oʻo (Sprouted coconut plant)


The video titled: How to draw a sprouted coconut plant (oʻo) with color pencil freehand has been uploaded to the Pasefika YouTube channel. The video is meant to demonstrate how to draw with color pencil

The sprouted coconut plant (cocos nucifera) is known as the “oʻo”.

  • oʻo in Sāmoa
  • Puaʻa in Hawaiʻi
  • Puaka in Tonga
  • Puaʻa in Tahiti
  • Kunekune in Māori (Aotearoa)

The mature coconut plant (cocos nucifera) is known as:

  • Niu in Sāmoa
  • Niu in Hawaiʻi
  • Niu in Tonga
  • Haʻari (Niu ancient) Tahiti
  • Kokonati (Niu is recently been used as adapted from other Polynesian languages) Māori (Aotearoa)

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