kaukau

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Sursurunga[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Tok Pisin kaukau.

Noun[edit]

kaukau

  1. sweet potato

References[edit]


Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun[edit]

kaukau

  1. potato or sweet potato
    • 1995, John Verhaar, Toward a reference grammar of Tok Pisin: an experiment in corpus linguistics[2], →ISBN, page 433:
      Mekim olsem pinis, orait tupela i planim taro na banana, na kumu, painap, kon, tomato, na kaukau tu.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

Descendants[edit]

  • Sursurunga: kaukau
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Tokelauan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *kau-kau. Cognates include Hawaiian ʻauʻau and Samoan 'au'au.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈka.u.ˈka.u/
  • Hyphenation: ka‧u‧ka‧u

Verb[edit]

kaukau

  1. (intransitive) to swim

References[edit]

  • R. Simona, editor (1986) Tokelau Dictionary[3], Auckland: Office of Tokelau Affairs, page 145

Tongan[edit]

Verb[edit]

kaukau

  1. to wash