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Samoan word of the Day: Nov. 4 Tia seu lupe -- star mounds
« on: March 14, 2011, 12:27:57 PM »
Samoan word of the Day: Nov. 4 Tia seu lupe --  star mounds

Tia seu lupe --star mounds -- are prominent archaeological features with star-shaped projections.
They are raised platforms 2-15 ft high.
and
can have many projections.
These platforms were used
for snaring pigeons as part of chiefly ritual
sport.

lupe means pigeon

fetu means star

 


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