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Gaga'emauga is an district on the island of Savai'i in Samoa. The district is situated on the central north side of Savai'i. The name Gaga'emauga literally means \near side of the mountain\, meaning the eastern side of the mountain chain running through the centre of avai'i. The traditional centre of the district is Saleaula, where the district chiefs (matai) and orators meet at Vaitu’utu’u malae. Like most villages in Samoa, the villages in Gaga'emauga are situated by the sea although there are some settlements inland, including Patamea and Samalae'ulu. Reverend George Pratt (1817–1894), a missionary with the London Missionary Society, lived in Matautu (1839–1879) and authored the first grammar and dictionary of the Samoan language, \A Grammar and Dictionary of the Samoan Language, with English and Samoan Vocabulary\, which was first printed in 1862 at the Samoa Mission Press. The village of Saleaula maintains strong traditional connections with Safotulafai to the east, through the paramount chiefly title of Letufuga. Safotulafai is the capital of the political district Fa'asaleleaga.
Cities, towns & villages in Gaga`emauga
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MaugaMauga is a village in Savai'i island in Samoa. The word mauga means mountain in the Samoan language. The settlement is built around the crater of a small volcano. Mauga is in the Gaga'emauga political district near the central north coast of the island. The large meeting houses of the village are situated in a circle facing each other around the rim of the crater which can be seen in high altitude photography. The main island road passes by the village which is situated about a 40-minute drive north west from Salelologa township and ferry terminal. Show Maugaon the map
MaluaMalua is a small village on the Samoan island of Upolu. The name originates from the Samoan word \"Maluapapa\" which is translated 'shelter under the rock'. It is located on the northwestern coast of the island in the electoral constituency (faipule district) of Sagaga Le Falefa which forms part of the larger political district Tuamasaga. The village is part of the electoral constituency (Faipule District) Gaga'emauga III which forms part of the larger political district of Gaga'emauga. The population of Malua is 394 (2006 Census). Show Maluaon the map
Sato’alepaiSato'alepai is a village situated on the central north coast of the island of Savai'i in Samoa. Sato'alepai is in the political district of Gaga'emauga. The village is by the sea with several small shops selling basic groceries. There are mangroves and wetlands inland, a short stroll from the main road circling Savai'i. Behind the village is an eco-tourism area in the wetlands with green turtles (Chelonia mydas) for visitors and tourists. The Sato'alepai Wetlands is listed as a Protected Area in the United Nations Environment Programme. Show Sato’alepaion the map
FagamaloFagamalo is a village situated on the central north coast of Savai'i in Samoa. It is a sub-village or pito nu'u of the larger traditional village enclave of Matautu in the political district of Gaga'emauga. Show Fagamaloon the map
SalamumuSalamumu is a village on the south west coast of Upolu island in Samoa. The village has two settlements, Salamumu Uta (population 290) and Salamumu Tai (population 80). Although the village, area 13.11 km², is geographically located on Upolu, the village is politically (and historically) part of the Gaga'emauga electoral district on the island of Savai'i. The settlement was relocated to Upolu in the early 1900s following volcanic eruptions from Mt Matavanu which destroyed villages on the north central coast of the Savai'i and leaving behind extensive lava fields at Saleaula. Show Salamumuon the map
AvaoAvao is a village on the north central coast of Savai'i island in Samoa. The village is part of the electoral constituency (Faipule District) Gaga'emauga III, which is included in the larger political district of Gaga'emauga. The population of Avao is 317 (2006 Census). Situated by the sea, Avao is a sub-village pito nu'u of the larger village district of Matautu which includes the villages of Fagamalo, Lelepa, Saleia, Safa'i and more recently Sato'alepai. Show Avaoon the map
PatameaPatamea is a village on the island of Savai'i in Samoa. While most villages on Savai'i are situated near the sea, Patamea is situated inland, away from the coast. The village is in the Gaga'emauga political district near the central north coast of the island. Heading north west on the main road from Salelologa township and ferry terminal, the turnoff to Patamea is just before Samalae'ulu village at a T-junction of the road. Turning left (south west direction) at the junction is the road to Patamea, which lies 2 km from the main road. The road is tar sealed to the village. Show Patameaon the map
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States, regions, administrative units in Gaga`emauga
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Gaga‘emaugaGaga'emauga is an district on the island of Savai'i in Samoa. The district is situated on the central north side of Savai'i. The name Gaga'emauga literally means \"near side of the mountain\", meaning the eastern side of the mountain chain running through the centre of avai'i. The traditional centre of the district is Saleaula, where the district chiefs (matai) and orators meet at Vaitu’utu’u malae. Like most villages in Samoa, the villages in Gaga'emauga are situated by the sea although there are some settlements inland, including Patamea and Samalae'ulu.Show on map