Rapa Nui Submitted Place Names

Rapa Nui names are used by the people of Rapa Nui, also known as Easter Island.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Rapa Nui (Island) Rapa Nui
This is one of the Rapanui names for Easter Island. The word "Nui" in this case with "Rapa" means "Great Rapa." It was named this to distinguish it from another island in French Polynesia Rapa Iti. This name comes from a Tahitian who thought the shape of the island looked like his home island Rapa (now called Rapa Iti) in what is now French Polynesia... [more]
Te Pito O Te Henua (Island) Rapa Nui
This is one of the names the Rapanui called Easter Island. This name is older than the name Rapa Nui. In English it means, "the navel (or center) of the world" or "the center/navel of the world." It can also mean "the end of the land."