Tu'i Pulotu

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The Tu'i Pulotu is believed to be the head of an ancient group of people that settled in Pulotu (Fiji) during the Lapita period (2500 BC to 3500 BC.)

The Island of Pulotu is an island located in Fiji, north-west of Tongatapu. It is referred to in Tongan oral traditions as "the motherland" or "place of origin". It is there that some believed that Tongan culture and its people developed and evolved out of the ancient Austronesian/Lapita culture that migrated from south east Asia through Taiwan, the Philippines, PNG, New Caledonia, Vanuatu and Fiji about 8000 BC.