Different sound of Bora Bora in #tahitian language 😮 #porapora

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One of the French Polynesia Leeward group of Islands is the Island of Bora Bora. The Island features an extinct volcano at its center which rises to two peaks called Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu. In ancient times the island was called “Pora pora mai te pora”, meaning “created by the gods” in the local Tahitian dialect. This was often abbreviated Pora Pora meaning simply first born. Because of ambiguities in the phonemes of the Tahitian language, this could also be pronounced Bola Bola or Bora Bora. When explorer Jacob Roggeveen first landed on the island, he and his crew adopted the name Bora Bora which has stood ever since.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bora_Bora