In Fijian, Turaga is the word for man (male person). Titles require a combination of words. (see below)
The Turaga-ni-Koro would be the head of the village (Koro), usually elected or appointed by the villagers. As kind of city administrator or mayor, he is playing a key role in the modern Fijian government structure and is paid a small government allowance.
Similarly, the chief of a Mataqali (clan) would be the Turaga-ni-mataqali. The exact historical status of the Turaga plays an important role in conflicts about Fijian common landownership.
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- Boydell, Spike; Shah, Krishn (2003). "An inquiry into the nature of land ownership in Fiji" (PDF). The International Association for the Study of Common Property. Retrieved 2007-02-23.[dead link]
Turaga was used by The LEGO Group for their toy line Bionicle.
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