Protoform: TAKAPAU [PN] Floormat (plaited from coconut fronds)

Description: Floormat (plaited from coconut fronds)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*0 << PN *tapakau
*8 *tapakau and *takapau do not show any clear subgroup distribution or any distinction of meaning. Some languages (TON, EFU, MFA) have both as freely varying synonyms.

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Takapau Nattes grossieres en feuilles de cocotier (Gzl)
East Uvea Takapau Tapis traditionel en feuilles de cocotier tressées (Rch)
Easter Island Takapau Shroud (Fts)
Ifira-Mele Takapau Coconut-frond mat (placed under other mats) (Clk)
Moriori Takapo Spread Problematic (Shd)
New Zealand Maori Takapau Plaited floormat (Wms)
Niuafoʔou Takapau Floor mat (Dye)
Nuguria Takapau Kind of mat (of coconut fronds, two-sided, for sitting on) (Dvl)
Nukuoro Takapau A mat (Crn)
Pukapuka Takapau Coconut leaf wall sheet (Bge)
Rennellese Takapau Coconut-leaf mat (Ebt)
Takuu Takapau Coconut-leaf mat used for sleeping (Mle)
Tokelau Takapau Floor-mat woven from coconut leaves (Sma)
Tongan Takapau Coconut-leaf floormat (Cwd)
Tongan Tácapów Mats of the cocoanut leaf, used for flooring (Mar)
Tuvalu Kapau Large coarse mat (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Takapau Mat made from coconut leaves (Hvn)

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