo Reef flat between where waves break and the islets (Lbr)
New Zealand Maori Tahora Uncultivated open country (Wms)
Niue Tofola Flat area inside reef (Sph)
Nukuoro Dahola A method of fishing (night fishing on the reef with torches) (Crl)
Penrhyn Tahora Expanse of rocks and sand between the larger rocks in the lagoon, where people dive (Sta)
Pukapuka Taawola Open space or area (e.g. field) (Mta)
Raʔivavae Tahora An open, uncultivated stretch of level land; a beach area (Stn)
Rarotongan Taaʔora A bare expanse of sand or rock, esp. along the coast, e.g. a large sandpit (Bse)
Rennellese Taahoga Ocean side of barrier reef (Ebt)
Samoan Tafola Shallow water (esp. over a sand bar) (Mnr)
Tahitian Tahora Etendue d'eau, rivière. A bank, such as by the side of a river (Dvs). (Lmt)
Tikopia Tafora Reef (common term i traditional formulae, esp. for inner part of reef) (Fth)
Tokelau Tafola Flat part of reef on ocean side (Sma)
Tuamotu Tahora A smooth flat beach having no large stones; a shallow flat just under water (Stn)
Tuvalu Tafola The beach (Rby)

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