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In Eastern Polynesia: a raised platform or mound; especially a platform of earth or stone used as a memorial or (as on Easter Island) as a support for stone statues.
Early 20th century. From an Eastern Polynesian language; compare e.g. Tahitian ahu, Maori ahu, Hawaiian ahu, Rapa Nui ahu.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.