Reconstruction:Proto-Malayo-Polynesian/kaən

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This Proto-Malayo-Polynesian entry contains reconstructed words and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.

Proto-Malayo-Polynesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Austronesian *kaən.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

*kaən

  1. to eat (consume)

Descendants[edit]

  • Borneo-Philippines:
  • Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:
    • Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:
      • Oceanic:
        • Central-Eastern Oceanic:
          • Fijian: kana
          • Polynesian: *kai
            • Nuclear Polynesian:
              • Eastern Polynesian:
            • Tongan: kai
        • Tok Pisin: kai
  • Sunda-Sulawesi: