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  Easter Island - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rapanui traditions metaphorically refer to spiritual power (mana) as the means by which the moai were "walked" from the quarry.
In the cult of the birdman (Rapanui: tangata manu), a competition was established in which every year a representative of each clan, chosen by the leaders, would dive into the sea and swim across to Motu Nui, a nearby islet, to search for the season's first egg laid by a manutara (sooty tern).
Until the 1960s, the surviving Rapanui descendants were forced to live in a confined settlement in squalid conditions at the outskirts of Hanga Roa beacause the island was rented to a foreign Sheep Company.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Easter_Island   (3471 words)

 Blue Planet: Christian-Sinne, Private Investigators - Rapanui Sinne
Rapanui was raised in a typical Native settlement, and developed a strong attachment to her people and her world.
Over the years, Rapanui used her savings to pay for a number of useful biomods; this wasn't as difficult as it sounds since like most Natives her lifestyle was very inexpensive.
Rapanui, with her collection of new enhancements designed to make her a better front-line officer, was bored out of her skull.
www.tlucretius.net /BluePlanet/Dossiers/Sinne.htm   (1018 words)

 Rapanui - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For information on the island itself, see Easter Island.
The Rapanui (or Rapa Nui) are the native Polynesian inhabitants of Easter Island in the Pacific Ocean (the island itself is also called Rapa Nui).
Today, Rapanui people make up 60% of Easter Island's population.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rapanui   (95 words)

 Rongorongo Records of Wooden Clubs Ua and Paoa by Sergei V. Rjabchikov
Rapanui papa 'flat rock') can be compared with another Primordial Pair of twins, the god Tangaroa, a pre-existing one living inside a shell (then the god of the sun and ocean) and the god Rongo of the land.
Rapanui ura 'fire; burning; to be in flames', keke '(of the sun) to set', tutu 'to light; to set fire', Mangarevan, Marquesan tutu 'to burn; to set fire'.
Subgrouping of the Rapanui Language of Easter Island in Polynesian and Its Implications for East Polynesian Prehistory.
rongorongo.chat.ru /artrr9.htm   (3502 words)

The Rapanui must have had, over time, believed their small island in the midst of a vast ocean to be the whole known world, which is probably how it got one of its names, Te Pito o te Henua, the Navel of the World.
It is believed by the end of the 1600s that Rapanui was overpopulated, denuded of vegetation and had lost most of its bird life.
One of which tells the story of five Rapanui, including Ramon’s uncle, who in 1955-56 ended up in Atiu but were returned to their island prison, by ship via Panama, by the then Cook Islands colonial authorities.
archives.pireport.org /archive/2006/April/04-27-ft1.htm   (1284 words)

 Rapanui (Easter Island)
RapaNui (or Easter Island) is the most remote inhabited island on the face of the planet.
The story of RapaNui is nobel, adventerous and ultimately sad, from the settling of the Island, to the rise of the 'long ears' and their domination of the 'short ears'.
Those moai standing watch over the inhabitants of the island are the ones that have been restored in recent years to their proper place of honor atop the altars, or ahu.
www.apj.co.uk /pt/rapanui.htm   (1124 words)

 Several Rongorongo Records (Symbolism of Archaic Beliefs)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Rapanui ara 'road', here 'ecliptic', and potu 'end', here 'the end of a month'), is presented in the Rapanui folklore.
In the Rapanui manuscript E the term ariki maahu (Barthel 1978: 182) is written down.
I suppose that it is an image of the Rapanui rain ghost Pa'apa'a Hiro or Pa'apa'a ki Rangi (Métraux 1940: 261; Rjabchikov 1995b: 43) to invoke rain.
www.anthroglobe.ca /docs/Sergei/Rongorongo-records.htm   (4304 words)

 A Rapanui Myth about the God Tangaroa by Sergei V. Rjabchikov
Actually, in the Easter Island folklore the turtle is associated with two Rapanui place names, Hanga Hoonu (literally 'The bay of the Turtle') and Hiro Moko (the name of a beach).
Furthermore, the figures of a fish (glyph 12 ika), birdmen (glyphs 44 taha), faces (glyphs 60 mata) and vulvae (glyphs 1 Tiki) are the symbols of the sun.
According to a Rapanui myth, the girl Akoa is relevant to rains (Métraux 1940: 364).
rongorongo.chat.ru /artrr14.htm   (1266 words)

 Country Profile of Easter Island   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
More moveable is "Tapati Rapanui" or Rapanui Week, which takes place usually at the end of January or beginning of February and is a cultural and sporting celebration of life on the island.
Rapanui is triangular in shape, with its longest stretch being along the south coast of 22km and its widest point being 11km.
The definition of a "Rapanui" for the purposes of holding land title is that at least one parent was born on Rapanui or descended from someone so born.
www.pacificislandtravel.com /easter_island/about_destin/country_profile.asp   (3916 words)

 Portraits of Peacemakers: Easter Islander Sergio Rapu
Governor of the island's 3,000 residents from 1984 to 1990, Rapu was the first native Easter Islander (or Rapanui, the name preferred by the indigenous people) to hold the post since the island was annexed by Chile in 1888.
The Rapanui are descended from early Polynesians who arrived around 400 A.D. and remained isolated until a Dutch explorer, Jacob Roggeveen, landed in 1722.
Alfonso Rapu was the first Rapanui to be elected mayor of the island; 22 years later, his little brother would become the group's first governor.
www.berkeley.edu /news/media/releases/2002/11/peace/rapu.html   (2041 words)

 review : ONS-RapaNui : maps : mapraider.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Rapanui is a very mysterious and exotic name for a map and caught my attention immediatly.
Rapanui seems to nail the definition of gameplay, it almost equals gameplay.
The nodes are well placed over the map, they're not visible from too great a distance (except when you're in a raptor), the surroundings are a feast to walk, fly drive and hover around in, plenty of paths to take, enough space, it all feels good and that's a plus for gameplay.
www.mapraider.com /reviews?id=77   (765 words)

 History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Observations were made of Rapanui who came to the ship and there was one shore party, with 125 armed marines, who became jittery at the islander excitement and opened fire, killing an unknown number of welcoming hosts.
Rapanui under the military dictatorship flourished and Army strongman, Augusto Pinochet Ugarte visited the place three times, along with several of his ministers.
In 1950, the idea of a trans-Pacific link, using Rapanui as a stopping off place, began to be floated and a rough 600m airstrip was built at Mataveri, in the SW of the island.
www.pacificislandtravel.com /easter_island/about_destin/history.asp   (2449 words)

 Rongo Rongo Tablets   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Easter Island, also known as Rapa Nui or Rapanui, with its statues and with its unique writing system (known as Rongo­rongo), has provided such fertile breeding ground for various crackpot theories, from sunken continents to alien visitors, that a short introduction is necessary.
When these Rapanui elders drew on the white foolscap their queer marks in pen and ink, as requested -- apparently in witless imitation of the Spaniards' 18th-century flourishes -- they appeared to sense the foreign mana, the spiritual power, that resided in this wonder of writing, the coupling of human speech to graphic art.
Of particular interest were those Rapanui living in Tahiti who claimed to have enjoyed a rudimentary training in one of Easter Island's so-called "rongorongo schools." However, not one reliable reading of a rongorongo tablet by a Rapanui informant was forthcoming.
www.pacificislandtravel.com /easter_island/about_destin/rongorongo.asp   (6137 words)

 An Archeoastronomical Investigation: Does a Constellation Pattern Appear in Rapanui Rock Art?
Rapanui interest in Matariki, which refers specifically to the Pleiades but might more generally indicate constellations of stars, has been noted by dozens of investigators from the nineteenth century onward (e.
Even so, Lee, in her comprehensive documentation of Rapanui rock art (1992), has encountered contemporary informants who attach astronomical significance to certain patterns within the ubiquitous cupules (circular depressions pecked and abraided on rock throughout the island).
By suggesting that the Rapanui watched Sagittarius and the Milky Way, we do not mean to imply any cultural connection between native American peoples and those of Polynesia.
www.earth.uni.edu /rapanui/rapa_nui_journal.html   (2168 words)

 Easter Island Visitor’s Guide - Page 21 — An Intro to the Rapanui Language
While the language of Rapanui is distinct, it is still close to other languages in Polynesia and many words are the same.
To pronounce many Rapanui words, use a "latino" accent; the exception is "ng" which is pronounced as a nasal "ing" as in "sing" or "hang".
The Rapanui grammar is very complicated and difficult for a Westerner.
islandheritage.org /vg/vg21.html   (412 words)

 NOVA | World in the Balance | Out of House and Home | PBS
By this time, the Rapanui, as the islanders are known, had developed a complex society of chiefdoms and elaborate stone architecture epitomized by the moai.
One could argue that Rapanui culture and society rose and fell with the fortunes of the island's trees.
Jo Anne Van Tilburg, one of the leading archeologists of Easter Island, considers it "a projection of Western values which emphasizes the self-destruction of the Rapanui culture over the actual, near-annihilation of it by contact with the West." Yet such cross-cultural contact, one might argue, is precisely the reason why we should be concerned.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/nova/worldbalance/easter.html   (1680 words)

 Rua Tokitoki
Rapanui's significance in anthropological study of cultural evolution and adaptation is also closely linked to and archaeologically reflected in the unusual elaboration of stone working on the island.
Hard basaltic rock from quarries on Rapanui used to manufacture adzes and axes for shaping wood and stone in the traditional technology represents the focal point of this research.
Spatial and technofunctional analyses of lithic materials are in their infancy for Rapanui, but we expect they will be a major avenue to understanding past life on the island.
darkwing.uoregon.edu /~wsayres/RuaTokitoki.html   (2249 words)

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Rapanui fowl may be divided into two distinct races introduced and perpetuated by respective ethnic migrations.
The Tapu race of Rapanui fowl are descended from archaic fighting ruff breeds endemic to Indonesia and Melenesia.
Both Peruvian and Chilean Indians were kept as slaves in recent history on Rapanui (Easter Island) and are believed to have reintroduced some of their native stocks of fowl to the islands.
www.feathersite.com /Poultry/CGP/Rapa/BRKRapanui.html   (1192 words)

 Easter Island/Rapa Nui
The Tapati Festival is an annual celebration of Rapanui culture that takes place in the summer (by southern hemisphere reckoning) around the end of January and the beginning of February.
For this contest the contestants came on stage in in their body paint and did skits, then explained in Rapanui what the paint ingredients were and the meaning of each of the symbols on each part of the body.
The next contestant was a man who came on stage carrying a large, freshly-caught tuna over his shoulder, accompanied by two boys carrying smaller fish and a big eel.
www.sergeking.com /Rapanui/rapa11.html   (1496 words)

 G. McCall -- Rapanui (Easter Island)
The remainder are native Rapanui and their spouses, some of whom were born on Mainland Chile, called "El Conti", or elsewhere.
The standard of health on Rapanui is higher than in the rest of Chile, with no infectious diseases of South America (eg cholera) nor of the tropics (eg malaria, dengue).
The Rapanui names are rendered with their proper spelling, which may not be the same as their official one.
www2.hawaii.edu /~ogden/piir/pacific/Rapanui.html   (8892 words)

 UH Press Journals: Oceanic Linguistics, vol. 40, no. 2 (2001)
The discussion includes phonological adaptation; application of Rapanui bound morphemes; possessive class assignment; kin and emotion semantic fields; syntactic category crossing; the introduction of a modal construction of obligation, coordinating conjunctions, and an adverb of negation; and the use of Spanish elements as discourse markers and the indexicality they make possible.
Instead of looking at these Spanish transfers as evidence of Rapanui becoming contaminated by Spanish, they can be analyzed as evidence of the bilingual speakers’ creative performance in Modern Rapanui speech and what extends the remarkable survival and adaptability of the Rapanui language.
By considering the diachronic and synchronic variation found in Spanish transfers, the analysis also contributes toward the understanding of the process of language change, speakers’ roles in it, and the ways in which linguistic variation is related to the phenomenon of language change.
www.uhpress.hawaii.edu /journals/ol/OL402.html   (1154 words)

Rapanui is a small island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
It is one of the most isolated places on Earth.
This page is a tribute both to the Rapanui people and to the extraordinary culture they were able to build
www.physics.iastate.edu /staff/travesset/rapanui.htm   (210 words)

 Rapanui download @ Game Downloads   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Rapanui is a simple Arkanoid clone for Windows, a sequel to an earlier game called Dionakra from the same developer.
The idea, like all other Breakout games, is to move the pad to bounce the ball off it to destroy the bricks on the screen.
What makes it better than average is the inclusion of a well-designed level editor you can use to create your own levels.
free-game-downloads.mosw.com /abandonware/pc/arcade_action/games_q_re/rapanui.html   (172 words)

It focuses on the history and aspirations of the Rapanui people, allowing them to tell their story and the story of their island, in their own words.
There is plenty of negative emphasis on the damage to the environment, but little has been said about the positive aspects of Rapanui's people and their community.
If anything, it has made them acutely aware of the value of their land, language and culture, and the struggle they are going through, to retain them.
pvs.kcc.hawaii.edu /rapanui/documentary.html   (269 words)

 Easter Island Statue Project: Rapanui Carver's Perspective
Experimental archaeology is the systematic approach used to test, evaluate and explicate method, technique, assumption, hypothesis and theory at all levels of archaeological research.
On Easter Island (Rapa Nui) ethnographic data related to monolithic stone carving methods, production techniques and carvers are scant.  In the 1800s some Rapanui persons were distinguished by their relationships to ancestors who had been famed stone carvers.
A traditional umu tahu (a ceremonial feast to assure success in work) was held to placate the moai and, in the interests of covering all bases, some in the Rapanui community invited the island priest to officiate during part of the ceremony.
www.sscnet.ucla.edu /ioa/eisp/history/carving/carving.htm   (1785 words)

 Easter Island Home Page
Contacts with western "civilization" proved even more disastrous for the island population which, through slavery and disease, had decreased to approximately 110 by the turn of the century.
The Rapanui are among the friendliest people you will ever meet, and the landscape is truly amazing - with its volcanic craters, lava formations, beaches, brilliant blue water, and archaeological sites.
Staying in a private home is a great way to meet the islanders and experience the local culture; however, one should use judgment in choosing accommodations, as not all places are of equal quality.
www.netaxs.com /~trance/rapanui.html   (772 words)

 HYP RECORDS/Vinyl Safari: Rapa Nui--The Big Paddle
The music of Rapanui (Easter Island), as with its original language and culture, remains a source of great mystery.
The remnants and permutations that have survived European contact show that the lost, traditional Rapanui music is now irretrievably mixed with its later influences.
Called by the Rapanui people the "navel of the world," the name of the volcanic island means, literally, "Big Paddle." For Polynesian voyagers sailing eastward, it was a lot farther a paddle than the island of Rapa; for all who journeyed it was probably the final paddle.
www.hipwax.com /music/rapanui1.html   (375 words)

 Halley's Comet of 1066: The Common Features of Rapanui and Russian Observations by Sergei V. Rjabchikov   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
This name of the deity/place corresponds to the Rapanui place name known as Hanga Pau Kura 'The bay of red Halley's Comet' and Hanga Pua Kura 'The bay of the red fruit (Halley's Comet)'.
It is known that the features of Halley's Comet of 1066 are the repeated appearance on the sky after the short stretch of time of invisibility and the big size for a time (Belyaev and Churyumov 1985: 27-9), cf.
According to the Russian Primary Chronicle, this comet was observed by the Russians as a very big star with bloody (i.e.
rongorongo.chat.ru /artrr3.htm   (266 words)

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