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How do you say welcome in Tahitian?
Hello – Ia Orana (yo-rah-nah) Welcome – Maeva (mah-yeh-vah) Thank you – Maururu (mah-roo-roo) Man – Tane (tah-nay)
What does la ora na mean?
Greeting people To say good morning to someone, say: ‘Ia ora na! (Good morning!).
What does La Orana mean in Tahitian?
la Orana = Hello. Nana = goodbye. Maeva = Welcome (usually used for people of high rank or who you want to put on a pedestal) Maitai (pronounced Maytay) = I am well – Good.
Tahitians say hello with flowers and good bye with shells. From the moment you arrive, you will have your first Polynesian experience with traditional Polynesian lei made from the fragrant Tiare flower which means “Ia Orana” or “Hello!” and “Manava” or “Welcome”.
What does Nui mean in Tahitian?
The Nui in our name literally means “Big” as in the big carrier to The Islands of Tahiti, but Tahitians know Nui can also mean “Grand” and “Great” which captures aspects of our adventurous spirit, our desire to connect with the healing power of nature, and the love and pride we have for our culture.
Is it customary to tip in Tahiti?
Tipping in French Polynesia isn’t a standard practice as it isn’t typically part of the culture. Hotels and restaurants may include a service charge in the final bill, especially in Tahiti and its islands, so tipping isn’t required or expected.
What language is spoken in Bora Bora?
The main languages in Bora Bora are French and Tahitian, but you’ll find that many people also speak English, especially resort employees. French Polynesians move at a relaxed pace.
What money is used in Tahiti?
The currency used in French Polynesia is the French Pacific Franc, abbreviated XPF or CFP. Denominations are available in 1/2/5/10/20/50 and 100 coins, and 500/1,000/5,000 and 10,000 bills.
Is tattoo a Tahitian word?
n The word tattoo comes from the Tahitian tatu which means “to mark something”. Polynesian warrior kings were tattooed across their entire body – including eyelids – to reflect their elevated status.
What is the full meaning of Nui?
Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia. Acronym. Definition. NUI. National University of Ireland.
What does Kahaia mean?
This Tahitian first name (for girls) can be translated as: “brilliant crown”, “red crown” or “crown of fire”. kahaia. Girls. A first name of Polynesian origin for girls which means : “name of a flower”.
Can I drink the water in Tahiti?
Drinking water: You can drink tap water in Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora and in all the international resorts. In some atolls, tap water may taste slightly salty, which is not necessarily a sign that water is not drinkable.