Mangareva Travel Guide| Fodor's Reisen
Mangareva is the furthest from Tahiti with about 1,000 inhabitants (1,033 miles) and practically the only populated one. The pearl culture is the major industrial sector and there is a small country house in the lake. Approximately 5 miles long and less than 3 miles across, the islet has a precipitous and striking terrace with two major summits, Mt. Duff (1,444 ft (440 metres)) and Mt. Mokoto 129 ft (423 metres).
The island is divided into five small lagoons, the biggest of which are Aukena, Akamaru and Taravai. There is a chain of moto and a 64 km long reindeer around the Laguna. Mangareva, a birthplace of Catholicism in the Pacific, has several remnants of 18th century church monuments.
Saint-Michel in Rikitea is decorated with mother-of-pearl inlays and beads. Over the last 100 years things have hardly improved; today there are only a few small groceries, a cafe ( "sandwich shop"), a postal service, a health centre and the CATHORAL.
Since only one of the four guesthouses on the islands accept payment by bank card, it is advisable to take enough money with you.
Remarks on Mangareva, Or Gambier Group Of Islands, Eastern Polynesia, by S. Percy Smith, P 115-131
NOTICES ABOUT THE MENGAREVA, OR GAMBIER ARCHIPELAGO, EASTERN POLYNESIA.] It is our opinion that the Reverend Fellows who have retained this dictionary have the right to the gratitude of Polish scientists, who have taken up not only so much of the mangarevans' tongue, but above all for the historic and cultural information found in the dictionary.
The New Zealand Institute in 1899 released a dictionary of the French language diagnosed as mangarevas, transl. Looking at this dictionary, one notices how much important information the mangarevans had when the French missionaries landed in 1834, and although we are grateful for what has been kept in this work about past periods, we also deplore the fact that the tradition has not been fully gathered or at least not given to the whole know.
Mangareva group lies at 23° 20' S. (and thus slightly outside the tropics) for a long time. Except for the small, low and inhabited and desert Easter Isle, Sala-y-gomez (175 northeast of Easter Island) is the closest Polish country to South America, from whose coastline Easter Isle is about 2,250 sea-mile.
Mangareva Group is made up of four main islets, all high duff are 1,248 ft high with a number of smaller ones, all of which are included in an orbiting body of corals about 24 by 23 mile. But in 1825 Captain Beechey, R.N., of H.M. ship'Blossom', made a review of the group and coated it with flowers, in the form of English nicknames excluding the indigenous name. His map, otherwise magnificent, does not contain a local name, although for some considerable period he might have been in day-to-day communications with the humans and learned their own name.
What is very noticeable is that in those days there were no boats and they were using floats. Island production of alimentary crops were the Tibetan herb, yams, appées ( "monkey", "giant taro"), banana, watermelon, sugar coconuts, breadfruits and cocoa.
" Cresent - 118 Island, the Paumotu Group, also relocated to Mangareva before 1840. In 1837 he released in Paris a work titled "Voyages of the Grand Ocean" in two books, which are full of interesting information about a large number of isles, their people, traditions, convictions and so on.
In February 1834 he went to Mangareva and stayed there for a few nights and found the residents very different since Beechey's 1826 meeting, because they were very kind then; he still mentions their theft practices lamented by Beechey. As Beechey said, humans did not have cannoes, but floats made of three logs bound together, and when walking in front of the breeze several floats are attached to each other, resulting in "a unique and pictorial appearance".
for the benefit of the nation. In April 1840 he paid a visit to the Pylade Brigade. After that I saw similar Erektionen in other parts of the Isle, but I could never explain them correctly, the locals only said they had been homes, but apparently they didn't know more than I did.
There is a comment, but I do not recall the spring that the stonework in the fort on Rapa-iti Island, south of Rarotonga, also has specific work in its construction. A part of her breastfeeding is squeezed onto a sheet of paper, which is placed in the hand of the high pastor, who himself is feeding the child with it and at the same a blessing.
After that, a large amount of nutrients is distributed to the population. A pagan pontiff, named Tibura. Tibura-akaao, High Prior. PRIESTERNESS. Those high prioresses, the only ones who performed official duties, were abducted from the kingly household or from those of the highest order. Iakopo' s fathers Mateoa, then kings, commissioned him to become a clergyman.
Therefore he was introduced to the then high prior Mateangaiatui. His Majesty Mateoa ordered the gathering of a large amount of groceries from the four isles to be stored in a "granary" in the ground, 24 ft long and 75 ft in perimeter. This whole amount of nourishment went into the hand of the high priests, whose task it was to present it to the little Teagiagi (Te Angiangi), so that he could present it to the high priests.
"Look at these men, your clergy. At the beginning of the ceremonial is known as akau (sacrifice). That part of the wedding is entitled the Máro. Then they continued with the part of the ceremonies referred to as akakaakao (in support). Priest's headgear is in the form of a turtleneck. Then came the main part of the ritual, known as the ordain.
Then the new clergymen retreat to a new home built especially for them (? Hasentapu), from which they may not exhibit until the second morning after a meeting of the high pastor, when he conducts the ritual called ?nohorima. It invokes the same deities and thanks them for having entered the new created chaplain.
And the three handkerchiefs stayed and became feed for the mothers. After the above mentioned celebration the three of them were bathing in the water, and after their comeback they were able to go out of their shelters. The last of these was called tea. In heathen days the Mangareva priesthood was made, and those who had not undergone these rites were not clergymen, nor could they be one.
They had a great performance of their clergy and were very respectful of them. And in their sight, the clergyman came before the queen. Mangarevans are the highest creature. When this revelation occurred, the father, the father of the living baby, understood that he would give the inspiring one a great deal of nourishment and everything he could to celebrate his divinized baby before the crowd, and everyone thought and was delighted at the sharing of nourishment by glorifying this new and second divine of the king's household.
Rauao may be the Reao or Napuke of the Paumotu group. The chieftains of the tribe in this land; they argued and struggled. The Tupa was captured and banished; he ended up on an isle where he found nothing to feed and came from there to Mangareva. At first Tupa hit one of the lowlands that surround this archipelago.
There he came with his whole suites to the Mangareva Isle. This country was until today known as Avaiki, that is under, below, and "the Kiel of the country" -tacere no te hinua, it seems, Europe and Asia. The chart shows the length of Rarotongan culture with the Rarotongan culture of archipelago and Tupaia's Chart, which shows the Tahiti culture at the age of Captain Cook].
It is certainly worth asking if the mangarevans really knew this Maori name of New Zealand in pagan time. There is no doubt that the other western Tahitian isles, such as KotahangaKotahanga, are Taha'a, the northern part of Ra'iatea - the'Ko' is not part of the name.
For the Rarotongans, the isle is known as Taanga. In the Maori New Zealand traditions, RangiriRangiriri is the fountain of all sea life, but can also be the name of an entire New Zealand isle. Rangimoke, a country where the Lord dropped nourishment from the heavens that had to be collected quickly if you wanted it, and pisces that came from another horizonThat's like the Bible tale of navir.
Autuna Probably one of the Rarotonger' known isles, see "Hawaiki", p. 171. TaravaThis is probably the Tarawa of the Gilbert Group. Machateaakatea, or Saunders' Isle, also known as Aiha in antiquity, 60 sea leagues westward of Tahiti. TonganuiIt may be Tongatapu, but the Rarotongans knew of an isle of this name that is not Tongatapu.
Manuke Probably Manu'a of the Samoa group, known as Manuka by the Rarotongers. TehitiOne of the Mangarevanian types of Tahiti. It' New Zealand Maoris and Rarotongans known as Kuporu. Mangarevan for TahitiThe name of the Tahiti capital is Tahiti-nui and the S.E. Tahitii. However, this Mangarevan name could be the New Zealand Maori Tawhiti-nui, one of the Indonese Isles, probably Borneo.
Roenga, an old manga revival village. VaihuEaster Iceland. However, the Easter Islanders call their Isle Te Pito-te-henua. Tehiti, VavaoLikely the isle of Vavau, from the Society Group, now Porapora, see Vavau Card. Tongatapu, this was known to the mangarevans. No question, Tongatapu of the Friendly Islands. Asia, which the mangarevans call Tekere no te hinua, the "keel of the country".
"One would certainly like to know if this name really is a Mangarevan term, or is it their pronounciation of the Asian name. Atia was the oldest name of the native country known to the Rarotongans. Others for Easter Island are Mataki-te-rangi and Kairangi. NATO=HAPA, means the loss of someone; the heathen clergy killed it. Strangulation with a moving node, made of braided coconut.
At the same moment the preacher announced the name of the one who was going to be killed and indicated the deaths. He would immediately buy his own body by handing over his most precious possessions to the preacher who had been given the day of his own demise.
When he had received the presence, the deity remembered his judgment; and the preacher, content with his presence, unknotted, and the person who had offered the sacrifice no longer fears it. Poatuto, a betrayer, who went with Tukauhoe, both from Mangareva, with a number of Akamaru to Easter Island, where they destroyed most of the population.
Raka, a mythologic name - the mangarevans' Éolus who gave rise to Tokorau, Tonga, Moake and Tiu[all wind nicknames in different parts of Polynesia]. Nono got remarried in Mangareva after her brothers return to Rarotonga. "He is the Adam of Mangarevanian tradition; God has indeed made him out of the ground as a figur.
The Taivere and Taroi, children of Ua, who came from Rarotonga with their brothers Te Tupua and marry Nono of Mangareva. He had a popular preference for his elder brothers Te Ariki-pongo. Almost all his men were murdered. The Tuamotu (Paumotu) Islands were his sanctuary with those of his tribe that were rescued.
Mythological Maui-matavaru says that he halted the heat with a cord of fur, and he also caught the mangareva group with a line (see Ika-na-Maui). The ancestor of Te Angiangi, Anua-motua, came from the sandwich islands and to Easter Island (Mataki-te-rangi), but after leaving several offspring, borne by his spouse Kautea in Mangareva, he passed away on Easter Island, also known as Kairangi.
Puninga and Morokura, sometimes Te Angiangi, his son, were living on the islands he inherited from them. Tagan Angiangi was killed on Easter Island. Mm-hmm. The mangarevans didn't have swine at first.