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English: Mai (c.1751-1780), mistakenly known as Omai in Britain, was a young Ra'iatean man who became the first Pacific Islander to visit Europe. In August 1773 he embarked from Huahine on the British ship HMS Adventure, commanded by Commander Tobias Furneaux, which had touched at Tahiti as part of James Cook's second voyage of discovery in the Pacific. Omai travelled to Europe on Adventure, arriving at London in October 1774 where he was introduced into society by the naturalist Sir Joseph Banks.
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