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View the PDF document Talanoa ki Uvea : translations and commentary (a linguistic analysis of evidence of Uvean influence on Tonga)
Author: Helu, Lose Vasalua
Institution: The University of the South Pacific
Award: M.A.
Subject: East Uvean language | Tonga Tonga | Languages Wallis and Futuna | Languages
Date: 2018
Call No.: Pac PL 6551 .Z9 H45 2018
BRN: 1377097
Copyright:10-20% of this thesis may be copied without the authors written permission

Abstract: Talanoa ki Uvea (History of Uvea) is an account in the native East Uvean language (EUV) about events that occurred in Uvea (Wallis Island) before European contact. A lot of these events involve Tonga, and reflect the close affinities, which existed between the two communities before Christianity arrived in the 19th century, and ended their close relationship, with Uvea converting to Catholicism and Tonga to Wesleyan Methodist Protestantism. This study comprises three parts: Part A, the Introduction; Part B, the Commentary; and Part C, the Translation of TkU into English. The main focus of the thesis is in Part B with the linguistic analysis of events and traditions in the text of TkU that resonate with their equivalents in Tonga, and provide more information about the settlement of Tonga from Uvea. The other crucial part of the analysis includes identifying corresponding names in Tonga of persons of significance, chiefly titles, and renowned landmarks highlighted in TkU to find their origin
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