Talofa. I am a descendant of the Tuiolosega family from the village of Olosega, Manua, American Samoa. This is a good discussion, and that's why I am joining to add my insights about what I know and have been told and passed on to my generation from our ancestors about Tuiolosega title. I am from the Tuiolosega Amito'elau clan, which is not the same as the clan which Grandmaster Tino Tuiolosega belongs to. However, I do applaud him for his accomplishments and success. The title "Tuiolosega" literally means "King of Olosega" and as so has the designation equal to Paramount Chief of Olosega. There is no question that the first titleholder had ties to TuiManua because TuiManua was the King of Samoa back then and only he could have made such appointments. Like others, I've never heard of any titleholder in the entire Manua group being referred to having high status and royalty equal to that of TuiManua. He is the only one and his honorific salutation(faalupega) in Samoan is "O le na amo tasi" or The only one who is carried because wherever he travels around the kingdom or island people carried him on their backs because he is the king. TuiManua Elisara was the last king who gave the islands to U.S. protection, and many thanks to him for his wisdom and courage. Since Tokelau was mentioned I feel obligated to share my family's history to clarify the connection between Tokelau and Olosega village in Manua. The island of Olohenga(Tokelau) has close ties to Olosega village of Manua and that's why the names are almost the same. My family history is another proof because my ancestor Tuiolosega Amito'elau emigrated from Tokelau to Olosega, Manua. His father held Tuiolosega title and before he passed he summoned his son from Tokelau to come back to Olosega(Manua) and take care of the family and village affairs. The son returned and accepted his father's last wish, and son's birth name was changed to "Amito'elau" to commemorate this special moment of son being summoned or called from Tokelau (Toelau in Samoan). And he succeeded to the Tuiolosega title and was known as Tuiolosega Amito'elau. I have close family members in my clan who have this same name. I see that poster Masina mentioned family names in Olosega, and I'm related to all of them. Glad she included malae o Talamoa which at times people forget to recognize as it's the ancient sacred field or malae of the Tuiolosega. The sa'oaualuma name mentioned as Taape well it's different in my clan ours known as Luatuanu'u, and if I can remember correctly it's that dividing point between Olosega and Ofu.
Hey Anonymous, would like to get more info on the tuiolosega line. My great grandmother is a tuiolosega and would love to now more about her side.