aitu


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aitu

(ˈaɪtuː)
n
(in Polynesian culture) a ghost or spirit
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(248.) Document File Note, Pomare Hitu Aitu Stevenson (June 5, 1933) (on file with NARA, RG 59, CDF 131).
A similar case comes from Samoa (Cain 1979:54-57): In the pre-Christian era the inhabitants of this Polynesian island believed that the aitu, i.e.
The arrested Maoist was identified as Median Gucha alias Aitu. Police said that he has confessed to the killing of Special Police Officer Irpa Dinesh.
1.2.3.4 or 10.11.12 AWDE 1,23,4,5 (pp in Nigeria) JAAL 10,1,1,12 (pp in Oman) MADAE 13,1,4,1,5 (hill in Eritrea) NAEP 14,1,5,16 (naep--a turnip--from Latin napus) PAGAH 16,1,7,1,8 (Deh Pagah--pp in Iran) AGAHS 1,7,1,8,19 (2 places called Agah: AGAH is a locality in Tunisia; Ritan Al AGAH is a pp in Iraq) RAIT 18,1,9,20 (old form of'rate') AITU 1,9,20,21 (in Polynesia, a demigod--chain) TUBB 20,21,2,2 (tub) AKKUM 1,11,11,21,13 (pp in Turkey) ALAMAN 1,12,1,13,1,14 (pp in Kazakhstan) is also a 3--3 ladder sequence KHASAT 11,8,1,19,1,20 (Ra's Khasat an Nawm - pp in Yemen) MEGI 13,5,7,9 is an odd number progression (Megi Sima is an island in Japan) LORBA 12,15,18,2,1 is a 3-step progression (pp in Russia)
Entre los exponentes extranjeros estuvieron Selda Ergui de Turquia, Karin Feymeyer de Alemania y Jean-Marc Larrue de Canada, presidente de la AITU.
"E mana'o i le vao, ae, fefe i le aitu" [We want the forest, yet fear the Spirits] is a Samoan proverb used by Malama Meleisea (1980:21) to describe the contradiction between the development of the society (social progress) and traditional culture in Samoa.