Wallis and Futuna population dropping
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03/10/2011 | Culture
Two part article by author Vai Sikahema on Polynesian culture with a perspective from Tonga.
10/05/2010 | Culture
As written here, the hidden language named Koro recorded in India North East India. National Geographic has posted a video here.
07/14/2009 | Culture
As written in this article the Bigfork Outrigger Canoe Club is one of many Polynesian style canoe clubs that have roots in Polynesian culture and are spreading to paddle-sport enthusiasts from a variety of backgrounds.
06/11/2009 | Culture
As seen here from the company Neuton, these days even the lawn mower can not escape the green consumer products movement. These lawn mowers are using electric motors and batteries rather than the typical small internal combustions engines from companies such as briggs and stratton. If batteries atre recycled, these new electric mowers at marketed to reduce green house gases, have lower mainaintnce costs, have fuel savings and be quieter in operation. It'll be a matter of time before these go mainstream as Black and Decker now offer electric mowers. With the use of solar chargers on non mowing days, these mowers could have a very minimal no non existance energy cost.
These would be a great assest to Pacific Islands provided a proper battery recycling education and infastructure was in place. It would reduce air and noise pollution and fuel costs and imports. 06-11 01:00:00
05/20/2009 | Culture
As writen in this article by the Honolulu Advertiser the The 17th annual Samoa High School Cultural Arts Festival was held on May 16th at th Polynesian Cultural Center at Laie, Oahu. This year five high school participated and throughout the years many more not listed have been involved with the event.
03/06/2009 | Culture
In modern times many people refer to the Pacific Island nation Japan on a map as the north eastern edge of Asia. To many, the Japanese are viewed as a unique culture but also with afew similiarities with the people of China and Korea. It is well known to the people of Japan that the ntion was not only populated from the other Asian nations but also included indiginous people known as the Ainu. This article writes about the DNA testing to unlock the information about Japans diverse indigenous people and their possible ties with other cultures. Toward the end it makes a comparison of the spread of Japanese culture and people during 800-1000 AD or 800-1000 CE with the Viking voyages from Europe to North America, which at during the same time in Polynesia was the rise of the Tui Tonga Empire and Polynesian mirgrations thoughought the Pacific.
According to this article, a local census shows the poplution of Wallis and Futuna has been on the decline.