Rapanui or Rapa Nui are the
native Polynesian inhabitants of
Island, or Rapa Nui, in the Pacific Ocean. The easternmost Polynesian culture, the
Rapanui people make up 60% of Easter Island's population, with some
living also in mainland Chile.
speak the Rapa Nui language
2002 census there were 3,304 island inhabitants - almost all living
in the village of Hanga
Roa on the sheltered west coast.
Today, Rapanui's main source of income is in tourism. Some fruits
are grown for local use.