Easter Island Tourist Attractions and Travel

[Brief]
Location: Located in the southeast Pacific Ocean, 27 ° 07'41 .51 "S, 109 ° 22'12 .08" W
Island type: volcanic island
Their respective countries: Chile
Size: 117 square kilometers
Population: 3791 (2002 statistics)
Race: Polynesian species
Language: Rapa Nui language
Religion: Christianity
Time zone: West District 6
Capital: hangaroa

 

Easter Island travel 

Easter Island Tourist Attractions

 

[Causes]
Easter Island is about a million years ago by undersea volcanic eruption of the three formed.

[Historical changes:
Easter Island residents are now about 2,000 people, are considered species of Polynesians, in the West less this island, here is still in the Stone Age human beings, their only language, not words. Because the stones are on the island, not long crops, only some kind of easy growth of sweet potato. Islanders are on the original fishing, a few species of sweet potato living, now mostly engaged in tourism services. The Easter Island's indigenous Polynesians, said the island is "the center of the world." The first discoverer of the Easter Island, a British navigator Edward Davis, in 1686 when he first boarded the Easter Island, they found a desolate here, but there are many huge stone statue erected there, Davis was Very surprised, to the island so he called the "tragic and strange land." Oslo

 

Easter Island tourism 

Easter Island travel

 

April 5, 1722, the Netherlands, admiral James Broger sailing through here once again discovered the island, because the day of Easter is Jesus, then was named "Easter Island", the name of the island on This follows the down.
1805, the Western colonists began to grasp Lapanuyi people on the island as slaves. Initially just occasionally, 1862, Peru by pirates from eight vessels, Lapanuyi taken more than 1,000 people, men were almost Lapanuyi Clean Sweep, these people were taken to Peru, sold to the local His master.

Easter Island attractions 

Easter Island attractions

 

 In the condemnation of international public opinion, the Government of Peru will have to order the slave traffickers Lapanuyi these people back, but these people have died Lapanuyi only about 100 people, on the way back to Easter Island, also contracted The ceilings, have died in the road, only 15 were returned to their hometowns. Of these 15 people to smallpox to the Easter Island.

 

Easter Island tourism 

Easter Island tourism

 

The legends of the founding chiefs Houttu Matu'a (Hotu Matu'a) in the last group of descendants of the dead, all the chiefs, the priests have died. Residents of the island only a few hundred people.

 

Easter Island attractions 

Easter Island attractions

 


French missionaries set foot on Easter Island the following year, easily put the disaster of the Rapa Nui people have become Christians, but also completely eliminated the island's culture. They ordered all engraved with the burning of the wooden Langgelangge. Now the surviving 25 Langgelangge board is Lapanuyi people secretly possession down.

 

Easter Island travel 

Easter Island travel

 


In the 1870s the surviving Lapanuyi people have moved to Tahiti, to 1877, the island population of only 111 people.

 

Easter Island Culture

Easter Island Culture

 


Easter 1888 is the day, the Chilean government announced the annexation of Easter Island, the island most of the land will be leased to shepherd the company, continued until 1953, shepherd more barren land to the island.

 

Easter Island, Tahiti, Chile

Easter Island, Tahiti, Chile

 

Today, the island's population rose to more than 1,000 people, but only 5 percent of school-age children speak Lapanuyi language.



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