Maré Travel Guide

  • Tasty bread made in the tribe
    Tasty bread made in the tribe
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  • Marine landscape on Maré shores
    Marine landscape on Maré shores
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  • Inside the center, explanation in kakak language
    Inside the center, explanation in kakak...
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Maré Transportation

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    by drmjalba Updated Jun 21, 2009

    Reliable for one day tour.

    Katy's info: Ngaiohny Kudilo Katy BP252 Tadine Mare Illes Loyautés, Nouvelle Calédonie or call niece in Nouméa: mademoiselle Basheba phone (687) 86 09 16

    Katy, a retired nurse aide, runs Katy Navette

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Maré Off The Beaten Path

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    by drmjalba Updated May 26, 2009

    I visited the "Yeiwéné Yeiwéné Cultural Center", dedicated to this independentist politician, who is the most relevant political personality given by Maré Island to the indigenous Kanak people of New Caledonia.

    It describes the traditional way of life and how it is related to the agricultural cycle, through celebrations dedicated by agricultors to marriage, life events and death. The text is written in the local Kanak dialect spoken on Maré, with few explanations in French and no explanation in English. My guide Cathy translated for me in French, because I can speak French. For those who speak English only, there is a smaller chance to find a translator.
    Very interesting. Gives the whole meaning of local customs.

    Translation:
    Wakoko=igname
    Yei=fire
    wéné=cyclone, powerful wind

    Statue of Yeiw��n�� Yeiw��n�� at the entrance Founder remembered at 20 years after death Inside the center, explanation in kakak language

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