Moala Islands

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The Moala Islands are a subgroup of Fiji's Lau archipelago. Its three islands (Matuku, Moala, and Totoya) have a total land area of approximately 119 km2.[1] They are located west of the Lau Islands proper, and were historically linked more closely with Bau Island and Viti Levu than with Lau. They were unified by Ratu Sukuna to the Lau congregation to support traditional gifting through provision of taro and other vegetables.

The main economic activity of the Moala Islands is coconut farming, and root crop farming including marine agriculture and fisheries.


Coordinates: 18°50′19″S 179°55′43″W / 18.838714°S 179.928589°W / -18.838714; -179.928589