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Cook Islands' capital is Avarua , located on theisland of Rarotonga. Avarua's population is about 2,600.
The Cook Islands are in Oceania, in the South Pacific Ocean, about halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand. They are just east of Tonga and Fiji, and west of French Polynesia…, in the ocean northeast of New Zealand.
The majority of the people that live on Cook Island are Christians. The Cook Island Church is the largest denomination.
There isn't one particular national sport of the Cook Islands. The constitution for a particular national sport is based on what the local populations are best known for, or a… very excelled at. Despite the country's small sporting achievers in the major locally-played sports -- such as rugby union, rugby league and netball -- they have been notably regarded within smaller sporting fields such as football, rugby sevens and weightlifting. However, the country support sports as a method of developing local or regional public involvement, participation in local events and creating friendly competition between teams and local regions.
The Cook Islands are a protectorate of New Zealand.
The common greeting in the Cook Islands is 'kia orana' (pronounced KEE-YAH OR-AH-NAH), which means "may you live long". Other islands in the Cooks also use other expressions…, such as 'tangi ke' in Mangaia (pronounced TAH-NG-I KEH), where the 'ng' is pronounced like the ng in 'long'. Some local islanders in the norther Cooks replace the 'r' in 'kia orana' with an 'l', as in 'kia olana'. This is based on the local dialect of these particular islands.
There are 15 islands (2 uninhabited. North to south, they are... Penrhyn (aka Tongareva), Rakahanga, Manihiki, Pukapuka, Nassau, Suwarrow (Suvarov) , Palmerston, Aitutaki, Ma…nuae, Takutea, Mitiaro, Atiu, Mauke, Rarotonga (the capital island) and Mangaia.
The Cook Islands, situated in the South Pacific, are named after Captain James Cook. He landed here in 1773 and again visited these islands in 1777. The Cook Islands consi…st of about 18 islands.
The Cook Islands do not have a cultural costume, such as the Indian sari or the Tongan taovala. However, the preferred 'cultural' dress for Cook Islanders is a common Pasifika… form of attire consisting of an aloha shirt/island shirt for both men and women called a "pona pareu". These shirts are usually printed with different floral or motifs and come in many different colours. Older Cook Islands women also prefer to wear a "muumuu", another commonly Pasifika shared form of dress, mainly for women from Easter Polynesia. Older women prefer to have this dress cover their bodies from their necks to their ankles. Younger women prefer to have fitted muumuu dresses in moderate lengths and cuts. A local company called TAVS Resortwear create handmade garments that are both a local and overseas favourite for many Cook Islanders at home and abroad. They specialize in handpainted skirts, dresses, shirts and other attire using cultural motifs that are significant to the Cook Islands. They provide new styles each season, as well as continuous production of popular garments. Rarotonga (the capital island of the Cook Islands) also produces some well-known brands among the Cook Islands community, such as the Mareko sarong collection that are popular for their soft materials used to make sarongs. Cultural performing arts costumes vary within the Cook Islands and abroad. The culture of the Cook Islands welcome creative expressions of Cook Islands costumes to support the notion that their culture is not stagnant. However, the basics of a cultural costume consist of a "pareu"/skirt for both males and females (either made of kiri'au (hibiscus bark fibres), plastic sacks, or cloth), shell necklances, head bands, bras (for girls, made of coconut shells or decorated plain bras bought from stores) and leg adornments for males called "riri vaevae" (literally leg shakers).
The haircutting ceremony is a rite of passage for young boys. At these large gatherings the boy sits on a chair draped with tīvaevae (quilts). As his hair is cut, members of …the community plaster the boy with money or other gifts. The custom serves to maintain reciprocal ties within the extended family and community.
Inangaro au ia koe!
Wave your tongue
1-tai 2-rua 3-toru 4-a 5-rima 6-ono 7-itu 8-varu 9-iva 10-tai ngauru 20- rua ngauru 30-toru ngauru 11-tai ngauru ma tai 12-tai ngauru ma rua 32-toru ngauru ma rua