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Tahitian lexicon for divers


 

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arava   lemon shark
 fafapiti  manta ray
 fai ray
fai i’u  grey ray 
 faimanu  leopard ray 
 hoa exchange of water between the ocean and the lagoon 
 ma’o shark
 ma’o mamaru white tip shark
ma’o mauri  black tip shark
 ma’o raira grey shark
ma’o tapete  shark with white fin
 ma’ohi polynesian nation
 ma’o tuamata  hammerhead shark
 marara  flying fish
 moana / moana  nui ocean / the big ocean
 motu  isle
niamatai   Sociey island
 ou’a  dolphin
paumotu   Tuamotu habitants
 peue  traditional carpet
 poe rava nui  pearls of Tahiti
 purau  a type of tree
 raromatai  Leeward islands
tiare   high odorous flower similar species with Gardenia
tiki   skulpture - symbol of the first man or protector of the ancestor 
tohora   whale

 

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