Siumu

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Siumu is a village on the central south coast of Upolu island in Samoa. The population is 1,092 (2006 Census).[1] There is also a sub-village Siumu Uta which has a population of 206 (2006 Census).

Siumu Electoral Constituency[edit]

Samoan fire dancer siva afi

Siumu Electoral Constituency (Faipule District) comprise the villages of Siumu, Siumu Uta, Maninoa and Saaga.[2] The constituency has a total population of 2,224 and is part of the larger political district Tuamasaga.[1]

Fire dancing[edit]

Known for its fire dancers,[3] a 5-year-old girl from the village demonstrating a siva afi (or fire stick dance) was one of the principal performers at the opening ceremony to the 2007 Pacific Games at Apia Park.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Census Report 2006" (PDF). Samoa Bureau of Statistics. July 2008. Retrieved 19 December 2009. 
  2. ^ "Samoa Territorial Constituencies Act 1963". Pacific Islands Legal Information Institute. Retrieved 19 December 2009. 
  3. ^ Leone, Diana (2002-05-19). "Teen is first girl to win fire knife contest". Honolulu Star. Retrieved 2007-08-29. 
  4. ^ Tepuke, Ali (2007-08-27). "South Pacific Games Open in Apia, Samoa". Solomon Times online. Retrieved 2007-08-29. 

Coordinates: 14°00′29″S 171°46′44″W / 14.008°S 171.779°W / -14.008; -171.779