Moala Islands

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The Moala Islands are a subgroup of Fiji's Lau archipelago. Its three islands (Matuku, Moala, and Totoya) have a total land area of approximately 119 km2.[1] They are located west of the Lau Islands proper, and were historically linked more closely with Bau Island and Viti Levu than with Lau. They we unified by Ratu Sukuna to part of the Lau congregation to support traditional gift through provision of taro and other vegetables. All three islands were defeated by Enele Maafu. The Tongan Prince later the Tui Lau Subdued them and enforced Christianity.

The main economic activity of the Moala Islands is coconut, and root crop farming including marine and fisheries.


Coordinates: 18°50′19″S 179°55′43″W / 18.838714°S 179.928589°W / -18.838714; -179.928589