Tonga

Koloa Island

The Nickname of Koloa Island Koloa belonged to the Tuitonga (The 'Tonga King' Chiefs). There was this one Tuitonga named Fuanuinuiava who had a daughter. This Tuitonga would visit Koloa. One day his daughter was bathing and when she came out of the water her hair clung to her body and a fisherman saw the beauty of her hair and he exclaimed, "Haafuluhau! (Descended from the perfect hair!) From that name is derived a nickname of Koloa. »

Maui Kisikisi and fire

Maui Kisikisi brings fire from the underworld There was a man named Maui Motu'a who lived in Pulotu (the land underneath the land). Maui Motu'a had a son named Maui Atalanga who traveled between Pulotu and Koloa, because he was married to a woman from Koloa island. Maui Atalanga had a son named Maui Kisikisi who never went to Pulotu and always stayed in Koloa. In those days there was no fire on the land; the only fire was in Pulotu. »

Stars guided

Stars guided the voyages In about 1820 Taufaahau, the future king of Tonga, went to Samoa to be tattooed. As he was returning from Samoa he and the people journeying with him became lost. They did not know if should they go south, east, west or north to get to Tonga. This was very serious because if they did not find land then they would die of thirst at sea. »

Sangone

Sangone the Turtle and the Royal Mats A long time ago, a man called Lekapai lived in Samoa. In his garden, he grew breadfruit, plantains, bananas, yam, taro and many other kinds of ruit and vegetables. Then, as time went on, there was a great hurricane, and his plantation was almost ruined. After it was over, Lekapai set to work to replant his gardens. But alas, there was another hurricane the next year, and the next, so that three food crops were destroyed one after the other. »

Creation

The Creation Myth In the beginning there was just the sea, and the spirit world, Pulotu; and between them was a rock called Touia'o Futuna. On the Rock lived Biki and his twin sister, Kele, 'Atungaki and his twin sister, Maimoa'o Longona, Fonua'uta and his twin sister, Fonuavai, and Hemoana and his twin sister, Lupe. Biki lay with his own sister and she bore him two children, a son, Taufulifonua, and a daughter, Havea Lolofonua; 'Atungaki also lay with his sister and she bore him a daughter, Velesi'i. »

Glossary

Glossary of Terms found in Tongan Stories Notes: Plover: A plover is a shore bird. It generally has a round head, straight bill, and large pointed wings. In Tonga it is known as the 'kiu'. Kao and Tofua: Kao and Tofua are two islands formed from volcanic activities. The two islands are part of the Ha'apai Group. The island Tofua is elsewhere known in maritime history as the island off which the crew of the British ship " »

114 ‘Eiki ko e ‘Ofa ‘a‘au

Himi 114. There are at least 9 tunes used with this hymn. Tune: Good Night Hymnbook: Christ in Scripture #586 (also Tune: Look and Live. I’ve a message from the Lord, Hallelujah A. Ogden) 'Eiki ko e 'ofa 'a'au, ko e moana loloto; Pea ngalo hifo ki ai, 'Eku ngaahi angahia; Pea kuo 'ufi'ufi ,'Eku kovi kotoa pē Ko e ta’ata’a ‘o Sisu, Ko ‘emau fufulu’anga; ‘Oku kalangaekina, Ko e ma’a’anga ia: Pea ‘ata’ataina, Ki mamani kotoa pe Pea u hopo ‘ihe tui,Ki he moana ko ‘eni; Ko ‘eku mālōlō’anga, Mo e ‘amanaki lelei: Mo e fiefia’anga ‘Oku ou ‘ilo ‘i heni. »

272 ‘I he kei tāu pe ‘a Sīsū

Himi 272 ‘I he kei tāu pe ‘a Sīsū Tune: Seeking Me (M. Ng.) 1. ‘I he kei tāu pe ‘a Sīsū, ‘I hono kolosi; ‘O feinga pani efua; Mo e ta‘ata‘a Refrain: Na‘a ne kumi au ‘E Sīsū ‘i he ‘akau Pea kuo ne hanga ‘o ‘ilo ‘I he mata ‘o e tao. 2. Pea hangē na‘a ku tu‘u, Ofi ki he ‘akau; Na‘e tatau ai ‘a Sīsū ‘I he‘eku hia. »

375 Kau ka manatu he ‘Akau

Himi 375 Kau ka manatu he ‘Akau Tune: “Blockley” MHB 360 or “Rockingham” MHB 182 Kau ka manatu he ‘Akau Mo Ia ne tukifa‘o ai; ‘Oku mo‘utāfu‘ua pē ‘A e loto mo e ‘atamai ‘Oku ‘ikai te u kei toka‘i Ha ongoongo, ha koloa; Ko Sisū ne kalusefai, Ko Sisū pē te u manakoa ‘Oi au! He tafe hifo ē ‘A e toto mahu‘inga fau! He ta‘ata‘a he ‘Otua, Lilingi ke huhu‘i au! »

388 Te ta lava he fonua

Himi 388 - Tune: HANSON PLACE 1. Te ta lava he fonua. He fonua ‘i he kauvai? Nofo‘anga he ‘Otua, Mo e kau ‘āngelo tokolahí? Refrain. ‘Io, te ta ‘eve‘eva He potu monū‘ia ‘i he kauvai ‘Io te ta inu he Vaiola Tafe mei he taloni ‘o Langí. 2. Vai ‘asini ‘a Vaiola, Vai melia ange fau. Inu ai ‘o ‘ikai kona, Inu ai ‘o ‘ikai fiu. 3. Vai Malumalu ‘a Vaiola, Tu‘u hook hook ‘a e ‘akau; Fua he māhina kotoa, Ko e me‘a faito‘o hono lau 4. »