Oral Traditions of Anuta : A Polynesian Outlier in the Solomon Islands: A Polynesian Outlier in the Solomon Islands
Oxford University Press, USA, Apr 28, 1998 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 304 pages
Anuta is a small Polynesian community in the eastern Solomon Islands that has had minimal contact with outside cultural forces. Even at the end of the twentieth century, it remains one of the most traditional and isolated islands in the insular Pacific. In Oral Traditions of Anuta, Richard Feinberg offers a telling collection of Anutan historical narratives, including indigenous texts and English translations. This rich, thorough assemblage is the result of a collaborative project between Feinberg and a large cross-section of the Anutan community that developed over a period of twenty-five years. The volume's emphasis is ethnographic, consisting of a number of texts as related by the island's most respected experts in matters of traditional history. Feinberg's annotations, which arm the reader with essential ethnographic and historical contexts, clarify important linguistic and cultural issues that arise from the stories. The texts themselves have important implications for the relationship of oral tradition to history and symbolic structures, and afford new evidence pertinent to Polynesian language sub-grouping. Further, they provide insight into a number of Anutan customs and preoccupations, while also suggesting certain widespread Polynesian practices dating back to the pre-contact and early contact periods.
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3 Peopling the Island
4 Early Invasions Are Repulsed
5 Pu Raatu Goes to War in Tonga
6 The Chiefly Brethrens First Battle
7 Extermination of Anutas Population and the Origin of the Four Clans
8 War with Tikopia
9 Beginnings of the House of Pangatau
10 Adventures of Pu Rotomua
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aa rea Anuta araara ati na ingoa atu ki canoe chief coconut dwelt ee rea iroa island Kae karanga atu Kairo Karanga atu rea kararanga kau vaka Kavataorua ki ei ki te Ko ia ne ko Pu ko te Koee kotou maataki maatea mamata mata mate Maunga mo Pu moana Motikitiki naatou naaua nga taangata ngaauta ngatau ngomea nopo paaoa pakaoti Paovaka pare penatu penua poki popoo porau Pu Aorere Pu Avatere Pu Kaurave Pu Maatopa Pu Nevaneva Pu Notau Pu Nukumarere Pu Pangatau Pu Raatu Pu Rotomua Pu Taokave Pu Taumako Pu Tepuko Pu Teraupanga Pu Teukumarae Pu Tokerau Pu Tonga raakau Ranginapa raro rea ki rere Rotuma runga taaia taina tama tamana tangata Tauvakatai te poi te vaka Teaa Tearakura Teraa Tikopia toko rua Tui Tonga tuku Uveans vaatia