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Isn't he technically the third O le Ao o le Malo, not the second? When the state became independent, there were actually two joint heads of state -- Tupua Tamasese Mea'ole, who lived for only a year, and Malietoa Tanumafili II, who just recently died. --Jfruh (talk) 13:27, 19 June 2007 (UTC)
- Technically Tupua Tamasese Mea'ole and Malietoa Tanumafili II were 1st=, as they were both heads of state at once, which is why Tupua Tamasese is 2nd --Lholden 22:34, 19 June 2007 (UTC)
Correct Title for The Head of State
Hi. I just have one question about the Tupua's correct title. Numerous news articles that I have read refer to him as "Tuiatua", such as Tuiatua Tupua Tamasese Efi . Could some please explain this title to me, what it means and how it should be used to address Tupua Tamasese Efi. Thanks again. Your help and advice is really appreciated.Scanlan 14:42, 26 June 2007 (UTC)
To Tupuola Tufuga Efi, the other two names are titles. Therequiembellishere 10:36, 7 July 2007 (UTC)
I've removed this:
"(The senior line of the Tui Atua Fa'anofonofo originates from Leifi and the current titleholder of the Tui Atua Fa'anofonofo is Fuataga Kasimani Lautusi , O le Ao o Atua - the Head of Atua)."
as it seems to be about someone else entirely. Moonraker12 (talk) 13:16, 6 October 2009 (UTC)
PS The italics and redlink are mine; I was trying to make sense of the names. Does anyone else find them confusing? Some appear to be given names, and some titles; is there an explanatory note anywhere? Moonraker12 (talk) 13:19, 6 October 2009 (UTC)