mana, power manunu, fatigue following a great röfa`i, sudden gust of wind Ta`aroa, supreme god tahu`a, priest, expert taio, friend tapa, cloth made from bark täpö, hide-and-seek täporo, citrus fruit tapu, sacred; also, prohibition tärava, traditional chant tätau, tattoo tävana, chief, governor, judge teuteu, servant to the ari`i tïfaifai, colorful quilt tiki, Marquesan for a statue or image effort `ä`ano, coconut shells that hold water ahi, sandalwood ahimä`a, traditional underground mä`ohi, indigenous to Polynesia Mä`ohi, ethnonym for Polynesians mara`ai, southeast wind marae, sacred ceremonial site Matari`i, Pleiades constellation mä`uru`uru, thank you mei`a, a kind of banana moana, ocean mono`i, perfumed oil moto`ï or moto`oi, ylang-ylang motu, small sand island Mou`a Tapu, Huahine's sacred oven `aito, warrior, hero; also, ironwood tree ari`i, chief or chiefly class `ärue, praise atua, god auë, lament `auë, interjection `aumoa, toy boat `autï, ti plant `Eimeo, ancient name of Mo`orea `ëtene, savage, heathen fare, dwelling fare putuputura`a, structure used as gathering place fë`ï, plantains fenua, the homeland; land in general fëti`i, family, relatives fiu, fed up Havaiki, legendary Polynesian homeland; Marquesan protoform of Hawai`i `Ia ora na, a greeting mämä, affectionate and respectful term for an older female, generally a relative of a god to`erau, north wind tö`ere, drum; slit gong törïrï, fine rain tumu `uru, breadfruit tree tüpäpa`u, spirit, ghost tupuna, ancestor, grandparent, elder ufi, yam `ümara, sweet potato `ümete, large platter `uru, breadfruit vahine, woman vai, water, river; also, the verb "to be" värua, spirit, soul vivo, nose flute mountain müto`i, policeman; police nï`au, palm leaves; coconut palm `Oro, an ascendant war god at the time of European contact pahï, ship Paratane, Britain päreu, traditional cloth wrap Pa`umotu, alternate name for Tuamotu pë`ue, woven pandanus mat pito, umbilical cord pöiri, unintelligent, ignorant popa`ä, white foreigners reo mä`ohi, Polynesian language revareva, a strip of decorative white cloth from very young coconut leaves
Manoa – University of Hawai'I Press
Published: Oct 4, 2005
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