How did Samoa get its nameWhere did Samoa get his name?
Samoan time management, P 228-240
SAMOAN TIME. FROM A MEMBER OF SAMOAN SOCIETY. DER Polynesischen Leben, whose overview is as comprehensive as it is intense, must be taken by the mystery that Samoa will introduce to the work. If we now take a certain direction, as I intend to do in this document, we will again find this marked difference between Samoa and many other groups of Polynesian isles, namely in the Samoan time divisions.
There is very little evidence for this trial, but it is a controversial issue whether this evidence is in short supply because tradition has been neglected or whether the old Samoan really did not care much about complex times. So was it that the Samoans themselves had forgot in Turner's times, or was it that they had little to give?
In order to give this survey some consistency, I will be following with a list and observation of the year, month, day and hour showing certain characteristics of other time sheets in Polynesia in the interest of a benchmark. Samoan year after year is thousandsaga, from the roots term te. Pratt initially told us that this term means a six-month term, which undoubtedly corresponds to the Samoan rainy and arid years.
Maoris, Marquesans, Hawaiians, Mangarevans, all used that name. In Java, Yap, Formosa, New Britain and Madagascar, the same term appears, either as such or with minor changes, with the related meanings of "count, enumerate". "In Samoan we have fa'atau to number.
That' s the year, but when did the Samoans start their year? Have they had a particular date or a particular stage of a saison as the beginning of their twelve-month series? The year, however, was opened around December, as the Tahitian name of the year, Te Tahi (The First), shows.
All we can assume is that the Samoan year began with some sort of exploitation of Palolo, because the arrival of the Palolo was computed from year to year, until late at night and without mistakes; and the period of the season of the Palolo was a time of great joy and presentation of the Palolo ofu 1 to relations and companions who had no chance of catching it.
OF THE MOMONTH. Consider the Samoan monthly titles and point out many parallels that can be found in some other Polish groups. Utuvamua, from the name of two brethren, Utuvamua and Utuvamuli, who, defeated in heaven, escaped to the ground and carried the winds. Aitu tele, or great Lord, from the main adoration of the mon.
Fa'aafu, the wilting, because this months the yams and other vegetation wilt. Taiafanua, which means roaming or wandering through the country, from the name of the Lord who was worshiped this past moth. Lo, from the name of the big enough catch this months. Fanonga, destruction, name of gods worshiped at the east end of the group during the mon.
Aunununu, or trunk squashed, from the squashed or powdered state of yams root at that inception. There are some who assume that many wicked minds are abroad during the months, and the unhealth of the months, as the transitional season, slightly resulted in these superstitional imponderables or gave way. Paleolomuli, gives no explanations, except according to Palolo, and then explained the possible derivation of Palolo-pa, to rupture, lilo, greasy or greasy, indicating the state of the vermice.
The mulifa, named fa at the end of the seasons for the catch of pelagic species, is another derivate. Lotuaga, or rainy prayer, because this is where the god s were given rainy prayer this time. Taumafamua, the first of many, because the number of fishes per mond. There were celebrations of Palmos and insect anglers, and dinner in the chieftains' homes was the order of the night.
I' m giving this to you without any comments, except the author's. I was given the Iist by Mr Curry, Sogi, Apia. November toe deer. B. The second playlist points out that Taumafamua and Toetaumafa are quite separate, as is not the case in the other two. When we start the year with the PALOLOLO seasons, the first Taumafa, or Taumafamua, would be the first months of abundance if the catch is abundant in the seasons, and again the Toetaumafa would appear in the second months of abundance if the malachis, sappatu and other catch edible.
This is a long story of Ale-Lui, chieftain of Safata, and one who is familiar with ancient Samoan tradition. That' a terrible months, the months of winds and windstorms. "When the new harvest of bread fruit came out, this was a very poor start to the year. Lo, because of the abundance of this fishing that is now coming for the first tim.
Lotuaga, so named because of the diversity of small fry, such as the Yigaga, pala'ia, ia sinna, Iupo, etc.. Aununuu, so named because in this case the tribe of Sanfi was burned (manunu). Utuvamua, so named because the ditches for the yam roots are now being digged for the first tim.
Even the weed begins to grow at this point. Taumafa, so named because now for the first Egyptian food the year before, at the Falealii-era. Toetaumafa ( "Toetaumafa"), so named because now the eating of the Palolo (the rest of the previous months, i.e. the toes of the upper left).
It is because this is the first catch of the year in Savaii. Toealolo, so named because there would be another one in Upolu this year. But there is no such general difference of opinion as can be found in the different Maori nicknames of the mont. Note that in Ellis listing the Marquesan name of July is Paroromua, and August is Paroromuri.
The Marquesan schedule contains Fa'aahu for January and part of February and is flagged as a months of abundance. Whakaahu, the Maori name, has certainly become obsolete and is regarded as the name of a night-glitter. Futuna also has this name for a monthly name, Fakaafu, but comments that it is a asterisk name.
The same thing with another Samoan mont, as in Ale Lui's schedule. It states Ta'elo as the monthly January and explains that it means a very poor monthly, although it is difficult to see how the derivative is elaborated. We now find the same name in Hawaii, but here it becomes Ka'elo, the name of a planet.
Also the Maori have this name, "Takero", the name for a badge (Best, p. 20). The Samoans were also not very concerned about the insertion. The Maori and Hawaiians and other inhabitants of the island seem odd, while the Samoans did not. Many of the day designations of our own weeks come from the assignment of the day to the planet as they knew it.
THIS IS THE DAY OF THE WEEK. This is the time of the months as I find it in Kraemer. Maasina le'ale'a - A full moonsight, the term le'ale'a means something young. Mazina uzunoa - First date of the show of the palolo, not much reached; u, shovel; no, in vain. No. Maasina motusaga-First true apparition of Samuelo.
This is the name of the island of Maasina punifaga-Neumond, or almost full moons, named after the method of catching sea life at that age. It is a small cove enclosed with coir leafs for catching coconuts. While there is a fairly agreed among many other groups of Polynesian island recordings of dates where they can all show thirty dates a week, although the titles can differ, Samoa has very little to show.
But why should the Maori and Hawaiians, although they are different, coincide in number and certain designations, and Samoa be found in a completely different way? Would there have been anything in the past Samoan tradition, would they have completely overlooked it? Thérégear says that Rongo, Longo for Samoa, is a Samoa gods, but Kraemer is quiet here, as are Pratt and Turner.
These brief considerations, which may be expanded, bring us to the name of the hour of the year. NAME OF PARTS OF THE SAMOAN DAILY PERIOD. What was the beginning of the Samoan year? Have the Samoans used asterisks at all? Have the Samoans, like so many other Polynesian islanders, had thirteen month to intervene?
TIMING OF THE TOKELA'U ISLES. MONTHS. NAMES OF THE DAYS. IT'?S THE NAMES OF THE DAY. When you study this chart, you'll see there's a fraction in the 10. Pause does not mean that there will be no changes in the other few day, but that a new order will be started, and I was clearly informed by my source that the old Tokelau week had ten-day periods.
One name for weeks is Taipu, and in an old history the same name appears as in a partition of the day, and when the locals were asked, they replied that even in the old world there was a fortnight, but that it was ten-day. Loeb noted in parentheses that a ten-day working day- 240 was probably known in Hawaii.
In any case, the Greeks had a ten-day period, and then the Greeks came up with the notion. To see what he might give Tonga a name, I wanted to have a chance to review Mariner's terminology in Tonga's story. Looking over his shortlist by chance, I find that there are mentions for month, and that they are definitely different from Samoan mentions for month.
They have Tongans in Samoa, and I will contact them later.