Kalouyalewa

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Kalouyalewa (pronounced [kaloujaleɰa]) (born on Nayau) was a Fijian High Chief.[1]

Kalouyalewa was a son of the Chief Naosara (Tuivanuakula II) and his wife, Adi Gelegeleavanua,[2] and thus a grandson of Chief Kubunavanua II, who was very famous.

He was born on the island of Nayau. His elder brother was named Buivaroro.[3] Their sister was Chiefess Keletu.

Kalouyalewa went on the island of Lakeba, where he married into the island’s principal chiefly families. His first wife was named Sivoki. She was a member of Cekena, the dynasty then holding the title Sau. They had two sons, Delaivugalei and Tongatapu.

Second wife of Kalouyalewa was Chiefess Tagiamarama, who bore him a son called Qoma.[4]

Kalouyalewa’s sons would eventually play a crucial role in enabling the Vuanirewa Dynasty to succeed to the titles Roko Sau and Tui Nayau.[5]

His famous grandson was High Chief Delailoa of Lakeba.

Delaivugalei in his adult years married Adi Vulase.

Family tree[edit]

See also[edit]

  • Malani, descendant of Kalouyalewa

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Ai Vola tabu, sa volai kina na Veiyalayalati makawa kei na Veiyalayalati vou. Suva, Fiji.
  2. ^ Chiefess Gelegeleavanua
  3. ^ Family of Kalouyalewa
  4. ^ Yalo i Viti: Shades of Viti by Fergus Clunie. Page 173. Fiji Museum.
  5. ^ Mara, Ratu Sir Kamisese: The Pacific Way: A Memoir. University of Hawaii Press, 1997.