Siumu is a village on the central south coast of Upolu island in Samoa. The population is 1,092 (2006 Census). There is also a sub-village Siumu Uta which has a population of 206 (2006 Census). [1 ]
Siumu Electoral Constituency [ edit ]
Samoan fire dancer
Siumu Electoral Constituency (
Faipule District) comprise the villages of Siumu, Siumu Uta, Maninoa and Saaga. The constituency has a total population of 2,224 and is part of the larger political district [2 ] Tuamasaga. [1 ]
Fire dancing [ edit ]
Known for its
fire dancers, a 5 year old girl from the village demonstrating a [3 ] (or siva afi fire stick dance) was one of the principal performers at the opening ceremony to the 2007 Pacific Games at Apia Park. [4 ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b "Population and Housing Census Report 2006". Samoa Bureau of Statistics. July 2008 . Retrieved 19 December, 2009.
^ "Samoa Territorial Constituencies Act 1963". Pacific Islands Legal Information Institute . Retrieved 19 December, 2009.
^ Leone, Diana (2002-05-19). "Teen is first girl to win fire knife contest". Honolulu Star . Retrieved 2007-08-29.
^ Tepuke, Ali (2007-08-27). "South Pacific Games Open in Apia, Samoa". Solomon Times online . Retrieved 2007-08-29.
Coordinates: 14°00′29″S 171°46′44″W / 14.008°S 171.779°W