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Atua is the most ancient district of Samoa, now consisting of most of the eastern section of Upolu but also traditionally incorporates Tutuila and once all of Upolu and Savaii. The head of the district is the sub district of Aleipata Eastern part, The back at Lufulufi Anoamaa northern part, The Tail or I'u at Falealili at the south western end of Atua. The district has a population of 21,168.
- Atua or Akua are the gods and spirits of the Polynesian peoples such as the Māori or the Hawaiians. The Polynesian word literally means power or strength and so the concept is similar to that of mana. Today, it is also used for the monotheistic conception of God.
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by Jacqueline Watson, Marian de Souza, Ann Trousdale
In New Zealandthe Māori wordfor wellbeing is mana atua. A/atua means a higher being.
by William Mission Ellis
Bure Atua is a designation in no respect dishonourable to those to whom it was applied, and of which they have never been ashamed, though considered as an epithet of contempt or opprobrium, and applied in a manner similar to that in ...
Polynesian Researches, During a Residence of Nearly Eight Years in the Society and Sandwich Islands (1834)
by William Ellis
Atua is a designation in no respect dishonourable to those to whom it was applied, and of which they have never been ashamed, though considered as an epithet of contempt or opprobrium, and applied in a manner similar to that in which ...
Appletons' Journal (1871)
Now, Atua is a word that has a peculiar significance of its own. It may signify the Divine Essence, or it may be applied to any object which is considered as a visible representative of that essence. Thus, if a Maori wishes to speak of God, ...
Theorizing Self in Samoa (1998)
Emotions, Genders, and Sexualities by Jeannette Marie Mageo
Atua is a major district on Western Samoa, and in old Samoa the paramount of Atua had jurisdiction over Tutuila, the main island of American Samoa that TuiAtua is now said to haunt. TuiFiti means "chief of Fiji," an important character in ...
Including Mythical, Mythological, "taboo" Or Sacred, Genealogical ... and Other Names and Terms of and Allusions to Persons, Things, Acts, and Places in Ancient Times; Also, Showing Their Affinities with Cognate Polynesian Dialects and Foreign Languages; with Copious Pure Maori Examples ... by William Colenso
Atua, s- [P- Mua; H. T. Akua ; F. Otua.] 1. A supernatural, malevolent, and powerful evil being ; a ...
by Theresa Bane
Atua (generally translated to mean either “god” or “good”) can be a confusing word and concept as it was used by the Maori people of New Zealand for both the extremely poisonous elemental spirits inhabiting the bodies of animals and ...
by William Colenso
Atua, s. [V.Atua; l&.T.Akua; F. Otua.] 1. A supernatural, malevolent, and powerful evil being ; a demon : [Obs. Of such there were many ; and apparently, as with other peoples, continually increasing in ...
atua blood + 8Aagrós germ]. A cell or mass from which a red blood-corpuscle is developed, whether found in the blood or in a hematopoietic tissue. Hematocele (hem'at-o-sel) [Gr, atua blood + ·An tumor].
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[ G ] Paul Gauguin - Te Atua
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Te Atua - Sign language actions
Scrabble value of A1T1U1A1
The value of this 4-letter word is 4 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.Couldn't select: Got error 28 from storage engine