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WHAT DOES MOAI MEAN IN ENGLISH?
Moai i/ˈmoʊ.aɪ/, or mo‘ai, are monolithic human figures carved by the Rapa Nui people from rock on the Chilean Polynesian island of Easter Island between the years 1250 and 1500. Nearly half are still at Rano Raraku, the main moai quarry, but hundreds were transported from there and set on stone platforms called ahu around the island's perimeter. Almost all moai have overly large heads three-eighths the size of the whole statue. The moai are chiefly the living faces of deified ancestors. The statues still gazed inland across their clan lands when Europeans first visited the island, but most were cast down during later conflicts between clans. The production and transportation of the 887 statues are considered remarkable creative and physical feats. The tallest moai erected, called Paro, was almost 10 metres high and weighed 82 tons; the heaviest erected was a shorter but squatter moai at Ahu Tongariki, weighing 86 tons; and one unfinished sculpture, if completed, would have been approximately 21 metres tall with a weight of about 270 tons. The islanders themselves tore down the standing moai after their civilization broke down.
The translations of moai from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «moai» in English.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MOAI» OVER TIME
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about moai
10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MOAI»
Discover the use of moai in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to moai and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
Developing Mobile Games with Moai SDK
10. Creating a HUD; The basics; Left or right, that's the question; Updating information; Summary; 11.
Francisco Tufró, 2013
The Moai Murders
Antiques dealer Lara McClintoch leaves Toronto to head to Easter Island, where she comes face to face with murder as the giant Moai stone carvings bring together a delegation of experts--as well as a killer with a taste for revenge.
Lyn Hamilton, 2006
Gardner's Art through the Ages: Non-Western Perspectives
12-13 Row of moai on a stone platform, Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Polynesia, 10th
to 12th centuries. Volcanic tuff and red scoria. The moai of Easter Island are
monoliths as much as 40 feet tall. Most scholars believe they portray ancestral ...
Fred Kleiner, 2009
Chile and Easter Island
a LowDowN oN raPa NuI arcHaEoLoGIcaL sItEs Although the giant moai are the
most pervasive image of Rapa Nui, islanders created several other types of
stonework, most notably the large ahu (ceremonial platform) on which the moai
Chile: The Bradt Travel Guide
Only two moai over 10m in length were ever moved from here, and the average
of those outside Rano Raraku is 4m and 12.5 tonnes. It's still a mystery how they
were moved - presumably either horizontally on rollers, or upright with a 'walking'
Tim Burford, 2005
Easter Island: Giant Stone Statues Tell of a Rich and Tragic ...
The earliest-known statue mounted on an ahu is the sixteen-foot-tall moai located
just north of Tahai. It was made in the twelfth century. The last moai to be
mounted on a platform is at Hanga Kioe and was placed there about 1650. Sizes
Learn Lua for iOS Game Development
In this chapter, we consider another framework: Moai. Among the options for
developing cross-platform mobile applications, Moai is the tool for professional
game developers. It is an open source platform that provides C++ classes
wrapped in ...
Jayant Varma, 2012
South Coast Although many of the enigmatic statues (moai) are concentrated at
moss-covered Rano Raraku (the statue quarry), they are found all around the
island. Ninety-two important archaeological sites have been identified along the ...
David Stanley, 2004
Travels with Mensans
It is these unfinished moai standing in their trenches, now covered in earth, that
form the heads. (It is estimated that two teams, working in shifts, could carve a
mediumsized moai in 12-15 months. This work must have involved considerable
Neil Matthews, Barry Needoff, 2007
Forgotten Civilization: The Role of Solar Outbursts in Our ...
Even on our preliminary reconnaissance trip I found evidence that the earliest
moai may have differed materially from the later moai. The earliest moai appearto
havebeen more finely worked from hard basalts as compared tothe volcanic tuffs
Robert M. Schoch, Ph.D., 2012
10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MOAI»
Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term moai is used in the context of the following news items.
A labor of lava
... a moai statue, palm trees and waterfalls bathed in a radiant sea of black light-fueled artwork depicting red-flowing lava streams, lush jungles, ... «Portland Tribune, Jul 15»
Easter Island Head Statues Turn Out To Be Not Just Heads
Since 2012, The Easter Island Statue Project have been unearthing the hidden bodies locally known as "moai" as part of their mission to ... «Food World News, Jul 15»
Capturing the spirit of the world's most iconic statues
Nor will you see the Moai heads of Easter Island. What you will find is an array of less familiar outsize statues, equally – if not more – impressive ... «British Journal of Photography, Jul 15»
KCMR in Mason City hosted a walking moai Friday afternoon. The gathering was open to the public. Organizers like Angela Determan, ... «KIMT 3, Jul 15»
TRAVELING OFF THE GRID
It is famous for its giant moai statues and its inward-looking culture. Easter Island is the world's most isolated populated island. Despite its ... «Tourism Review, Jul 15»
How to live long and prosper
In Okinawa, the practice of 'moai' involves a formalised small social network of committed, lifelong friends who meet regularly – something ... «Big Issue, Jul 15»
Do the Easter Island heads really have bodies?
Then in 2010 they were able to start excavating the moai for the first time. Pictures of the excavation began to surface back in 2012 on the ... «Examiner.com, Jul 15»
The world's most amazing craters
Climb to the top of the volcano and you get a great view of the crater. The Rapa Nui people carved the famous Easter Island moai statues out of ... «Fox News, Jul 15»
How three SoCal beach cities help clear the path for healthful choices
Beach community residents can join a moai, or informal support group that is based on a tradition in Okinawa, Japan. There can be walking ... «Los Angeles Times, Jul 15»
Richard Spande, 1944-2015
He enjoyed participating in Readers' Theater in the elementary schools and was a member of his Blue Zones' neighborhood sitting moai. «Albert Lea Tribune, Jul 15»
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