Austronesian words for seahorse (Hippocampus spp.) (fwd)

Gary Heathcote zinjman at
Tue May 11 11:07:19 UTC 1999

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Date: Mon, 10 May 1999 12:06:47 +1000
From: Chris Lobban <mscheft at>
Reply-To: clobban at
To: Gary Heathcote <zinjman at>,
    Alan Eugene Davis <adavis at>
Subject: Re: Austronesian words for seahorse (Hippocampus spp.)

There is one name in Alan Davis' collection from Chuuk for seahorse (distinct
from pipefishes, same family): nikeuinin, with acute accents on the e and the u.

Davis, A.E. 1999. A preliminary list of animal names in the Chuuk District, with
some notes on plant names. Micronesica 31:112.   (whole article = pp.

You can contact Alan Davis at: adavis at

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