puaka

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Tokelauan[edit]

Te puaka.

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *puaka. Cognates include Hawaiian puaʻa and Samoan pua'a.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pu.ˈa.ka/
  • Hyphenation: pu‧a‧ka

Noun[edit]

puaka

  1. pig (Sus scrofa)
  2. (slang, derogatory) pig

Synonyms[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • There is tendency to use the Samoan loan puā for the term of the animal.

References[edit]

  • R. Simona, editor (1986) Tokelau Dictionary[1], Auckland: Office of Tokelau Affairs, page 277

Tongan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *puaka

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

puaka

  1. pig
  2. pork