Pahi were the traditional double-hulled sailing watercraft of Tahiti.[1] They were large, two masted, and rigged with crab claw sails.[2]


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1805 in New Zealand

Sealing continues at Bass Strait but declines at Dusky Sound which is still used for provisioning. There is a new rush to the Antipodes Islands. The existence of Foveaux Strait is not reported in Port Jackson until early the following year so sealers are still travelling via the south of Stewart Island/Rakiura which some also visit. At Stewart Island/Rakiura, and its smaller surrounding islands, the sealers often encounter Māori which they have not done at all at Dusky Sound. As many as 16 whalers are operating around the north of New Zealand, occasionally visiting the Bay of Islands and taking an increasing number of Māori on board as crew.

1806 in New Zealand

Sealing continues at Bass Strait and the Antipodes Islands. At the end of the year there is a new sealing rush to the Bounty and Auckland Islands. Few sealers, if any, are known to have visited the Foveaux Strait area at this time, although this may be due in part to the secrecy of the captains and owners in reporting where they operate and/or the existence of the Strait not yet being widely known. Whaling continues off the east coast of the North Island. Ships are now visiting the Bay of Islands on a reasonably regular basis. The first reports about the poor behaviour of ships crews are sent to the Church Missionary Society in London.Between 1800 and 1806, £200,000 worth of whale oil is taken from the New Zealand area by British whaling ships operating from Sydney.

1809 in New Zealand

Foveaux Strait is the centre of attention for sealing ships. Sealing gangs are dropped along the coast from southern Fiordland to Otago Harbour and on Stewart Island/Rakiura. The Bay of Islands is sometimes on the journey to or from Port Jackson. The Chatham Islands are also visited. A few whalers also operate around New Zealand; some also collect timber from Bay of Islands.In November the Boyd massacre occurs in Whangaroa Harbour. It is precipitated by ill-treatment of a Māori crew member. There are only four survivors and the ship is later accidentally set on fire. It takes several months for all vessels operating around New Zealand to hear what has happened and through confusion and misrepresentation the wrong chief is blamed.Māori are taken on as crew or passengers on various vessels that travel throughout the Pacific and also to England.

1810 in New Zealand

There is a drastic decline in the number of ships visiting New Zealand from the previous year. An economic depression starts in New South Wales as a result of the escalation of war in Europe and the consequent reduction in the number of convicts being transported. In March news of the Boyd massacre reaches Port Jackson and a punitive expedition is sent to New Zealand and bombards the village of the incorrectly blamed chief, Te Pahi. After this the few whaling ships (possibly only 5) that later head for New Zealand usually prefer to avoid landing, especially in the Bay of Islands.Sealing in Foveaux Strait declines as the rookeries are exhausted. With the discovery of Campbell Island at the beginning of the year, and Macquarie Island in the middle of the year, by the same sealing ship, sealers transfer their attention there. If they stop off in New Zealand it is usually in Foveaux Strait.

Boyd massacre

The Boyd massacre occurred in December 1809 when Māori residents of Whangaroa Harbour in northern New Zealand killed and ate between 66 and 70 Europeans. This is reputedly the highest number of Europeans killed by Māori in a single event in New Zealand, and the incident is also one of the bloodiest instances of cannibalism on record. The massacre is thought to have been in revenge for the whipping of a young Māori chief by the crew of the sailing ship Boyd.

In retribution, European whalers attacked the island pa of chief Te Pahi about 60 km south-east, in the mistaken belief that he ordered the killings. Between 16 and 60 Maori and one European died in the clash. News of the events delayed the first missionary visits to the country, and caused the number of shipping visits to fall to "almost nothing" over the next few years.

James Wharram

James Wharram (born 15 May 1928 in Manchester, England) is a multihull pioneer and designer of catamarans.

Kampung Pahi

Kampung Pahi is a village in Kuala Krai District in the state of Kelantan, Malaysia.

Kuala Krai (federal constituency)

Kuala Krai is a federal constituency in Kelantan, Malaysia, that has been represented in the Dewan Rakyat since 1974.

The federal constituency was created in the 1974 redistribution and is mandated to return a single member to the Dewan Rakyat under the first past the post voting system.


Navtol is a small village of sarisab-pahi west panchayat of Pandaul block in Madhubani district of Bihar State in India. It is located 1.5 kilometres north of National Highway-57, Gangauli chawk. The village Navtol "Sarisabpahi" is situated at 16–17 kilometers south-east from district headquarters (Madhubani), in Darbhanga commissionary of state Bihar. It is an important Tola of revenue village Sarisab alise Sarisab-pahi. Now there are two Panchayats, Sarisab-pahi to the East and Sarisab-pahi to the West. Other Tolas are Pahitol and Bitthotol. Total area of Navtol now is 1.5 km2. The population of this village is 6500–7000. Hindi, Maithili and English are spoken and written in this area, Maithili being the main language of this village. And scripts of this village are Devnagari, Roman and Mithilakshar (tirhuta). Durga pooja celebrated in Navtol, every year in "Ashwin" since 1840 (1258 saal).

Pacoh language

The Pacoh language is a member of the Katuic language group, a part of the Eastern [1] Mon–Khmer linguistic branch. Most Pacoh speakers live in central Laos and central Vietnam. Pacoh is undergoing substantial change, influenced by the Vietnamese.Alternative names are Paco, Pokoh, Bo River Van Kieu. Its dialects are Pahi (Ba-Hi). They are officially classified by the Vietnamese government as Ta'Oi (Tà Ôi) people.

Pahi, New Zealand

Pahi is a settlement in Northland, New Zealand. It is at the end of a peninsula in the Kaipara Harbour, bounded by inlets to the Paparoa Creek to the west and the Pahi River to the east. Paparoa is 6 km to the north, and Matakohe is 4 km to the north-west.Pahi was one of several Kaipara settlements established by a religious group known as Albertlanders. Port Albert near Wellsford was the main settlement, and Matakohe was another. After the Paparoa Block was settled in 1863, a road was constructed to the port at Pahi in 1865.The steamer Minnie Casey ran a weekly service from Pahi to Helensville on the south side of the Kaipara from 1882, and the S.S. Ethel took over from 1891–95, after which services went only to Matakohe and Pahi.Pahi is best known for its annual regatta; the Pahi Regatta Club was established in 1887, and a regatta has been held every year except 1925. Taking place over three days, events included sailing and later motorboat races, children's sports, foot races, aquatic events, rowing, and horse-swimming races across the 0.5 miles (800 m) strait to Whakapirau and back. Horse-swimming races ceased after a horse and rider drowned.The Pahi Reserve and Campground contains a Moreton Bay fig tree (Ficus macrophylla) with a girth of over 14 metres (46 ft), one of the largest specimens of this species in the world, and considered "one of the ten finest exotic [trees] in New Zealand."

Pahi (Tanzanian ward)

Pahi (Tanzanian ward) is an administrative ward in the Kondoa district of the Dodoma Region of Tanzania. According to the 2002 census, the ward has a total population of 20,152.

Pahi River

The Pahi River is a river of the Northland Region of New Zealand's North Island. It flows generally west from its origins southwest of Maungaturoto, and the last few kilometres of its length form an upper silty arm of the Kaipara Harbour. It forms one of the arms of the Arapaoa River, in the northeastern part of the harbour's system.

Pahi language

Pahi, or Lugitama, is a Sepik language of Sandaun Province, Papua-New Guinea.


Páhi is a village in Bács-Kiskun county, in the Southern Great Plain region of southern Hungary.

Tama languages

The Tama languages are a small family of three clusters of closely related languages of northern Papua New Guinea,

Ayi–Pasi, Yamano (= Yessan-Mayo?)

Pahi, Mehek

Wogamusin, ChenapianThey are classified among the Sepik languages.

Te Pahi

Te Pahi (Tippahee in traditional orthography) (?–1810) was a Māori tribal leader and traveller from New Zealand. He was from the Ngāpuhi iwi and lived in the Rangihoua Bay area of the Bay of Islands.In 1805 Te Pahi was the first influential Māori leader to visit Port Jackson (Sydney) where he met Samuel Marsden, chaplain of New South Wales. Te Pahi attended church services and discussed religion with Marsden, who formed plans for a Church Missionary Society mission under Te Pahi's protection at Rangihoua.In 1806, during his visit to Port Jackson, Te Pahi met New South Wales Governor Captain Philip Gidley King, who presented him with a medal to recognise his visit. It was the first State gift presented to a Māori rangatira. King also presented Te Pahi with a prefabricated brick house which was built in his pā on Motu Apo Island and was the first permanent European style house in New Zealand.

Te Pahi was incorrectly blamed for the burning of the Boyd incident in 1809 and his pā on Motu Apo was stormed by crew from several whaling ships in retaliation in 1810. The whalers murdered many people, looted the island and destroyed houses including the gift from King.

Te Pahi was wounded in the attack on his island but his death several weeks later was as the result of other wounds he received in a conflict with Māori from the Whangaroa region over the Boyd affair. He was succeeded as chief of the Rangihoua Bay area by Ruatara.

Vrh pri Pahi

Vrh pri Pahi (pronounced [ˈʋəɾx pɾi ˈpaːxi]) is a small settlement in the hills north of Otočec in the Municipality of Novo Mesto in southeastern Slovenia. The area is part of the traditional region of Lower Carniola and is now included in the Southeast Slovenia Statistical Region.


The Sogdian-Turkish title of Yabgu is transliterated into literary Chinese as Yehu (Sogdian title) in various Chinese historical works.

For the Israelite king, see Jehu.The yehu (Chinese: 椰胡; pinyin: yēhú) is a bowed string instrument in the huqin family of Chinese musical instruments. Ye means coconut and hu is short for huqin. It is used particularly in the southern coastal provinces of China and in Taiwan. The instrument's soundbox is made from a coconut shell, which is cut on the playing end and covered with a piece of coconut wood instead of the snakeskin commonly used on other huqin instruments such as the erhu or gaohu. As with most huqin the bow hair passes in between the two strings. Many players prefer to use silk strings rather than the more modern steel strings generally used for the erhu, giving the instrument a distinctly hollow, throaty timbre.

The instrument comes in various sizes. In Chaozhou music (where it is called pahi, 冇弦) it is a leading instrument, and is tuned quite high. In Cantonese music it can be quite large and is often tuned to a relatively low pitch, lower than the erhu (usually one octave below the gaohu). It is used as an accompaniment instrument in the local musics and operas of various areas, including Guangdong, Fujian, and Taiwan. It is an important instrument in the music of the Chaozhou and Hakka peoples. In Taiwan, a variety of yehu used in Taiwan opera is called kezaixian.

Related instruments include the Vietnamese đàn gáo, the Thai saw ou, and the Cambodian tro u. The banhu, used primarily in northern China, also has a coconut resonator and wooden face but is tuned quite high and has a much brighter timbre.

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