Reconstruction:Proto-Polynesian/niu

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This Proto-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-Polynesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *ñiuʀ.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

*niu

  1. coconut

Descendants[edit]

  • Hawaiian: niu
  • Rapa Nui: niu
  • Samoan: niu
  • Tahitian: niu (archaic)
  • Tongan: niu