Maraes

East Polynesian religious structures of various forms from small stone platforms, to simple stone enclosures. The most common patterns of marae are found on Society Island. to templelike structures. For similar structures from Hawaii, see "heiaus." .

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31248
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maraes
marae local language
malaes local language

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East Polynesian religious structures of various forms from small stone platforms, to simple stone enclosures. The most common patterns of marae are found on Society Island. to templelike structures. For similar structures from Hawaii, see "heiaus."

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300264835. The J. Paul Getty Trust.