There is no intended link at all (that I know of) between ))Kon-Tikiand Tikiwiki, apart from the obvious name similarity. The simple fact that Tiki rhimes with Wiki could be a logical reason why Luis (the Tikiwiki author) chose this name. He could as well have chosen?KikiWikiavgasse — ((Userpageavgasse" class="wiki wikinew">?
I find some similarities. We take a light language to build a fullblown but not so complicated application that effectively goes somewhere. The crew in ))Kon-Tikimose?
But these similarities are, of course, purely coincidental. — avgasse
The ))Kon-Tiki(( Expedition
I couldn't explain it better than they do!Or when you are in Norway, you can visit the museum yourself.
Etymology Of Wiki
[wiki, abbreviation of ))WikiWikiWeb, name given in 1995 by American computer programmer Ward Cunningham to his new code, which permits the easy development of collaborative websites whose content can be edited by anyone with access to them. From Hawaiian wikiwiki “fast, speedy,??? reduplication of wiki “fast,??? akin to Tahitian viti and vitiviti, “deft, alert, well done,??? both from?Proto-Eastern-Polynesian(( *witi.]
Patrick adds, You’ve probably noticed that the Hawaiian word has a k where the Tahitian has a t. This is a regular correspondence between Hawaiian and the other Austronesian languages. Other examples include Hawaiian maka “eye??? and koko “blood,??? which correspond to Tahitian mata “eye,??? toto “blood,??? and to Samoan mata, toto too. The same correspondence shows up in Hawaiian kapu “sacred, forbidden??? next to Maori, Rarotongan, Samoan, and Tahitian tapu. One of these (we are not quite certain which) was the source of our English word taboo. Of course, we can't forget that "aloha" in Samoan is "talofa".Source: http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?EtymologyOfWiki
My personal thoughts about this: Tikiwiki is not really a Hawaiian or Tahitian word, but a mix of both. In Hawaiian it would have been ))KikiWikiand in Tahitian it would have been?TitiWiti((. Assuming the word would exist in either languages, of course. — avgasse
in hungarian kapu means a door, portal, and tabu means taboo - just a thought after reading, i felt worth sharing — ang