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The legend of Keikahanui
Contributor (annotator):Gaby Cablitz
Contributor (compiler):Gaby Cablitz
Coverage:French Polynesia
North Marquesas
Nuku Hiva
Description:This is the legend of Keikahanui, a warrior from Nuku Hiva. Keikahanui was originally from the valley of Hatiheu belonging to the Taipi tribe. Keikahanui's wife belongs to the Tei'i tribe of Hakau'i being in constant warfare with the Taipi. In this version of 'Keikahanui', his father-in-law who dislikes Keikahanui tells him one day that they prepare for war with the Taipi at Hatiheu. Keikahanui tries to find a way out not to go to war against his own people; in order to find an excuse, he pretends to be ill by putting unpleasantly smelling shell fish around his legs. Before leaving for war Keikahanui warns his father-in-law that he has to watch out for a warrior who looks like himself. The Hakau'i people leave for Hatihe'u, and shortly after leaving, Keikahanui is also on his way to Hatiheu, taking shortcuts along the To'ovi'i plateau to warn his people about the planned attack on Hatiheu. Keikahanui fights the battle with his people and kills his father-in-law. Defeated by the Taipi, the Tei'i return to Hakau'i. After the battle Keikahanui rushes back to Hakau'i in order not to be discovered by the Tei'i. After returning from Hatihe'u his two brothers-in-law discover that the warrior who killed their father is actually Keikahanui, and they plan to kill him and his wife. His mother-in-law warns them and they manage to escape. This version is extensive and it also involves the doings of the warrior Kahi from Hiva 'Oa.
Identifier (URI):https://hdl.handle.net/1839/00-0000-0000-0001-3B4F-0
Is Part Of:DoBeS archive : Marquesan team
Language:North Marquesan; Marquesan, North
Language (ISO639):mrq
Publisher:The Language Archive, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
Subject:North Marquesan language
Marquesan, North
Subject (ISO639):mrq
Type (DCMI):Sound


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OaiIdentifier:  oai:www.mpi.nl:lat_1839_00_0000_0000_0001_3B4F_0
DateStamp:  2018-04-06
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Citation: Gaby Cablitz (compiler); Gaby Cablitz (annotator). n.d. DoBeS archive : Marquesan team.
Terms: area_Pacific country_PF dcmi_MovingImage dcmi_Sound dcmi_Text iso639_mrq

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Country: French Polynesia
Area: Pacific

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