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Raiatea Helm " Kalamaula " Sweet & Lovely
Raiatea Helm " Kalamaula " Sweet & Lovely
Published: 2011/08/14
Channel: funimuni808
Raiatea The Holy Island
Raiatea The Holy Island
Published: 2013/12/24
Channel: Mike Taero
Raiatea, French Polynesia, South Pacific Island (Full HD, 1080p)
Raiatea, French Polynesia, South Pacific Island (Full HD, 1080p)
Published: 2015/10/27
Channel: Destinations + Places
Polynésie , Raiatea et Tahaa
Polynésie , Raiatea et Tahaa
Published: 2016/11/24
Channel: Michel Henry
Raiatea Polynésie française - Etape 2/5
Raiatea Polynésie française - Etape 2/5
Published: 2016/06/08
Channel: Stéphane Hocquinghem
Destination Extrême : La Polynésie et le Raiatea Gliss’ Festival
Destination Extrême : La Polynésie et le Raiatea Gliss’ Festival
Published: 2016/10/24
Channel: The Rider Post
Raiatea
Raiatea
Published: 2013/03/08
Channel: TalaviStudios
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Ho'onanea - Raiatea Helm
Published: 2015/01/28
Channel: Wayne Maria
Big Marlin near Raiatea, Tahiti
Big Marlin near Raiatea, Tahiti
Published: 2015/01/11
Channel: Mehran Eghtesad
AS CAMPUS 2017 COHESION RAIATEA
AS CAMPUS 2017 COHESION RAIATEA
Published: 2017/06/26
Channel: heremoanatihoni
Raiatea Helm - Oʻahu (He Leo Huali)
Raiatea Helm - Oʻahu (He Leo Huali)
Published: 2016/03/31
Channel: Raiatea Helm Records
31 - Cruising Raiatea and Tahaa
31 - Cruising Raiatea and Tahaa
Published: 2016/11/16
Channel: Out Chasing Stars
Don
Don't Know Why - Raiatea Helm
Published: 2016/08/22
Channel: Kevin S
Sailing from Tahiti  to  Bora Bora . Raiatea, Huahine, Tahaa, Bora Bora
Sailing from Tahiti to Bora Bora . Raiatea, Huahine, Tahaa, Bora Bora
Published: 2015/05/21
Channel: Gyula Győrffy
Sailing/Cruising French Polynesia Pt. 12 - Raiatea to Bora Bora
Sailing/Cruising French Polynesia Pt. 12 - Raiatea to Bora Bora
Published: 2015/04/27
Channel: Sailing Emerald Steel
Sailing/Cruising French Polynesia Pt. 11 - Huahine and Raiatea
Sailing/Cruising French Polynesia Pt. 11 - Huahine and Raiatea
Published: 2015/04/26
Channel: Sailing Emerald Steel
Raiatea Helm -  Ke Kani Hone O Na Manu (HiSessions.com Acoustic Live!)
Raiatea Helm - Ke Kani Hone O Na Manu (HiSessions.com Acoustic Live!)
Published: 2016/10/29
Channel: HI*Sessions
Raiatea and Tahaa Islands - French Polynesia - Scarab multiwiicopter - FPV
Raiatea and Tahaa Islands - French Polynesia - Scarab multiwiicopter - FPV
Published: 2012/11/11
Channel: glambert7777
Raiatea 2016
Raiatea 2016
Published: 2016/08/05
Channel: Julien Lefebure
Raiatea 2016
Raiatea 2016
Published: 2017/01/07
Channel: otacket
Raiatea Helm~Kalama
Raiatea Helm~Kalama'ula
Published: 2006/01/01
Channel: ucant2ouchdis
Raiatea - Polinesia Francese
Raiatea - Polinesia Francese
Published: 2017/03/05
Channel: Tv2000it
Hawaiian Soul by Raiatea Helm
Hawaiian Soul by Raiatea Helm
Published: 2015/07/10
Channel: Jason Colannino
Raiatea la sauvage
Raiatea la sauvage
Published: 2016/10/21
Channel: SUISSE MOI : voyage et influence mes aventures autour du monde
Eric Totoro (Raiatea)
Eric Totoro (Raiatea)
Published: 2015/06/25
Channel: Kevin Chang Sui Fat
Raiatea ,l
Raiatea ,l'île Sacrée (Polynésie 1ère)
Published: 2012/06/19
Channel: Lane2812
Raiatea Helm -  Kimo Hula (HiSessions.com Acoustic Live!)
Raiatea Helm - Kimo Hula (HiSessions.com Acoustic Live!)
Published: 2016/10/26
Channel: HI*Sessions
Raiatea Helm - "`Ahulili"
Raiatea Helm - "`Ahulili"
Published: 2016/08/24
Channel: Jody Y
Inā (Imagine) - Keola Beamer and Raiatea OFFICIAL AUDIO STREAM
Inā (Imagine) - Keola Beamer and Raiatea OFFICIAL AUDIO STREAM
Published: 2010/04/08
Channel: Mountain Apple Company Inc
Hilo Hanakahi - Raiatea Helm and Keola Beamer Live
Hilo Hanakahi - Raiatea Helm and Keola Beamer Live
Published: 2010/04/15
Channel: Mountain Apple Company Inc
Raiatea Helm " Haole Hula " Sweet & Lovely
Raiatea Helm " Haole Hula " Sweet & Lovely
Published: 2011/08/16
Channel: funimuni808
Spearfishing 2016 Raiatea V
Spearfishing 2016 Raiatea V
Published: 2016/11/26
Channel: Terehau Moulon
★ MOENA M à RAIATEA ★©Lane2812 (Best Wonderful Dancer of Ote
★ MOENA M à RAIATEA ★©Lane2812 (Best Wonderful Dancer of Ote'a Vahine of Ori Tahiti)
Published: 2013/06/22
Channel: Lane2812
Drone au-dessus du lagon de RAIATEA-TAHAA
Drone au-dessus du lagon de RAIATEA-TAHAA
Published: 2017/01/26
Channel: denisetmartine
Raiatea Festival Gliss 2014 avec la boutique "Aurore" (1)
Raiatea Festival Gliss 2014 avec la boutique "Aurore" (1)
Published: 2014/09/16
Channel: Lane2812
Raiatea Helm - The One They
Raiatea Helm - The One They'd Call Hawaii (HiSessions.com Acoustic Live!)
Published: 2016/10/31
Channel: HI*Sessions
Raiatea - Alika
Raiatea - Alika
Published: 2010/05/08
Channel: ledemonnoir
Raiatea, l
Raiatea, l'île au tiaré
Published: 2015/03/31
Channel: Pleine Vie
"You Somebody" - Keola Beamer and Raiatea Helm OFFICIAL AUDIO STREAM
"You Somebody" - Keola Beamer and Raiatea Helm OFFICIAL AUDIO STREAM
Published: 2010/04/16
Channel: Mountain Apple Company Inc
Tahaa Noir  Vs Raiatea Janv15
Tahaa Noir Vs Raiatea Janv15
Published: 2015/01/07
Channel: Tahiti Cockfight
Heiva i Raiatea
Heiva i Raiatea
Published: 2017/07/04
Channel: Polynésie 1ère
Raiatea Gliss
Raiatea Gliss' Festival 2016 - Day 1
Published: 2016/09/14
Channel: Mathilde Zampieri
Best of Raiatea, French Polynesia (drone 4K views)
Best of Raiatea, French Polynesia (drone 4K views)
Published: 2017/05/14
Channel: A working traveler
Trip fling à Raiatea aout14 (Spearfishing)
Trip fling à Raiatea aout14 (Spearfishing)
Published: 2014/08/31
Channel: Tuki Raiatea
Raiatea Helm performs "`Ahulili"
Raiatea Helm performs "`Ahulili"
Published: 2017/01/17
Channel: Slack Key Show - Napili
Raiatea   ROYAL TAHITIAN DANCE COMPAGNY
Raiatea ROYAL TAHITIAN DANCE COMPAGNY
Published: 2014/01/05
Channel: Timi Jarossay
Spearfishing 2016-2017 Raiatea VI
Spearfishing 2016-2017 Raiatea VI
Published: 2017/02/15
Channel: Terehau Moulon
Tahitian Song : Angelo neuffer New Raiatea
Tahitian Song : Angelo neuffer New Raiatea
Published: 2011/02/09
Channel: KALEDONY
RAIATEA  and  TAHA
RAIATEA and TAHA'A
Published: 2013/06/05
Channel: Zoran Majkic
#24 Une journée à Raiatea
#24 Une journée à Raiatea
Published: 2017/05/05
Channel: Ici et ailleurs
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Raiatea
Native name: Ra'iātea
Borabora Tahaa Raiatea.jpg
The islands of Bora Bora (top) Taha'a (middle) and Ra'iātea (bottom). Taha'a and Ra'iātea share the same lagoon.
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Geography
Location Pacific Ocean
Coordinates 16°49′S 151°27′W / 16.817°S 151.450°W / -16.817; -151.450Coordinates: 16°49′S 151°27′W / 16.817°S 151.450°W / -16.817; -151.450
Archipelago Society Islands
Major islands Raiatea
Area 167.7 km2 (64.7 sq mi)
Highest elevation 1,017 m (3,337 ft)
Highest point Mount Tefatua
Administration
Overseas collectivity French Polynesia
Capital and largest city 'Uturoa [1] (pop. 3,778)
Demographics
Population 12,545[2]
Pop. density 72 /km2 (186 /sq mi)

Ra'iātea, is the second largest of the Society Islands, after Tahiti, in French Polynesia. The island is widely regarded as the 'centre' of the eastern islands in ancient Polynesia and it is likely that the organised migrations to Hawai'i, Aotearoa and other parts of East Polynesia started at Ra'iātea.

A traditional name for the island is Havai'i, homeland of the Māori people.[3]

Situated on the south east coast is the historical Taputapuātea which was established by 1000AD.

The main township on Ra'iātea is 'Uturoa, the administrative centre for the Leeward Islands (French Îles Sous-le-vent). There are also colleges which serve as the main educational location for secondary schools for students from the regional islands of Pora Pora, Taha'a, Huahine and Maupiti.

Etymology[edit]

Taputapuātea marae, an ancient marae mentioned in the traditions of Polynesian peoples, including, for example, the Māori of Aotearoa, who regard this place as a sacred marae of their ancestors. This is where the Hawaiian voyaging canoe Hōkūle'a landed on her first voyage in 1976.

The proper spelling of the name in the Tahitian language is Ra'iātea, meaning bright sky; Ulieta is an obsolete transcription commonly used in the 19th century. The extinct Ulieta bird originated from this island, along with other unknown species, there is only one drawing of it in the world which is in the Natural History Museum London.

Geography and population[edit]

The islands of Ra'iātea and Taha'a are enclosed by a single coral reef, and may once have been a single island. Ra'iātea is both the largest and most populated island in the Leeward Islands, with a land area of 167.7 km2 (64.7 sq mi) and a total population of 12,024 inhabitants at the August 2007 census. The population density is 72 inhabitants per km². The largest commune of Ra'iātea is 'Uturoa on the north side of Ra'iātea and has a population of nearly 10,000.

History[edit]

The first European to record sighting Ra'iātea was Pedro Fernandes de Queirós in 1606; it was charted as Fugitiva.[4] The Polynesian navigator, Tupaia, who sailed with explorer James Cook, was born in Ra'iātea around 1725. Omai (c.1751-1780), another young man from Ra'iātea, travelled with European explorers to London in 1774 and also served as an interpreter to Captain Cook on his second and third journey.

King Tamatoa VI was the last monarch, reigning from 1884-1888.

Transportation[edit]

Ra'iātea has a small road that runs around the entire island. Ra'iātea Airport is an airport in 'Uturoa.

Administration[edit]

The island is divided into three administration communes (municipalities):

These three communes are inside the administrative subdivision of the Leeward Islands.

Economy[edit]

The island economy is mainly agricultural with exports of vanilla, pineapple and coconut. The plant Nono (or noni) (Morinda citrifolia) is also grown. Fa'aroa Valley is a large and important agricultural region with the rural economy and the cultivation of vanilla supported by a local research facility. Pearl farming is also an important industry while farming cattle, sheep and pigs has decreased. There is less tourism compared to the other islands in the archipelago. The local tourist infrastructure comprises boarding houses, two marinas, a four star hotel, The Hawaiki Nui and a port for visiting cruise ships. There is also a fledgling local industry in the maintenance of yachts and shipbuilding. The main source of employment is the island's public service and the consumer market.

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vacation guide to Raiatea". eTahititravel. Retrieved 24 March 2015. 
  2. ^ Institut Statistique de Polynésie Française (ISPF). "Recensement de la population 2007" (PDF) (in French). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-12-03. Retrieved 2007-12-02. 
  3. ^ Salmond, Anne (2010). Aphrodite's Island. Berkeley: University of California Press. pp. 227–228. ISBN 9780520261143. 
  4. ^ Burney, James A chronological history of the discoveries in the South Sea or Pacific Ocean London, 1803, vII, p.326.

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