Lava-lava meaning

lä'və-lä'və
A garment consisting of a rectangular piece of printed cloth tied loosely around the waist that is worn by Polynesians and especially Samoans.
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A loincloth or skirt of printed cloth, traditionally worn by men and women of the South Sea islands.
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An everyday item of clothing traditionally worn by Polynesians and other Oceanic peoples, consisting of a single rectangular cloth worn as a skirt, secured around the waist by an overhand knotting of the upper corners.
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Origin of lava-lava

  • Samoan lāvalava to put on clothes, clothes from reduplication of Proto-Polynesian lawa to bind
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition