omiirocfakereva canoe of only men, and long enough to hold at least 6 men, that can be used for hunting, fishing or travelling. The same canoe can be used by women, but then it is not called an omiiro.

Traditionally, a war omiiro could hold up to 30 men. At the front of the canoe was the ga'ai meree, the best shooter, who could shoot 3 or 4 arrows at once. Behind him was the main shielf bearer, who protected the shooter and the rest of the canoe. The order of the people in the war canoe was reflected in how they slept in the dubumeree (longhouse), with the chief and the best fighters sleeping at the front, and the rearguard sleeping at the back of the longhouse where they could look after provisions and slip out the back door to collect food.

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