Revival of Ancestral Navigation


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Revival of Ancestral Navigation

One surviving example of that old connectedness came up during the recent voyage from Easter Island. At first the Spanish-speaking Rapanuans, French-speaking Tahitians and the English-speaking Cook Islanders and Maoris on the canoes had difficulty understanding one another.

Through weeks at sea they solved this by using their distinct but closely-related native languages to communicate


By John Pickford


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