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Rapanui
Total population
ca. 5,682
Regions with significant populations
Chile (Particularly Easter Island)
Languages

Rapa Nui language, Spanish

Religion

Roman Catholicism

Related ethnic groups

Oparoan, Hanau e'epe

The Rapanui or Rapa Nui are the native Polynesian inhabitants of Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, in the Pacific Ocean. The easternmost Polynesian culture, the Rapanui people make up 60% of Easter Island's population, with some living also in mainland Chile. They speak the Rapa Nui language. At the 2002 census there were 3,304 island inhabitants - almost all living in the village of Hanga Roa on the sheltered west coast.

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Rapanui today

Today, Rapanui's main source of income is in tourism. Some fruits are grown for local use.

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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

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English

Alternative spellings

Proper noun

Singular
Rapanui

Plural
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Rapanui

  1. An Eastern Polynesian language spoken by the Rapanui, the inhabitants of Easter Island.

Noun

Singular
Rapanui

Plural
Rapanui

Rapanui (plural Rapanui)

  1. The native Polynesian inhabitants of Easter Island.

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