The baurua was a traditional sailing proa of the Gilbert Islands.[1] They are considered to have been the most sophisticated of the Austronesian sailing vessels.[2] A 100-foot baurua was built in 1939.[3]

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  1. Grimble, Arthur (1 January 1924). "Canoes in the Gilbert Islands". The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland. 54: 101–139. doi:10.2307/2843663. JSTOR 2843663.
  3. "Oceania Voyaging Canoes".
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