Tui Namosi

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A Tui Namosi of the 19th-century

The Tui Namosi is a chiefly title held by the paramount chief of Namosi Province[1] on the main island of Viti Levu, Fiji.

Titles History[edit]

The clan's progenitor Robatiratu was the vunivalu at the Yavutu of Nabukebuke at Wailase in the Wainimala highlands. Under the leadership of Robatiratu's sons Ronawaqaliva and Rodrodrolagi, the clan then moved to Nairairaikinabukebuke, Mount Voma where they built a village on the left bank of the Waidina River and called it Namosi. The Vunivalu of the Nabukebuke clan was also installed Tui Namosi at this village.

Current Title Holder[edit]

The current Tui Namosi is Ratu Suliano Matanitobua.[2]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ The Cyclopedia of Fiji :Page 217
  2. ^ From Election to Coup in Fiji: by Jonathan Fraenkel, Stewart Firth, Page 85

References[edit]

  • From Election to Coup in Fiji: The 2006 Campaign and Its Aftermath, by Jonathan Fraenkel, Stewart Firth, Published by ANU E Press
  • The Cyclopedia of Fiji: A Complete Historical and Commercial Review of Fiji,Published 1984 by R. McMillan, Fiji, 332 pages, Original from the University of Michigan, Digitized 3 Apr 2007
  • The Pacific Way: A Memoir, By Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara, University of Hawaii Press, 1997
  • The Journal of the Polynesian Society, By Polynesian Society (N. Z.), Published 1943.

External links[edit]

  • Reference to Tui Namosi on Fiji Government Online