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Skyline of Falelima
Satellite image of western end of Savai'i with Falelima on the south coast. (NASA photo, 2002)
Falelima is located in Samoa
Coordinates: 13°34′5″S 172°44′11″W / 13.56806°S 172.73639°W / -13.56806; -172.73639Coordinates: 13°34′5″S 172°44′11″W / 13.56806°S 172.73639°W / -13.56806; -172.73639
Country  Samoa
District Vaisigano
Population (2006)
 • Total 403
Time zone -11

Falelima is a village on the southwest corner of Savai'i island in Samoa.[1] The village is part of the electoral constituency (Faipule District) Alataua West which forms part of the larger political district of Vaisigano.


In Samoan mythology, the village of Falelima is associated with a powerful spirit called Nifoloa.

The following is an explanation of the myth told in the words of Samoan historian Teo Tuvale (1855–1919) in the publication An Account of Samoan History up to 1918.[2]


  1. ^ "Samoa Territorial Constituencies Act 1963". Pacific Islands Legal Information Institute. Retrieved 19 December 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Tuvale, Teo. "An Account of Samoan History up to 1918". NZ Electronic Text Centre, Victoria University, NZ Licence CC-BY-SA 3.0. p. 4. Retrieved 20 December 2009. 

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