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.
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In that one he wrote about his journey to Easter Island, the home of those huge "mysterious" and iconic statues.
Chile's Easter Island and Lanyu Township in Taitung County forged sisterhood relations Friday through the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in Lanyu Friday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Saturday.
Its geography is so diverse, and its culture so rich, that the images passing through the traveler's mind are like those of a movie sequence ranging from the mysterious Moai statues of Easter Island and the imposing glaciers of Patagonia, to the arid Atacama Desert and cosmopolitan Santiago.
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.