Anoafale O Le Gagana Ma Le Aganuu: Tusi Muamua by Pemerika L. Tauiliili - SSAB
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Anoafale O Le Gagana Ma Le Aganuu: Tusi Muamua by Pemerika L. Tauiliili

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This book "Anoafale" describes the inter relationship of the language and culture within the "matai" or the chiefly system of the Samoan people. The language serves as an instrument that peforms various aspects of the culture within the matai system. The Samoan people are culturally oriented and to live and understand the system one must understand the langugae and its culture. The matai system is based on small family units and the matai is the chief of that family unit. Several family units make up a village which is ruled by a village council. The council makes the rules and regulations that govern the village as a whole, and each family matai is represented there. The purpose of this book is to remind the younger generation of the importance of their heritage which has been passed down through many generations.