A'ANA: O ai tonu, 'e fa'asino i ai pe ta'ua o LA'AU NA FAUSIA???

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“MASINA”

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#1 Oct 26, 2012
Motu
Kaneohe, HI
Aug 11, 2012  

Masina, I am very interested in finding out about how the title Finau originate in Samoa and who the first to be given the title. I am also interested in how it became one of the laaugafausia.
Looking forward to your reply
P.s. Please provide me with resources
Thanks

“MASINA”

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#2 Oct 26, 2012
MOTU,
Talofa out there in Kaneohe..lol
I apologize for not seeing this query of yours. I recently come across it in the Samoan and Tongan connection thread.

Your question regarding Finau and the term la'aunafausia. I remember this topic had come up in another site that I frequented and also contributed to as a member. Several years ago about 2008-2009 and so on.

debate and exchanges between Tamasamoamoni, Chris, C, Tama A'ana and various Anonymous posters hashed it out on this topic. You can look it up as well as FONOTI's website on wordpress.
If I remember correctly the name of the supposed first FINAU title holder in A'ana...is supposed to be FONOIMA'AUGA...to comemmorate the event that took place in Ma'auga.

The Fa'alupega of Fasito'otai and Fasito'outa..
If you want more help in finding a wee bit info you can ask but also try to check with Tamasamoamoni, TOA, et cetera

If you want to know whence,why and from whom this TOFIGA originated...you may have different answers.. some say NAFANUA and others say FONOTI.
Thanks
TTYL

“MASINA”

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#3 Oct 26, 2012
Taupoimasina wrote:
MOTU,
Talofa out there in Kaneohe..lol
I apologize for not seeing this query of yours. I recently come across it in the Samoan and Tongan connection thread.
Your question regarding Finau and the term la'aunafausia. I remember this topic had come up in another site that I frequented and also contributed to as a member. Several years ago about 2008-2009 and so on.
debate and exchanges between Tamasamoamoni, Chris, C, Tama A'ana and various Anonymous posters hashed it out on this topic. You can look it up as well as FONOTI's website on wordpress.
If I remember correctly the name of the supposed first FINAU title holder in A'ana...is supposed to be FONOIMA'AUGA...to comemmorate the event that took place in Ma'auga.
The Fa'alupega of Fasito'otai and Fasito'outa..
If you want more help in finding a wee bit info you can ask but also try to check with Tamasamoamoni, TOA, et cetera
If you want to know whence,why and from whom this TOFIGA originated...you may have different answers.. some say NAFANUA and others say FONOTI.
Thanks
TTYL
The other site Motu is Talofa Lava Forum. Check it out and read through the exchanging debates.

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#4 Oct 30, 2012
Finau.

There should be Two families with the title Finau. One of which was the Tulafale/Matapule for the Tui'Tonga in Samoa.

“MASINA”

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#5 Oct 31, 2012
Tagata Folau O le Vasa wrote:
Finau.
There should be Two families with the title Finau. One of which was the Tulafale/Matapule for the Tui'Tonga in Samoa.
Pray Tell....which tuitoga would that have been???

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#6 Nov 2, 2012
Taupoimasina wrote:
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Pray Tell....which tuitoga would that have been???
I asked a similar question on my own ancestory and someone was talking about the Finau title. I remember both parties saying that there were two Finau titles one from Safaatoa and the other from ????(cant remember)

But one of the Finau's anciently had its roots during existance of the Tui'tonga in Samoa, which Tui'Tonga i dont know. But he was said to be the orator chief of the king and hence why the Finau title is also found in Tonga whos origins be from one or the other.

“MASINA”

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#7 Nov 9, 2012
Tagata Folau O le Vasa wrote:
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I asked a similar question on my own ancestory and someone was talking about the Finau title. I remember both parties saying that there were two Finau titles one from Safaatoa and the other from ????(cant remember)
But one of the Finau's anciently had its roots during existance of the Tui'tonga in Samoa, which Tui'Tonga i dont know. But he was said to be the orator chief of the king and hence why the Finau title is also found in Tonga whos origins be from one or the other.
So have you found out more info on your query about Finau?

FINAU is synonymous with the ULUKALALA line and VAVA'U.
Finau

Australia

#8 Nov 12, 2012
Laaunafausia e faasinotonu i Safaatoa
Finau

Australia

#9 Nov 12, 2012
Finau wrote:
Laaunafausia e faasinotonu i Safaatoa
.. Fiaui ma Finau ole Laaunafausia mai Safaatoa Lefaga.

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#10 Nov 12, 2012
Taupoimasina wrote:
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So have you found out more info on your query about Finau?
FINAU is synonymous with the ULUKALALA line and VAVA'U.
Yes that is very true.

The finau family is one of those that can be found on every island and related. Its the same as leiataua.

“MASINA”

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#11 Nov 13, 2012
Finau wrote:
<quoted text>.. Fiaui ma Finau ole Laaunafausia mai Safaatoa Lefaga.
Finau,
Fa'afetai tele lava i le fa'asoa. Atonu e avea lea ma fesoasoani ia Tagata Folau.

“MASINA”

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#12 Nov 13, 2012
Tagata Folau O le Vasa wrote:
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Yes that is very true.
The finau family is one of those that can be found on every island and related. Its the same as leiataua.
Le'iataua Lesa...Yup....family.

“MASINA”

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#13 Nov 13, 2012
Taupoimasina wrote:
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Finau,
Fa'afetai tele lava i le fa'asoa. Atonu e avea lea ma fesoasoani ia Tagata Folau.
...almost forgot...as well as a great deal of help to MOTU from Kaneohe, who initiated the string query.
TJT123

Liverpool, Australia

#14 Jan 15, 2013
These are the following Laaunafausia . Alono - Fasitoo, Tanuvasa - Nofoalii, Vaili - Vailuutai & Misa - Falelatai

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#15 Jan 29, 2013
Taupoimasina wrote:
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Le'iataua Lesa...Yup....family.
I guess were cousins, My grandfather was Si'ueva Leiataua.
LOL!!

“MASINA”

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#16 Jan 29, 2013
Tagata Folau O le Vasa wrote:
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I guess were cousins, My grandfather was Si'ueva Leiataua.
LOL!!
As long as we aren't Kissing Cousins....HAHAHAHA!
wow

Auckland, New Zealand

#17 Jan 29, 2013
Taupoimasina wrote:
<quoted text>As long as we aren't Kissing Cousins....HAHAHAHA!
Lol malo
Anonymous

Otautau, New Zealand

#18 May 10, 2013
5 Laau na fausia I Aana [3 Alii & 2 Tulafale]
3 ALII:
Misa - Falelatai
Aiono - Fasitoo-Uta
Tanuvasa - Nofoalii

2 TULAFALE:
Vaili - Satapuala (2 Vailis here one is the laaufausia)
Finau - Safaatoa,Lefaga (2 Finaus only one is laaufausia) Fiaui is not a laaufausia.
Hope this helps I'm sure someone will join in and shed more light in regards to the Finau titles & laau na fausia o Aana & how they came about. Manuia le faasauga
puaanifo

Auckland, New Zealand

#19 Dec 8, 2013
Fiaui is not a Laaunafausia,the only Laaunafausiain Safaatoa Lefaga is Finau full stop.

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