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Rapanui is an Eastern Malayo-Polynesian member of the Austronesian language family. In its modern form, much of the original language has been supplanted by Tahitian. Alternative names for Rapanui include Easter Island and Pascuense. Ancient Rapanui had an ideographic written form called Rongorongo.
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