Category:Omai

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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.


Omai; Omai; Omai; Omai; Omai; Omai; Omai; Omai; Omai; Omai; Omai; 歐邁; Omai; Rai'iatean explorer; polynesischer Weltreisender; ദേശപരിവേക്ഷകന്‍; ontdekkingsreiziger; Mai
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Rai'iatean explorer
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Date of birth1751
Date of death1779
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Wikidata Q457143
ISNI: 0000 0000 9875 4820
VIAF ID: 67712659, 230419298
GND ID: 1050466276
Library of Congress authority ID: n77009504
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography ID: 57845
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