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Settlements, Dwellings and Culture

      The Oceania concept of space involves facing the mountains or the ocean. Sunrise and sunset symbolize the sacred and secular worlds.

      The dead are not thought to disappear. Polynesians have a methodical and classifiable spirit system with which to define life and death. In contrast, Melanesians believe in spirits without fixed images. The faith in mana and the concept of taboos commonly seen in Polynesia maintain the status of the noble class.
Dwellings and Culture (1'26")

      In traditional Oceania, the family dwelling is considered endowed with vitality. Its expansion suggests trunks and branches. The arrangements of dwellings and villages resemble social functions and can usually be seen as an epitome of the universe.




 
 
 
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