|The legend of Maioanui (Nuku Hiva)
|This legend is about the woman Maioanui from Nuku Hiva in times of great famine on the Marquesas islands which is in particular manifested in breadfruit shortage. Some islands were worst effected than others. A party of several canoes from Hiva 'Oa (Hanapa'a'oa, Hanamenua, Puama'u) goes to Nuku Hiva to get the breadfruit plant in order to replant it on their island/ valleys. They leave for Nuku Hiva, although the people from Hanapa'a'oa and Puama'u are not happy about the Hanamenua people leaving as well. At Nuku Hiva they are welcomed by Maioanui who is also the provider of the breadfruit plant. At first only the chiefs of Hanapa'a'a'oa and Puama'u receive breadfruit plants. The chief of Hanamenua only gets a breadfruit plant after he consented to make love to Maioanui. Quite content at finally getting a breadfruit plant he returns to Hanamenua and plants the breadfruit next to his house. The breadfruit grows during one night and provides breadfruits the next day. Motivated by the success a party sets off to get bonito and other fish to eat with the breadfruit. When they are on sea they see a tree in the middle of the ocean; they approach the tree and see that it is a breadfruit tree with Maioanui on top of it. Maionanui is taken on land to Hanamenua where the fish and breadfruit are eaten by the people.
|Is Part Of:
|DoBeS archive : Marquesan team
|North Marquesan; Marquesan, North
|The Language Archive, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
|North Marquesan language
|The Language Archive
|OAI-PMH request for OLAC format
|Pre-generated XML file
|OAI-PMH request for simple DC format
|Gaby Cablitz (compiler); Gaby Cablitz (annotator). n.d. DoBeS archive : Marquesan team.
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