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Pe'a
The Pe'a
Pe'a
is the popular name of the traditional male tatau (tattoo) of Samoa, also known as the malofie,[1] a term used in the Samoan language chiefly vocabulary and 'respect' register (gagana fa'aaloalo).Contents1 Description 2 Lama 3 Societal significance 4 Origins 5 Implements 6 Tattooing Guild 7 In popular culture 8 Non-Samoans and the Pe'a 9 Lyrics Pese o le Tatau song 10 References10.1 External links 10.2 BibliographyDescription[edit] The soigaimiti/pe'a covers the body from waist to the knees. The word tattoo in the English language
English language
is believed to have originated from the Polynesian word tatau. The tatau process for the pe'a is extremely painful,[2] and undertaken by tufuga ta tatau (master tattooists), using a set of handmade tools: pieces of bone, turtle shell and wood. The tufuga ta tatau are revered masters in Samoan society
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English Language
English is a West Germanic language
West Germanic language
that was first spoken in early medieval England
England
and is now a global lingua franca.[4][5] Named after the Angles, one of the Germanic tribes that migrated to England, it ultimately derives its name from the Anglia (Angeln) peninsula in the Baltic Sea. It is closely related to the Frisian languages, but its vocabulary has been significantly influenced by other Germanic languages, particularly Norse (a North Germanic
North Germanic
language), as well as by Latin
Latin
and Romance languages, especially French.[6] English has developed over the course of more than 1,400 years. The earliest forms of English, a set of Anglo-Frisian dialects brought to Great Britain by Anglo-Saxon settlers in the 5th century, are called Old English
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French Polynesia
French Polynesia
Polynesia
(/ˈfrɛntʃ pɒlɪˈniːʒə/ ( listen); French: Polynésie française [pɔlinezi fʁɑ̃sɛz]; Tahitian: Pōrīnetia Farāni) is an overseas collectivity of the French Republic; collectivité d'outre-mer de la République française  pronunciation (help·info) (COM), sometimes unofficially referred to as an overseas country; pays d'outre-mer (POM). It is composed of 118 geographically dispersed islands and atolls stretching over an expanse of more than 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) in the South Pacific Ocean. Its total land area is 4,167 square kilometres (1,609 sq mi). French Polynesia
Polynesia
is divided into five groups of islands: the Society Islands archipelago, composed of the Windward Islands and the Leeward Islands; the Tuamotu Archipelago; the Gambier Islands; the Marquesas Islands; and the Austral Islands. Among its 118 islands and atolls, 67 are inhabited
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Chert
Chert
Chert
( /ˈtʃɜːrt/) is a fine-grained sedimentary rock composed of microcrystalline or cryptocrystalline silica. Depending on its origin, it can contain either microfossils, small macrofossils, or both
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Upolu
Upolu
Upolu
is an island in Samoa, formed by a massive basaltic shield volcano which rises from the seafloor of the western Pacific Ocean. The island is 75 kilometres (47 miles) long, 1,125 square kilometres (434 square miles) in area, and is the second largest in geographic area as well as with 135,000 people the most populated of the Samoan Islands. Upolu
Upolu
is situated to the southeast of the "big island", Savai'i. The capital Apia
Apia
is in the middle of the north coast with Faleolo International Airport
Faleolo International Airport
at the western end of the island
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Tonga
Coordinates: 20°S 175°W / 20°S 175°W / -20; -175Kingdom of Tonga Puleʻanga Fakatuʻi ʻo Tonga
Tonga
(Tongan)FlagCoat of armsMotto: "Ko e ʻOtua mo Tonga
Tonga
ko hoku tofiʻa" "God and
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Faleasiu
Faleasi'u is one of the largest village settlements on the island of Upolu in Samoa. It is located on the northwestern coast of the island. Faleasi'u is part of A'ana Alofi I Electoral Constituency (Faipule District) which forms the larger political district of A'ana.[1] Faleasi'u consists of five sub-villages pito nu'u: Safee, Sapulu, Lealalii, Moamoa, and Tauo'o. The Samoan historian Teo Tuvale (1855–1919) was born in Faleasiu. Tuvale's father, Vaaelua Petaia (1822–1881) was the first pastor in the village. Petaia was one of the first Samoan Christian converts to the London Missionary Society and an early student at Malua Theological College. Following Petaia's death in 1881, his son Faleto'ese became the second pastor in the village.[2] Petaia's father was from Lalomalava on the island of Savai'i. References[edit]^ "Samoa Territorial Constituencies Act 1963". Pacific Islands Legal Information Institute
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‘aiga
‘Aiga is a word in the Samoan language which means 'family.' The ʻaiga is the family unit of Samoan society and differs from the Western sense in that it consists of more than just a mother, father and children. The Samoan family, also referred to as an 'extended family' is based on the culture's communal socio-political organisation. ʻAiga consists of a wider family group of blood and marriage or even adopted connections who all acknowledge the matai (head of the family). Such a matai is a titled person, either a chief (ali'i) or an orator (tulafale or failauga) whose particular duty is the leadership and care of the family under their control, and who is entitled to the services and co-operation of all members of their family in return for leadership.[1] In Samoan custom relationship may be claimed through female as well as male ancestors
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Christianity
Christianity[note 1] is an Abrahamic monotheistic[1] religion based on the life, teachings, and miracles of Jesus
Jesus
of Nazareth, known by Christians
Christians
as the Christ, or "Messiah", who is the focal point of the Christian
Christian
faiths
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Polynesia
Coordinates: 16°51′11″S 148°24′19″E / 16.8529613°S 148.4052203°E / -16.8529613; 148.4052203 Polynesia
Polynesia
is generally defined as the islands within the Polynesian triangleThe three major cultural areas in the Pacific Ocean: Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia Polynesia
Polynesia
(UK: /ˌpɒlɪˈniːziə/; US: /ˌpɑːləˈniːʒə/, from Greek: πολύς polys "many" and Greek: νῆσος nēsos "island") is a subregion of Oceania, made up of more than 1,000 islands scattered over the central and southern Pacific Ocean
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Cook Islands
Coordinates: 21°14′S 159°46′W / 21.233°S 159.767°W / -21.233; -159.767Cook Islands Kūki 'ĀiraniFlagCoat of armsAnthem: Te Atua Mou E God is TruthCapital and largest city Avarua 21°12′S 159°46′W / 21.200°S 159.767°W / -21.200; -159.767Official languagesEnglish Cook Islands Māori (including Pukapukan[a])Spoken languagesEnglish (86.4%) Māori (76.2%) other (8.3%)[1]Ethnic groups (2011[1])81.3% Māori 6.7% part-Māori 11.9% otherDemonym Cook IslanderGovernment Constitutional monarchy• MonarchElizabeth II• Queen's RepresentativeTom Marsters• Prime MinisterHenry Puna• House of ArikiTou Travel ArikiLegislature Parl
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Candlenut
Aleurites javanicus Gand. Aleurites moluccana[1] Aleurites pentaphyllus Wall. ex Langeron Aleurites remyi Sherff Aleurites trilobus J.R.Forst. & G.Forst. Jatropha moluccana L.[2]Aleurites moluccanus (or moluccana[1]), the candlenut, is a flowering tree in the spurge family, Euphorbiaceae, also known as candleberry, Indian walnut, kemiri, varnish tree, nuez de la India, buah keras, or kukui nut tree, and Kekuna tree. Its native range is impossible to establish precisely because of early spread by humans, and the tree is now distributed throughout the New and Old World tropics. It grows to a height of 15–25 m (49–82 ft), with wide spreading or pendulous branches. The leaves are pale green, simple, and ovate, or trilobed or rarely five-lobed, with an acute apex, 10–20 cm (3.9–7.9 in) long
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Hawaii
Coordinates: 21°18′41″N 157°47′47″W / 21.31139°N 157.79639°W / 21.31139; -157.79639State of Hawaii Mokuʻāina o Hawaiʻi  (Hawaiian)Flag SealNickname(s): The Aloha State (official), Paradise of the Pacific,[1] The Islands of AlohaMotto(s): Ua Mau ke Ea o ka ʻĀina i ka Pono ("The Life of the Land is Perpetuated in Righteousness")[2]State song(s): "Hawaiʻi Ponoʻī (Hawaiʻi's Own True Sons)[3]"Official language English, HawaiianDemonym Hawaiian[a]Capital (and largest city) HonoluluLargest metro Island of OahuArea Ranked 43rd • Total 10,931 sq mi (28,311 km2) • Width n/a miles (n/a km) • Length 1,522 miles (2,450 km) • % water 41.2 •
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Robert J. Flaherty
Robert Joseph Flaherty, FRGS (/ˈflæərti, ˈflɑː-/;[1] February 16, 1884 – July 23, 1951) was an American filmmaker who directed and produced the first commercially successful feature-length documentary film, Nanook of the North
Nanook of the North
(1922). The film made his reputation and nothing in his later life fully equaled its success, although he continued the development of this new genre of narrative documentary, e.g. with Moana (1926), set in the South Seas, and Man of Aran (1934), filmed in Ireland's Aran Islands. He is considered the "father" of both the documentary and the ethnographic film. Flaherty was married to writer Frances H. Flaherty from 1914 until his death in 1951. Frances worked on several of her husband's films, and received an Academy Award
Academy Award
nomination for Best Original Story for Louisiana Story
Louisiana Story
(1948).R. J
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Walt Disney Pictures
Walt Disney
Walt Disney
Pictures, Inc. is an American film production company and a subsidiary of Walt Disney
Walt Disney
Studios, owned by The Walt Disney
Walt Disney
Company. The division is the main producer of live-action feature films within the Walt Disney
Walt Disney
Studios unit, and is based at the Walt Disney
Walt Disney
Studios in Burbank, California. It took on its current name in 1983
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Moana (2016 Film)
Moana (/moʊˈɑːnə/) is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated musical adventure film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios
Walt Disney Animation Studios
and released by Walt Disney
Walt Disney
Pictures. It is the 56th Disney animated feature film. Directed by Ron Clements
Ron Clements
and John Musker, co-directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams, the film introduces Auliʻi Cravalho
Auliʻi Cravalho
as Moana and features the voices of Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison, Jemaine Clement, Nicole Scherzinger, and Alan Tudyk. The film features songs written by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda
and Opetaia Foa'i and orchestral score composed by Mark Mancina. The film tells the story of Moana, the strong-willed daughter of a chief of a Polynesian village, who is chosen by the ocean itself to reunite a mystical relic with a goddess
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