Behold the coconut

Photo: Swami Stream

Niue is an island of many names. Its official name is Niue Fekai, which some people believe means ‘Niue as a whole’. Others believe it is drawn from the old Samoan and Tongan languages and means ‘Niue the Fierce’.

Some prefer to think of ‘Niue standing on its own’ – Niue Nukututaha. However, Niue can be broken down into two words – Niu means ‘coconut’ and e means ‘here’ …. in other words, ‘Behold the coconut’.

Source: Niue by Charles Cooper. Reed Children’s Books, 2000, Auckland, New Zealand. ISBN 18694884

Category: Fascinating Niue, History

One Response to Behold the coconut

  1. Chuck says:

    Wooooooowww!!! thanx 4 the meaning of ‘NIUE’… i was wondering if you know any niuean food that was sold at polyfest 2012.

    Thank you.

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