A Dictionary of Mangareva (or Gambier Islands)

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1899 - Mangareva language - 121 pages
 

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Page 14 - Mangareva. unufe Tonga. Tertiary forms are Paumotu hanuhe and Rapanui eanuhe. In general the word signifies worm and caterpillar; its alteration to snail in Paumotu and to a fern in Tahiti is not really remote in a classification based on superficial resemblances. eeriki carpet. Mgv. : eriki-kura, a piece of cloth painted yellow used to cover the breast of a corpse.

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