Tahitian / French lingo

Ia Orana (yo-rah-nah) – Hello


Maeva (mah-yeh-vah) – Welcome


Maururu (mah-roo-roo) – Thank you


Nana (nah-nah) – Bye, see you later


Manuia (mah-nwee-ah) – Cheers / to your health


E (ay) – Yes


Aita (eye-tah) – No


Ahimaa (a he mah-ah) - traditional Tahitian underground oven


Motu - a very small island


Pension - locally owned and run bed and breakfasts


Roulottes - food trucks, locally owned 

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