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In the 19th century, Hawaiian scholars Kamakau and Kepelino attributed the discovery of Hawai‘i to a fisherman named Hawai‘iloa.
He is said to have discovered the islands during a long fishing trip from a homeland in the west called Ka ‘Aina kai melemelea Kane (“Land of the yellow sea of Kane”); the Big Island was named after him while Kaua‘i, O‘ahu, and Maui were named after his children.
Crime: Although French Polynesia has a low crime rate, petty crime, such as pick pocketing and purse snatching, does occur.
You should secure your valuables at all times and remain particularly vigilant at night.
Soon afterwards Pouvanaa was arrested, brought before a court on charges that were widely regard as false and jailed.
He was later exiled to France, weakening the Maohi nationalist movement.
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