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The Title (Matai)

The Title (Matai)

Posted: 12 Apr 2011 12:34AM GMT
Classification: Query
My name is Aufa'i Leaula from Saleaula Savaii. I live at Northshore in Auckland. I'm trying to help because Saleaula is a one family in history. According to the name Lofipo, theres no such name or matai called Lofipo. The true and the right title name is "Alofipo" This name given to Alofipo by Amuimuia and Leaula who first settle in the village of Saleaula and also a meaning of it. I've got the history of our village but I never given out to anybody, and also we have to make sure the title name is right, so that to keep our history true and let our kids follow.
I love to help my family and my village.

Re: The Title (Matai)

Posted: 15 Jun 2011 3:58AM GMT
Classification: Query
Talofa Aufa'i,

http://wn.com/saleaula?orderby=relevance
Saleaula

This is very commendable of you, and the history of Saleaula and its People should be given true rights in the annals of Polynesian history.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaga%27emauga
Gaga'emauga

Gaga'emauga is an electoral district on the island of Savai'i in Samoa. The district is situated on the central north side of Savai'i. The name Gaga'emauga literally means: “near side of the mountain” meaning the eastern side of the mountain chain running through the centre of Savai'i.

The traditional centre of the district is Saleaula, where the district chiefs (matai) and orators meet at Vaitu’utu’u malae.

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http://www.enotes.com/topic/Saleaula
Saleaula

Origins

Samoa has different stories about the origins of different names and villages.

For the origin of Sale'aula village, one version tells of two brothers, Le'aula and Letufuga. Le'aula founded the village of Saleaula (Sa Le'aula, family of Le'aula), and Letufuga founded Safotulafai.[3]

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http://1samoana.com/alamailounge/2008/07/13/faalupega-explai...
Fa’alupega explained… properly

Basically, a fa’alupega is a salutation used to address representatives of a nu’u or family at a formal gathering.

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Let us know how your journey begins...:).

Manuia,
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