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Topic: North Marquesan language

  Lexique of Marquesian
Marquesan is the antecedent to modern Polynesian languages.
Tahitian and Hawaiian are dialects of ancient Marquesan.
The dialects of North Marquesas are all inherently intelligible.
www.alptuna.com /public/marquesas/LEXIQUE.htm   (292 words)

 North Marquesan facts
The internal dialects of North Marquesan are all inherently intelligible.
CROOK, W.P. An essay toward a dictionary of the Lesser-Australian language, according to the dialect used at the Marquesas (manuscript).
Aspects of the structure of the 'Ua Pou dialect of the Marquesan language
bilbo.ling.su.se /pollinet/facts/nmq.html   (292 words)

  Jane Resture's Oceania Page
Language ties indicate that this migration continued via Samoa eastward to the Marquesas where the oldest sites in Eastern Polynesia have been found.
The north to south line forms the base with its apex on the path of the rising sun, located 4000 miles to the east.
The Marquesas lie almost to the center of the eastern line, from Easter in the south to Hawaii in the north, Samoa, Tonga, Tahiti and Cook Islands are surrounded by the triangle.
www.janesoceania.com   (2147 words)

  DoBeS — Marquesan - People & Culture
The present situation of the language and culture and their transformations are complex and can only be explained by historical, cultural, religious and economic transformations since the first European contacts became more intense in the late 18th century.
Marquesan and French are used, partly in different and partly in the same domains of everyday life.
Moreover, the speech of Marquesan adults is characterised by French-Marquesan code-switching and code-mixing (Riley 2001; Cablitz 2002).
www.mpi.nl /DOBES/projects/marquesan/people   (1753 words)

 DoBeS — Marquesan - Language
The indigenous languages spoken in the Marquesan archipelago of French Polynesia belong to the Eastern Oceanic branch of the Austronesian language family.
Whereas the island vernaculars of South Marquesan are thought to relatively homogenous - despite some lexical and phonological distinctions -, the dialectal situation in the northwestern part of the archipelago is much more complex and it is therefore less clear to talk about "North Marquesan" as one language.
The language spoken on Ua Huka is the most problematic to classify as a North Marquesan vernacular.
www.mpi.nl /DOBES/projects/marquesan/languages   (708 words)

  Marquesan language at AllExperts
Marquesan is a collection of East-Central Polynesian dialects, of the Marquesic group, spoken in the Marquesas Islands of French Polynesia.
The North Marquesan dialects are spoken on the islands of Ua Pu and Nuku Hiva, and South Marquesan dialects on the islands of Hiva `Oa, Tahuata and Fatu Hiva.
The North Marquesan dialects are sometimes considered two separate languages: North Marquesan and Tai Pi Marquesan, the latter being spoken in the valleys of the eastern two-thirds of the island of Nuku Hiva, in the ancient province of Tai Pi.
en.allexperts.com /e/m/ma/marquesan_language.htm   (467 words)

 UCLA Language Materials Project Language Profiles Page
The closest relatives of Hawaiian are the Tahitic languages Rarotongan, Tuamotuan, Tahitian, and Maori, and the Marquesan languages, all spoken in French Polynesia and the Cook Islands.
Banning the language from schools and limiting its use to an extreme degree succeeded in bringing the language to the brink of extinction at the beginning of the 20th century.
In 1978, Hawaiian was again made the official language of the state and renewed interest in the language led to its widespread teaching in elementary and secondary schools as well as in academic institutions in Hawaii and other states.
www.lmp.ucla.edu /Profile.aspx?LangID=86&menu=004   (988 words)

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Language families can be divided into smaller phylogenetic units, conventionally referred to as branches of the family, because the history of a language family is often represented as a tree diagram.
Languages that cannot be reliably classified into any family are known as language isolates.
A language isolated in its own branch within a family, such as Greek within Indo-European, is often also called an isolate, but such cases are usually clarified.
www.angindia.com /biographyland/biography_language.html   (462 words)

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The Hawaiian language is an Austronesian language that takes its name from that of the largest island in the tropical North Pacific archipelago where it developed.
Hawaiian originated as the Marquesan or Tahitian of the era AD 1000, when the Polynesian speakers of that language made the first Polynesian discovery of Hawaii and colonized the archipelago, establishing permanent settlements.
Going back farther in time and space, the language is that of the Philippine Islands, and it is ultimately descended from an ancient Austronesian language spoken in Taiwan about 6000 years ago.
stron.frm.pl /wiki.php?title=Hawaiian_language   (4845 words)

 ipedia.com: Maori language Article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the last 200 years the Maori language has had a very tumultuous history, going from the position of predominant language of New Zealand until into the 1860s, when it became a minority language in the shadow of the English brought by white settlers, missionaries, gold-seekers, and traders.
By the 1980s, Maori leaders began to recognize the dangers of the loss of their language and began to initiate Maori-language recovery programs such as the Kōhanga Reo; movement, which immersed infants in Maori from infancy to school age.
Missionaries made their first attempts to write down the language in a Roman-based alphabet as early as 1814, and Professor Samuel Lee of Cambridge University worked with chief Hongi Hika and his junior relative Waikato to systematize the written language in 1820.
www.ipedia.com /maori_language.html   (832 words)

 July 24 - August 31, 2006
Anyway, we concluded that the Marquesans have successfully exploited the colonial ambitions of the French and the primitive superstitions of the Americans to provide themselves with a very comfortable, low stress lifestyle.
Marquesan culture suffered under the influence of western missionaries, but in recent years the islanders have rediscovered their traditions.
The Marquesan kids were particularly fascinated by the blond hair of some of the European kids.
www.vancones.org /20060724-0831.html   (6343 words)

 The U of MT -- Mansfield Library LangFing Melanesian & Micronesian
You have reached the page with Melanesian and Micronesian languages, which is just one part of the "Language Finger" homepage, which is an index by language to the holdings of the Mansfield Library of The University of Montana.
updated 7-26-2004 Marquesan (Austric) belongs to the Polynesian sub-branch of the Oceanic sub-branch of the Austronesian branch of the Austric family of languages.
The language is spoken on the Marquesas Islands.
www.lib.umt.edu /guide/lang/melamich.htm   (538 words)

 Aranui 3   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Tuamotus are a string of some 75 geologically ancient coral-ringed atolls and many coral reefs, the inhabited ones being mainly Rangiroa, a circle of 20 islets surrounded by a broad lagoon, Takapoto with its fl pearl oyster beds, and Fakarava, noted for its enormous lagoon and outstanding SCUBA diving.
The Catholic service is conducted entirely in the Marquesan language accompanied by native guitars and singers.
Interestingly, the Marquesan language is quite distinct from Tahitian and very closely related to ancient Hawaiian.
www.romartraveler.com /RomarPages/Aranui.html   (2780 words)

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Although spatial concepts appear to be stable and universal, a closer look at the language we use to express spatial relations reveals the degree to which speakers impose spatial relations on the perceived world.
In a recent article (Language 79:485-516), Steve Levinson and his coworkers examine the topological relations of proximity and containment in a sample of nine languages.
Languages that make use of relational nouns rather than adpositions are especially prone to attribute fronts to things.
web.ku.edu /~pyersqr/Ling331/Space2.htm   (2800 words)

 HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE Articles To meet Wikipedia's style guideline
It originated as the Marquesan or Tahitian of the era AD 1000, when the Polynesian speakers of that language made the first Polynesian discovery of Hawaii and colonized the archipelago, establishing permanent settlements.
The Hawaiian language is an Austronesian (or Polynesian) language that is the ancestral tongue of the Hawaiian Islands, which lie in the Pacific Ocean.
The Hawaiian language is the official language of the State of Hawaii.
www.amazines.com /Hawaiian_language_related.html   (820 words)

 AnthroNotes Winter 2001
Indians of North America exchanged many valuable items for vermilion, which is mercuric sulphide (an artificial equivalent of the natural dye made from cinnabar).
Although it is possible that design models were used, such as the decorated wooden legs and arms found today in museum collections, there is no first-hand evidence that these objects were tattooing models (figure 2).
Marquesan tattoo-related designs also appear on barkcloth skull wrappers and on wooden plaques covered with barkcloth.
www.nmnh.si.edu /anthro/outreach/anthnote/Winter01/anthnote.html   (8522 words)

 Ethnologue: French Polynesia
MARQUESAN, NORTH [MRQ] 3,400 (1981 Wurm and Hattori); 7,000 to 8,000 including South Marquesas (1995), 5% of the population; plus 8,000 in Tahiti.
The dialects of North Marquesas are all inherently intelligible.
MARQUESAN, SOUTH [QMS] 2,100 (1981 Wurm and Hattori).
www.christusrex.org /www3/ethno/FreP.html   (596 words)

 Malagasy language resources
The Malagasy language shares some 90% of its basic vocabulary with the Maanyan language from the region of the Barito River in southern Borneo.
...language Malagasy language Malay language Manado Malay Manam languages Marquesan language Marshallese language Masbatenyo language Mbula language Melanesian languages Meso Melanesian languages Micronesian Proper...
...language Malagasy language Malay language Maranao language Mono language (Solomon Islands) Motu language N Nimoa-Sudest languages N cont.
www.mongabay.com /indigenous_ethnicities/languages/languages/Malagasy.html   (1078 words)

 1990 Language Code List
The languages were coded originally into nearly 400 different language categories.
Since many languages and language groups are known by several names, additional illustrative names are shown for some languages.
A complete list of all reported language names and categories into which they were coded may be obtained from the Census Bureau at the cost of reproduction.
www.hist.umn.edu /~rmccaa/ipums-europe/usa/volii/90lang.html   (103 words)

 AVMA Annual Convention News - July 15, 2006 - Honolulu, Hawaii
Located on Oahu's north shore, the Polynesian Cultural Center features seven Pacific Island villages on 42 acres.
The center is essentially a whirlwind tour of Polynesia, with native guides who help visitors experience the area's games, language, crafts, music, and history.
In addition to the villages, visitors can enjoy the Pageant of the Long Canoes, the hula show at the luau, and the evening show "Horizons," which boasts a cast of more than 100 young Polynesians during the 90-minute performance.
www.avma.org /convention/news/saturday07.asp   (626 words)

 Explore the islands of Marquesas
There are no barrier reefs and therefore the Marquesan coastlines are either indented with bays or end in abrupt cliffs.
The Marquesan people, descendants from valiant navigators and great warriors, take pride in their language, traditional culture, decorative art of tattooing, carving, tapa cloth and the fine art of cooking.
Settlement is concentrated in Taiohae (on the south coast), Hatiheu (on the north coast) and Taipivai (in the east).
www.cruising2tahiti.com /tahiti_islands/marquesas_cruise.html   (314 words)

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 Maori Language Facts
It is thus classified as an Eastern Polynesian language belonging to the Tahiti subgroup.
Closely related are Hawaiian, and Marquesan (languages in the Marquesic subgroup), and the Rapa Nui language of Easter Island.
Worship was in Maori; it was the language of the home; political meetings were conducted in Maori and some literature and many newspapers were published in Maori.
www.gts-translation.com /Maorifacts.asp   (185 words)

 list of languages - Anarchopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ethnologue lists about 6,800 main languages in its language name index (see the external link) and distinguishes about 41,000 alternate language names and dialects.
This list deals with particular languages, and includes only natural and constructed languages spoken by humans.
See List of spoken and sign languages beginning with the letter Z for about 50 more.
eng.anarchopedia.org /index.php/list_of_languages   (142 words)

 The Settlement of Polynesia, Part 1
The argument for a Hivan homeland is based in part on linguistic and biological evidence: "Indeed, the close relationship between the Hawaiian and Marquesan languages as well as between the physical populations constitutes strong and mutually corroborative evidence that the early Hawaiians came from the Marquesas" (Kirch 64).
A canoe heading north in the easterly tradewinds is better off starting from a point as far east of Hawai'i as possible.
Kenneth Emory has noted that some words in the Hawaiian language (such as the names of some days in the lunar month) are shared uniquely with the Tahitian language (Kirch 66), suggesting settlers to Hawai'i came from Tahiti as well as the Marquesas.
pvs.kcc.hawaii.edu /migrationspart1.html   (2727 words)

 Air Tahiti Magazine on-board magazine of the airplane company   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Te Henua Enana means "the land of men" and it's the name given in the Marquesan language to the most northerly of the French Polynesian archipelagos.
The relief of the Marquesas Islands is sharp, the beauty of its landscapes stark and its charm is often described as wild.
Its Marquesan name means "the pillars" on account of the immense basaltic peaks that soar up from its mountainous heart.
www.airtahitimagazine.com /us_version/tahiti_mag.asp?num=44   (620 words)

 Isles of Hiva / Geography
In the Marquesan language, the islands are called "Te Enata Henua," "The Land of the People" (Dening 14).
Oral traditions state that the isles of Hiva, located between 740-900 miles NE of Tahiti, were either "fished from the sea" [by Maui] or "born of the copulation of ocean and sky" (Dening 11).
The islands, peaks of submarine volcanoes, are exposed to a cold current that flows north from the Antarctic along the coast of Peru and west out into the Pacific.
pvs.kcc.hawaii.edu /hivageography.html   (472 words)

 The Islands of the Marquesas
Marquesan tattooing and carving, for example, are distinctive in design.
Western artists such as Paul Gauguin and Herman Melville were inspired by the beauty of the people and place; and the Marquesan tohua, or ceremonial platform that has been carefully recreated at the Polynesian Cultural Center, is exquisite.
Temporary tattoos are one of the most popular things to acquire there; and along with demonstrations of weaving and other crafts, the Marquesan's also share samples of breadfruit in season.
www.polynesia.com /islands/marquesas.html   (525 words)

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