List of monarchs of Mangareva

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This is a list of monarchs of Mangareva of the Gambier Islands of Polynesia until the island's annexation by France in 5 July 1881. Although there were other monarchs of the Gambier Islands like Taravai, the kings of Mangareva were considered of the highest ranking. The islands kings and chiefs were called ʻakariki.

Lists of the monarchs of Mangareva[edit]

It will be seen (under the heading Tu) that these are gods. In this respect it is like many Polynesian genealogies which commence with the gods, or, perhaps, deified ancestors.

  • 1. Atu-motua
  • 2. Atu-moana
  • 3. Tangaroa-mea
  • 4. Tangaroa-hurupapa
  • 5. Tu-te-kekeu
  • 6. Oroki
  • 7. Vaiamo
  • 8. Not given
  • 9. Not given
  • 10. Turu-kura
  • 11. Turu-rei
  • 12. Taivere and Taroi, sons of Ua, who came from Rarotonga with her brother Te Tupua, and married Nono of Mangareva. It is said that it was in their reign, Tupa [q.v] arrived bringing the coco-nut.
  • 13. Not given
  • 14. Taki-marama
  • 15. Toronga
  • 16. Popi, or Popi-te-moa
  • 17. Angi-a-Popi
  • 18. Tipoti, son of Angi-a-Popi and Te Puru-on u
  • 19. Tahau-mangi
  • 20. Pono-te-akariki, son of Makoha-iti and Raui-roro, nephew of Tahaumangi
  • 21. Not given
  • 22. Tama-keu. His son Etua-taorea, had a daughter, Toa-te-Etua-taorea, an unfortunate queen whose throat was pierced to introduce water she had demanded to quench her thirst. Her body, and that of her child, were eaten after her death.
  • 23. Reitapu, of Rikitea, son of Tae-Tamakeu and Tuareu; his death at Raramei-tau (at Kirimiro), where he was assassinated, occasioning the loss of Taku.
  • 24. Mahanga-vihinui, father of Ape-iti.
  • 25. Ape-iti, of Rikitea, the conqueror of Taku. Under him the great migration that peopled Reao, Pukaruha, Takoto, Vahitahi, Hao, Fakahina, Fangatu, and partly Hikueru by supplying women, took place—these are Tuamotu Islands.
  • 26. Meihara-tuharua
  • 27. Pokau
  • 28. Okeu
  • 29. Makoro-tau-eriki—in whose time there was peace, no wars.
  • 30. Mangi-tu-tavake, son of Makoro-tau-arike and his wife Makutea.
  • 31. Te Ariki-tea, son of Mangi-tu-tavake; reigned only in name. His brother Te Ariki-pongo was preferred by the people.
  • 32. Te Oa, son of Te Ariki-tea and Toatau.
  • 33. Te Mateoa (or Mapu-rure). His wife was Purure.
  • 34. Te Ika-tohora
  • 35. Te Maputeoa, Grégoire I, died 30 June 1857
  • 35. Joseph-Grégoire II, r. 1857-1868
    • Maria-Eutokia Toaputeitou, regent 1868-1869
    • Aarona Te Ika-tohara, regent 1869-1873
    • Bernardo Teaoiti, regent 1873-1881

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