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Moana is a genus of Halosphaeriaceae, described by Kohlm. & Volkm.-Kohlm. in 1989.

Moana is a genus of Cicadidae, described by Myers in 1928.


  1. Moana a.k.a. Moaña is a municipality of 18,709 inhabitants located in Galicia, Spain in the province of Pontevedra. It is one of the five municipalities with Bueu, Cangas do Morrazo, Marin and Vilaboa that forms the peninsula of O Morrazo. This peninsula separates the Ria of Vigo from the Ria of Pontevedra. The coast of Moaña has several beaches and the area combines tourism with traditional seafood production. The surrounding sea contains sea farms where mussels, oysters and other species are cultivated and it is an idyllic place for practicing sea sports activities. The Strait of Rande, where the Rande Bridge now connects Moaña with the municipality of Redondela, was the scene of the Battle of Vigo Bay. Moaña has developed a significant cultural life with the highlights of this being the Interceltic Festival of Morrazo, the Week of Carnival and numerous other local feasts. Social movements were relevant in Moaña in the first half of the 20th century where the presence of the CNT was significant. In fact, the current local pub/bar for retired people was the head office of this syndicate in Moaña during the Second Spanish Republic.
  2. Moana is a small town in the West Coast Region of the South Island of New Zealand. It is situated on the northern shore of Lake Brunner, and is beside the outflow of the lake into the Arnold River. There is a pedestrian suspension bridge crossing the Arnold from the town to access the lake shore across the river, with some short easy bush walks on each side. The town's main tourist attractions are the panoramic views and water sport opportunities arising from its position on the shores of Lake Brunner. The Midland Line railway passes through Moana; the TranzAlpine tourist passenger train passes through once in each direction daily, and freight trains of coal operate more frequently.
  3. Moana is an outer coastal suburb in the south of Adelaide, South Australia. The suburb is approximately 36.4 km from the Adelaide city centre. It lies within the City of Onkaparinga local government area, and neighbours the suburbs Seaford, Maslin Beach, and Seaford Rise.

There are other places with in their name, like Moana Park Winery.


  1. Moana a.k.a. Moana Pozzi: Anna Moana Rosa Pozzi, best known as Moana Pozzi and Moana, was an Italian pornographic actress, actress, television personality, model, politician and writer.
  2. Moana Maree Maniapoto MNZM is a New Zealand singer, songwriter and documentary maker. Widely considered as one of New Zealand's most successful indigenous acts, her music is described as a fusion of traditional Māori haka, chants and taonga puoro, with contemporary soul, reggae and classical styles.

There are other people with in their name, like Moana Ete, Moana Hom, Tawai Moana, Martin Moana, Moana Mackey, Moana Moimoi, Moana Roberts, Moana Tuatara, Moana Vonstadl and many others.


Moana is a zoo animal.


  1. Moana is a fictional character from Rainbow Island.
  2. Moana is a fictional character from the 2010 short drama film Ebony Society.
  3. Moana is a fictional character from the 2010 film Butterfly Crush.
  4. Moana is a fictional character from the 2003 film Terror Peak.


"Moana" is a musical album of Mahara Mc Kay.


"Moana" is a book by Barry Mitcalfe.


  1. Moana is a 2009 Italian biographical dramatic miniseries directed by Alfredo Peyretti.
    • begun in (6 years ago)
    • 2 episodes
    • country: Italy
    • genre: Drama
  2. "Moana": O Homem Perfeito é um filme documentário de 1926 dirigido por Robert J. Flaherty.


Moana is a name and family line of the Island of Hawaii. The line begins with Moana kāne, the son of the former aliʻi nui of the island, Keākealani Kāne and is also the name of the ruler's granddaughter. Moana kāne and Moana Wahine's descendants include many, if not most of the monarchs from the House of Kamehameha. In the Hawaiian language "moana" means: "ocean". The word combines moe and ana and can also mean the act of prostrating one's self by leaning forward on one's hands and knees in the presence of a chief. Also meaning the act of worship. Ku-hai-moana is the most famous of the Hawaiian shark gods.

Phrases with Moana

  1. Moana Turbinulata
  2. Genus Moana
  3. Runga moana
  4. Hapona moana
  5. Oteana Moana
  6. Oplonia Moana
  7. Anamixis moana
  8. Eucharis Moana
  9. Processa Moana
  10. Syscenus Moana
  11. Harpalyce Moana
  12. Urceolina Moana
  13. Callicarpa Moana
  14. Porrhothele Moana
  15. Tryphosella Moana
  16. Pseudupeneus Moana
  17. Poecilopharis Moana
  18. species Runga moana
  19. Species Hapona Moana
  20. Species Oteana Moana

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Google previewPacific Islands Pilot (1916)

by United States. Hydrographic Office

Fotuaika Moana is a small coral patch, with 7 fathoms over it, situated about 1,400 yards 212° from Fotuaika Mamaha, and upon which the sea also breaks in bad weather. Fatumanga, the southwesternmost island of the group, is small, flat ...

Google previewPacific Islands. Sailing Directions (1900)

by Great Britain. Hydrographic Dept

Fotuaika Moana is a small coral patch with 7 fathoms over it, situated 1\ miles N. by E. f E. from Fatumanga, and upon which the sen also breaks in bad weather. Lxia atofuaa is a coral patch of small extent with 2 fathoms over it, which nearly ...

Google previewBulletin of the American Geographical Society (1904)

Waikare Moana is a valley lake, and Waikare and Whangape are so shallow as to rank rather with swamps than with lakes. The following table condenses the more important facts to be found in the report on the survey: The New Zealand Year ...

Google previewYoga of Heart (2004)

The Healing Power of Intimate Connection by Mark Whitwell

Jacqueline Celia Carter Moana is the sea. Kaumatua is a learned person old enough to be your grandparent. Paepae is the place reserved for speakers at a ceremonial gathering amongst Maori people. Tihei mauri ora is an expression ...

Google previewLet's Go Hawaii 5th Edition (2008)

by Let's Go Inc.

Spanning Honolulu's waterfront along Ala Moana Blvd. from downtown to Waikiki , Ala Moana is a shopper's paradise. The area is dotted with a number of malls and complexes, including Aloha Tower Marketplace, Restaurant Row, the Victoria ...

Google previewCruise Ships The Small Scale Fleet (2014)

A Visiual Showcase by Peter C Smith

The Tere Moana is a smaller vessel, again designed for global operations ...

Google previewHawaii For Dummies (2008)

by Cheryl Farr Leas

Ala Moana is a must for mall lovers. 1450 Ala Moana Blvd. (between Piikoi Street and Atkinson Drive), ...

Google previewParliamentary Debates (1911)

by New Zealand. Parliament. House of Representatives

Moana is a magnificent sheet of water, and for a background has a range of ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Surfing (2005)

by Matt Warshaw

1O ALA MOANA Ala Moana Long, fast, left-breaking wave in Honolulu, Hawaii, located next to the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor; "the agony and the ecstasy of the South Shore," as described by Surfing magazine; a high-performance haven for local ...

Google previewA Tahitian and English dictionary, with introductory remarks on the Polynesian language, and a short grammar of the Tahitian dialect (1978)

by Jerbert John Davies

Moana, s, the deep, or abyss; the sea, or any deep water. -a deep, in opposition to shallow.

Google previewA Tahitian and English dictionary (1978)

by H.J. Davies

Moana, s. the deep, or abyss ; the sea, ...

Google previewA Paumotuan Dictionary with Polynesian Comparatives (1895)

by Edward Tregear

Maori and Tongan moana, the ocean. Samoan moana, deep blue. Kitemoemoe, to know imperfectly. Maori moe, to sleep. Hawaiian moe, to sleep, &e. See moe. See moe and kanaenae. Tahitian mohimohi ...

Google previewRaupo Pocket Dictionary Of Modern Maori (2009)

by P M Ryan

kōpaka hauora scythe haira sea moana, tai sea breezemuritai, haumoana sea egg kina,toretore sea lionkakerangi, kekeno sea shellanga, kota sea snailpūpūtai sea urchin kina sea wallpaetai sea waterwaitai seabed papamoana seafarer ...

Google previewThe Concise Routledge Encyclopedia of the Documentary Film (2013)

by Ian Aitken

Moana. (US, Flaherty, 1926) After the very considerable success of Nanook of the North (1922), Robert Flaherty, its creator, was approached by Jesse L. Lasky of Famous Players-Lasky (which became Paramount Pictures), the first firm to have ...

Google previewEnglish–Maori, Maori–English Dictionary (2012)

by Bruce Biggs

sea: moana,tai. sea ...

Google previewA dictionary of the Malagasy language, by J.J. Freeman (D. Johns). (1835)

by Joseph John Freeman, David Johns

moana, tsy mahatenv,si- na, mangina. Dumbly, ad, moana, tsy miteny. Dumbness, a. hamoanana, hangina- na. Dumpling, a. pudding madinikia, ( nhiuana.) Dun, a. manjamanja, maintimainty, maizimaizina. Dun, v, a. mahery maka ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Modern Coral Reefs (2010)

Structure, Form and Process by David Hopley

Fish and Wildlife Service Box 50167, 300 Ala Moana Blvd. Honolulu ...

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Small photo of View of St Vincent's Gulf from the cliffs between Moana and Maslins beach South AustraliaSmall photo of Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Dec. 31, 2017. Two old Hawaiian fisherman mending their throw-net prior to a day of fishing at Ala Moana Beach.Small photo of Honolulu - January 19, 2016: Luxury condo waiea - 1118 ala moana under construction in Kakaako, Hawaii. The Condo will features 171 RESIDENCES Honolulu, Hawaii.Small photo of MOANA, NEW ZEALAND, OCTOBER 27, 2017: The safety officer sets up a rescue tripod at the top of an abandoned oil well before sending workers into a confined space.Small photo of Ala Moana Beach Palm Trees with a Blue and White Sky Backdrop.Small photo of Bora Bora, French Polynesia - January 15, 2016: The Intercontinental Le Moana resort provides visitors with above-water accommodation in the form of bungalows and a range of seaside activitiesSmall photo of Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. May 7, 2018. Ornate children merry go round at the expanded Ala Moana Center. More...

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Scrabble value of M3O1A1N1A1

The value of this 5-letter word is 7 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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