Havaiki

noun

Ha·​vai·​ki
həˈvīkē
: a fabled original homeland from which the Polynesians believe themselves to have come and to which their spirits return after death

Word History

Etymology

Marquesan & Tuamotuan

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“Havaiki.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Havaiki. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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