Category:Pouvanaa a Oopa
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English: Pouvanaa a Oopa (May 10, 1895 - January 10, 1977) was a French Polynesia politician and Tahitian nationalist, who led a Tahitian separatist movement against French rule, before being exiled to France in the late 1950s. Tahitians and other French Polynesians refer to Pouvanaa as metua, which means "spiritual father." He remains an important symbol for the French Polynesian independence or autonomy movements.