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The conversion story of Kooamua
Contributor (compiler):Gaby Cablitz
Marie-Madeleine Bruneau
Coverage:French Polynesia
North Marquesas
Description:This is the story of the cannibal Kooamua from Hatihe'u (Nuku Hiva island) of how he got converted to Christianity by one of the first catholic missionaries, called 'Orai by the locals, on Nuku Hiva island. Ko'oamua, a cannibal (see 'Here-Ka') and Ki'ipu'eva both from Hatiheu dislike the work of the missionaries and they have the intention of putting him out of their way. One day, the missionary whio resides in Taiohae intends to go to Hatiheu to give a mess there. On his way to Hatiheu he is captured by Kooamua and his helper Ki'ipu'eva who throw him into an old deep pit for fermented breadfruit ('uua maa) in the hope that the missionary will find his end there. Pity overcomes Ki'ipu'eva at night and he frees the missionary from the hole. The missionary, however, has to promise Ki'ipu'eva that he will not rapport his doings to Ko'oamua because he fears that he might kill him. The next morning the church bell rings to invite the locals to mess. Ko'oamua realises that the missionary has survived and he plans to shoot him at night in the mission house. At night he goes there, shoots the missionary by believing that he achieved his goal. The next morning Ko'oamua hears the church bells again. This is the turning point because he believes that the god of the missionary is stronger than his own; impressed by that he finally converts to Christianity.
Identifier (URI):https://hdl.handle.net/1839/00-0000-0000-0001-3B54-6
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); Marie-Madeleine Bruneau (compiler). n.d. DoBeS archive : Marquesan team.
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Country: FranceFrench Polynesia
Area: EuropePacific

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