Protoform: TANIFA [OC] Shark sp

Description: Shark sp
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to OC: Oceanic
Notes:

*1 Cf. PN *nifa.2 "fish (Sardinella sp.)"
*2 PFJ *taniva "Galeocerdo (Tiger Shark) (Gty.1990b).
*3 PEO *ntanipa "fish sp." (Bgs. 1965).
*4 POC *tanipa "Sardinella spp., sardine" (LPO IV:38).
*5 PMP *anipa "large snake sp." (Bst).
*7 PMC *taNifa "kind of small fish" (Gdh 1995). PWMP *anipa "snake" (Bst. 1995).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Tanipa Large shark sp. (Yen)
East Futuna Tanifa Large shark (Mfr)
East Uvea Tanifa A kind of shark (Rch)
Fijian Daniva (Sardinella sp.) (Cpl)
Kwaraʔae Tanifa Fish sp. (Shn)
Mangaia Taniva A sort of shark (Chn)
Mangareva Taniʔa Fish sp. (Bck)
Marquesas Taniha (MQN) A fish (Dln)
Marquesas Taanifa (MQS) A fish (Lutjanus monostigma) (Hpr)
New Zealand Maori Taniwha Mythical reptilian monster, usually water-dwelling (Bgs)
Niuatoputapu Tenifa Whale shark (Dye 1983) (???)
Niue Tenifa General name for shark (Hpr)
Nukuoro Taniha A shark (Crn)
Pukapuka Taniwa A fierce shark (Hpr)
Rotuman Tanifa A large, dangerous shark Problematic (Cwd)
Samoan Tanifa Kind of large man-eating shark (Prt)
Tahitian Tanifa Fish sp. ?? (???)
Takuu Tanifa Fish sp. (Hwd)
Takuu Taniha Shark sp. (Mle)
Tikopia Tanipa Unidentified type of shark . Problematic (Fth)
Tokelau Tanifa A man-eating sea monster that appears in traditional tales (Sma)
Tongan Tenifa A very fierce kind of shark (Cwd)
Tuamotu Taanifa A variety of fish (Stn)
Tuvalu Tanifa Shark sp.; Lizard fish (Saurida gracilis) (Rsr)
Waya Tanive A class of small, sardine-like fish (Ply)
West Uvea Tanifa Espèce de requin (Hmn)

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