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The Earliest Foreign Visitors and Their Massive Depopulation of Rapa-iti from 1824 to 1830

Rhys Richards
p. 3-10

Abstracts

The first foreign visitors to Rapa-iti introduced new technologies and new ideas, but they also introduced foreign diseases and alcohol. Within the six years from 1824 to 1830, over three quarters of the population died. The extinction of the remainder was only narrowly averted. Nevertheless sufficient of the Rapa-iti language survived to indicate that it was unlike the languages of the Austral Islands and Tahiti.

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References

Bibliographical reference

Rhys Richards, « The Earliest Foreign Visitors and Their Massive Depopulation of Rapa-iti from 1824 to 1830 », Journal de la Société des Océanistes, 118 | 2004, 3-10.

Electronic reference

Rhys Richards, « The Earliest Foreign Visitors and Their Massive Depopulation of Rapa-iti from 1824 to 1830 », Journal de la Société des Océanistes [Online], 118 | Année 2004-1, Online since 01 June 2007, connection on 21 October 2021. URL : http://journals.openedition.org/jso/67 ; DOI : https://doi.org/10.4000/jso.67

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Rhys Richards

mrhys@paradise.net.nz

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Journal de la société des océanistes est mis à disposition selon les termes de la Licence Creative Commons Attribution - Pas d'Utilisation Commerciale - Pas de Modification 4.0 International.

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