kanak paici love poem, translated by Astrid for 6.000 people. Kanaks which means "free men" means for her the same freedom, nothing and no one will hinder her. It is a dream and a paici poem for a woman of the beaches of the northern province of New Caledonia. She is a relentless reader, books are her life, she has reread 10 times the "Great Meaulnes". Kanaks are the natives of New Caledonia, they are Melanesians. There are 27 Kanak languages, including 4 as paici have a regional language status.