Maupiti Local Customs

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    Anti-cyclone houses

    by Helga67 Updated May 30, 2004

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    Local house

    In November 1997 a lot of the houses on Maupiti were destroyed by cyclone Osea. French military troops were sent to Maupiti to rebuild the village, and most of the houses are now of the MTR variety, which is a box-like 'anti-cyclone' design, built on stilts. Each family adds their own touch of flowers and coloured leaves planted around the houses to make them more attractive.

    Very often you will notice a concrete block in the front garden, this is the family graveyard.

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    Smoke

    by Helga67 Updated May 30, 2004

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    Coconut tree

    In the late afternoon you will notice smoke on the different motus and main island. People burn coconut shells to chase away the mosquitoes at night.

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    Marae

    by Helga67 Updated May 30, 2004

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    Marae

    A marae is a traditional Polynesian temple of coral or basaltic stone, usually built with an altar at one end.

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    • Archeology

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