I’ve actually read there are more names of Easter Island.
Before Europeans came to Easter Island it was called:
- Te pito o te henua (navel of the world),
- Mata-ki-Te-rangi (eyes looking to the sky).
Isla de Pascua is another name of Easter Island.
This comes from Spanish language.
Easter Island belongs to Chile; the official language of Chile is Spanish,
so we have “Isla de Pascua”. 🙂
Rapa Nui is a name commonly used when people refer to Easter Island.
However, this name came after the name “Easter Island”,
and it’s connected with a slavery. 🙁
Easter Island belongs to Chile,
it’s its special territory.
This year, Easter is in April, so is there a better month to show you my pictures from the Easter Island? 😉
I was actually visiting the Easter Island in April, many years ago; exactly during my birthday – very nice memories. 🙂