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In the past, I've visited remote places - North Korea, Ethiopia, Easter Island - partly as a way to visit remote states of mind: remote parts of myself that I wouldn't ordinarily explore.
Pico Iyer

Meaning of "Easter Island" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF EASTER ISLAND

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF EASTER ISLAND

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Easter Island is a noun.
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WHAT DOES EASTER ISLAND MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Easter Island

Easter Island

Easter Island is a Polynesian island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, at the southeasternmost point of the Polynesian Triangle. Easter Island is famous for its 887 extant monumental statues, called moai, created by the early Rapa Nui people. In 1995, UNESCO named Easter Island a World Heritage Site, with much of the island protected within Rapa Nui National Park. Polynesian people settled on Easter Island in the first millennium AD, and created a thriving culture, as evidenced by the moai and other artifacts. However, human activity, the introduction of the Polynesian rat and overpopulation led to gradual deforestation and extinction of natural resources, which caused the demise of the Rapa Nui civilization. By the time of European arrival in 1722, the island's population had dropped to 2,000–3,000 from a high of approximately 15,000 just a century earlier. Diseases carried by European sailors and Peruvian slave raiding of the 1860s further reduced the Rapa Nui population, down to 111 in 1877. Easter Island is one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world.

Definition of Easter Island in the English dictionary

The definition of Easter Island in the dictionary is an isolated volcanic island in the Pacific, 3700 km west of Chile, of which it is a dependency: discovered on Easter Sunday, 1722; annexed by Chile in 1888; noted for the remains of an aboriginal culture, which includes gigantic stone figures. Pop: 3791. Area: 166 sq km Polynesian name: Rapa Nui Spanish name: Isla de Pascua.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE EASTER ISLAND

Easter
Easter bonnet
Easter bunny
Easter cactus
Easter communion
Easter Day
Easter egg
Easter Islander
Easter lily
Easter Monday
Easter parade
Easter Rising
Easter sepulchre
Easter Sunday
Easter term
Easter week
Easter-ledges

WORDS THAT END LIKE EASTER ISLAND

Chatham Island
Christmas Island
Coney Island
Deutschland
Friesland
Gippsland
grassland
Howland Island
island
Long Island
Norfolk Island
North Island
Pitcairn Island
Prince Edward Island
Queensland
Rhode Island
South Island
Staten Island
the South Island
Vancouver Island
Wake Island

Synonyms and antonyms of Easter Island in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Easter Island» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF EASTER ISLAND

Find out the translation of Easter Island to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Easter Island from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Easter Island» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

复活节岛
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Isla de Pascua
570 millions of speakers

English

Easter Island
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ईस्टर द्वीप
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

جزيرة الفصح
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Остров Пасхи
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Ilha de Páscoa
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ইস্টার দ্বীপ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Île de Pâques
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pulau Paskah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Osterinsel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

イースター島
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

이스터 섬
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pulau Paskah
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Đảo Phục Sinh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஈஸ்டர் தீவு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

इस्टर बेट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Paskalya adası
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Isola di Pasqua
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Wyspa Wielkanocna
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

острів Пасхи
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Insula Paștelui
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Νησί του Πάσχα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Easter Island
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Påskön
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Easter Island
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Easter Island

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «EASTER ISLAND»

The term «Easter Island» is quite widely used and occupies the 47.024 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Easter Island

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Pico Iyer
In the past, I've visited remote places - North Korea, Ethiopia, Easter Island - partly as a way to visit remote states of mind: remote parts of myself that I wouldn't ordinarily explore.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «EASTER ISLAND»

Discover the use of Easter Island in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Easter Island and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Mystery of Easter Island
Her scholarship is impeccable-this 1919 work is still considered foundational-but her lively writing and her practical perspective make this a delightful read that thrill armchair travelers and amateur ethnographers alike.
Katherine Routledge, 2007
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The Enigmas of Easter Island
The result is a fascinating portrait of a civilization which still retains many of its mysteries. This book, originally published in 1992, was hailed as the best account of Easter Island ever written.
John Flenley, Paul Bahn, 2003
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The Statues that Walked: Unraveling the Mystery of Easter Island
Shattering the conventional wisdom, Hunt and Lipo’s ironclad case for a radically different understanding of the story of this most mysterious place is scientific discovery at its very best.
Terry Hunt, Carl Lipo, 2011
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Inventing 'Easter Island'
Inventing 'Easter Island' examines narrative strategies and visual conventions in the discursive construction of 'Easter Island' as distinct from the native conception of 'Rapa Nui.
Beverley Haun, 2008
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Easter Island: Giant Stone Statues Tell of a Rich and Tragic ...
Describes the formation, geography, ecology, and inhabitants of the isolated Easter Island in the Pacific Ocean.
‎2004
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Easter Island
Easter Island is a tour de force of storytelling that will establish Jennifer Vanderbes as one of the most gifted writers of her generation. From the Hardcover edition.
Jennifer Vanderbes, 2003
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Easter Island: mystery of the stone giants
A history of the remote island in the Pacific Ocean that was discovered by Dutch sailors on Easter Sunday, 1722, is pieced together by archaeologists and considers the mysteries of an awe-inspiring place filled with giant statues.
Catherine Orliac, Michel Orliac, 1995
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Easter Island: Scientific Exploration Into the World's ...
This book now brings together the results of the three expeditions, identifies new areas of research, and hopefully will continue to inspire aspiring scientists to revisit this amazing island to explore and demystify this timeless enigma of ...
John Loret, John T. Tanacredi, 2003
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Easter Island, Earth Island
A myth-shattering study of the enigmatic Easter Island civilization uses new archeological evidence to unlock the mysteries of the island's massive effigies and its bizarre "birdman" cult. By the author of Images of the Ice Age.
Paul G. Bahn, 1992
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Rediscovering Easter Island
Discusses the many visits made by explorers, missionaries, businessmen, scientists, and others to Easter Island since the late 1600s and what they revealed about life on this remote Pacific island.
Kathy Pelta, 2001

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «EASTER ISLAND»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Easter Island is used in the context of the following news items.
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Just Do Art: July 9, 2015
... while taking viewers on a sweeping tour of the Aurora Borealis, the subways of NYC, the canyons of Utah and the vistas of Easter Island. «Chelsea Now, Jul 15»
2
Cook Co. Jail newspaper ban violates 1st Amendment: judge
... faced Mr. Sheard. With his high forehead and impassive expression, Davis looked as majestic and mysterious as an Easter Island monolith. «Chicago Sun-Times, Jul 15»
3
Jurassic bark
... say that of Easter Island (Rapa Nui), and with it the majestic palm, Paschalococos disperta. This may have grown to 15 m tall and so been the ... «Nature.com, Jul 15»
4
From flying in a fighter jet to discovering mysterious ruins: 10 …
Google Earth is a tremendous resource, allowing you to visit places around the world, from Timbuktu via Easter Island or Hawaii. You can take ... «BT.com, Jul 15»
5
Mummies, moai make Chile magical
These 15 moai represent the largest lineup of statues on Easter Island. Known as Ahu Tongariki, they were swept away in a tsunami in 1960 ... «U-T San Diego, Jul 15»
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The sexy, kooky, sinister history of redheads
On Easter Island, many of the famous statues there were originally topped with red stones that were cut and chosen and carefully positioned to ... «Boston Globe, Jul 15»
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Entel to use O3b satellite network to connect Easter Island
The deal will allow Entel to enable 3G and LTE services, as well as broadband internet access, on Easter Island, the most remote part of the ... «Telecompaper, Jun 15»
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Easter Island artwork worth $500k sinks after boat capsizes off …
A project to create an underwater tribute to the stone Moai statues of Easter Island has ended in disaster. The 15 replica statues to be used in ... «Daily Mail, Jun 15»
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The moment $500000 Easter Island art sinks to ocean floor
This is the heartbreaking moment 15 replica Easter Island statues worth $500,000 falls off a barge and sinks to the ocean floor off South Florida. Rwandans ... «Daily Mail, Jun 15»
10
Adventurous spirit of Easter Island
Reaching over 13 feet in height and weighing over 14 tons, these "Easter Island heads," as they are often called, are scattered along the coast ... «Travel Weekly, Jun 15»

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