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Matai titles being devalued: historian

By Matai'a Lanuola Tusani T - Ah Tong 31 January 2020, 8:55PM

The increasing bestowal of matai titles over the years has devalued and diminished the significance of the fa’amatai system, an expert in Samoan history says. 

Academic and historian, Professor Leasiolagi Dr. Malama Meleisea said the practice of splitting titles may be convenient for families with increasing number of heirs but it also has the effect of cheapening the fa’amatai system. 

By Matai'a Lanuola Tusani T - Ah Tong 31 January 2020, 8:55PM

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