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1

the realm of the spirit ancestors or “Dreamings” in Aboriginal cosmology

Dreamtime

2

totemic spirits of the dead ancestors in Aborigine culture

Dreamings

3

the accouterments and festivals associated with funeral rites in New Ireland

malanggan

4

a type of funeral ceremony mask made by the people of New Ireland that represents a particular dear departed member of the community

tatanua

5

men’s ceremonial house of Belau

bai

6

carved wooden female figure in splayed pose affixed on the front of a bai

Dilukai

7

the stone platform that supports the moai of Rapa Nui

ahu

8

a soft stone composed of volcanic ash that was ejected during a volcanic eruption

tuff

9

carved stone hat or topknot surmounting a moai

pukao

10

a fibrous cloth made from the paper mulberry tree, aka tapa

barkcloth

11

Polynesian word for barkcloth made out of mulberry tree fibers

tapa

12

decorated barkcloth made in Tonga

ngatu

13

barkcloth guild, made up of women

kautaha

14

anembroidered design tablets for ngatu production made out of coconut midrib fibers, usually created by men for women tapa artists

kupesi

15

Maori word for tattoo markings

moko

16

a Hawaiian temple

heiau

17

an elaborate and vibrant Hawaiian royal feather cloak

‘ahu ‘ula

18

Maori meeting house

wharenui

19

communal or sacred places important to the religious and social needs of Polynesian societies

marae

20

carved in the round figures representing ancestors that hold up the roof of a Maori meetinghouse

pou tokomanawa

21

relief panels representing ancestors on the interior walls of Maori meetinghouses

poupou