DOBES Archive

ruu_Taae-Mi
Indigenous ru'u chant. The language used in ru'u chant is similar to the Marquesan secret languages. A ru'u was often composed after a significant event in the community. The ru'u therefore had some "moral" view on the event.
ruu_paehu-Mi
Indigenous ru'u chant singing about vanity. The language used in ru'u chant is similar to the Marquesan secret languages. A ru'u was often composed after a significant event in the community. The ru'u therefore had some "moral" view on the event.
ruu_viio-Mi
Indigenous ru'u chant singing about longing, desire and lost love. The language used in ru'u chant is similar to the Marquesan secret languages. A ru'u was often composed after a significant event in the community. The ru'u therefore had some "moral" view on the event.
ruu_kona-Mi
Indigenous ru'u chant singing about drunkeness and personal failings of doing so. The language used in ru'u chant is similar to the Marquesan secret languages. A ru'u was often composed after a significant event in the community. The ru'u therefore had some "moral" view on the event.
ruu_enanamate-Mi
Indigenous chant (=ru'u) about a sick man.
ruu_Teii-Mi
Indigenous ru'u chant singing about a local called Tei'i of the Ho'oumi community (Nuku Hiva). The language used in ru'u chant is similar to the Marquesan secret languages. A ru'u was often composed after a significant event in the community. The ru'u therefore had some "moral" view on the event.