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Ursula Hanly ursula.hanly at
Fri Dec 3 16:08:00 UTC 1999

Thanks everyone for your help.  I am doing some comparative work on Oceanic
kinship terms.  Here is another set:

Can anyone tell me if any of the following kin terms in West Futuna-Aniwa
have cognates in other OC languages and if so what they mean and if they
are reflexes of POC terms?

fakau magoro:  cross-cousin of opposite sex, spouse
fugona:  woman's niece, nephew, son-in-law, daughter-in-law
kave:  opposite sex sibling
ma:  woman's sister-in-law, female cross-cousin
mahavae (and jinahavae):  father's sister, spouses's mother
nana:  mother
raimutu:  man's niece, nephew, son-in-law, daughter-in-law
safe:  man's brother-in-law, male cross-cousin
soa:  same sex sibling
tata:  father
tojinana:  mother's brother, spouses' father

Per Hage
Department of Anthropology
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

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