Wondering about the definition of motu? Keep reading to learn the meaning of motu, see some examples, and get a better understanding of this travel glossary term!
What is a Motu?
In geography, a motu is a type of small island that is a low bank or reef made of accumulated coral, gravel, or rock.
A motu differs from a cay, which is usually predominantly made of sand.
More on Motus
Some of the most well-known motus include:
- Motu Nao, Marquesas Islands
- Motu Nui, near Easter Island
- Motu Oa, Marquesas Islands
- Motu One, Society Islands
- Motu Paahi, French Polynesia
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