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Definition of the noun Arawa

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Arawa is a genus of Cicadellidae, described by Knight in 1975.


Arawa was the capital and largest town in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea. It was largely destroyed during the Bougainville Civil War, resulting in the relocation of the capital to Buka, though there are plans to rebuild Arawa and make it the capital again. The land where Arawa is now situated was previously a large expatriate plantation.


  1. Arawa: In Māori mythology, Arawa was one of the great ocean-going, voyaging canoes that was used in the migrations that settled Aotearoa.
  2. Arawa a.k.a. Arua Language: Arawá AKA Aruá is an extinct language of Brazil. The people were wiped out by introduced measles, and the last speaker died in 1877. All that survives is a word list from 1869.
    • also known as Arawá, Arawá language

Phrases with Arawa

Phrases starting with the word Arawa:

  1. Arawa Pulchra
  2. Arawa Taedius
  3. Arawa Detracta
  4. Arawa Dugdalei
  5. Arawa Novellus
  6. Arawa Salubris
  7. Arawa Centralis
  8. Arawa Detractus
  9. Arawa Variegata
  10. Arawa Decoloratus

Phrases ending with the word Arawa:

  1. Genus Arawa
  2. Oecetis Arawa
  3. Paramamoea arawa
  4. Species Oecetis Arawa

Other phrases containing the word Arawa:

  1. Species Arawa Pulchra
  2. Species Arawa Detracta
  3. Species Arawa Dugdalei
  4. Species Arawa Novellus
  5. Species Arawa Salubris
  6. Species Arawa Centralis

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Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Arawa

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Google previewRethinking Life at the Margins (2016)

The Assemblage of Contexts, Subjects, and Politics by Michele Lancione

Iwi are political groupings of tribes with shared genealogies, and in Rotorua, Te Arawa is the confederation of tribes who have tied our identities to the district's resources over a long period of time. In 2014, the Rotorua Lakes Council sought a ...

Google previewLanguage and Social Identity (2003)

by Richard K. Blot

Mount Arawa is a complex and polysemous concept in E'napa thought, being simultaneously a "real" topographic landmark located in the Upper Cuchivero River, an instance of spatialized history, and the E'napa's locus amoenus, imagined ...

Google previewTraditional Songs of the Maori (2004)

by Mervyn McLean and Margaret Orbell

Te Arawa is the nameof the confederation oftribes to which the boy's tribes ofNgaati Whakaue and Ngaati Pikiao belong. Te puhi o Te Arawa, 'the plume ofTe Arawa',isa proverbial phrase employedas an honorific expression in speakingof a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Inland Waters (2009)

The shores of LakeRotorua werea prominentsite ofbattles between the Mori tribeTe Arawa and early Europeansettlers. The European immigrantssought landfrom around the Rotorua lakes thatwas highly prizedbyM ori as asource of foodand ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of National Dress: Traditional Clothing Around the World (2013)

by Jill Condra

Rotorua became the center of tourist entertainment and the local Te Arawa ...

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Small photo of New Zealand, Arawa war memorial in RotoruaSmall photo of ROTORUA New Zealand - April 23 2014:Stone statue of King George V on Arawa war memorial in Rotorua. It commemorates Te Arawa men who fought and died in the First World War.Small photo of TAUPO, NEW ZEALAND - MARCH 21, 2015. Maori rock carvings depicting Ngatoro-i-rangi, the visionary Maori navigator who guided the Tuwharetoa and Te Arawa tribes to the Taupo area a thousand years ago.Small photo of ROTORUA - NEW ZEALAND - MARCH 11: Arawa war memorial in government garden of the city on North Island, on March 11, 2005 in Rotorua, New ZealandSmall photo of ROTORUA, NZL - JAN 11 2015:Stone statue of King George V on Arawa war memorial in Rotorua. It commemorates Te Arawa men who fought and died in the First World War.Small photo of NEW ZEALAND - CIRCA 1990: A stamp printed by New Zealand, shows The Ship, Arawa, circa 1990 More...

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Scrabble value of A1R1A1W4A1

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagram / semordnilap of ARAWA

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