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French Polynesia > Pictures and travelogues > Tahitian girl, man, and child

Pictures of People from Tahiti: Vahine and her pareo, Tahitian man peeling uru, and  Child in the Moorea Dolphin Center.

Tahitian girl demonstrating how to tie a pareo
Vahine, Tahitian girl, demonstrating how to tie and wear a pareo.                         © Greg Le Bacon

The pareo is the Polynesian name for the wraparound skirt. It is known throughout the world as a sarong (India), lava lava (Samoa), kikepa (Hawaii), sulu (Fiji), or wraparound (USA).

See also Vahine with flower leis and heisa Polynesian Vahine, and a Vahine dancer..

Tahitian man peeling uru (breadfruit)
Tahitian man peeling uru (breadfruit), French Polynesia.                                        © Tim Mc Kenna

Uru is the Tahitian name of the fruit of the breadfruit tree. 

Moorea Dolphin Center
Polynesia child in the Moorea Dolphin Center.                                                                                                        © Dolpin Center

Moorea Dolphin Center features both educational and environmental activities offering visitors the unique opportunity to interact with dolphins as well as learning more about the Polynesian fragile lagoon environment.


See also

French Polynesia > Pictures and travelogues > Polynesian wedding
French Polynesia > Pictures and travelogues > Outdoor recreation in Tahiti

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