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Definition of "moai" [moai]

  • One of the large stone statues on Easter Island (Rapa Nui). (noun)

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Use "moai" in a sentence
  • "Nearly half are still at Rano Raraku, the main moai quarry, but hundreds were transported from there and set on Ahu (platforms) which were mostly at the island's perimeter."
  • "For over 700 years, the Easter Islanders built their huge statues, called moai."
  • "Geographically, it's part of Polynesia and it's home to nearly 1,000 mysterious statues called moai, positioned across the island like sentries."