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Samoan word of the Day: Nov. 5 lupe -- pigeon

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Samoan word of the Day: Nov. 5 lupe -- pigeon

The lupe, or Pacific Pigeon,
is the king of Samoa's birds and
is the most culturally important bird in Samoa.
In the old days people would catch pigeons on top of the star mounds. It was said to be a sport of the chiefs.

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