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Lettris is a curious tetris-clone game where all the bricks have the same square shape but different content. Each square carries a letter. To make squares disappear and save space for other squares you have to assemble English words (left, right, up, down) from the falling squares.
Boggle gives you 3 minutes to find as many words (3 letters or more) as you can in a grid of 16 letters. You can also try the grid of 16 letters. Letters must be adjacent and longer words score better. See if you can get into the grid Hall of Fame !
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The Tao (Chinese: 達悟族; pinyin: Dáwù zú; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Ta̍t-ngō͘-cho̍k), originally recognized as Yami (雅美), are a Taiwanese aboriginal people, native to tiny outlying Orchid Island in Taiwan. The Tao are an Austronesian people linguistically and culturally closer to the Ivatan people of the Batanes islands in the Philippines than to other aboriginal peoples on the main island of Taiwan. The word "Tao" (pronounced Ta-o) means "person" or "people" in both the Tao language and all Philippine languages. The Tao people are traditionally good at making balangays (native canoes), which is a symbol of their tribe.
In the year 2000 the Yami numbered 3,872. This was approximately 1% of Taiwan's total indigenous population.
The Tao people of Pongso no Tao (Orchid Island)is a small island approximately 42 km in diameter. The coastline is the only inhabited area of the island, with ocean and volcanic rock on the shore and then mountains of great height inland. The soil of Orchid island is very salty. The Tao farming near the shore usually grow sweet potato for its edible root and leaves and Taro. As of the last few decades other non-indigenous fruits and vegetables have since been introduced. Coconuts are also available on the island but are not common or usually owned by families and kept on their own private land. It is rare to find a coconut tree or any tree for that matter that is not owned by anyone on the island. Being a small island everyone has claimed some part of and regularly farms there during the day. Millet is also grown on the island and is usually pounded down into a sticky cake and eaten with pork. Traditional millet festivals can be seen in the beginning of the summer months around the island. Taro is also mashed and mixed with smoked pork.
Crab,land crabs and coconut crab, lobsters are commonly gathered and eaten. There is also a wild type of Lychee nut that is green and tastes different than lychee that comes from Taiwan. The Tao also raise black pigs but more often these days pigs are imported from Taiwan for the preference of their softer and less wild tasting meat. The Noni fruit also grows on the island but traditionally it was regarded as an evil fruit and people who brought back to the village were usually told to leave, only recently has the noni fruit been recognized for its health benefits and now made into juice. There are also some foods that the Tao consider taboo and will not be eaten such as shark, turtle and eels, which they consider to be disgusting tasting.
The waters and coral reefs around Orchid island are rich in thousands of varieties of tropical fish which provide ample variety to their diet. Finally, the flying fish is considered the single most important food available on the island is only hunted during certain months of the year and while the flying fish hunt is on no man may enter the water to fish any other fish until the 3 month flying fish ceremony is over. The flying fish is considered like god and there are many different taboo and customs involved in the hunting of the flying fish and certain things that must be said before going out to sea to catch them. Once caught the flying fish is air dried and salted and then stored.
The Tao language includes names for about 450 species of fish. Their fish taxonomy distinguishes edible fish (ovod a among) from inedible fish (maharet a among). These are subdivided into fish for men or taboo/forbidden for women. Pregnant women may only eat four species of fish, and the elderly consume only certain species.
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