Samoa’s Royal Family Bloodline and Succession Line to the High Titles, and Tupu Tafa’ifa of Samoa.

1. Tagaloalagi (the first person and family of Samoa)
2. Lu Fasiaitu (originated the bird: Moa in Samoa, or Sa Moa)
3. Tui-Manu’a Moa, Tui-Atua, Tui-A’ana, Tui-Fiti, Tui-Toga, etc. (Royal Kings: as Tui)
4. The born of the Chief Title Malietoa from the words of one of the Tui-Toga that got chased to shore, an end of a dispute between the Savea family with Tuna and Fata.
5. Warrior Goddess Nafanua, Tonumaipe’a.

Samoa’s Royal Family Bloodline Genealogy of Queen Salamasina the First Tupu Tafa’ifa of Samoa to held the Four High Titles, and the Succession Line of her descent to the Titles to King Fonoti the Second Tupu Tafa’ifa of Samoa to held the Four High Titles (The Four Titles Sided Kingship as “The King of Samoa”):

TUI-FITI THE ANCIENT KING OF FIJI:
1. Usu Tui-Fiti ia Si’uuilasisifo le alo o Tui-Atua Puluitua faae’e le gafa o Fata po’o Fata-igoatele (tama). [: Suafa “Fata” o Lotofaga le Aiga Salevalasi]
2. Usu #2 Fata po’o Fataigoatele ia Sinasinavaiao le alo o Tuiatua Fogalepulu o Etemuli faae’e le gafa, o Fata (ii), po’o Fata-levave (tama).
3. Usu Fata (ii), po’o Fatalevave ile tama’ita’i o Fulu’ula-ale-matoto o le ilamutu o Tui-Fiti i Lotofaga, fa’aee le gafa: o Leu (teine).
4. Usuia Leu e Matasepu o Lepa, fa’aee le gafa: o Tau’iliili (tama), ma Talalaufala (teine)
ROYAL TITLE OF TUI-ATUA KING OF ATUA:
5. Usuia Talalaufala e Tuiatua Fa’asoutele o Ti’avea, fa’aee le gafa: o Fililesalue (teine).
6. Usuia Fililesalue e Leali’ifanovalevale i Palauli, fa’aee le gafa: o Popoai (teine), ma Taufaito’a (teine).
TUI-TOGA THE KING OF TONGA:
7. Usuia Popoai e le #1 Tui-Toga (viii), fa’aee le gafa o Togialelei (maliu, e le’i usu gafa), ma Tuiavi’i (tama: fa’avae a gafa o Tuifa’asisina, Tauaaletoa ma Unisialetoa).
8. Usuia Taufaito’a e le #2 Tui-Toga (viii), fa’aee le gafa o Tui-Toga Puipuifatu (tama).
9. Usu Tui-Toga Puipuifatu ia Pulu-mata-moana le alo o Hulu-a-talala o Toga, fa’aee le gafa o Tui-Toga Manaia (tama: na usu ia Nafanua), ma Tui-Toga Faisautele (tama).
TUI-MANU’A THE KING OF MANU’A:
10. Usu Tui-Toga Faisautele ia Painu’ulasi le alo o Tui-Manu’a Ali’atama le Tupu o Manu’a, fa’aee le gafa: o Vaetoefaga (teine), ma Ulualofaiga (tama).
ROYAL TITLE OF TUI-A’ANA KING OF A’ANA:
11. Usuia Vaetoefaga le alo o Tui-Toga Faisautele e Tuia’ana Tamalelagi le atali’i o Tuia’ana Tagaloa Selaginato ma Vaetamasoali’i, fa’aee le gafa o Queen Salamasina (teine)

TUIA’ANA TAMALELAGI AND SO’OAEMALELAGI LEVALASI GENEALOGY:
1. Usu Sanalala Le Manu’a o Safata ia Gatoaitele ma Gasoloai, fa’aee le gafa: o Vaetamasoali’i, Atogauga-A-Tuitoga, ma Lalovi’imama (tama).
2. Usuia Vaetamasoali’i e Tuia’ana Tagaloa Selaginato le atali’i o Tagaloa Fa’aofonu’u, fa’aee le gafa: o Tuia’ana Tamalelagi (tama).
3. Usu #10 Tuia’ana Tamalelagi ia Vaetoefaga le alo o Tui-Toga Faisautele, faaee le gafa o Queen Salamasina (teine, le Ulua’i Tupu Tafa’ifa o Samoa).
4. Usuia Atogauga-A-Tuitoga e Tonumaipe’a Sauoaiga o Savai’i, fa’aee le gafa: o Tau’ilili, Tupa’i (Vaililigi), ma So’oaemalelagi Levalasi (teine: faavae Aiga Sa-Levalasi).
5. Usu Lalovi’imama le atali’i o Sanalala Le Manu’a o Safata ia Sefa’atauemana le alo ole Tuiatua i Fogaoloula, fa’aee le gafa: o Tuiatua Mata’utia Fa’atulou.
6. Toe usuia e Tuiatua Mata’utia Fa’atulou ia So’oaemalelagi Levalasi, fa’aee le gafa: o Tuimavave (tama: alualu toto), ma Queen Salamasina (tei-teine ma le tama fai; Ole Ulua’i Tupu Tafa’ifa o Samoa, le afafine o Tuia’ana Tamalelagi ma Vaetoefaga le alo ole Tui-Toga).

WARRIOR GODDESS NAFANUA TO SO’OAEMALELAGI LEVALASI GENEALOGY:
1. Usuia Nafanua e le Tui-Toga Manaia, fa’aee le gafa: o Latuvai (teine).
2. Usuia Latuvai e Mimisapu’a Faia’ai i Savaii, fa’aee le gafa: o Faletapa’au (teine), ma Taigalugalu (teine).
3. Usuia Taigalugalu e Lilomaiava Seve i Safotu, fa’aee le gafa: o Foalo (teine).
4. Usuia Foalo e Lologaapivao i Samata, fa’aee le gafa: o Maisina (teine).
5. Usuia Maisina e Fouafafa’asani i Tuamasaga, fa’aee le gafa: o Masu (teine), ma Leanui (teine).
6. Usuia Leanui e Leuluafi i Fogasavai’i, fa’aee le gafa: o Mo’oui (teine).
7. Usuia Mo’oui e Lafainatau i Palauli, fa’aee le gafa: o Tonumaipe’a Sauoaiga.
8. Usu le Tonumaipe’a Sauoaiga ia Leato Ugauga-a-tui-toga le afafine o Sanalala Le Manu’a i Safata, fa’aee le gafa: o Tau’iliili, ma Tupa’i(Vaililigi), ma So’oaemalelagi Levalasi (teine: faavae Aiga Sa-Levalasi).
9. Usuia So’oaemalelagi Levalasi e Tuiatua Mata’utia Fa’atulou, fa’aee le gafa: o Tuimavave (tama: alualu toto), ma Queen Salamasina (tei-teine ma le tama fai; Ole Ulua’i Tupu Tafa’ifa o Samoa, le afafine o Tuia’ana Tamalelagi ma Vaetoefaga le alo ole Tui-Toga).

(1) WARRIOR GODDESS NAFANUA’S VICTORY OF THE FOUR PAPA TITLES. Tui-Atua, Tui-A’ana, Gatoaitele, Vaetamasoalii. – (EARLY: 1500AD)
The Royal Title Tui-A’ana:
There were two Tuia’ana in Leulumoega. But what they used to do in those days in Leulumoega was to take good victuals to Saga’ate, meanwhile they brought bad ones to Tamalelagi. So Tamalelagi said to So’oaemalelagi Levalasi: Go to Savai’i to Tausunu and Tauasotasi, say to Nafanua to feel pity for our distress; good food is taken only to Saga’ate, while they bring us two only bad things. So So’oaemalelagi Levalasi went to Savai’i. Nafanua answered: Come and go, and in five days will start a war. Do it! If the war ends well, establish the government, give me the title but let no Tupa’i(Vaililigi) live there, for you are the ruler. And so Tamalelagi’s warrior troops came. The battle raged, Saga’ate was defeated and the rulership remained with Tamalelagi. However that title was removed by Nafanua, and Tamalelagi remained behind. He had no title, only his sovereignty as he went about in all of A’ana.

The Royal Title Tui-Atua:
Then a message came also from Tuiatua Foganiutea. Would Tupa’i(Vaililigi) come; that war was raging between the two of them, him and Tuiatua Fogaolo’ula. Tupa’i again answered: I will first go and talk with Nafanua about Tuiatua Foganiutea’s complaints. So Nafanua spoke: Go and start a war. But if you win, set up the government in Pulema’ava, and Tupa’i is to stay there to make it the sanctified seat of the Tuiatua. Here also war broke out. Tuiatua Foganiutea was victorious while Tuiatua Fogaolo’ula was defeated. Here, too, the title Tuiatua was taken by Nafanua.

Note: After the two wars for The Two Royal Papa Titles of Tui-Atua, and Tui-A’ana by Nafanua and Tupa’i(Vaililigi), So’oaemalelagi Levalasi’s brother.

The Gatoaitele Title:
Then news came from Gatoaitele to bring support troops, that war was raging against Malie. But Tupa’i(Vaililigi) answered: I will not until i have heard Nafanua in Salafai. And so they went to Savaii, and Tupa’i spoke to Nafanua. Nafanua answered: Go, fight a war, I discussed the matter long ago with Gatoaitele. If our side wins, set up the government in Tanumafili, and Tupa’i is to stay there to give answers to Tuisamau’s speeches. Let Tuisamau speak first in Malie, while no fono is to be opened by Auimatagi. And so the battle raged; Malietoa and Auimatagi were defeated while Gatoaitele and Tuisamau were the victors. The title Gatoaitele was also taken to Savai’i by Nafanua, while only the victors paraded around in Tuamasaga.

The Vaetamasoalii Title:
Then came the cry from Satunumafono to Tupa’i(Vaililigi) for him to bring help in the war between them and Alataua. Also here Tupa’i said: First i have to hear Nafanua if she wants this or not. So Tupai went to Savaii and reported to Nafanua Satunumafono’s complaints and pain. Then Nafanua said: Go, let war rage; if you are victorious, set up the government in Niusuatialemanu, and Tupai is to stay there and watch over the government and see to it that Satunumafono conducts itself properly. And so the battle raged, Alataua was defeated while Satunumafono erected its government. Then they took the title Tamasoalii to Nafanua in Savaii and the victors of the Satunumafono went around in Alataua. To these victors went Imoa in order to maintain a counter balance for Alataua. That is why here the people spoke first of “Imoa the pito lua o Satunumafono”.

Then Nafanua honours So’oaemalelagi Levalasi(descendant of Nafanua, and founder of le “Aiga Sa-Levalasi”) the four high Titles and send Tupa’i(Vaililigi) to take the Titles to So’oaemalelagi Levalasi in Leulumoega so that her word be fulfilled which she spoke to establish the government in Leulumoega by the name of I’u mai Papa (the return of the Titles). But Levalasi answered: My soul feels a great love for my child, and she wish to bestowed the Four Titles to her niece and adopted daughter Salamasina. And so Salamasina received the Four Titles and became the first Queen Tupu Tafa’ifa of Samoa.
(So’oaemalelagi Levalasi are first cousins with Salamasina’s father Tuia’ana Tamalelagi that he married for the tenth time to Salamasina’s mother Vaetoefaga, the daughter of the Tui-Toga. And for Tuia’ana Tamalelagi’s eldest son- “Alii o Aiga” name Tuala from his first marriage was the founder of le “Aiga Sa-Tuala”)
Note: from here on, thus the Samoan traditional saying “Aiga e lua” stands for (1) Le Aiga Pa’ia o Sa-Levalasi, (2) ma le Aiga fa’alagilagi o Samoa Le Aiga Sa-Tuala.

Queen Salamasina Combined in her Ancestry all the Aristocratic lineages of Samoa: Tui-A’ana, Tui-Atua, Tui-Manu’a, Tagaloa, Lu Fasiaitu, Tonumaipe’a, Vaetamasoalii-(Sanalala & Gatoaitele’s daughter), as well as Tui-Toga, Tui-Fiti, Tui-Rarotoga, was succeeded in a direct line of descent by a series of Tuia’ana from her father’s.

QUEEN SALAMASINA TUPU TAFA’IFA OF SAMOA LINE OF DESENT:
1. Usuia Salamasina le ulua’i Tupu Tafa’ifa o Samoa e Tonumaipe’a Tapumanaia le alo o Tonumaipe’a Saumaipe’a o Auala i Savai’i, fa’aee le gafa: o Fofoaivaoese (teine ulumatua “Feagaiga ale Aiga” Na fa’asolo iai Pa’ia ma Papa ole Tupu}, ma Tapumanaia (ii) (tama: Na e’e iai le Ao o le Satele i Falealili: Tapuolesatele).
2. Usuia Tuia’ana Tuiatua Fofoaivaoese e Tauatamaniula’aita le alo o Valasi-I-Ologa le Aiga Tonumaipe’a i Satupa’itea Savai’i, fa’aee le gafa: o Taufau (teine: Na tafea lana Utu), Sina (teine: Na au lana Utu), ma Asomua Lemalama (tama).
3. Usuia Tuia’ana Tuiatua Sina e Tito’iaivao o Faleatiu i A’ana, fa’aee le gafa: o Faumuina Le Tupufia (tama ulumatua ‘Ole Alii o aiga’ le Tupufia).
4. Usu #1 Tuia’ana Tuiatua Faumuina le Tupufia ia Manalelei po’o Talaleomalie le alo o Vaovasa i Gataivai Savai’i, fa’aee le gafa: o Fonoti (tama ulumatua ‘Ole Ali’i o Aiga’, Ole Tupu Tafa’ifa o Samoa).
5. Toe usu #2 Tuia’ana Tuiatua Faumuina le Tupufia ia Tu’umaleulua’iali’i le afafine o Manu’aifua i Afega, fa’aee le gafa: o Samala’ulu (teine)
6. Toe usu #3 Tuia’ana Tuiatua Faumuina le Tupufia ia Atamulau le afafine o Segi i Amoa, Fa’asaleleaga i Savai’i, fa’aee le gafa: o Va’afusuaga Tole’afoa (tama: faavae o le Aiga Taulagi).

The Royal Family Genealogy Succession Line held to the Titles from Queen Salamasina-(Held to the Four Titles as the First Tupu Tafa’ifa of Samoa) – Tuia’ana, Tuiatua Fofoaivaoese – Tuia’ana Tuiatua Taufau and Sina – Tuia’ana Tuiatua Faumuina le Tupufia – King Fonoti-(Held to the Four Titles as the Second Tupu Tafa’ifa of Samoa).

(2) THE WAR OF LE TUPUFIA, THE PAEGAUO WAR FOR THE FOUR PAPA TITLES: Tui-Atua, Tui-A’ana, Gatoaitele, Vaetamasoalii. – (MID: 1600AD)
One of the early kings was Tuia’ana Tuiatua Faumuina Le Tupufia. He had three children. The sons were named Fonoti and Vaafusuaga Toleafoa, and the daughter was named Samalaulu. They are Known commonly in traditions of Samoa as “The Three of Faumuina”. Each child was by a different mother, but Tui’aana Tuiatua Faumuina before he died, he did not declare a decree for a successor to rule on the throne. And intimately, this is why his three children, Fonoti, Samalaulu and Vaafusuaga Toleafoa entered into war to fight it.. the dispute was also taken up by their maternal relations that became so intense that war was raged to who will be King. And began the arise of famous family clans of Samoa such as Sa-Tuala, Sa-Levalasi, Sa-Asomua, Sa-Tago, Sa-Amituanai, Sa-Tunumafono. This is also why their father, or the Title “Faumuina” is greeted as “Le Tupufia”. Tupufia; means or referred to of his children that they all wanted to be King!

The distribution in the war was about as follows:
With Fonoti: Fagaloa, Faleapuna, Falefa, Saluafata, Solosolo, Vaimauga, Faleata, Safata, Falealili, Fasito’o-uta, Falelatai, Manono, half of Lufilufi and of Leulumoega.
On the side of Va’afusuaga Tole’afoa and Samala’ulu were: Aleipata, Luatuanu’u, Lepa, Lotofaga, Siumu, Faleula, Sagana, Sale’imoa, Faleasi’u and Samatau, half of Leulumoega, and also all of Savai’i island through Vaafusuaga Toleafoa’s influence.

The end result of the “War of le Tupufia” between Fonoti and his step brother and sister, was that Samala’ulu and Tole’afoa were defeated while Fonoti was the Victor. And the Four High Titles was bestowed on to Fonoti as King Tupu Tafa’ifa of Samoa. Then so Tole’afoa was taken to the island of Tutuila. The orator who was in exile with Toleafoa was Alipia Tausi mavaega. He lived on the island with the Chief.

APPOINTMENT OF KING FONOTI’S GOVERNMENT:

The All Samoa Fa’alupega-(The Great Honours of All Samoa) by King Fonoti’s Government since 1600AD. This Fa’alupega recognized the Authority and Identity of Principal Districts of Samoa, and through their spokesmen: – Tulouna a Tumua ma Pule, Tulouna Itu’au ma Alataua, Tulouna Aiga i le Tai, ma le Va’a o Fonoti.

Te’o: – O oe o le Anava o Taua, Ma lou Manu Samoa.
Fia’aitagata: – O au Suafa ia o Fatialofa, ma Auelua. O le a fai i laua ma Tulauniu o Atua, Punefu o Atua, Tootoo o le Tuiatua.
Mata’utia: – O le Vaa o Fonoti, O le Malu o Maauga Leulumoega, ma Lalogafuafua, Lufilufi. Fea, o le Vaa o Fonoti, O fea foi e Faaopea ia Atua le Fauono.
Molio’o: – O oe o le Vaa o Fonoti, O oe o le Too o le Fua.
Leutele – (Falefa); O oe o le Aai o le Tupu o Fonoti! Falefa (District), Sanone, Gagaemalae, Saleapaga, Sagapolu, Falevao, Sauago, Saletele, Uafato.
Tofaeono: – E Ono Pou o Lufilufi, Fitu ia te oe. E Iva Pou o Leulumoega, Sefulu ia te oe. E Fitu Pou o le Malietoa, Valu ia te oe. E Tolu Pou o Satunumafono, Fa ia te oe.
Ole Va’a o Fonoti: – Samamea, Maasina, Lona, Taelefaga, Salimu ma Maauga, Musumusu, Falefa, Sanone, Gagaemalae, Saleapaga, Sagapolu, Falevao, Sauago, Saletele, Uafato, Lalomauga, Manunu, Faleapuna, Lufilufi, Saluafata, Fusi, Salelesi Safanua, Fagaloa, Solosolo, Luatuanuu.
Tumua o Asiata: – O le a Falefa Tumua ia te oe (Sailiga Malo o Asiata ia Fonoti).

King Fonoti also brought the Title Mata’afa from Faleata to Atua. The trade was with Tiufea which King Fonoti changed his name to Manulele’ua after their game on flying the pigeon, and that Faleata will have the title of his father Faumuina. The titles Manulele’ua and Une which are high ranking orators in Vaimoso Faleata were created due to this exchanging of the two “Ao” Titles. Mata’afa the “Ao” Title of Faleata was taken to Atua by the King and gave his fathers name or Title Faumuina to replace the “Ao” Title of Faleata.

King Fonoti authorised the separation “Va-i-Mauga” of Lufilufi the Tumua and the Palace of Mulinu’u Lalogafu’afu’a Sepolata’emo, and appointed “Poloai” the six house of Lufilufi as the messenger between Lufilufi the Tumua and the Palace of Mulinu’u Lalogafu’afu’a Sepolata’emo for all communications first before any meeting to take place.

The Va’a o Fonoti District; comprises the village of Faleapuna and the sub district of Fagaloa, Safanua in the region of Atua became the naval war fleet in Fonoti’s war of succession “The Vessel of Fonoti”. People in these places not only sided with Fonoti but their fleets also contributed greatly to Fonoti’s victory. And for the part they had played in the dispute and for contending with Manono, Sapapalii and Saleaumua in the fighting that took part on the sea. In reward King Fonoti Tupu Tafa’ifa of Samoa designated them an Independent Political District In Its Own Right.

Aiga I le Tai District; comprises the villages on the small island of Manono and Apolima, and their associated villages along the north western tip of A’ana district, some sided with Fonoti and some sided with his kin Va’afusuaga Tole’afoa and Samala’ulu. King Fonoti Tupu Tafa’ifa of Samoa designated these villages an Independent Political District In Its Own Right. – thus the political district Aiga I le Tai, literally family on the seaward side.

King Fonoti also granted Ulualofaiga complete power over Fagaloa District and in addition he gave Ulualofaiga the village of Amanave in Tutuila. This village is controlled in this manner right down to the present day and The Authority as Recognised by the American Government. Fonoti also conferred honours on Tofaeono, Aiono, Misa and the privilege of receiving food on Faleata. Le ava a Faleata e favalaaui, o Faleata o le Itu Autasi ia Lufilufi ma Leulumoega ma Tuisamau. And the saying; O le sola a Faleata e sola ae vave mai. Additional honours given by King Fonoti – Faleata, already under Atiogie called Faleoo O Faiga Malo. Chief Aiono na tofia e le Tupu Tafa’ifa o Fonoti e tali ona lafo (toga) i so’o se mea fai a Samoa, O le Laaufausia – the chief Aiono of Fasitoo-uta may accept mats from Public Ceremonies as he is entitled to do so by Ancient Authority of the King Fonoti. Atamaioalii; is the Personal Servant of Tuia’ana appointed by King Fonoti. It is said the first Atamaioalii came from Manulega, a former inland village near Palauli. Since he served well and skillfully, King Fonoti said, you can eat my things because you served me well. King Fonoti’s food was tabu for others. King Fonoti also honoured his in-laws Fenunuti and Leatuavao as the Matua of the Sa-Tuala Family; – Fa’afetai Fenunuti ma Leatuavao i lo oulua Fa’aeaea, o lea ia amata atu ile aso nei, na avea oulua ma Matua Mavae o Le Aiga Sa-Tuala. King Fonoti rewarded and conferred many more other honours upon those Chiefs and Districts that had fought for him and such honours and privileges are honoured by the Tumua and Pule down to the present time.

Appointments by Fonoti’s sister Samala’ulu from the same war for:
Alipia: – O le matua na togi.
Tanuvasa: – O le itulua i ai o A’ana.

And then the Satunumafono people came to get Toleafoa and Alipia in Tutuila. So the ship arrived in Aleipata; Fonoti, who sojourned in Mulinu’u in Lufilufi, heard that the Satunumafono people were bringing their son Toleafoa. Then the King wanted to see to it that his throne might not be overthrown again. So Fonoti said. to Atamaioalii: Friend, come and climb across to Aleipata, tell Toleafoa to come quickly, otherwise we will perhaps not see each other again, for I am weak in my sickness..

Atamaioalii went and said to Toleafoa: I came so that you might go to the kings sickness, he is very weak. Then said Toleafoa: I cannot; go back quickly, I am not going. Then Atamaioalii returned and said to the king: Toleafoa is not coming, he is angry. Meanwhile Toleafoa and Satunumafono went to Falealili. And Fonoti spoke once more to Atamaioalii: Come, go again, tell Toleafoa to come, for I am very weak in my sickness. If he does not come, we will never see each other again.

And so Atamaioalii went again and said to Toleafoa: I am here again by order of the King. Would you come to his sickbed, he is weak. If you do not come, you two will not see each other again. Then Talo in Falealili spoke as follows: Toleafoa, come, go to the sickbed of the king, so that you two will see each other once more. And so Toleafoa crossed the mountain range because Talo and Satunumafono wished that Toleafoa went so that he might see the King once more on his sickbed.

Then Tole’afoa went and arrived at Lufilufi in Atua where the Palace of Mulinu’u Lalogafu’afu’a and Sepolata’emo, the Royal Seat of Lufilufi the Tumua the Principal Place. He sat down beneath the breadfruit trees and did not enter the house. So the King spoke: Be welcomed in the house so that we can confer well with each other. So Tole’afoa said: Your pigeon flight and gentle winds descend upon me. I shall not enter your house except for the Tumua. So Fonoti and the Tumua said: Welcome here in the house, let us confer with the king.

Note: King Fonoti Tupu Tafa’ifa of Samoa his Wish or Mavaega with his brother.
So Tole’afoa came and sat down by the in-between posts at the rear. Again the King spoke: Come, that I may determine our affairs so that your children and mine will fare well. The following were the words of King Fonoti: The Four High Titles be for me and my children, while the Title Tonumaipe’a be for you and your children, so that you will lead the Aumaga. Therefore the Aumaga shall be known to be sanctified. And because you have the Title Tonumaipe’a, you shall sit on a mat, and only you alone shall sit outside on a mat, and the others of the Aumaga shall be forbidden to sit down on a mat. When the kava chewing is over, all shall stand up with their kava bits and put them in the kava bowl; but for your kava bit someone else shall rise and take it there. Then let the kava bowl be brought and placed before you. If no King is announced by the Tumua, you are to be Tuia’ana Aveau’malaga and the words of the Aualuma are to point to you. Your Aualuma is to be cared for by Leulumoega, and Fasito’o-tai and Fasito’o-uta are to protect them.

However, if you ever again reach for my things, you and your children shall be the prey of the creepers (in the grave) and water shall flow below you; if on the other hand I should reach for your things then I and my children shall be seized by the creepers and water shall flow under me.

(Titles and line of King Fonoti, Muagututi’a, Seutatia, Nofoatolu, and the Papa title of Tui-Atua are the titles bestowed and present at the Palace of Mulinu’u Lalogafu’afu’a Sepolata’emo, the Royal Seat of Lufilufi the Tumua the Principal Place in Atua to this day: – Fonoti at le Aiga Pa’ia o Sa-Levalasi in Lotofaga Atua)

1. Usu #1 Fonoti le Tupu Tafa’ifa ia Fuatino le alo o To’alepaiali’i i Satapuala Aiga Satuala, fa’aee le gafa: o Muagututi’a (tama ulumatua ‘O le Alii o aiga’).
2. Usu #1 Muagututi’a ia Poto le alo Amituana’i Manaia o Si’ufaitoto’a i Faleata, fa’aee le gafa: o Seutatia (teine ulumatua ‘Feagaiga ale Aiga’, o lo’o ala’ala ile Maota o Mulinu’u Lalogafu’afu’a ma Sepolata’emo i Lufilufi o Tumua Atua).
3. Usuia Seutatia o Mulinu’u i Lufilufi e Lilomaiava Nailevai’iliili o Palauli i Savai’i, fa’aee le gafa: o Nofoa-tolu Lilomaiava Vae-ole-nofoa-fia (tama: Ulua’i Suafa ‘Nofoatolu’ lea na e’e ile Maota o Mulinu’u Lalogafu’afu’a ma Sepolata’emo i Lufilufi o Tumua Atua)
4. Usu Nofoatolu Lilomaiava Vaeolenofoafia ia Sinaivaiana le alo o Va’afusuaga o Faga i Savai’i, fa’aee le gafa: o Fonoti Nofoatolu Laufeti’iti’i (tama) [Fonoti o Lotofaga Atua].
5. Usu Fonoti Nofoatolu Laufeti’iti’i o Mulinu’u i Lufilufi ia Va’asa le alo o Fiame Muagututi’a le Sa’ofaapito ma le Aiga Pa’ia o Sa-Levalasi i Lotofaga Atua, fa’aee le gafa: o Fonoti Oliovaigafa (tama ulumatua ‘O le Alii o aiga’), Nofoatolu Ti’auliva’a (i), ma Lagouta (teine) – [Sa-Fonoti o Lotofaga Atua]

Note: It is believed and agreed you had to held all four high titles to be the King of Samoa. For Queen Salamasina’s Royalty case, her genealogy line and descendants are proven of Royal Bloodline as well as held to the high titles of Samoa..

The two Tupu Tafa’ifa of Samoa Queen Salamasina and King Fonoti were laid to rest and buried at Mulifusi and Tanumaleu now called Lotofaga in Atua, the Place of The Sacred Family of Sa-Levalasi and Fiame the Sa’ofaapito. Tupu Tafa’ifa o Samoa o Salamasina ma Fonoti o lo’o lagomau i le Aiga Pa’ia o Sa-Levalasi i Mulifusi ma Tanumaleu, po’o le Malae o Papa i Lotofaga, Atua.

THE COLONIAL PERIOD ON POLITICAL AND THE FREEDOM OF SAMOA:

Fonoti Ioane Brown of Lotofaga-(Line and Descendant of King Fonoti Tupu Tafa’ifa of Samoa) at le Aiga Pa’ia o Sa-Levalasi in Lotofaga Atua. DOB-1901/ D-1974: The MAU & The Government of Samoa from 1935 to 1957.
In 2003, A Major Global Recognition for Fonoti of Western Samoa. The Book: The Evolution of International Human Rights; Visions seen; by Regents Professor Paul Gordon Lauren. Edition 2.
(Chapter 6: P. 176) Peace and a Charter with Human Rights: “Thus, many victims in the west began to join with many others like Gandhi in India, Ho Chi Minh of Indochina, Nkrumah and Kenyatta of Africa, Carlos Romulo of the Philippines, and Fonoti of Western Samoa in regarding the right of self-determination as absolutely necessary for international peace”.
(P. 207) The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: “In this regard, they strongly criticized a number of the early draft proposals from the colonial powers, but praised the commitment from the New Zealand that its agreement with Western Samoa would be ‘in effect a self-contained Bill of Rights for the inhabitants.” – (Regents Professor Paul Gordon Lauren: World Peace and Freedom 1945: Nobel Peace Institute and the United Nations) – Link to Info in full

Fonoti Ioane Brown Quoted in 1952: “Ole Suafa Fonoti o Lotofaga Atua o le Tama a Salevalasi, Ole Fu’a maualuga e mamalu ai Salevalasi i fafo i Samoa”.

HON FONOTI HIS WISH OF APPOINTMENTS FOR THE CONSTITUTIONAL INDEPENDENCE GOVERNMENT OF SAMOA: 1954-1957

HON FONOTI: Hon Acting Chairmen and the dignity of the Convention.

SAMOA, I would say that even though this Convention has been somewhat long, it is now seven weeks since it started, but it is not a thing that we should be downhearted about, and from what I have heard of the expression of options I am convinced that the majority of us here are very keen indeed to secure Self Government – Samoa Independence!

I Agree that this Constitutional Convention is something like religious conference because we have very often mentioned the Name of God, whereas this Convention is the Constitutional Convention of the Government of Samoa. I feel that the reason why perhaps we are mentioning the name of God so very often is because we are anxious that a Government of Samoa be founded in God, and I Wish to say therefore to you Samoa well done indeed.

I am convinced that Samoa is very anxious to take over the reins of her own Government and regain her rights to take charge of her own affairs. I would appeal to you Samoa, do not worry. Why should we worry? We are present here, we are all Samoans and this is Samoa which is holding this Convention. I would drew your attention Samoa to the fact that we are a Christian Country and this week we will again commemorate the Birth of Christ, the King of Peace on Earth. Peace and Goodwill onto men. Therefore, I would say let us not worry. I am convinced that our people of Samoa are Christians, and where there is right according to the Will of God, there will be success. I would say therefore, to you to bear in mind that Samoa are Christian people and as Christians we should certainly exercise, faith, hope and Love.

By faith I mean we should believe there is a God; by hope I would say that we should meet the temptations of the devil with hope in God; and by Love I mean that we should have that love whereby we will reject all that is bad and all that is not right that we may do, as good Christian people to love God and love our people and do that which is right. Samoa, let us be bound together in that love which should bring us together and do what is right for the benefit of our country in future.

Now I will express my opinion on this question of Head of State. Before I actually state what I have in mind I should first like to remind this Convention that I am one of the members of the Working Committee, and our recommendation of course is before you now; but since listening to the expressions which have been made in this Convention since the time we started I have come to some conclusions and formed my own opinion which I now wish to express before you.

FIRST, I would say that the present Council of State be retained and that its name be changed to Fono of Ta’imua – Council of Leaders.
SECOND, that the four royal sons of Samoa be in that Council.
THIRD, that the Hon Tupua Tamasese and Hon Malietoa, as they are at present, the Head of State, but for the future that there be only one Head of State and that the Head of the State be selected from within that fono of Ta’imua, and that the four nominates the Head of the State. If they are unable to do that then the matter should be referred to the Legislature for final action.

Those are my Wishes to this question of Head of the State and I would say if we should do that and carry hope, faith and charity in our hearts, and trust in our Lord, and trust in our own people, I am sure we will succeed and be bound together in Unity and Friendship. And I would say not only for the present, but also for the future, so that the very words written in our flag which is flying above us now “God is The Foundation of Samoa” may be always in our hearts. I have many other points which I would have liked to speak about but time is short.

Sir, I move that the Steering Committee comprising 5 Samoans and 2 Europeans namely:
Hon Leutele Te’o, Hon Tualaulelei, Hon Gatoloai Peseta, Hon To’omata and Hon Va’ai Kolone, Hon H.W. Moors and Hon A.M. Gurau, be Confirmed.
Hon Fiame Mata’afa Faumuina Mulinuu (ii) as the first Prime Minister of the Government of Samoa – Hon Fonoti Ioane Brown called a special meeting with his district and family of Aiga Pa’ia o Sa-Levalasi at Lotofaga Atua, to confirmed his retirement as a Politician at the end of 1957, and offer the opportunity to Fiame Mata’afa Faumuina Mulinu’u (ii).

On January 1, 1962, Western Samoa became the first independent state in the tropical South Pacific, and also the world’s first independent “micro-state.” Malietoa Tanumafili (ii) and Tupua Tamasese Mea’ole were joint Heads of State for life. Mata’afa Faumuina Fiame Mulinuu (ii) was Western Samoa’s first Prime Minister. (1a. Davidson 1967: 408-411) Note: The Government of Samoa founded in God: Fa’avae i le Atua Samoa.

The original historical All Samoa Fa’alupega of King Fonoti Tupu Tafa’ifa of Samoa was regained from the changed by the Colonist Imperial, with the new addition to it “Tama and Aiga” stands for the four Tamaaaiga and their families: – Tulouna Tumua ma Pule, Tulouna Itu’au ma Alataua, Tulouna Aiga I le Tai, ma le Va’a o Fonoti, Tulouna Tama ma latou Aiga, po’o Aiga ma latou Tama.

On October 9, 1974, Fonoti Mata’utia Ioane Brown of Lalovaea and Lotofaga Atua of King Fonoti Tupu Tafa’ifa of Samoa line, died at Moto’otua Hospital Apia in Western Samoa. The funeral mass was held at the Catholic Church in Mulivai Apia by His Eminence Cardinal Bishop Pio. Fonoti was laid to rest and buried at his land called “Oliula” in Lotofaga Atua. (J.B. Fonoti family: Sa-Fonoti of Lotofaga Atua)

KING FONOTI TITLE AND LINE OF SUCCESSION FROM THE PALACE OF MULINU’U IN LUFILUFI TO THE SACRED FAMILY OF SA-LEVALASI IN LOTOFAGA ATUA:
1. Usu Fonoti Nofoatolu Laufeti’iti’i o Mulinu’u i Lufilufi ia Va’asa le alo o Fiame Muagututi’a le Sa’ofaapito ma le Aiga Pa’ia o Salevalasi i Lotofaga Atua, fa’aee le gafa: o Fonoti Oliovaigafa (tama ulumatua ‘O le Alii o aiga’), Nofoatolu Ti’auliva’a (i), ma Lagouta (teine) – [Sa-Fonoti i Lotofaga Atua].
( Fonoti Oliovaigafa na ai ali’i mai iai Molio’o ma le Ailaoa e fai ma o latou Ali’i e iai le ulua’i Suafa Fonoti sa ala’ala i lona Maota o ‘Vainiu’ i Faleapuna. Na maliu ai lava le Ali’i ma sa lagomau ai lava. E pa, e leai sona suli).
2. Usu Nofoatolu Ti’auliva’a (i) ia Tamasailau le afafine o Lualemana o Asu i Tutuila, fa’aee le gafa: o Nofoatolu Ti’auliva’a (ii).
3. Usu #1 Nofoatolu Ti’auliva’a (ii) ia Sologaliua le afafine o Sialega o Nu’uuli i Tutuila, fa’aee le gafa: o Fonoti Nofoatolu Fata (tama ulumatua ‘O le Alii o Aiga’), ma Taelimu.
4. Usu Fonoti Nofoatolu Fata ia Teoteo Taufagalupe le afafine o Seinafolava i Lotofaga Atua, fa’aee le gafa: o Fonoti Teoteo Tuipu’avai (tama).
5. Usu Fonoti Teoteo Tuipu’avai ia Saumaloto le alo o Tuala Tamalelagi o Safa’atoa i Lefaga, fa’aee le gafa: o Muiamana (teine ulumatua ‘Feagaiga ale Aiga’), Fonoti Tuala Sola (tama), Gauifaiva Samuela (tama), Poto (teine), ma Fipe (teine).
6. Usuia Muiamana le alo ulumatua o Fonoti Teoteo Tuipu’avai o Lotofaga e Teleso o Si’umu, fa’aee le gafa: o Fonoti Pua’a (tama ulumatua “Alii o Aiga”), Lasela (teine), ma Leota Tafilipepe Ioane (tama).
7. Toe usuia Muiamana le alo ulumatua o Fonoti Teoteo Tuipu’avai o Lotofaga e Tafea Elise le alo o Lupe Tafea Tuai’ipuniu ma Fonoti LeTaupe Tuipalepale o Matatufu Atua, fa’aee le gafa: o Tafea Lomano Maioa Fonoti (tama).
8. Usu Tafea Lomano Maioa Fonoti ia Anne Vaelua Brown le afafine o Tuimanu’a Alexander Brown o Ti’avea Aleipata, fa’aee le gafa: Ola Mika Brown (tama), Fonoti Mata’utia Ioane Brown (tama), Tasala Brown (tama), Bella Brown (teine), ma Fiava’ai Brown (teine).
Note: Ua toe fetaia’i i I’u o Gafa o “Aiga e Lua” o Samoa ia Sa-Levalasi ma Sa-Tuala.
9. Usu Hon Fonoti Mata’utia Ioane Brown ole Aiga Pa’ia o Salevalasi i Lotofaga Atua ia Luisa ole Aiga Satuala ma le alo o L.M.S. Pastor Rev. Ieremia Manulesa FS Mata’utia Tuala o Sataua, Lealatele, Leauva’a ma Amoa i Savai’i ma Upolu, fa’aee le gafa e to’a Sefulu ma le lua le fanau: o Uatogitau Alosio Fonoti Brown (tama), Fonoti Letaupe Ioane Jr Brown (tama: Fonoti Letaupe o Matatufu 1953), 10. Fonoti Inu Saufo’i Brown (tama: na soso’o ile Fonoti o Lotofaga Atua 1975), Hon Teoteo Asiasi’au Tiatia Sauso’o Fonoti Brown (tama: Faipule ole Malo 1973/1984), 11. Fonoti Tuala Le Sa’oalii Kamilo Brown (tama: Tuala le Sa’oalii ole Aiga Satuala 1963, ma Fonoti o Lotofaga Atua 2003), Falesefuluotualamasala Judith Fonoti Brown (teine), Lili’i Sae Benedict Fonoti Brown (tama), Lemalu Galusina Lalogafau Lui Paulo Asalemo Fonoti Brown (tama), Sailivao Peter Fonoti Brown (tama), Feiloa’ivao Paulo Fonoti Brown (tama), Tagaloamamana Inu Tulo Fonoti Brown (tama), ma Samala’ulu Otila Fonoti Brown (teine).

The current successor of King Fonoti Tupu Tafa’ifa of Samoa line to the Title is: Fonoti Tuala le Sa’oalii Kamilo Brown, of le Aiga Pa’ia o Sa-Levalasi at Lotofaga Atua, and le Aiga fa’alagilagi of Samoa Aiga Sa-Tuala ma Sala. Note: “Aiga e lua” o Samoa.

(“e ufiufi a le tama’imoa i le tanoa, ae ioio lava..”)

~ by Christian Brown on November 29, 2009.

3 Responses to “Samoa’s Royal Family Bloodline and Succession Line to the High Titles, and Tupu Tafa’ifa of Samoa.”

  1. My Great great grandfather is was the son of Va’afusuaga! I guess he told me most of the stories thru his writings that i still kept it as a gift ..however, what i am tryin to research and know whether he is still on the kings list or not? But im blessed to have him in my heart..mwah RIP va’afusuaga..Avau and Iakopo family…

  2. I was curious as to why the children of Tafea Lomano (male) took the last name of their mother Anna Brown. Could you explain.

    • Hi there,

      I was told the reason why they took on their mother’s last name(Brown) cause back then in the colonial period in Samoa you have to have a palagi sir name to get around in town with other businesses if you’re want to be in business and to travel overseas.. and for your children to be able to get into good local schools or travel to new Zealand for schooling.

      Fonoti John Brown was a very successful local business man back then, and all of his children went to good local schools in Samoa and also school in new Zealand.

      But Fonoti John Brown thou in 1943 he made a request with High Court in Samoa to obsolete his palagi name(Brown) and to take on his father’s side name only as a full Samoan..but except for his children to continue with his mother’s last name Brown. I have attached a copy of the high court fyi.

      Rgds

      C.B.

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