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Niuē-fekai (or Savage) Island and its People


Written by Mohe-lagi, of Alofi.

89. The history of the island was not in writing (formerly), but was retained in the minds of the wise and clear-headed.

The growth of man is from Ava-tele, and they spread over the island thus:—

(See the original where the names of the principal villages are recited, and the—what we may call—honorific sayings connected with them are given, but without the aid of the learned men of Niuē, I hesitate to translate them, connected as they are with the gods and other matters.)