Rapa nui/Rapanui!

Rapa nui: Also known as Easter Island. It is called Easter Island because it was discovered on Easter day of 1722 by a Dutch explorer named Jacob Roggevveen. It is located in the southeastern part of the Pacific Ocean and is a territory of Chile. Rapa nui is widely known for it’s 887 monumental statues. The statues are called Moai and were carved by natives between 1100 and 1680 C.E.

Rapanui: The native inhabitants of Easter Island.

A photo of Moai statues:

Photo source:

 http://www.factropolis.com/uploaded_images/Easter-786539.jpg

Info sources:

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/chile/rapa-nui-easter-island/history

http://www.gochile.cl/eng/Guide/ChileNationalParks/RapaNui/Rapa-Nui-2.asp

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