The entire population of Easter Island (approximately 2500 people) lives today in Hanga Roa, the capital and only city. Two-thirds of the inhabitants are from autochthonous lineage; the remaining residents and visitors are considered to be estrangeros (foreigners) and come mostly from the Conti (an abbreviation of continente) that is, Chile. which has become a metonymy of the outside world in the natives' mind. In February 1995 I was one of those foreigners. My goal here is to recall basic geographic and historic information about the island and to comment upon my stay among the friendly people I met there.
Ganzarolli de Oliveira, Joao Vincent
"Culture and Isolation on Easter Island,"
Rapa Nui Journal: Journal of the Easter Island Foundation: Vol. 11
, Article 3.
Available at: https://kahualike.manoa.hawaii.edu/rnj/vol11/iss4/3