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Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, a remote island in the Pacific Ocean famous for the Moai, ancient carved statues

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Where did the Easter Islanders come from, according to their own myths?

My understanding of the origin myth of the Easter Islanders (Rapa Nui) is that they had a legendary founder named Hotu Matu'a, who came to the island, and who was the direct patrilineal ancestor of ...