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September 05, 2008
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Dr. Runoko Rashidi is a Historian who was respectful enough to visit the Fiji islands and ask the Native Fijians themselves about their oral traditions of where they came from. This oral tradition is eagerly and disrespectfully attempted to be dismissed as POSSIBLY being a hoax by Western Scientists, supposedly started by the missionaries in the 1800's, even though the claim is without sufficient evidence. Meanwhile, the scientific industry still continues to ignore and hush Fijian accounts while replacing it with a fabrication of carefully selected and carefully omitted genetic, cultural, linguistic, and archeological data, in an attempt to carefully piece together a false "South East Asian Origin" that appears credible; while genetic, cultural, linguistic, and archeological data linking them to the rest of Cushite peoples in Africa, are neglected, hushed, and hidden safely away in the lower bunkers of European Museums.
There are MANY versions of the Fijian account that mention places of origin and In Africa many of us still know those places. Here is one version of the story told to me by Fijians who have been careful to keep it.

1ST ARRIVALS: Boat= Rogovoka/Lolopeau (From Egypt)

"This boat/canoe belonged to the Yavusa Malaya who also named the boat for themselves as Lolopeau. This is the largest vessel of the people. It is said that on this arrival, the ancestors who touched down here first were from the Middle East and traveled to Africa. The region of Thebes (Cepi) was where they lived and settled.

Names in this group:

Rawaka-Ni-Vugalei (Born in Egypt).
His wife Ra dini Sina (Egyptian woman)
Their two children: Koya Nasau and Tui-Wai.
Kubunavanua and his wife Sina
Their children: Ravula, Kolimatua and Delainauluvatu.
Tura or Tera (Father of Lutunasobasoba & Kubunavanua)Head of Qali-Kamami Tribe
Kubunavanua and the wives of his two sons, Tuinayavu and Daunisai.

Taqa-na-ika was only down the African coastline. They came towards the horizon where the sun rises(east). This first boat would sail right across from coastline right across to the tip of Southern India. Then made a loop where they may have encountered the islands of Indonesia today and from there island hopped to Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and possibly gone right across to the Tahitian Islands, rested for some time before they tracked backwards and stopped when Kubunavanua and his wife Sina got off in Toga and called their island Vunilagi. Also getting off with them was a chief of the Yavusa Malaya TuiToga who got off with a wife he got in Tahiti called Siuepe/Sinhe, and the island he got off on he called Toga.

2nd ARRIVALS: Boat= Kaunitoni (From Taqa-na-ika)

In this boat came part of the Family of the Qali-Kamami tribe of whom Tura was head. They were from Taqa-ni-ika and the group from Vuda. This was led by Lutunasobasoba, Turas son, from Verata. Also with them were the Kawa Ni Tama-Lailai or descendants of the small people who were part of this voyage.

Names in this group:

Lutunasobasoba Na Ratu and his two wives, Ranadinisei and Nai.
Radiniseis children namely: Buisavulu, Rokomautu, and Rokoratu.
Nais children namely, Degei, Waicala, Nakumilevu, Ramasilevu, Kirinamoli, Coci, and Rokola.
Lutunasobasobas grand-children including Kailolo, Muneanaqo.
The Kawa Ni Tama-lailai (little people)

They left to follow Lutunasobasobas dad Tura and his brother Kubunavanua traveling around the tip of Southern Africa where they experienced hardship at sea. They then following the same route as Tura and hit the same southern tip of India, then left and hit Papua New Guinea. From here they set out again accidentally during this trip the boat rocks and they loose a lot of the cargo including the kato ni vola (stone casket) which carried all the history of the peoples, the details of their religion, knowledge of the world, and Rokolas yaya ni matai (building equipment). It is said that this encouraged the art of oral history. Eventually they hit Vuda Fiji.

3rd ARRIVALS BoatKaunitera(Toga)

Names in this group:

This was Kubunavanua
His Wife Sina
Their four sons Kolimatua, Ravula, Delainauluvatu, and Suretiviti.
They had first landed in Toga during the trip on the Rogovoka/Lolopeau. He was the younger son of Tura(Tera).

He heard about islands to the north that were big and heard that his relative Lutunasobasoba had set up over there, so he decided to move north with his wife and sons. They came over and landed at Burotukula. Their descendants are from what is today the Yatu Lau, the Eastern Group.

Peace be upon you