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For ``Survivor: Cook Islands,'' four tribes of five contestants apiece are dispatched to separate islands: Puka is the Asian-American team; Raro is populated by Caucasians; Aitu is the Latino squad, and African-Americans comprise the Hiki tribe.
The owl is the family aitu, or spirit, that Peseola cannot discuss because it belongs to the old religion.
The tapu knowledge includes genealogical, house-building and fishing knowledges and the transfer of these knowledges to outsiders would incur the wrath of the protecting Atua or aitu.
In this alien culture, Stevenson sees much that echoes the dark side of Western culture, beliefs that seem to speak of a common experience of dread: 'The Polynesian varua inu or aitu o le vao is clearly the near kinsman of the Transylvanian vampire' (p.
Also, on the technology front, we won a National Science Foundation grant and demonstrated our commitment to further improved standards by joining the AITU.
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