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Rapa Nui (Easter Island)

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Sakeena Gaston

on 16 May 2013

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Rapa Nui (Easter Island) Sakeena Gaston
Aron Cabreros Geography People, Culture, & Political Rapa Nui Crops Tourism & Government Small Island only 2300 miles (3700 cm) west of Chile Bananas
Sweet Potatoes
Pineapple Located on the Southeast point of the Polynesian Triangle Flat plateau with cliffs surrounding coastlines
Single Volcanic Island with 65 sq. miles of rocky fertile ground Irregular rainfall of 100 inches (254 cm) annually Rapa Nui's type of currency is the Chilean Peso but also people still use the U.S. dollar
Most of Rapa Nui's money comes from Tourism & Government Jobs People:
Population of 5,806 (2012)
60% Rapa Nui 40% Chilean
First Settlers arrived around 800 A.D.
Converted to Christianity in 1868
Ancestral Tradition to elect a queen at the Tapati Rapa Nui. One of the most intense ceremonies in Polynesia
Likes to canoe on lakes & rivers
Jacob Reggoveen encountered Rapa Nui on Easter Sunday
President Of Chile: Sebastian Pinera I was created around 1200-1500. Even before Jacob Reggoveen discovered my island, I was still standing tall and mighty. I was made to represent different ancestors of various families on the island. I am found all over the island but mostly on the coastlines along with my other brothers. There are only 394 of us today. Me being the largest I am 30 feet tall and I weigh over 70 tons. I am made from tuff; volcanic rock. We bring migrating birds and fishes to the island, improve soil fertility and produce new plants, and increase human population. We guard the island from demons and protect our territory. We are the "Living Faces Of The Past". Rapa Nui
(Scenic) Lifestyle DumDum Want GumGum The legend of "Long Ears & Short Ears" tells us why the Moai of Rapa Nui stopped being made. Islanders with Long Ears enslaved people with Short Ears long ago. Short ears were forced to carve the great "Moai". After many years passed, the Short Ears killed all the Long Ears which explains the abrupt ending of the statue carving. Most scenic location on the whole Island. Extinct
Volcano and has a center lake (100m above sea level) is one of the Island's 3 most clean water sources. It is 324m (1,063 ft) tall and stands on the southwestern headland of Rapa Nui. It was formed between 150,000 and 210,000 years ago. Rano Kau is one of the 3 volcanoes that caused Rapa Nui to emerge from open sea. Rano Kau is home to the ancient stone village of Orongo. Rano Kau is believed to emboy aspects of Rapa Nui's identity, history, and Mythological Narrative. Quiz Time DumDum Want GumGum Question #1 Where is Rapa Nui located? Answer: Southeast Point Of The Polynesian Triangle :) Question #2 What are the stone statues called? Question #3 What is "Rapa Nui" also known as? hmmmmm.....?:) Answer EASTER ISLAND!! This Island does not have Easter Bunnies & Eggs;) Question #4 What is the name of Rapa Nui's famous Volcano? Answer Rano Kau Question #5 Name 3 crops that are grown in Rapa Nui
[Whoever gets this right gets candy;)] Answer Taro, Pineapple, Sugarcane, Yams, Bananas, Tapioca, & Sweet Potatoes Answer

Moai Thank You For Visiting The Beautiful Island Of Rapa Nui. Hope You Visit Us Again!! :)Ko Mao a (Goodbye)!
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