food, drink and feasting talk: western polynesian food and drink

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Western Polynesian Food & Drink: Acts of PowerAndy MillsFijian Art Research ProjectUniversity of East Anglia

Manavaaki= To eatMnavaaki= To breathe

Manava-hoko (ensuing manava) =Courageous

Manava-lahi (big manava) =Courage

Manava-sii (little manava) =Nervousness / Fear Manava-foi defeated manava) =Nervousness / Fear Manava-he (manava-less) =Terror.

Manava as Courage

TapuTouching a superiors corpse.

Touching a superiors head.

Touching a superiors personal effects.

Eating in the sight-line of a superior.

Watching a superior eat.

Eating a species of animal deemed above your social class.