100 year old Tusi Fa'alupega

100 year old Tusi Fa'alupega released for Samoa Language Week

Deputy Chair of Auckland Museum’s Pacific Advisory Group Dr Seulupe Falaniko Tomoniko says: "A Fa'alupega acknowledges the Matai titles from your villages... it's basically a collection of the salutations​from each village so people know who are the important Matai and important Taupou from various villages.​

"Modern Fa'alupega books not only have the highest of Matai titles representing each village, but they also have their malae, and the names of their sa'o tama'ita'i, and the names of the kava ipu for each Matai."