World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article


Article Id: WHEBN0003622359
Reproduction Date:

Title: Palauli  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Savai'i, Districts of Samoa, Vailoa, Electoral constituencies of Samoa, Papa village (Samoa)
Collection: Archaeological Sites in Samoa, Districts of Samoa
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia


Taga blowholes on the coast.
Taga blowholes on the coast.
Map of Samoa showing Palauli district
Map of Samoa showing Palauli district
Country  Samoa
Population (2001)
 • Total 8,984
Time zone -11

Palauli is a district and village of Samoa, with a population (2001 Census) of 8,984. It consists of two sections on the southern side of Savai'i. The capital is Vailoa which is also referred to as Vailoa i Palauli (Vailoa in Palauli district).

Geological formations of lava tubes have created the Taga Blowholes on the coast of Taga village and attracts visitors and tourists.

In recent years, the inland village of Sili has refused the government of Samoa from building a hydro power plant on traditional land due to conservation and cultural concerns.[1]

The paramount title of this district is Lilomaiava, which is conferred in Vailoa. As part of the selection process for the title-holder, Vailoa must consult with Safotu village in the Gagaifomauga political district. Safotu is the northern base of the Lilomaiava title in Savai'i. Lilomaiava carried the Malietoa title into the island of Upolu, a name given to Lilomaiava after defeating the Tongan Moncharchy in a gaming challenge. Malietoa in the Tongan language means strength and courage.


  • Archaeology 1
  • Notable people 2
  • See also 3
  • Gallery 4
  • References 5


Extensive pre-historic settlements have been surveyed and studied in the Palauli district where the Pulemelei Mound is situated.[2]

Notable people

See also



  1. ^ "Samoa’s Sili hydro plan scuttled, 12 March 2004 UTC". Radio New Zealand International. Retrieved 23 November 2009. 
  2. ^ [2] Samoan Village Patterns: Four Examples by Jesse D. Jennings, Richard Holmer and Gregory Jackmond, University of Utah, Journal of the Polynesian Society, Vol. 91, No. 1, 1982. Retrieved 6 November 2009
  3. ^ "Mai returns as squads declared for NZI Sevens". International Rugby Board, News. 4 February 2010. Retrieved 2 April 2010. 

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.