Battle of Kaba

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Battle of Kaba
Date 1855
Location Kaba, Fiji
Result Fijian-Tongan Victory
Belligerents
 Fiji
 Tonga
Rewa Province
Bau
Commanders and leaders
Fiji Cakobau
Tonga Taufa'ahau
Fiji Tonga Ma’afu
Mara
Strength
Fiji 1,000
Tonga 2,000
500
Casualties and losses
Fiji Unknown
Tonga 14 killed, 20 wounded
Heavy

The Battle of Kaba was fought at Kaba, Fiji, in 1855. It was fought between Fijian Tui Viti (King) Cakobau and his enemies from Rewa and Bau. Cakobau was supported by a strong fleet from Tonga, sent by Tu'i Tonga (King) Taufa'ahau (George I) of Tonga and Ma’afu, governor of the Tongan population in Fiji. The battle was a major victory for Cakobau, thanks mainly to his Tongan allies, and cemented his leadership over Fiji. It also, however, underlined his dependency on the military power of Tonga, especially since Ma'afu remained in Fiji.

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Coordinates: 18°42′35″S 174°01′48″W / 18.709775°S 174.029960°W / -18.709775; -174.029960