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Kyribati Republic of Beru
Beiru is another of the most intriguing of the Kiribati Republic's isles. It' the birthplace of many important facets of Kiribati civilization. These include the first maleaba or meneaba (public rally house), Tabontebike, and the Kiribati forefather, Nareau, who is said to come from Beru. The Beru is a 1° 20' SB wide 15 km long and 4.
At the center of the dive is a flat hollow, the Nuka Lagoon, and is similar to Aranuka, as it lies between a small islet and a real isola. Part of the Gilberts group ( "Kiribati") with Tabiteuea (96 kilometers west) and Nikunau on both sides and 426 kilometers southeast of the Tarawa toll.
Most of the lagoons facing northern direction are 12 nautical mile long and 3 to 4 nautical avenue. In the 1990 survey, there are nine Beru towns; below with their population: It has a surface area of 17.7 km2 for the 1909 inhabitants, which corresponds to 4.2% of the Republic of Kiribati's people.
It had 539 homes with 1,560 inhabitants over eighteen years or 165 persons per sqkm. There were 4 Tuvaluans, 5 Europeans and 3 persons of other nationalities at the moment of the enumeration. Mr Beru is replaced by two Members of Parliament. It seems the populace has been quite stable.
Beru has a total of 2,500 to 3,000 inhabitants. By 1901 Captain Tupper of HMS Pylades gave 2,248 to the people and in 1973 it was 2,418. After the Uniman (old men) tales, there was a giants, Tabuariki, and his footsteps can be found in several places, none of which is in Beru.
But in his later years he is said to have selected Beru as his home base and many say that the Beru lagoon was his person. Nareau, in a tradition of creating, after creating Samoa, made Beru humans, through Taburimai and Riki, who were the first man and his family.
Beru may have been established during the catastrophic 3C, when Savea, a great Samoan chieftain, evicted the seafarers and immigrants who had resided there in previous ages. History suggests that the immigrants were meeting a similar race, which means that the Gilberts were inhabiting at the moment of their inception.
The history of Tematawarebwe's arrival in Beru in 140 AD was narrated by the Beru Ancients. A lot of the Gilberts can be descended from Beru. In 1550 their chief, Kaitu, left this small village for a spectacular capture.
It took its strategic and fortune-teller Uakeia from Nikunau and an Army of 600 men who traveled in 37 large cannoes, along with some wives and meals (Kaitu's own kayak was 60 ft long and 7 ft high with an outreach 40 ft long. It was described as "medium in size" and was kept in Abemama until the twentieth century).
There the inhabitants of the island ran northwards to warn and gain strength. When dusk came, the Kaitu armies made as much noise as possible and the Tabiteueans could see the terrible sites of the "chieftains" of Beru. Kourabi, one of the Beru chieftains, had a grandpa and uncles who used to live in Temanoku and Tekabwebwe and these two northerly towns remained intact.
The other Beru man, Tabora, had not touched his country or the place where he had captured shrimps. The intruders then went to Nonouti, where they were followed by rumors of the Beru mammoth. Farther northerly, the humans escaped in terror taking what they wanted. In a few short sabbaticals, Kaitu, with the help of Uakeia and his men, brought each of the islands to Abaiang and Marakei without losing a monolith.
Mangkia, a young man of Butaritari, became weary of the wait and took a large big kayak and some hand-picked men over 80 nautical mile to Marakei, just to realize that Kaitu had come back to Tarawa. Mangkia' s men in Beru could see that they were accompanied by Mangkias handpicked fellows who stood directly under the eave of the Mangkias.
A large part of the men were scattered on the captured isles and the country was split between Kaitu and its tribes. After Auriaria had trimmed off all the twigs of the tree from Tamoa, he went north to Beru. And Auriaria was near Nei Anginimaeao: two babies were delivered.
Auriaria said to his spouse after these babies were born: "Woman, let's go to my Cainga ("house square") in Banaba". They did not prevent him: they got up and climbed their kayak called Tabera-ni-kai-ni-buti-ni-Beru (Summit of Speed of Beru). By the time they reached Banaba, these were the forebears who came with them - Nan Tebubu, Kouteba, Namakaina, Nang Kabutia, Nei Teborata, Na Manenimate; and their chief (mataniwi) was Nei Anginimaeao.
Your kids still lives there today; and number four is Tabwewa, where the kids of Tabakea and Tituabine who stayed on Banaba when Auriaria and Nareau travelled. The ghosts are forever contradictory, and so sometimes the rains win the triumph over Banaba and sometimes they are taken over by the arid.
As Auriaria wanted to relax on his lands Banaba, he started to fix it. Then Auriaria put a barrier around his country (i.e. the fringe reef); he put a watch of paddleboats over it. No foreign kayak may approach the country; if one came, it was destroyed; if another came, it was destroyed.
After a while a Beru kayak came out, and the crowd was Na Kouteba and Na Manenimate; and Nei Anginimaeao and Nei Teborata. Auriaria approached him with this kayak; he took it to the bank because he wanted to make his country more population. when they first came, they had no women.
The only way to get married was when they came to Banaba with the humans of Auriaria, even with the Bun Anit ("the race of spirits"). The man Na Kouteba got his woman from Tabwewa of the tribe of Auriaria, after he had made an appointment with them on the Tabwewa Mare.
This is what the Beru kayak did when it first came to Banaba from above the ocean; it came to the bank, and its men hurried to survey the foothills in a perimeter around the isle. While they were surveying the foreland, Auriaria observed how they surrounded the isle.
He separated from them and went to his place Tabwewa, and they came to shore, and they searched for their women among the dwellers of Banaba. After that they reunited with Auriaria at the place named Aurakeia, and they gave him advice. However, those of Tabwewa, the first humans of Banaba and the real dwellers of the country, remained their own times, and theirs was theirs.
Over this period, whether castaway or fleeting, it is a custom that a white-skinned and red-haired man on a ship has been" flushed down like a chest" in bad state. It is attributed to him that he conceived 23 babies on Beru. Beru's first European to visit was Captain J. Clerk of the British cetacean John Palmer, who became known as Maria Island in 1826.
After a shipwreck in the 1880s, he spent some of his life in Beru. He also authored non-fiction books, among them a volume on Beru's wildlife. Several islanders from Beru had been on the way to the Samoa Missions in France in the 1870s and came home with a good Catholicism.
You were welcomed in Nonouti and Beru and attended each of the atolls of the group. From 1900 to 1960 Beru was the seat of the London Mission when she relocated to Tarawa. At various periods Beru was used by the Gilberts as an administration center. In 1921, when the district administrator reached Beru, he discovered that the government building had been taken down and taken to another isle.
There were several Japanese in Beru. In his epistles, Pastor Itaia described a trip to Beru in August 1942, when the Japanese came to capture Alfred Sadd. They' re taking him from Beru to Tarawa. Mobile phone companies had not been found during this trip and the commandant said to local government officers that he would be back for them in a week's work.
Since all Gilbert's coastal observation posts were quiet at the end of 1942, it was a great shock for the owners of the Funafuti Base when they received a message from Beru on December 21, 1943. Falavi, a Tuvaluan sent to Beru as a radioman, took a wireless remote control unit from the village college and the leftovers of the destroyed Japanese gear.