mo'ai

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Rapa Nui[edit]

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mo'ai

  1. Statue, statuette (especially one of the large stone statues on Easter Island).
    • 1995, Veronica de Feu, Rapanui: A Descriptive Grammar[1], page 153:
      Ko tikea 'a e au te moai nui nui ...
      I have seen a big statue.
      Note: This source does not show non-ambiguous glottal stops.

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