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Kafeŕoor is a "mythical vanishing island"[1] location in Pacific and Polynesian mythology, recorded in the traditional celestial navigation techniques of the Caroline Islands. Part of the Trigger fishes tied together mnemonic-navigational system, it is sometimes grouped with Fanuankuwel as a 'ghost island'.[1][2][3]

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  1. ^ a b Emily Lyle. "Ten Gods: A New Approach to Defining the Mythological Structures of the Indo-Europeans (sample excerpt)". Retrieved 8 January 2015. Kafeŕoor is a mythical vanishing island, Nalikáp and Nókitikiit are big waves, Máŕipeŕip (which means “small pieces”) is a very large, destructive whale, and Fanuankuwel is the place of a whale with two tails.
  2. ^ Saul H. Riesenberg (1972). "The organisation of navigational knowledge on Puluwat". Journal of the Polynesian Society, Auckland University. Retrieved 8 January 2015.
  3. ^ Michael J. Gunn (1980). "Etak and the Ghost Islands of the Carolines". Journal of the Polynesian Society, University of Otago. Retrieved 25 February 2015.