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of native cultures of Tahiti
, New Zealand
, Samoan Islands
with improved video & sound:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IHc0yxw9V0
Public domain film
from the Library of Congress Prelinger Archive
, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise reduction applied.
The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original).
Tahiti is the largest island in the Windward
group of French Polynesia
, located in the archipelago of the Society Islands
in the southern Pacific Ocean
. It is the economic, cultural and political centre of French Polynesia. The island
was formed from volcanic activity and is high and mountainous with surrounding coral reefs. The population is 178,133 (2007
census), making it the most populous island of French Polynesia and accounting for 68.6% of the group's total population. Tahiti was formerly known as Otaheite
The capital, Papeete
, is located on the northwest coast with the only international airport in the region, Faa'a International Airport
, situated 5 km (3.1
mi) from the town centre. Tahiti was originally settled by Polynesians
between CE 300
and 800. They comprise about 70% of the island's population with the rest made up of Europeans
and those of mixed heritage. The island was proclaimed a colony of France
although it was not until 1946 that the indigenous Tahitians
were legally authorised to be French citizens
is the only official language although the Tahitian language
(Reo Tahiti) is widely spoken. It was part of the Kingdom of Tahiti
until its annexation by France in 1880...
New Zealand /njuːˈzilənd/ new-ZEE-lənd, Māori
) is an island country located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The country
geographically comprises two main landmasses ‒ that of the North and South Islands
‒ and numerous smaller islands. New Zealand is situated some 1,500
kilometres (900 mi) east of Australia
across the Tasman Sea
and roughly 1,000 kilometres (600 mi) south of the Pacific island
nations of New Caledonia
, Fiji, and Tonga. Because of
its remoteness, it was one of the last lands to be settled by humans.
During its long isolation, New Zealand developed a distinctive biodiversity of both animal and plant life. Most notable are the large number of unique bird species, many of which became extinct after the arrival of humans and introduced mammals. With a mild maritime climate, the land was mostly covered in forest. The country's varied topography and its sharp mountain peaks owe much to the tectonic uplift of land and volcanic eruptions caused by the Pacific
and Indo-Australian Plates clashing beneath the earth's surface.
Polynesians settled New Zealand in 1250--1300 CE and developed a distinctive Māori culture
, and Europeans first made contact in 1642 CE...
Fiji Listeni/ˈfiːdʒiː/ (Fijian
; Fiji Hindi
: फ़िजी), officially the Republic of Fiji
(Fijian: Matanitu ko Viti; Fiji Hindi: फ़िजी गणराज्य Fijī Gaṇarājya
), is an island nation in Melanesia
in the South Pacific Ocean
nautical miles (2,000 km; 1,300 mi) northeast of New Zealand's North Island
. Its closest neighbours are Vanuatu
to the west, France's New Caledonia to the southwest, New Zealand's Kermadec to the southeast, Tonga
to the east, the Samoas, France's Wallis and Futuna
to the northeast and Tuvalu
to the north.
The majority of Fiji's
islands were formed through volcanic activity started around 150
million years ago. Today
, some geothermal activity still occurs on the islands of Vanua Levu
. Fiji has been inhabited since the second millennium BC. The country comprises an archipelago of more than 332 islands, of which 110
are permanently inhabited, and more than 500 islets...
- published: 23 Oct 2012
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