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Faleu is one of four small historic villages on Manono Island in Samoa. The village population is 354 (2006 Census).[1]

The other villages on Manono island are Lepuia'i, Apai and Salua. All the settlements on Manono Island fall within the political district of Aiga-i-le-Tai.[2]

Faleu is the site of the official arrival of the Methodist mission. Methodist Rev. Peter Turner landed at Faleu on June 18, 1835. A memorial stands here to commemorate this historic event.[3]

There are also sub divisions within these villages that notes the pito nu'u or smaller areas within the villages. Manono Tai is the local and traditional term for this island, as the word Tai means 'seaward'. Manono Uta is located on the main Upolu Island.

Despite the geographic separation of Manono Uta and Manono Tai, the people are one village with close kinship and history. The inhabitants of Manono Uta are family, kin of those who reside on Manono Tai.

Manono island is one of three isles in the Apolima Strait separating the country's two main islands Upolu and Savai'i. The other islands in the strait are Apolima and the tiny uninhabited islet of Nu'ulopa.


  1. ^ "Population and Housing Census Report 2006" (PDF). Samoa Bureau of Statistics. July 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 16 December 2009. 
  2. ^ "Samoa Territorial Constituencies Act 1963". Pacific Islands Legal Information Institute. Archived from the original on 5 June 2011. Retrieved 15 December 2009. 
  3. ^ Dyson, Martin (August 4, 1874). ""My Story of Samoan Methodism, Or, A Brief History of the Wesleyan Methodist Mission in Samoa"". https://archive.org/stream/mystorysamoanme00dysogoog/mystorysamoanme00dysogoog_djvu.txt. Retrieved 16 February 2017.  External link in |website= (help)

Coordinates: 13°52′S 172°06′W / 13.867°S 172.100°W / -13.867; -172.100