O Le Ie Pepeve’a A Fonoti (The Kingship Mat Pepeve’a of King Fonoti of Samoa)

The Kingship Mat or I’e Toga called “Pepeve’a” of King Fonoti (Tafa’ifa) of Samoa.

The Kingship Mat ‘Pepeve’a’ of King Fonoti (Ie-fa’atupu O le ‘Pepeve’a’ a Fonoti le Tupu Tafa’ifa.)

O le isi mafua’aga fo’i lea o le taua a Fonoti ma Va’afusuaga ma Samala’ulu o le ie-toga lea o le Pepeve’a. Ma tu’u fa’atasi ai ma Papa e fa mo le Tupu Tafa’ifa o Samoa, lea e ta’ua ai le taua tele lea o le “Taua O Le Paegauo” po’o le “Taua O Papa e Fa!” (Tupu Tafa’ifa). O le taua fo’i lenei e i ai le upu fa’asamoa: “Ua tulituliloaina Mano’o”.

O le tasi lea o mau a isi i le ie-toga o le Pepeve’a:
A o lalaga le ie lenei i Lufilufi, sa masani lava ona tagi fa’apepe mai le ve’a I tuamaota. O le ala lea na fa’aigoa ai le ie lenei a Fonoti o le Pepeve’a. O le ie fo’I lenei na mafua ai le taua a Fonoti ma Va’afusuaga Tole’afoa ma Samala’ulu. Na fa’aigoa ai fo’i lena taua, ‘o le taua o le Pepeve’a’.

O le tasi fo’i lea o mau, ma  o le mau sa’o:
O I’e e lua mai ia Tupuola ia Manalelei le tina o Fonoti: Ona fai lea o a la upu taumavae a Tupuola, ma Talaleomalie Manalelei. Ua fa’apea atu Tupuola i le tama’ita’i, Sauia o le a e fo’i i lou Ali’i ma I’e ia e lua. O le tasi I’e e Malaga ai Tuia’ana Faumuina e a’ami lona uso taufeagai. AE A ALO OE LE TAMA’ITA’I ONA FA’AIGOA LEA O LOU ALO IA FONO-TI, E FA’AMANATU AI LO TA AVA NA FONO NEI I LE TI. O le tasi o I’e, o le I’e o le nofo a lou alo i le Tuia’ana. Ua taunu’u Talaleomalie Manalelei i Leulumoega i lona ali’i, ua fola atu I’e o lana toma’aga ma fa’amatala a la upu taumavae ma Tupuola. Ua soisoi nei Tuia’ana Faumuina ma lona leo maofa e fa’apea, A! o Pepeve’a I’e na. Ua Malaga Tuia’ana Faumuina i Tutuila ma le tasi, ae ua tu’u le isi I’e e pei ona mavae ai ma Tupuola.

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[King Fonoti Tafa’ifa Of Samoa In the 1600’s]

~ by Christian Brown on July 29, 2008.

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