Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • See Easter Island.

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  • proper n. Easter Island
  • proper n. An Eastern Polynesian language spoken by the the inhabitants of Easter Island.
  • n. The native Polynesian inhabitants of Easter Island.

Etymologies

Rapa Nui Rapa Nui (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Easter Island (aka Rapa Nui) is fascinating due to its remote location in the South Pacific Ocean and its cultural achievement, yielding hundreds of giant stone monoliths.

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  • Easter Island, also known as Rapa Nui, is a Polynesian island located some 3,500 kilometers off the west coast of Chile.

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  • Hunt proposed this, and German ecologists Andreas Mieth and Hans-Rudolf Bork think this was a contributing factor, along with the "slash-and-burn" agriculture practiced on Rapa Nui, which is too small for this type of practice to be sustainable.

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  • The Easter Island compound - called rapamycin after the island's Polynesian name Rapa Nui - was found to extend expected lifespan by 38 per cent when tested on mice.

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  • The islanders themselves call their home "Rapa Nui," which in their native Polynesian tongue means "Big Rapa" ...

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  • To market the device, he and Ms. Maggi formed Kiba Technologies LLC—short for kiba kiba , which means "peace" in the Rapa Nui language.

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  • Métraux, too, blamed the "hideous atrocities" of foreign slavers for the near-extermination of Rapa Nui's people.

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  • Hunt and Lipo had no intention of challenging Mr. Diamond when they began research on Rapa Nui.

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  • Rapa Nui was repeatedly ravaged by Peruvian slaving parties and nonnative diseases.

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  • Books and articles by the hundred have pointed to Rapa Nui as the inevitable result of uncontrolled population growth, squandered resources and human fecklessness.

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  • teehee!

    August 25, 2010

  • Easter Island - easy to phone but hard to get to

    August 25, 2010