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  TAKAI, Tangaroa


The Cook Islands

A NET of 15 islands in the heart of the South Pacific spread over an area the size of India with a population no bigger than a small New Zealand country town, 15,000 souls. These unique and friendly Polynesians have their own language and government and enjoy a vigorous and diverse culture with significant differences between each island. Despite some 140,000 visitors a year to the capital island Rarotonga the Cooks are largely unspoiled by tourism. They offer a rare opportunity for people from the cities of the world to experience a different type of vacation. There are no high-rise hotels and very little hype. Ideal for travellers seeking more than the usual clichés associated with the South Seas, each island has its unique qualities and offers the visitor a special experience.
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  • History - Pre-European contact, 19th century, today
  • People - Migration, ethnology
  • Art -Culture, dance, literature, crafts
  • Who's Who - Notable Cook Islanders



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