Tahitian mythology - Tuamotu

The mythology tahitian – archipel des Tuamotu désigne les mythes et legends tahitienne des 76 atolls. Tuamotu signifie en tahitien « les îles au large », l’archipel se trouvant à l’est de Tahiti. Les habitants des Tuamotu sont les Pa'umotu, a word which also designates their language. The main atolls are Anaa, Fakarava, Hao, Makemo, Manihi, Rangiroa, Tikehau and Mataiva. 

The settlement of the Tuamotu, following the settlement of Polynesia by Austranesian populations settled in Fiji around -1500, most probably took place from AD 300 from the Society archipelago which served as a base of dispersion in the centuries which followed to the populations of navigators venturing, from atoll to atoll, towards the east and settling where the living conditions were favorable before swarming again. The Polynesian population of most of the Tuamotu archipelago would have been carried out between the year 300 and the year 1100.

Tahitian mythology - Tuamotu archipelago

Tahitian mythology - Tuamotu (texts)