Uekera


Uekera

In the Micronesian mythology of Kiribati (formerly the Gilbert Islands) Uekera is a tree that reaches to the heavens, the "tree of knowledge" in Kiribati legend. It is said to have been planted in Buariki village in North Tarawa by Nei Tekanuea. It is the inspiration for the name of the Kiribati weekly newspaper, "Te Uekera".

References

* [http://www.trussel.com/kir/dic/dic_u.htm A Combined Kiribati-English Dictionary] compiled by Stephen Trussel and Gordon W. Groves, University of Hawaii, 1978.
* [http://www.botany.hawaii.edu/faculty/duffy/arb/293-305/296.pdf Plants of Kiribati: A Listing and Analysis of Vernacular Names] by R. R. Thaman. Atoll Research Journal No. 296. Issued by the Smithsonian Institution, August 1987. Page 10.
* [http://www.janeresture.com/ki33/communications.htm Kiribati Communications]
* [http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2004/01/27/2003092617 Aid workers find a new life in the Marshall Islands] "Taipei Times", Jan 27, 2004, Page 3.


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