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Rapa

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Rapa is a remote atoll in the Austral Islands of French Polynesia with a population of about 500. It is also known as Rapa Iti or Oparo. It is not to be confused with Rapa Nui (Easter Island).

Map of Rapa

Understand[edit]

The culture and lifestyle of the Rapans is described in the book Rapan Lifeways (1970), by F. Allan Hanson.

Settlements[edit]

  • 1 Haurei. The main population center, located on Haurei Bay. Ha'urei is also known as Ahurei

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Get around[edit]

The roads consist of mostly dirt and the weather is for the most, tropical.

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Archeological sites

  • Morongo Uta, which was developed c. 1450–1550 AD

Do[edit]

Rapa is home to the Tahitian Choir in which one third of the island's population sing traditional songs.

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