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In: Asian and African Studies, vol. 28, no. 2


THE RAŊITOKI (RANGITOKI) BARK-CLOTH PIECE: A NEWLY RECOGNIZED RONGORONGO FRAGMENT FROM EASTER ISLAND

Robert M. Schoch - Tomi S. Melka

ISSN 1335-1257 (print)
ISSN 2585-8793 (online)

Publisher: Institute of Oriental Studies

Year, pages: 2019, 113-148

Language: eng

Published: 26. 11. 2019

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Article type: Linguistics

Abstract:

The Raŋitoki fragment, here described in the literature for the first time, consists of a piece of bark-cloth collected on Easter Island in March 1869 that has painted on its surface a short rongorongo (RR) sequence of glyphs. Analysis of the historiography and inscription of the Raŋitoki fragment suggests that it is, most likely, a genuine relic of the rongorongo tradition on Easter Island and thus represents an authentic addition to the known corpus of RR inscriptions.

How to cite:

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Schoch, R., Melka, T. 2019. THE RAŊITOKI (RANGITOKI) BARK-CLOTH PIECE: A NEWLY RECOGNIZED RONGORONGO FRAGMENT FROM EASTER ISLAND. In Asian and African Studies, vol. 28, no.2, pp. 113-148.

APA:
Schoch, R., Melka, T. (2019). THE RAŊITOKI (RANGITOKI) BARK-CLOTH PIECE: A NEWLY RECOGNIZED RONGORONGO FRAGMENT FROM EASTER ISLAND. Asian and African Studies, 28(2), 113-148.

Keywords: bark-cloth, corpus, genuine artifact, Rapa Nui, Rangitoki, Raŋitoki fragment, relic, rongorongo script

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