Ia Orana : Hello
Maeva : Welcome
Maururu : Thank You
Vahine : Wife, Woman, Spouse
Tane : Husband, Man, Spouse
Heiva : Festival
Maitai : good
Marae : temple of elders
Tama'ara'a : party's meal
Po'e : pudding
Monoï : perfumed oil
Pareo : women's skirt
Tiare : Flower / Plant
Haere Mai : Greeting words meaning ' come to us '
The pura : Lightning mushroom in cut trees such as coconut trees.
Royal marae of Taputapuatea : Structure dedicated to the worship of the most important gods of Tahiti and Islands from the 18th Century. This Marae has an essential role in the Polynesian religion because all new marae on neighbouring islands had to incorporate a stone from this big marae.
Tiki : Image or statue of a polynesian god, in wood or stone representing the first man according to the Polynesian tradition.
Hakka : Provocative warrior dancing of Marquesas islands or Tuamotu islands.
Himene Tuhaa Pae : Traditional songs from Australes islands.
Tere : Tahitian term meaning to travel or move
Taro : eatable starchy root, very appreciated by Polynesians in their daily meals.
Tiare Tahiti : Gardenia Tahitensis is the national flower of Tahiti & her Islands. It is used to make massaging oil ' monoi'.
Tiare Apetahi : unique flower to Polynesia located on two sides of Mount Temehani in Raiatea.
Hiro : Legendary hero of polynesian stories.
Pae Pae : platform made of dry stones and basalt blocks which are carved into monumental terraces.
Tohua : Name given to a public place.
Me'ae : Vital and Sacred center of a tribe, worshiped and protected by a powerful force.
Honu : Sea turtle
Fafa Piti : Manta ray