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Polynesian powerpoint presentation

  1. 1. Polynesians<br />
  2. 2. The Polynesian Islands include over 1,000 islands. <br />Some of the most easily recognized:<br />Aetearoa-New Zealand <br />Hawaii<br />Samoa<br />Tonga<br /> Fiji<br />Rapa Nui-Easter Island<br /> Tahiti <br />…and several others, all of which are focused in the Polynesian Triangle.<br />
  3. 3. MIGRATION<br /> “ Polynesia is a anthropological term used to refer to a pre-colonial population generally belonging to one ethno-cultural family as a result of maritime migration.” Wikipedia.com<br />
  4. 4. LANGUAGE<br />There are approximately 40 Polynesian languages. <br />They are classified as part of the Austronesian family <br />and broken into 2 branches: <br />Tongicand Nuclear Polynesian.<br />Most Common<br />Tahitian<br />Samoan<br />Tongan <br />Maori<br />Hawaiian<br />
  5. 5. RELIGION<br />Pre Colonial Polynesians <br />Tribal<br />Had the same explanation for the creation of the earth and sky, for the gods that rule aspects of life and for the religious practices of everyday life.<br />
  6. 6. Tiki Statues<br />
  7. 7. Healers & Chiefs<br />Hawaiians are very dependent on their natural resources. <br />The ancient Hawaiians relied heavily on healers who had a mastery of the healing powers of the regions plants.<br />
  8. 8. Boki<br />High Chief in Ancient Hawaii who served the Kingdom of Hawaii as the royal governor of Oahu.<br />
  9. 9. ARCHITECTURE<br />The most distinguishable of Polynesian architecture is the thatched roof huts.<br />
  10. 10. SOCIAL CUSTOMSin Hawaii<br />The Lei<br />Luaua<br />Music <br />Drums<br />Dance<br />Hula<br />
  11. 11. The Lei<br />Lei is Hawaiian for garland or wreath.<br />The lei is often given as a sign of affection.<br />It is given as a greeting or farewell.<br />Lei should never be thrown away. They should be returned to the place they were gathered or returned to the earth respectfully.<br />
  12. 12. Luau<br />The Luau is a celebration that always has 2 main components:<br />Food<br />Roast Pig, Poi, Poke and of course BEER!<br />Entertainment<br />Dancing (Hula & Fire) Music<br />
  13. 13. Music<br />BruddahIz<br />Ukelle<br />Steel Guitar<br />Drums<br />
  14. 14. Dance<br />Hula Dancing Fire Dancers<br />
  15. 15. ATTIRE<br />Malo<br />(Loin Cloth)<br />Kiehi<br />(Shawl)<br />Sarong<br />
  16. 16. CUISINE<br />Poi <br />Made from the fermented <br /> root of the taro plant.<br />
  17. 17. Hawaiian Pig Roast<br />
  18. 18. Poke<br />A side dish of bite sized raw fish and seasonings.<br />
  19. 19. Family Customsin Hawaii<br />Ohana<br />Family (an extended version)<br />This includes blood, adoptive or intentional.<br />1st & 21st Birthdays <br />Very big events. Celebrated with a Luaua.<br />

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