Fijian Samoan kingdoms in Fiji and western Samoa

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pingpong

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#1 Nov 21, 2013
mapping out the lost kingdoms
pingpong

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#2 Nov 21, 2013
Rewa is a province of Fiji. With a land area of 272 square kilometers (the smallest of Fiji's provinces), it includes the capital city of Suva (but not most of Suva's suburbs) and is in two parts — one including part of Suva's hinterland to the west and a noncontiguous area to the east, separated from the rest of Rewa by Naitasiri Province. The province had a population of 100,787 at the 2007 census, making it Fiji's third most populous.
For political and traditional reasons, Rewa is a powerful province. It is the hinterland of the national capital and the heart of the Burebasaga Confederacy, one of three traditional chiefly hierarchies. The Roko Tui Dreketi, or Paramount Chief of Rewa, is the head Burebasaga. The last two holders of the title have been women: Ro Lady Lala Mara (1931-2004), the wife of Fiji's longtime prime minister and President Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara, and her sister and successor, Ro Teimumu Kepa, who is Minister of Education in the Qarase government.
Rewa is governed by a Provincial Council. The chairmanship is vacant, and the Council has decided not to fill it until the Constitution is changed to allow parliamentarians to hold national and provincial office simultaneously, thereby allowing their Paramount Chief, Ro Teimumu Kepa, to take the position. In the interim, Pita Tagicakiverata is acting chairman.
The province comprises nine tikina (or districts):
Rewa
Noco
Dreketi
Burebasaga
Toga
Vutia
Suva
Raviravi
Sawau
pingpong

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#3 Nov 21, 2013
rewan kingdom and people
http://www.ozfiji.com/Pickering12a.html
pingpong

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#4 Nov 21, 2013
Samoa upolu island is named after the Fijian ruler called Tui Pulotu of Fiji ruler of upolu whos wife was a Samoan women. home of vea and etc.
pingpong

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#5 Nov 21, 2013
Fijian links to the island of Sava’ii

According Samoan oral history the village of Fagamalo on the island of Sava’ii was once settled by Fijians. The village of Fagamalo is the home of the spirit deity called ‘Tui Fiti’ who is referred to as being a high chief of Fagamalo.

In 1978 the Fiji Governor-General at the time, Ratu Sir George Cakobau, visited Fagamalo during a state visit to Samoa. In recognition of Samoa’s ancient connexion to Fiji he was bestowed with the honorary matai title of ‘Pesetamanaia’ by the matai (chief) of Matautu village (of which Fagamalo is part)
pingpong

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#6 Nov 21, 2013
The Tuila’epa title in Samoa is connected to the Tui Lakeba/Lakepa chiefs of Fiji and Tonga.

Fiji is the origin of the Tuila’epa title in Samoa, given that Lakepa or Lakeba is in the Lau group of Fiji.

The island of Manono, between the islands of Sava’ii and Upolu is said to hold burial grounds of the Tuila’epa family.

The name "Manono", according to one version, is said to originate from the bloody wars fought against Fijians who were led by their chief Tui Lautala (Laucala in Fijian, whose origins can be traced back to the coastal Laucala people of Rewa).

The Tui Lautala and his fleet of Fijians and Tongans invaded Manono Islands. In that war the Fijians invaders slaughtered many locals on Manono Island in their attempt to gain a foothold in Samoa.

Ultimately, the Fijian chief Tui Lautala and his warriors were defeated by the Samoan chief Tupa'imatuna. Legend has it that the famous Samoan Chief Saumaniafaese came to the rescue of Tupa'imatuna by casting a net between Manono & Savaii islands which stranded the Fijian Tui Lautala and his men who were either slain and captured, thus ending the war.

Today, the genetic stock of the people of Manono Island is a mixture of Tongan, Samoan and Fijian (this information comes from a UNESCO world heritage site that in turn took its information from traditional/local sources in Samoa).

Fijian and Samoan links are also founded on the Lemaki clan from Manono Island. The Lemaki were a clan of master canoe (vaka) builders known as the tufunga fouvaka (originators or builders of the vaka) who were taken to Fiji (Lau) by the Tongans to build the drua (Fijian) or kalia (Tongan).

The Lemaki clan settled on the island of Kabara which was favoured because of the many vesi trees that grew there. The vesi was the equivalent of the NZ kauri tree which was ideal for canoe (vaka) building and carving etc. The descendants of the Lemaki clan are still to be found on Kabara where they are referred to as the yavusa Lemaki.

Because of its ancient links to Fijians and Tongans, Manono island is also known in Samoan as "Aiga 'i le Tai" (meaning family or people of the sea).
pingpong

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#7 Nov 21, 2013
The Legend of Vaea and the King of Fiji (Tui Fiti)

Many years ago in the islands of Samoa there lived a handsome giant named Vaea. He was very strong but gentle. Stories about him were told all over the Pacific. When Tui Fiti, the king of Fiji, heard about Vaea, he became jealous and decided to travel to Samoa to destroy him. His warriors prepared three outrigger canoes and they sailed towards Samoa.

One evening while Vaea was up in the mountains he saw Tui Fiti and his men arrive. He waited until midnight when Tui Fiti and his men were sound asleep in their canoes. Then he came down the the harbor, picked up the canoes with the men still inside them and put them on top of the trees.

In the morning, Tui Fiti woke up, saw the ground far below him and became frightened. Soon Vaea appeared and then Tui Fiti saw how huge he was, he begged him to spare their lives. In return he said he would give Vaea anything he wanted. Vaea knew that Tui Fiti had a beautiful daughter named 'Apa'ula so he asked for her to be his wife. Three warriors went to Fiji to get 'Apa'ula. When they returned Vaea kept his word and put their canoes back in the water.

'Apa'ula lived with Vaea as his wife until one night when she heard her father preparing to return to Fiji. While Vaea slept, she slipped away and returned to Fiji with her father. Months passed and a baby boy was born to 'Apa'ula but her father was angry and killed the baby so that there would be no Samoan blood in Fiji.'Apa'ula was so sad that she ran away and went back to Samoa.

Vaea missed 'Apa'ula so much that by the time she returned his body had turned into a mountain. Before his head turned to stone he told her it was too late and she should return to Fiji and her people.'Apa'ula stood at the foot of the mountain and cried and cried. To this day there is a mountain near Apia called Mt. Vaea and at the foot of this mountain flows a river called Loimata o 'Apa'ula,'Tears of 'Apa'ula'.
pingpong

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#8 Nov 21, 2013
Kioa is an island in Fiji, an outlier to Vanua Levu, one of Fiji's two main islands. Situated opposite Buca Bay, Kioa was purchased by settlers from Vaitupu atoll in Tuvalu, who came between 1947 and 1983.[1]
Despite its relatively large size, Vaitupu became so overcrowded during the 1940s that a number of families migrated to live on Kioa Island.[1] Neli Lifuka was instrumental in collecting the funds to purchase Kioa.[2][3]
Kioa is one of two islands in Fiji populated by South Sea Islanders, the other being Rabi, also in the Vanua Levu Group and home to a displaced Banaban community. Early in 2005, the Fijian government decided to grant full citizenship to the Kioa and Rabi Islanders. As a culmination of a decade-long quest for naturalization, a formal ceremony was held on 15 December 2005 to award 566 citizenship certificates to residents of the islands and their descendants (some of whom now live elsewhere in Fiji), which entitles them to provincial and national assistance for rural development. The ceremony was led by Cabinet Ministers Josefa Vosanibola and Ratu Naiqama Lalabalavu, who is also the Tui Cakau, or Paramount Chief of Tovata, which includes the two islands.
Lalabalavu called on the Kioa islanders to be proud of their identity and to nurture and protect their culture.
Although part of Cakaudrove Province, the island has a degree of autonomy with its own administrative body, the Kioa Island Council, although the Fijian Cabinet decided on 15 January 2006 to merge it with the Rabi Island Council.
pingpong

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#9 Nov 21, 2013
http://www.kioaisland.org/community.html
people mix fijian Samoan and tuvlauan
alofa or bula is how you say hello.
pingpong

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#10 Nov 21, 2013
Noa’tau
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Map showing districts of Rotuma
Noa'tau is one of the seven districts on the island of Rotuma, a dependency of Fiji. It includes the villages of Maragteu and Fekeoko.[1]
Noa'tau is the most easterly district on the island. Because Rotuma's chiefly system is often (incorrectly) associated with Fijian precepts of chiefdom by Westerners, it is considered the "chiefly" village on the island, because its chiefs are traditionally assigned first service in the Rotuman kava ceremony, ever since their victory for the Wesleyan missionaries side in the Rotuman Religious Wars in the 19th century.
pingpong

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#11 Nov 21, 2013
Original history states that the people of Samoa upolu island are from Fiji it is said that Fijian took over Upolu the villages are named after Fijian warlords and ancestors are from northen Fiji northern fiji home land of the tui viti tittle.

http://www.to p photogalleries.com/photos/_files/photogallery...
pingpong

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#12 Nov 21, 2013
pingpong

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#13 Nov 21, 2013
pingpong

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#14 Nov 21, 2013
Tui Atua and Tui A'ana (Upolu & Tutuila) ancestors come from Fiji through Fitiuma the First ruler and only king of all of Samoa he was born in one of the kingdom of Fiji since his mother was of Samoan blood which was royal blood their tribe was cast out by a rebel commoner in Samoa they came and split into different area of the costal tribes in Viti levu maybe most likely sigatoka fiji a kingdom or nuvua or laucala bay in Suva which is part of the Rewa kingdom which is a fijianSamoan kingdom he was of noble birth to get his nobel name and tittle he took part in Fijian war fighting a Tongafisi kingdom in the cost called lomaviti after that he and his man from rewa and around the costal area started the invasion of Samoa and united it all under on rule.
pingpong

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#15 Nov 21, 2013
Kabara (pronounced [kamˈbara]) is an island of Fiji, a member of the Lau archipelago. With a land area of 31 km˛(12.0 sq mi), its population of some 700 lives in four villages.
The islanders are noted for their craftsmanship in the area of wood carving. Vesi wood (Intsia bijuga), which grows natively on Kabara, is the traditional material, but deforestation has stripped the island, leaving only 8% of the island covered with Vesi trees. A program of reforestation has been started, but as Vesi trees take 70–80 years to mature, carvers are being encouraged to use as little Vesi wood as possible. Sandalwood, known locally as yasi, is being promoted as an alternative. Unlike Vesi, sandalwood takes only 30–40 years to mature.
The Fiji Village news service reported on 28 March 2006 that the World Wide Fund for Nature had donated thirteen 5000-gallon water tanks to Kabara, which would likely eliminate water shortages on the island.
A notable native from Kabara was the late wood carver Jone Lupe, whose family have been engaged in the craft for generations.
people of the island.http://www.flickr.com/p hotos/mja43/6341369893/
Sasa

Melbourne, Australia

#16 Nov 21, 2013
all this has nothing to do wif Indian or indian history damn taxi driver
Benz2000

Sacramento, CA

#17 Nov 21, 2013
pingpong wrote:
rewan kingdom and people
http://www.ozfiji.com/Pickering12a.html
So talavo, Ofa'atu to my kaiviti.
Benz2000

Sacramento, CA

#18 Nov 21, 2013
pingpong wrote:
The Legend of Vaea and the King of Fiji (Tui Fiti)
Many years ago in the islands of Samoa there lived a handsome giant named Vaea. He was very strong but gentle. Stories about him were told all over the Pacific. When Tui Fiti, the king of Fiji, heard about Vaea, he became jealous and decided to travel to Samoa to destroy him. His warriors prepared three outrigger canoes and they sailed towards Samoa.
One evening while Vaea was up in the mountains he saw Tui Fiti and his men arrive. He waited until midnight when Tui Fiti and his men were sound asleep in their canoes. Then he came down the the harbor, picked up the canoes with the men still inside them and put them on top of the trees.
In the morning, Tui Fiti woke up, saw the ground far below him and became frightened. Soon Vaea appeared and then Tui Fiti saw how huge he was, he begged him to spare their lives. In return he said he would give Vaea anything he wanted. Vaea knew that Tui Fiti had a beautiful daughter named 'Apa'ula so he asked for her to be his wife. Three warriors went to Fiji to get 'Apa'ula. When they returned Vaea kept his word and put their canoes back in the water.
'Apa'ula lived with Vaea as his wife until one night when she heard her father preparing to return to Fiji. While Vaea slept, she slipped away and returned to Fiji with her father. Months passed and a baby boy was born to 'Apa'ula but her father was angry and killed the baby so that there would be no Samoan blood in Fiji.'Apa'ula was so sad that she ran away and went back to Samoa.
Vaea missed 'Apa'ula so much that by the time she returned his body had turned into a mountain. Before his head turned to stone he told her it was too late and she should return to Fiji and her people.'Apa'ula stood at the foot of the mountain and cried and cried. To this day there is a mountain near Apia called Mt. Vaea and at the foot of this mountain flows a river called Loimata o 'Apa'ula,'Tears of 'Apa'ula'.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baron_Vaea

His father was Vilai Tupou half bro. of Queen Salote, his mother Tupou Seini her father's name was Vaea. Baron Vaea was educated abroad n soon after became a pilot, he flew in t Royal New Zealand Air Force during WWII.

His daughter Nanasi is married to t current King of Tonga.
Benz2000

Sacramento, CA

#19 Nov 21, 2013
pingpong wrote:
Rewa is a province of Fiji. With a land area of 272 square kilometers (the smallest of Fiji's provinces), it includes the capital city of Suva (but not most of Suva's suburbs) and is in two parts — one including part of Suva's hinterland to the west and a noncontiguous area to the east, separated from the rest of Rewa by Naitasiri Province. The province had a population of 100,787 at the 2007 census, making it Fiji's third most populous.
For political and traditional reasons, Rewa is a powerful province. It is the hinterland of the national capital and the heart of the Burebasaga Confederacy, one of three traditional chiefly hierarchies. The Roko Tui Dreketi, or Paramount Chief of Rewa, is the head Burebasaga. The last two holders of the title have been women: Ro Lady Lala Mara (1931-2004), the wife of Fiji's longtime prime minister and President Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara, and her sister and successor, Ro Teimumu Kepa, who is Minister of Education in the Qarase government.
Rewa is governed by a Provincial Council. The chairmanship is vacant, and the Council has decided not to fill it until the Constitution is changed to allow parliamentarians to hold national and provincial office simultaneously, thereby allowing their Paramount Chief, Ro Teimumu Kepa, to take the position. In the interim, Pita Tagicakiverata is acting chairman.
The province comprises nine tikina (or districts):
Rewa
Noco
Dreketi
Burebasaga
Toga
Vutia
Suva

Raviravi
Sawau
Ping stop beating around t bush, n come out w t Tongafisi, Tongafisi, Tongafisi, tell r so accustom to.
Benz2000

Sacramento, CA

#20 Nov 21, 2013
pingpong wrote:
Samoa upolu island is named after the Fijian ruler called Tui Pulotu of Fiji ruler of upolu whos wife was a Samoan women. home of vea and etc.
Tu'i Pulotu was a Tongafisi, there is no Pulotu in Fiji, just a Burotu 2 very different words.

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