Aiono Nonumalo Sofara

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Aiono Nonumalo Sofara is a chief (matai) and former Member of Parliament in Samoa. He was a member of the Human Rights Protection Party (HRPP) and later the Samoan National Development Party (SNDP).

He became Speaker of the National Legislature when the Human Rights Protection Party first came to power. Nonumalo then went on to join the SNDP. He was also a strong opponent of the introduction of universal suffrage, and actively sought to have the act repealed.

Aiono was married to the late Eni Sofara,[1] sister of two other Samoan parliamentarians, Laulu Fetauimalemau Mata'afa and Matatumua Maimoana.


  1. ^ So'o, Asofou (2008). Democracy and custom in Sāmoa: an uneasy alliance. University of the South Pacific. p. 171. ISBN 982-02-0390-2. Retrieved 12 January 2010.