Kpitamoa

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A map of the Lukpanic coast (c. -500 YP). The location of Kpitamoa is indicated.

• Kpitamoa

Kpitamoa is a city on the Lukpanic coast of western Peilaš, located on the eastern coast of the Naunupai peninsula, to the south of Naəgbum. In the early 1st millennium BP, the Lukpanic city-state was besieged several times by Coastal Western invaders, and it was finally conquered in -771 YP. After this, the town (now known as Pítau) became the capital of a small Doayâu-speaking kingdom, and it remained a trade port of regional significance for several centuries.

Names

Language Name Pronunciation Etymology
Proto-Lukpanic Kpitamoa [k͡piˈta.mo.a] "butter harbor"
Fu Pitão Pitão [ˈpʰi.tão̯] PL Kpitamoa
Ru Negwẽ Kwetãoa [kʷəˈtã.o.a] PL Kpitamoa
Hu Shĩmyashta Titãwa [tiˈtã.wa] PL Kpitamoa
U Ishe Kitåmo [kʰiˈtʰɒ.mo] PL Kpitamoa
U Adonupu Kpitamo [ˈk͡pi.tɑ.mo] PL Naəgbum
Doayâu Pítau [ˈpʰí.tɑ̂ʊ̯] Kp.L. Pitão (borrowed)
Ìletlégbàku Kpitàu [ˈkʷi.tɑ̤̀w] Kp.L. Pitão (borrowed; from an earlier stage of the dialect)
Ishoʻu ʻOhu Kitòamo [ˈkʰi.tʰɔ̀.mo] I.L. Kitåmo (borrowed)
U Bol Pítomo [ˈpi.to.mo] D.L. Kpitamo (borrowed)
O Ayōndui Pitomo [ˈpi.to.mo] UB Pítomo (borrowed)

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