aao, a special glow, a shine about a person, like a halo fastened to the head or floating above it; like a rainbow rising over a person. Confers a fine personality, charm, and brings luck. [back]


Actually it was the relatives who often had a lot to say in choosing a spouse. [back]


The pinpin tree (Hernandia sonora) is a large tree which grows on the lagoonal shore of the islands. Lijakkwe¨s tree has fallen over in recent years due to shoreline erosion. Lijjakwe, by the way, is the Marshallese term for cotton coral. [back]