Easter Island


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Easter Island

Known locally as Ra·pa Nu·i  (rä′pə no͞o′ē)
An island of Chile in the southern Pacific Ocean about 3,700 km (2,300 mi) west of the mainland. Inhabited by Polynesians since the fifth century ad and encountered by Dutch explorers on Easter Day, 1722, the island is famous for its colossal heads carved from volcanic rock. These ancient remains are of uncertain age but are believed to date from the period from roughly 1000 to 1600.

Easter Island

n
(Placename) an isolated volcanic island in the Pacific, 3700 km (2300 miles) west of Chile, of which it is a dependency: discovered on Easter Sunday, 1722; annexed by Chile in 1888; noted for the remains of an aboriginal culture, which includes gigantic stone figures. Pop: 3791 (2002). Area: 166 sq km (64 sq miles). Polynesian name: Rapa Nui Spanish name: Isla de Pascua

Eas′ter Is′land


n.
an island in the S Pacific, ab. 2000 mi. (3180 km) W of and belonging to Chile: gigantic statues. 1867; ab. 45 sq. mi. (117 sq. km). Also called Rapa Nui. Spanish, Isla de Pascua.
Translations

Easter Island

nl'île f de Pâques

Easter Island

nIsola di Pasqua
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And lastly, they were determined to see the handsome inhabitants of Easter Island.
Thus, one of the dusky sailors hailed from Easter Island, a second from the Carolines, a third from the Paumotus, while the fourth was a gigantic Samoan.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Feb 24 (ANI): Online hospitality service provider Airbnb has announced its expansion to more than 1000 destinations, including Easter Island, Tasmania and Iceland, in 2018.
New evidence about the fascinating Easter Island civilization in Chile has given clues about the lives of the culture responsible for the Easter Island head sculptures.
Add to this the mysterious Easter Island one of the most isolated places on earth, endowed with the striking moai statues, this magical tour offers the very best this region has to offer.
Whether arriving on Easter Island by plane from Santiago or by boat, visitors are curious to find out how these monumental statues, known as 'moai', ended up on this isolated island.
The main antecedents of Easter Island benthic polychaetes (27[degrees]10'S, 109[degrees]20'W) are contained in 11 articles: Chamberlin (1919), Augener (1922), Fauvel (1936), Hartmann-Schroder (1962), Kohn & Lloyd (1973a, 1973b), Castilla & Rozbaczylo (1987), Di Salvo et al.
Easter Island is the only place in Chile where the Aedes aegypti mosquito is present.
The origin of introduction of ZIKV to French Polynesia remains unknown; introduction of ZIKV in New Caledonia was after imported cases from French Polynesia (3); introduction to Easter Island was suspected to have occurred among attendees of the annual Tapati festival, including those from French Polynesia (4).
When Hawk is recruited by the State Department to assist with a series of gruesome murders on Easter Island, even his brilliant mind could never have predicted the power of the evil he would soon have to face.
The Kon-Tiki experiment now has additional support from a genetic study in Easter Island that suggests that the Rapanui people who lived on the islands had contact with Native Americans hundreds of years before Dutch commander Jacob Roggeveen arrived at the islands.
The massive stone heads on Easter Island don't stare out to sea, but perhaps they should.