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The legend of Keikahanui
Contributor (annotator):Gaby Cablitz
Contributor (compiler):Gaby Cablitz
Coverage:French Polynesia
North Marquesas
Description:This is the legend of Keikahanui, a warrior from Nuku Hiva. Keikahanui was originally from the valley of Hatihe'u belonging to the Taipi tribe. Keikahanui's wife comes from the valley of Hakaui inhabitated by the Tei'i tribe which is in constant warfare with the Taipi tribe. Keikahanui's wife is the sister of a warrior of Hakaui. They live near Hakau'i. In this version, his brother-in-law tells Keikahanui one day that they are going to war with the Taipi at Hatihe'u. The Hakau'i people leave for Hatihe'u, and shortly after leaving, Keikahanui is on his way to Hatihe'u, taking shortcuts through the mountains, to warn his people about the planned attack on Hatihe'u by the Hakau'i warriors. Keikahanui fights the battle with his people who win over the Hakau'i. After the battle Keikahanui rushes back to Hakau'i in order not to be discovered by the Hakau'i. After his return to Hakau'i Keikahanui gets sea urchins from the reef and puts it on his body/leg; the sea urchins quickly start to develop a very unpleasant smell and he pretends to have been ill. In this version, the narrator does not know precisely what had happened to Keikahanui in the end. He tells us that his brother-in-law recognised him during the battle at Hatihe'u, but the narrator thinks that he fled with his wife to Hatihe'u and lived there till the end of his days.
Identifier (URI):https://hdl.handle.net/1839/00-0000-0000-0001-3B4C-7
Is Part Of:DoBeS archive : Marquesan team
Language:North Marquesan; Marquesan, North
Language (ISO639):mrq
Publisher:The Language Archive, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
Subject:North Marquesan language
Marquesan, North
French language
Tahitian language
Subject (ISO639):mrq
Type (DCMI):Sound


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Citation: Gaby Cablitz (compiler); Gaby Cablitz (annotator). n.d. DoBeS archive : Marquesan team.
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Country: FranceFrench Polynesia
Area: EuropePacific

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