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ARIANA | 17 | MAORI AND PROUD here you will find the beauty in Polynesian cultures. Scroll and enjoy.

aitapaepae:

‘Amuri noa’tu             ~ Forever and eternally
lia-rae:

#Yay finally done 😊 haha #bored #polynesian #samoan #design #guitar
jaytaj:

#Doodling Literally started with that kind of thick line at the top, then just went on throughout the day. #Polynesian #Tribal #Art

moanaoina:

A song of welcome composed for the return of Maori taonga in 1986, on their return from the Te Maori art exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum in New York.

Introduction
Tangi a te ruru,
kei te hokihoki mai e
E whaka-whero-whero
i te putahitanga
Nāku nei ra
koe i tuku haere
Tēra puritia iho
nui rawa te aroha e

Verse, sung twice
Te Hokinga Mai,
tēna koutou
Tangi ana te ngākau
i te aroha
Tū tonu ra te mana
te ihi o nga tupuna
kua wehea atu rā
Mauria mai te mauri tangata
hei oranga mo te mōrehu
tangi mōkai nei
E rapu ana i te ara tika
mo tātou katoa.

Te Hokinga Mai,
tēna koutou….

Te Hokinga Mai,
Te Hokinga Mai

Tū tangata tonu!


The cry of the morepork
keeps coming back to me.
It is hooting out there
where the paths meet.
I was the one
who allowed you to go.
It was curbed,
my deep love for you


But now the formal return home;
greetings to you,
How my heart weeps
with joy.
Still standing tall is the prestige
and the enchantment of the ancestors
who have passed on.
Bring back the true spirit of the people
to help heal the survivor
crying like a slave (i.e. with loneliness)
and searching for the true path
for us all.




Te Hokinga Mai!
Te Hokinga Mai!
Stand tall!

(via moanaoina-deactivated20130411)

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polyswagg94:

Anyone want some polybeats headphones?:)
faafetai64:

Drew this in school today. Tribals for days :)
inkandartbybigjohn:

#polynesian #dolphin design. #tahitian style patterns and motifs.
killaforniaakushhhh:

Me & my beautiful bestfriend (:
poormonkey:

Ukulele. Every home should have one (photo tanya edwards)
mazrose-x:

Tongan Teunga Tau’olunga