In what Ocean do you find the Polynesian Islands?

In what Ocean do you find the Polynesian Islands?

Polynesia encompasses a huge triangular area of the east-central Pacific Ocean. The triangle has its apex at the Hawaiian Islands in the north and its base angles at New Zealand (Aotearoa) in the west and Easter Island (Rapa Nui) in the east.

Is Raiatea an atoll?

The main township on Raiatea is Uturoa, the administrative centre for the Leeward Islands (French Îles Sous-le-vent)….Raiatea.

Native name: Raꞌiātea
Archipelago Society Islands
Major islands Raiatea
Area 167.7 km2 (64.7 sq mi)
Highest elevation 1,017 m (3337 ft)

How tall is the average Polynesian?

Yet for the traditional immigration countries like Hongkong and Singapur is it obviously wrong. The tallest average height for a man is 1.84 m in the Netherlands, the smallest women with just 1.51 m can be found in Guatemala….Male.

Country French Polynesia
average height / weight / BMI 1.78 m
93.8 kg

What is the Taputapuātea marae?

At the heart of the property is the Taputapuātea marae complex, a political, ceremonial and funerary centre. It is characterized by several marae, with different functions. Widespread in Polynesia, the marae were places where the world of the living intersected the world of the ancestors and the gods.

Is Taputapuatea Island historical or archaeological?

These islands are therefore both a historical and an archaeological gem. Taputapuatea marae, believed to date from roughly 1000 AD is located at the heart of the cultural landscape of Taputapuatea, on the island of Raiatea.

Why is Cape Matahira called Te Po?

The sacred area of Cape Matahira-i-te-ra’i is called Te Po, where the gods reside. The original marae was dedicated to Ta’aroa (the supreme creator), although eventually the worship of ‘Oro (the god of life and death) prevailed. According to legend, ‘Oro’s descendant Hiro built the marae, giving it the name Taputapuatea, ‘Sacrifices from afar’.