Manuia te Tauhaga Fou!

Talofa gatama Nanumea i te tauhaga fou tenei, ko “lua sefulu, sefulu”!!    In Nanumea, and in most of the places Nanumeans live, Po o Tefolaha is being celebrated as this is written.  Ane mo Kiti mo temaa kaaiga katoa wish you the best, as the year begins and as you enjoy this festive time.   These days, from Christmas through the New Year, to Tefolaha’s Day, and for some weeks longer in Nanumea itself, this is a time for community, for family, for church remembrances — it is a very special time for Nanumeans all over the globe.  Our hearts are with you.  Alofa lahi atu — Kiti mo Ane ikonei i Oregon.

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11 responses to “Manuia te Tauhaga Fou!

  1. Popeieta Ato Raponi

    mauri taina nanumea! Ia, koa tuhi atu o fkmanuia atu kia tatou katoa ite tauhanga fou. fkmoemoenga ke taunu tou manatu mo tou goals mote tauhanga 2010. Ia, ko mo tala mai konei te aso o matou mai konei e fai nei ite weekend tenei. E fai ke kamata ite po4 ke oko kite po6. Faia ke tautonu mote peofunga a matou ikonei… ke fesoasoani hoki kite halanga o moo meakai. koa toe fai atu mo tala manafai koa oti ne fai te motou aso. alofa atu matou mai konei.
    Te Mauri, Te Raoi ao Te Tabomoa.
    TEFOLAHA TOU HOA!!!

  2. Keith Chambers

    Ea, Pope, gali ailoa tau tamaa tala o po fiafia a koulua ikonaa i Tarawa! Te fakamoemoega, ke aumai ni ata mo faulu i te uepsaite a taatou hoki!

  3. Kasia Pulusi Tiliga-Smith

    Fakamanuiaga mo koutou katoa gatama salalau o Tefolaha pena hoki mo koulua e Ane mo Kiti mo lua tamaliki i Amelika. Moli atu o motou alofaga mai i Ueligitone kae e malolosi katoa matou. A vikiga mo tavaega e mautakitaki ki tou Tamana ona koa mafai hoki tatou o hepaki penei i tou ahiga. E muamua o hiki atu te fakafetai kia Popeieta ona kite fakailoagaiga ite moe o Iosua Manuao i Tarawa tela ite po 2 o Apelila. Ne fakaoko ne aku te tala fanoanoa tena kia Nouala Sela me noho iai a Tagivasa. Ne olo ki luga ki Auckland ite malaga ate Ekalesia a latou. Faka oko atu o motou alofaga kite kaiga fanoanoa ikona i Tarawa kae maise ona tuagane mo taina salalau. Ko tatou tahi ite mafatia tena e otou lagonagina. Kote Atua fua e maua ne tatou te mafanafanaga o tatou loto mo mafaufauga kite tuagane pele tena koa moe atu. Ke manuia tau malaga e Iosua. Alofaga kona mai tokolua matutua, Tiliga mo Peleise, Sam (Alee) Kasia, Fouafala, Norman, Paulina, Jnr Tiliga, Iwasa mo Taaku. Fakamolemole e Ane mo Kiti me iai ne aku ata ne email atu e pela hoki mote tala toetoe ote Po o Tefolaha a matou i Ueligitone. Ne maua na ne koulua me ikaai. E fia logo atu. Ko gata atu mua ikonei. Kae tofa mua.

  4. Amazing place… Really.
    Greetings from Venice, Italy.

  5. Fakamanuiaga mo koutou gatama a Tefolaha salalau ite atupaipai ite tauhaga fou 2012. Koa tai kalevaleva hoki ailoa ne heai tala e toe pa mai i tou ahiga. Kae konei la tala o matou mai i Wellington, NZ ite Po o Tefolaha. Te aso o matou ne kamata atu ite po lima afiafi kae oti ite po Tapu faka afiafi. Tu mote mahani e faka party ite afiafi ote Po Lima. Oti ne kakai ite afiafi mea loa ko kamata ki fakafiafiaga o kaufale. Me nei ko te taumafaiga mote pukega ote Shield fakapitoa ki te Po o Tefolaha. I tauhaga e tolu (3) konei ne olo ne pukegina ne te kaiga o Laipe mo Senimili te ‘shield’ kae ite tauhaga nei ko pukegina ne te kaufale o Faifua mo Ainoama. Ite afiafi ote po Ono ne fakafiafiagina ne tamaliki ki lotou ‘items’ ne fakatoka pela hoki mote manatu ki kavega o ipu e lua ne fakatoka mo latou. Te Gold Cup dedicated to Dr Tiliga Pulusi for the best improved outstanding performer tela ne hili iai ko Fialea Neia ka ko te Silver Cup dedicated to Peleise Pulusi for the best outstanding group performance tela ne hili iai ko tamaliki a Ainoama mo Faifua. Oti fakafiafiaga a tamaliki fai loa te tuisi. I te otiga fakafiafiaga o kaufale ite afiafi ote po lima ne hoko atu iai mo fatele. Koa he fakatau mai ailoa ite gagali o mako ote talavou me ko latou nei ailoa e mamako i fatele. I te po tapu ne fai te lotu kae oti ne kakai ite tutonumea ailoa koa fai ate tau pehe.. Ne oti te motou po ite afiafi ote po tapu ite 7pm. Kaati kona mo tala mai konei i NZ kae ke manuia koutou ite alofa ote Tamana ite lagi kae ke manuia hoki otou fakamoemoega mote haelega ki mua ite 2012. Ke manuia kae tofa mua.
    Katia Tiliga-Smith

  6. Talofa Kiti and Ane,
    It is a priviledge to have this awesome website available… How you both came to choose Nanumea is just surreal and God-sent for grateful recipients like me who have yet to see Nanumea!!!!…truly it is very informative and helpful in finding one’s roots and tracing the family blood ties. It would be lovely to meet with you in person!!!
    Just a request (if it is not already on this site or maybe found in your books)
    ..a)in the area of craft… I am led to believe that each family has it’s own design? maybe on the titi? or mekei, papa?…if that is true, I am quite interested in finding out my own family design…
    ..wise quotes originating and pertaining to Nanumea’s culture and way of life.. eg… “taku muna e puhia, e moeakina ne au,” or something along that line… I would be very grateful if you could direct me to any materials or sources that may contain such infors.
    Again, thank you so much and looking forward to reading more from you….
    ke fakamanuia ne te Atua koulua mote lua kaiga….
    Tina M

  7. We the Nanumeans living outside of Nanumea are so blessed to have a channel that could connect us to Nanumeans around the globe. I look forward to more updates from this site. Thank you administrators for the great work. God bless.

    Manuia,
    Feso. Lipua. Motufoua

  8. fakamolemole e iai haku mataupu fia post ki luga kae heiloa la me post ifea..tenei ne ala iai au o oko mai I momea konei, ona kote fia maina..fakamolemole e manakogina te lua fesoasoani..

    Fakafetai lahi
    Faiana Ofati

  9. You can leave a comment here! Kiti

  10. Lealavine P Semaia

    Fakamanuiaga ki gatama Tefolaha katoa salalau i feitu e 4 ote lalolagi nuia te po fakamanatu o koutou

  11. Mr Bwataia. Kaliti

    Keith
    Talofa
    On behalf of Tiongo and Tepuaka, I would like to take this opportunity to convey my sincere gratitude and greetings to all Citizens of Nanumea, Tuvalu.I do also thank you for the update information posted but please contact me for further information on any information or details of our family tree concerned. Thank your for your time and May God bless our country Nanumea and bless us all always and “”MANUIA TE TAUHAGA FOU””

    Bwataia. Kaliti

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