Mwaneaba


A mwaneaba is the town meeting hall.  This is the one from Tabonibara on North Tarawa.  Throughout the year different sections of the village would rotate living there.  This one had a painting on the inside with a white dove and a black bird sharing a nest - year ago a man from Canada came and fell in love with an I-Kiribati woman.  They married and currently live in Canada.  The village and the village waa (canoe) has the phrase on it "nest of love" due to money coming from this man for the village to build the mwaneaba.

The couple now have children and come back regularly to visit her family and the village.



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