Even though you only know Hawaiians doesn’t mean she’s just Hawaiian, and yes, there are more islanders than just Hawaiians.
Her name isn’t Mo-wah-nuh, its Mo-AH-NAH. Honestly don’t even get me started on this one.
Polynesian isn’t a language. Polynesia is a large group of islands that have their own distinct language, rich culture, and customs. There’sSamoa, Tonga, New Zealand, Tahiti, Hawaii, Easter Islands, etc…
Moana isn’t one race she’s everything mixed into one because there are too many cultures to just base her off of just one island.
Maui, as you might have guessed isn’t based off of just one legend either.
Maui’s “War Dance” is called the Haka and they do that dance to scare their enemies before battle.
Fun fact: Moana means Ocean
Please don’t group all of the Pacific Islanders and their cultures into one.
Another Fun fact: Pacific Islanders are some of the best navigators of the Ocean to have ever lived. There has even been evidence of them being the first to travel to America. sorry not sorry Columbus.
And last but not least, PLEASE LOVE MOANA AND GO AND WATCH IT IN ALL ITS GLORY
have oral history that references a faraway land of andes-like mountains in the east, cultivated sweet potato (a plant native to central america, not the pacific), literally call sweet potato by the same word used by the quechua and aymara people indigenous to the andes, left physical remains on islands a few km off the coast of chile, have genetic links with native south americans
hmmm it's very doubtful polynesians contacted south america.. they probably just stopped permanently at easter island for some reason after systematically navigating the entire south pacific. the sweet potatos floated to them across the ocean
Head of a seated man, made from bark, rushes, red cloth, and vegetable fibers. Unknown Polynesian artist; early 19th century. From Easter Island (Rapa Nui); now in the Ulster Museum, Belfast. Photo credit: Jean-Pierre Dalbéra/Wikimedia Commons.
No one knows the meaning of the symbols carved into these 25 ancient wooden tablets found on Easter Island. The pictographs seem to be arranged in patterns, such as a genetic code, calendar, or incantation.
From North to South… a very long country in the world… And one of the most beautiful places on earth… Ocean, Mountains, Snow, Fields, Ice, Sky, Desert, Volcanoes, Valleys, Islands, Rivers, Big Cities, high levels of human development, peace and amazing people… heaven on earth…