rongorongo

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Rapa Nui rongorongo (to recite, chant), a reduplicated form of rongo (message).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌɹɒŋɡəʊˈɹɒŋɡəʊ/

Noun[edit]

rongorongo (uncountable)

  1. An early glyphic writing system of Easter Island, written in reverse boustrophedon and as yet undeciphered. [from 20th c.]

Rapa Nui[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Reduplication of rongo

Verb[edit]

rongorongo

  1. recite, declaim, chant

Noun[edit]

rongorongo

  1. Rapa Nui writing system or its glyphs (shortening of kohau rongorongo)

Derived terms[edit]