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Aku-Aku is a tautonym (it is composed of two identical parts). View more tautonyms!


Aku-aku a.k.a. Aku Aku is a video game character in Naughty Dog's Crash Bandicoot series. He is the only character besides Crash to appear in every installment of the series.


"Aku-Aku" a.k.a. "Aku Aku": Aku-Aku: the Secret of Easter Island is a 1958 book by Thor Heyerdahl. The book describes the 1955-56 Norwegian Archaeological Expedition's investigations of Polynesian history and culture at Easter Island, the Austral Islands of Rapa Iti and Raivavae, and the Marquesas Islands of Nuku Hiva and Hiva Oa. Visits to Pitcairn Island, Mangareva and Tahiti are described as well. By far the greatest part of the book tells of the work on Easter Island, where the expedition investigated the giant stone statues, the quarries at Rano Raraku and Puna Pau, the ceremonial village of Orongo on Rano Kau, as well as many other sites throughout the island. Much of the book's interest derives from the interaction of the expedition staff, from their base at Anakena beach, with the Easter Islanders themselves, who lived mainly in the village of Hanga Roa.


"Aku-Aku" is a film, directed by Thor Heyerdahl.

  • country: Norway
  • producer: Thor Heyerdahl
  • genre: Documentary film
  • released on (54 years ago)

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Giants and Humanoids in Myth, Legend and Folklore (2016)

by Theresa Bane

Variations: Aku-Aku, Akuaku According to the beliefs of the people of Easter Island, the aku (“devil,”“ghost” or “spirit”) are indistinguishable from humans. Considered to be spirits of the dead, some of which were deified, the aku can be of either ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Spirits and Ghosts in World Mythology (2016)

by Theresa Bane

Variations: Aku-Aku, Akuaku According to the beliefs of the people of Easter Island, the aku (“devil,” “GHOST” or “spirit”) ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Religious Phenomena (2007)

by J Gordon Melton

Aku-Aku: The Secret of Easter Island. London: George Allen Unwin, 1958. ——— . Easter Island: The Mystery Solved. New York: Random House, 1989. Orliac, Catherine, and Michel Orliac. Easter Island: Mystery of the Stone Giants. New York: ...

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