House of Chiefs (Fiji)

The House of Chiefs in Fiji consists of the Fijian nobility, composed of about seventy chiefs of various ranks, majority of which are related. It is not a formal political body and is not the same as the former Great Council of Chiefs, which was a political body with a prescribed constitutional role, although the membership of the two bodies did overlap to a great extent.

The social hierarchy

Fijian society is traditionally very stratified. A hierarchy of chiefs presides over villages (koro), sub-districts (tikina vou), districts (tikina cokavata), and provinces (yasana). These administrative divisions generally correspond roughly with the social units of the extended family (tokatoka), clan (mataqali), tribe (yavusa), and land (vanua). Each mataqali is presided over by a chief, styled Ratu if male or Adi (pronounced Ahn-di) if female. Chiefs presiding over units above the mataqali have other, more prestigious titles, although they, too, are typically addressed and referred to as Ratu or Adi, although there are regional variations. In Rewa, Ro is used instead of Ratu and Adi, while in the Lau Islands Roko is used. In Kadavu Group and in the west of Fiji, Bulou substitutes for Adi. The method of appointing chiefs is not uniform, although the position is generally held for life (with some exceptions) and there is a hereditary element, although the son of a chief does not automatically succeed to the position on his father's death. A chief may hold more than one title, just as a peer may in the United Kingdom; the late Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara, for example, was both Tui Nayau and Tui Lau.

Provinces and confederacies

For administrative purposes, Fiji is divided into fourteen provinces, each of which has a Provincial Council in which the chiefs from the province are represented, along with commoners. Each Provincial Council is headed by a Roko Tui, whose appointment must be approved by the Fijian Affairs Board, a government department, which must also approve all bylaws passed and taxes levied by the Councils. (Titles can be deceptive: not every chief styled Roko Tui heads a Provincial Council). The Provincial Councils are significant in that they not only administer communally owned land (more than 80 percent of Fiji's total land area), but also elected most of the representatives to the Great Council of Chiefs. Moreover, the Great Council of Chiefs, which was charged with choosing 14 of the 32 members of the Fijian Senate, the upper house of the Parliament, normally delegated that task to the fourteen Provincial Councils.

All of the chiefs also belong to one of three confederacies: Kubuna, Burebasaga, and Tovata. For the most part, the boundaries of the confederacies correspond to the boundaries of the provinces. An anomaly exists in the west of the country, where the provinces of Ba and Ra are split between the confederacies of Kubuna and Burebasaga. This does not affect administration, however, as the confederacies and the provinces fulfill different roles, the former being based on the relationship of chiefs and clans, and the latter being formal political entities.

The highest chiefly title, the Tui Viti (King of Fiji), has been vacant since 1874, when King Seru Epenisa Cakobau and other prominent chiefs ceded the islands to the United Kingdom. But the Tui Viti title was relatively new; it was never a traditional kingly title of Fiji, but came into being after the death of Tanoa Visawaqa and the rise of his son Seru Epenisa Cakobau who proclaimed himself Tui Viti after conquering much of Fiji and persuading his fellow-chiefs to recognize him as their overlord.

However the title has been recognised since that time and the British monarch has filled a similar role since; even since Fiji became a republic in 1987, the former Great Council of Chiefs continued to recognise Queen Elizabeth II as its most senior chief, even though she ceased to be Queen of Fiji after Sitiveni Rabuka's two military coups in 1987, which overthrew the Dominion of Fiji and the 1970 Constitution of Fiji.

List of Fijian chiefly titles

The following table depicts Fiji's districts, sub-districts, and villages, with their chiefs. Each chief, if known, is named in italics under his or her full formal title, which is in bold. The majority of chiefs rule over a group of villages (koro) belonging to a Tikina Vou (sub-district); some Tikina Vou are subdivided into two or more groupings of villages, each with its own chief. In a few cases, two groups of villages, or even two sub-districts, share a single chief. This is more common in Naitasiri Province than elsewhere. In the table, this is indicated by backgrounding in the same colour the areas shared by a chief. The Lau Islands are an anomaly: unlike the other provinces, their districts are not divided into sub-districts. All the 14 provinces have their own paramount chief with exceptions to Kadavu. Kadavu Province has nine chiefs; all are paramount in their own districts.

The districts, sub-districts, and villages are arranged, not alphabetically, but in the order of precedence of their chiefs. This order is not without controversy, but protocol generally observes it.

Ba

Tikina Cokavata
(District)
Tikina Vou
(Sub-District)
Ai Cavuti (Chiefly Title)
Ratu/Roko (Chief; named only if known)
Koro (Villages)
BaNailagaKoronubu, Suwelevu i Nawaiviluri na Momo na Tui Ba (Tiliva Bukuya)
Vacant
Nailaga, Votua, Nawaqarua, Matawalu, Nasolo, Koroqaqa, Natutu
BuluNa Momo na Tui Ba (Tai ko Bulu)
Ratu Filimoni Lagivola Nale[lower-alpha 1]
Sorokoba, Natalecake, Vadravadra, Sasa, Natunuku, Natu
MagodroMagodroNaroyasi na Momo na Tui Magodro
Bukuya, Nadevo, Navaga, Tabalei, Tabuquto, Nasivikoso
NalotoTabuatolu na Momo na Tui Naloto
Toge, Balevuto, Nadrugu
NalotawaNamaravulevu na Momo na Tui Yakete
Nalotawa, Navilawa, Nanuku, Tukuraki, Yaloku
Nadi/SabetoNadiNavatulevu na Momo na Tui Nadi
Ratu Vuniani Dawai[lower-alpha 2]
Narewa, Nakavu, Namotomoto, Navoci, Saunaka
DratabuNakauvadra na Momo na Taukei Navo
Ratu Meli Saukuru
Dratabu Yavusa 5
SikituruSikituru, Moala, Yavusania (Yavunsania), Korovuto
Sabeto[lower-alpha 3]Erenavula na Momo Levu na Tui Sabeto
Ratu Tevita Susu Mataitoga
Koroyaca, Narokorokoyawa, Natalau, Naboutini, Nadele (Korobebe)
TavuaTavuaBila vua na Turaga na Tui Tavua
Ratu Nacanieli Uqeuqe[lower-alpha 4]
Tavualevu, Nabuna, Korovou, Vatutavui (Vatuvui), Nadelei; Natolevu, Rabulu
SavatuTilivalevu na Momo na Taukei Nubu
Nagatagata, Waikubukubu, Vatucere (Nadala), Vunabuna, Tewa, Koro
QaliyatinaNa Momo na Tui Yalatina
Navala, Nakoroboya
VudaVudaVunisei na Momo na Tui Vuda
Ratu Eparama Kitione Tavaiqia[lower-alpha 5]
Viseisei (Veiseisei), Lauwaki, Lomolomo, Namara, Abaca
VitogoSukanacagi na Momo na Tui Vitogo
Ratu Viliame Sovasova
Vitogo, Naviyago
Momo na iTaukei Vidilo
Namoli, Saru
Kenani na Momo na i Taukei Saqele
Vakabuli
NaculaNaculaKorotuilagi na Turaga na Tui Drola
Ratu Manasa Naikasowalu Bogileka
Nacula, Malakati [Ratu ni Drola], Matacawalevu [Na Ratu], Vuaki [Tui Vuaki], Navotua [Tui Koro], Naisisili (Naisilisili, [a.k.a. Dalituicama]), Namatayalevu
Momo na Ratu
Yaqeta
YasawaVatanitawake na Momo na Tui Yasawa
Yasawa Irara, Teci [Tui Teci], Daloma, Tamusua [Tinalevu], Bukama [Turaga na Ratu]
NavitiNavitiNeilesu na Momo na Tui Naviti
Ratu Kitione Vuluma
Soso, Kese,[lower-alpha 6] Gunu,[lower-alpha 6] Muaira[lower-alpha 6]
Nadikalagi na Marama na Tui Marou
Marou, Somosomo (Malevu Somosomo)
WayaNalotu na Momo na Tui Waya
Yalobi, Natawa, Wayalevu, Nalauwaki (Naluwaki)
ViwaWerelevu Taiti, Momo na Tui Viwa
Ratu Serupepeli Koroitaiti
Najia (Natia), Naibalebale, Yakani
NawakaNawakaNalagi na Momo na Tui Nawaka
Vacant[lower-alpha 7]
Nawaka, Namulomulo, Vatutu, Yavuna (Evuna), Tubenasolo
VaturuMomo na Tui Yalatina
Nagado, Natawa
RukurukuMomo na Tui Nasesevia
Vunamoli, Nawaqadamu, Uto
Nakainiyasawa na Momo na Tui Rukuruku
Rararua, Dreke
Notes
  1. Former chief of Bulu Sub-District was Ratu Sairusi Nagagavoka.
  2. Former chief of Nadi Sub-District was disputed between Ratu Kaliova Dawai and Ratu Napolioni Naulia Dawai.
  3. Formerly part of Vuda District, Ba Province.
  4. Former chief of Tavua Sub-District was Ratu Ovini Bokini.
  5. Former chief of Vuda Sub-District was Ratu Josefa Iloilovatu Uluivuda.
  6. Formerly part of Marou Village Group, Naviti Sub-District, Naviti District, Ba Province.
  7. Former chief of Nawaka Sub-District was Ratu Apisai Naevo.

Bua

Tikina Cokavata
(District)
Tikina Vou
(Sub-District)
Ai Cavuti (Chiefly Title)
Ratu (Chief; named only if known)
Koro (Villages)
BuaBuaCakaunitabua na Turaga na Tui Bua
Bua, Navunievu, Koroinasolo, Tiliva, Nawailevu, Dalomo, Waitabu
NavakasigaTuraga na Buli Navakasiga
Naviqiri, Nasau, Naivaka
LekutuTuraga na Buli Lekutu
Votua, Namuavoivoi, Banikea, Kavula, Tavea, Galoa, Nasorowaqa, Yagaqa
WainunuWainunuTuraga na Tui Wainunu
Daria, Nakorotiki, Nakawakawa, Cogea, Navakasali, Nadua, Saolo
SolevuTuraga na Ai Sualevu
Nawaido, Cavaga
NadiTuraga na Buli Navere
Nasavu, Nasolo, Nasawana, Sawani
VuyaVuyaVuya na Turaga Tui Vuya
Navave, Vuya, Mokolei (Makolei)[lower-alpha 1]
Turaga na Buli Raviravi
Nabouwalu, Wairiki, Yadua
DamaDama na Buli Dama
Dama, Nasau, Nacawa, Tavuloma, Naruwai, Nagadoa, Driti
KubulauKubulau na Tui Kubulau
Kiobo, Namalata, Raviravi, Navatu, Waisa, Nasasaivua, Natokalau, Nakorovou, Nadivakarua, Kilaka
Notes
  1. Formerly part of Solevu Sub-District, Wainunu District, Bua Province.

Cakaudrove

Tikina Cokavata
(District)
Tikina Vou
(Sub-District)
Ai Cavuti (Chiefly Title)
Ratu (Chief; named only if known)
Koro (Villages)
CakaudroveCakaudroveLalagavesi na Turaga na Tui Cakau na Ai Sokula
Ratu Naiqama Tawake Lalabalavu
Somosomo, Loa, Lovonivonu, Nakobo, Nabagasau, Nanuca, Nawi, Dakuniba, Tavuki
Navunisa na Tui Taveuni
Ratu Epeli Ganilau
Welagi, Yacata
VunaNa Turaga na Sau kei Vuna[lower-alpha 1]
Ratu Aporosa Rageci
Kanacea, Nakorovou-Vuna, Navakawau
WainikeliLaucalaTuraga na Tui Laucala
Dreketi, Kocoma, Naqelelevu, Toga, Yanuca[lower-alpha 2]
WainikeliTuraga na Tuwei
Ratu Talemo Ratakele
Naselesele, Lavena, Korovou, Naiviivi, Nadilo, Qeleni, Vidawa, Waitabu, Yanuca[lower-alpha 3]
TunuloaTunuloaTuraga na Tui Tunuloa
Ratu Karalo Maibuca
Kanakana, Karoko, Koroivonu, Muana, Naqaravatu, Navetau, Salia, Wailevu, Nailou
NatewaSovatabua na Turaga na Vunivalu
Ratu Ifereimi Buaserau[lower-alpha 4]
Natewa, Buca, Dawa, Tukavesi, Vusaratu, Vusasivo, Nadavaci
NasavusavuSavusavuTuraga na Tui Nasavusavu
Yaroi, Naidi
Turaga na Tunisa
Ratu Suliano Naulu
Nagigi, Nacavanadi, Nacekoro, Nukubalavu, Savudrodro, Vivili, Waivunia
NaweniTuraga na Tui Naweni
Tacilevu, Naweni, Dromuninuku
NavatuNaqorovarua na Ratu i Navatu
Ratu Epeli Mailekutu Wainiu
Drekeniwai, Korolevu, Koronatoga, Korosi, Navakaka, Tabia, Leia
Turaga na Tui Navadra
Viani, Nasinu
VaturovaVaturovaTuraga na Tui Vaturova
Ratu Wilisoni Rokotuibua
Korotasere, Lekutulevu, Nakuku, Nayarabale, Domokavu, Seyavaci, Vanuavou, Korotasere, Vaturamulo, Wavu, Nakorobo, Vatukuca, Culaga
KoroalauTuraga na Tui Koroalau
Vuinadi, Bucalevu, Nakawaga, Nabua, Nukubolu, Vunidogoloa
WairikiTuraga na Tui Wairiki
Suweni, Navakuru, Satulaki, Matalolo
SaqaniSaqaniTuraga na Buli Saqani
Saqani, Lakeba, Malake, Biaugunu, Naboutini, Nadogo, Nacula, Natuvu, Navetau, Sese, Volivoli, Vuniwai, Cuku, Vela, Vanuami, Waivula, Naiyalayala
TawakeTuraga na Vunivalu
Tawake, Nagasauva, Vatu, Wainigadru, Wainiika, Yasawa
WailevuWailevu WestTuraga na Tui Wailevu
Ratu Kinijoji Maivalili
Valeni, Batiri, Nayarailagi, Naiqaqi, Vatuvonu, Dawara, Vunidawamoli, Natuvu, Laucala
Wailevu EastWailevu, Vakativa, Waisali, Buca, Nasawana, Nakasa, Natua, Vunivesi, Navatukawa, Vuadomo, Urata
Notes
  1. Current Tui Vuna has yet to be bestowed the Title of "Sau ni Vanua O Vuna".
  2. Partially shared within Wainikeli Sub-District, Wainikeli District, Cakaudrove Province.
  3. Partially shared within Laucala Sub-District, Wainikeli District, Cakaudrove Province.
  4. Former chief of Natewa Sub-District was Ratu Viliame Gasagasa.

Kadavu

Tikina Cokavata
(District)
Tikina Vou
(Sub-District)
Ai Cavuti (Chiefly Title)
Ratu (Chief; named only if known)
Koro (Villages)
TavukiTavukiNacolase na Turaga na Tui Tavuki
Ratu Ilitomasi Waqanivavalagi
Tavuki, Baidamudamu, Nukunuku, Nagonedau, Solodamu, Natumua, Waisomo,[lower-alpha 1] Namuana, Namalata, Galoa, Cevai
RavitakiNamanusa na Marama na Tui Ravitaki
Bulou Mereseini Laliqavota
Wailevu, Mokoisa, Muani, Ravitaki, Solovola, Matanuku, Nasegai
Nalovani na Roko Tui Drawe
Nasegai
SanimaNawaimalua Turaga na Tui Drue
Drue, Navuatu, Naikorokoro, Naivakarauniniu, Namara, Mataso
NabukelevuNabukelevuValesasa na Turaga na Tui Nabukelevu
Ratu Apakuki Nanovo
Daviqele, Dagai, Talaulia, Lomati, Nabukelevuira, Qalira, Nasau, [lower-alpha 2] Kabariki, Levuka,[lower-alpha 3] Muaninuku,[lower-alpha 3] Tabuya[lower-alpha 3]
Lewenisau na Gone Turaga na Vunivalu
Nasau
Nakaiolo na Marama na Tui Levuka
Levuka,[lower-alpha 4] Muaninuku,[lower-alpha 4] Tabuya[lower-alpha 4]
YaweValedaidaiga Turaga na Tui Yawe
Ratu Tevita Waqanivalu
Nalotu, Natokalau, Korovou, Yakita, Naqalotu, Tawava
NacevaNacevaKoroisoso na Turaga na Tui Naceva
Ratu Joni Duikete
Soso, Vukavu, Kadavu, Jioma, Niudua, Nacomoto, Dravuwalu, Muanisolo, Vunisei, Daku, Yavitu
YaleNaivibati na Turaga na Tui Yale na Tui Nabou
Ratu Aminiasi Waqanivalu
Rakiraki, Gasele, Nauciwai, Levuka, Naioti
NakasalekaNakasalekaNabala na Turaga na Tui Nakasa
Ratu Nacibaba
Nakoronawa, Lomanikoro, Nakaunakoro, Nakaugasele, Kavala, Lawaki, Solotavui, Tiliva, Matasawalevu, Nukuvou, Vacalea
OnoNa Turaga na Tui Ono ka Tui Raviravi- Ratu Taito Rokotuibau Rarasea Ulunikoro Waisomo Vabea kei Narikoso, Tui Wailevu na Tui Wailevu
Bulou Elenoa Misikini[lower-alpha 5]
Vabea, Waisomo,[lower-alpha 6] Narikoso, Naqara, Nabouwalu (Roko Vaka), Buliya, Dravuni (Ramalo)
Notes
  1. Partially shared within Ono Sub-District, Nakasaleka District, Kadavu Province.
  2. Partially shared within Nasau-Vunivalu Village Group, Nabukelevu Sub-District, Nabukelevu District, Kadavu Province.
  3. Partially shared within Levuka Village Group, Nabukelevu Sub-District, Nabukelevu District, Kadavu Province.
  4. Partially shared within Nabukelevu Village Group, Nabukelevu Sub-District, Nabukelevu District, Kadavu Province.
  5. Former chief of Natewa Sub-District was Bulou Salote Vavaitamana.
  6. Partially shared within Tavuki Sub-District, Tavuki District, Kadavu Province.

Lau

Tikina
(District)
Ai Cavuti (Chiefly Title)
Ratu, Roko (Chief; named only if known)
Koro (Villages)
LakebaVuanirewa na Turaga na Tui Nayau
Vacant Until Tui Nasaqalau and the three leading tokatoka determines it pragmatic else it must be moved back with their entourage to Nayau Island leaving Tui Tubou to handle local matters
Tubou, Vakano, Yadrana, Nukunuku, Waitabu, Waciwaci, Levuka (Tui Nayau came from Nayau Island to Tubou village by the commission of Tui Nasaqalau to quell a dispute and guard the western end of Lakeba who by lineage is older than the house of Tui Nayau. By protocol, Tui Nasaqalau must undertake qusiniloaloa to Tui Nayau so he may depart to his home island. As for now NO Tui Nayau may be installed in Lakeba and no Tui Lau may be installed without the approval of the three tokatoka in Nasaqalau, Dere the eldest by birth then Naikekeli then Waipoa the youngest of these three sub-tribes or tokatoka that the Tui Nasaqalau comes after corroboration amongst themselves. It is imperative to note that without following the decision from Nasaqalau that Tui Nayau will diminish forever. Tui Lau must not exist again due to the suggestion made by Nasaqalau Elders that Lau must not be ruled by a single person and that each Island and appropriate if possible each village must be autonomous in leadership and land ownership but communal in trade and culture. Tui Nasaqalau can only come from three Tokatoka; Dere, Naikekeli, and Waipoa... in times of turmoil Dere has the power to hold power and stabilize the situation because they are the eldest even older than the house of Tui Matuku Tui Nayau Tui Vanua, Tui Vanuaseu, Tui Moala, Tui Oneata, Roko Sau and other minor chiefs. Tui Lau if Chosen will be chosen from other Islands or villages but will not be from Nasaqalau because it must remain apart as the eldest to advise to veto power when there is a crisis.)
[[Naseuvou vua na Tui Nasaqalau]
Nasaqalau[lower-alpha 1]
OneataBukatatanoa na Turaga na Tui Oneata
Waiqori, Dakuiloa
MoceDelaimakotu na Turaga na Ramasi
Nasau, Korotolu
VulagaVanuaseu na Turaga na Tui Vulaga
Muanaira, Muanaicake, Naividamu, Ogea
OnoNaduruvesi, na Turaga na Tui Ono
Nukuni, Lovoni, Matokana, Doi, Vatoa
KabaraTuraga na Tui Kabara
Naikeleyaga, Tokalau, Lomaji, Udu, Namuka, Komo
TotoyaLomanikoro na Turaga na Roko Sau
Roko Josefa Delainauluvatu
Tovu, Ketei, Dravuwalu, Udu, Vanuavatu
MoalaNai Vucu ni Masi na Turaga na Tui Nasau/Yavusa Turagalevu na Turaga na Tui Moala
Naroi, Nasoki, Keteira, Vunuku, Cakova, Vadra, Maloku, Muaikacuni
MatukuBurotukula na Turaga na Tui Matuku
Yaroi, Nakabati, Qalikarua, Levukaidaku, Makadru, Raviravi, Lomaji
NayauVuanirewa na gone Turaga na Tui Nayau/Na Vaka i Tuinayau
Salia,[lower-alpha 2] Liku,[lower-alpha 3] Narocivo[lower-alpha 4]
LomalomaTuraga Na Ravunisa, Turaga na Rasau, Tui Naturuku, Tui Mago
Lomaloma, Susui, Narocivo, Namalata, Uruone, Levukana, Dakuiloma, Tuvuca
Rara Tabu vua na Turaga na Tui Lau
Sawana (Yavusa Toga)
MualevuTuraga na Tui Mavana, na Sau kei Mualevu
Mualevu, Mavana, Daliconi, Malaka, Muamua, Boitaci, Cikobia, Yavea
CiciaWalakewa na Turaga na Tui Cicia
Tarukua, Natokalau, Lomaji, Mabula, Naceva
Notes
  1. Formerly part of Lakeba Village Group, Lakeba District, Lau Province.
  2. Chiefly title is Devobalavu Turaga na Tui Devo.
  3. Chiefly title is Turaga na Tui Liku.
  4. Chiefly title is Maumi Turaga na Tui Naro.

Lomaiviti

Tikina Cokavata
(District)
Tikina Vou
(Sub-District)
Ai Cavuti (Chiefly Title)
Ratu (Chief; named only if known)
Koro (Villages)
OvalauLevukaNabukebuke na Turaga na Tui Levuka
Ratu Seru Rokotuinaceva[lower-alpha 1]
Levuka, Vagadaci, Waitovu, Vuma,[lower-alpha 2] Toki, Vatukalo, Nawowo, Yaravudi, Taviya, Rukuruku
NasinuRokotuibau na Rokotakala / Na Malo, Gone Turaga na Roko Tui Tokou / Narocake vua na Tui Naro
Nasinu, Naikorokoro, Tokou, Natokalau, Draiba
LovoniWailevu na Turaga na Tui Wailevu
Lovoni, Nacobo, Nukutocia, Visoto, Vuniivisavu
BuretaTuraga na Ratu
Naiviteitei, Nasaga (Nasoga), Navuloa; Tai, Vucibuli, Waidau
MoturikiTuraga na Ratu
Niubasaga, Nasesara, Navuti, Nasauvuki, Naicabecabe, Yanuca, Daku, Uluibau, Sovuna, Wawa, Nasauraki
BatikiBatikiTuraga Tora ni Bau
Yavu, Mua, Manuku, Naigani
KoroMuduMata ni Mudu
Mudu, Tuatua, Nagaidamu, Sinuvaca, Nasau, Nacamaki, Nakodu, Namacu
CawaGone Turaga na Tui Naigani
Nabasovi, Vatulele, Nabuna, Tavua, Navaga, Kade
NairaiNairaiKubuna i Wai na Turaga na Tui Nairai
Natauloa, Tovulailai, Lawaki, Vutuna, Waitoga
GauSawaiekeNadawa na Turaga na Takalai-Gau
Vacant[lower-alpha 3]
Sawaieke, Somosomo, Nawaikama, Nukuloa, Levukaigau, Lovu, Vadravadra, Yadua
NavukailagiNaiviqeleqele na Turaga na Ratu
Navukailagi (Turaga na Ratu), Baravi, Vione (Takala), Qarani (Tui Qarani)
VanuasoYavusa Turagalewena, Turaga na Tui Vanuaso, na Vunivalu
Vanuaso, Lekanai, Nacavanadi, Malawai, Lamiti
Notes
  1. Former chief of Levuka Sub-District was Kolinio Rokotuinaceva.
  2. Chiefly title is Levukanaeloma na Turaga na Roko Tui Vuma.
  3. Former chief of Sawaieke Sub-District was Ratu Marika Uluinadawa Lewanavanua.

Macuata

Tikina Cokavata
(District)
Tikina Vou
(Sub-District)
Ai Cavuti (Chiefly Title)
Ratu (Chief; named only if known)
Koro (Villages)
MacuataMacuataCaumatalevu na Turaga na Tui Macuata
Ratu Wiliame Katonivere[lower-alpha 1]
Macuataiwai, Ligau, Nakalou, Namama, Navouono, Nabukadogo, Naduri, Naqumu, Nasuva, Navidamu, Daku, Niurua, Raviravi (Ravuravu), Yaro, Vatuboroboro, Buavou
MaliTuraga na taukei Davetalevu - Turaga na Tui Mali
Apenisa Bogiso
Nakawaga, Ligaulevu, Matailabasa, Vesi
DreketiUluitoga na Vunivalu Turaga na Tui Dreketi
Ratu Maculeku Rokocegu
Nabavatu, Nakanacagi, Nabiti, Nasigasiga, Vunisea, Nasea, Lutukina
CikobiaCikobiaTuraga na Tui Cikobia
Vatulele, Nautovatu, Vuninuku, Nalele
DogotukiNamukaNamuka vua na Qaqa
Visoqo, Lakeba, Nabubu, Nasovivi, Naua, Gevo, Naisamuwaqa, Cawadevo, Qelewara, Nasovi, Solevukoso, Delaivadra, Ravuka
DogotukiTuraga na Tui Vuna / Marama na Tui Vuna
Rauriko, Lagi, Namukalau, Kedra, Vitina, Nabourewa, Nabuna, Qaranivai, Vugalei, Nayaroyaro
UduVua na Sauvou
Ratu Emori Nabiri Waqanivalu
Vunikodi, Nukusa, Cawaro, Nabouono, Nukudamu
SasaSasaTuraga na Taukei Sasa
Adi Ana Valotu
Sasa, Korotubu, Namakomako, Nasealevu, Navakasobu, Korovuli, Tabia, Vuiraqilai
SeaqaqaTuraga na Masi e Seaqaqa
Naravuka, Nanenivuda, Batiri, Nacaurokovi, Nacereyaga, Natua, Saivou, Nayarailagi, Vesidrua, Lomaloma
LabasaLabasaWasavulu na Turaga na Tui Labasa
Ratu Adi Salanieta Ritova
Nasekula, Nakorowiri, Batinikama, Vunimoli, Dreketilailai, Namoli, Vunivau, Vuo, Mataniwai, Bulileka, Nubuniyavula, Qelemumu, Raranibulubulu, Nacula, Naqai, Waikisi
NadogoTuraga na Tui Nadogo
Ratu Viliame Rovabokola
Vunivutu, Kavewa, Nabutubutu, Nasasa
Turaga na Tui Nubu
Nubu, Mouta, Nakelikoso, Navakebuli, Sogobiau, Caurokorika
WailevuTuraga na Tui Wailevu
Ratu Rokodewala Niumataiwalu
Wailevu, Nakama, Vatulovona, Vuinakawakawa, Savusavutaga, Wakanilato, Nasaqa, Yaudigi, Dogoru (Dogocu)
Notes
  1. Former chief of Macuata Sub-District was Ratu Aisea Katonivere.

Nadroga-Navosa

Tikina Cokavata
(District)
Tikina Vou
(Sub-District)
Ai Cavuti (Chiefly Title)
Ratu (Chief; named only if known)
Koro (Villages)
CuvuCuvuNakuruvakarua i Louvatu na Ka Levu
Ratu Tevita Makutu III[lower-alpha 1]
Cuvu, Navuevu (Nayevuyevu), Tore, Yadua, Rukurukulevu, Hanahana, Hila (Sila)
TuvaLeweniyarayara na Taukei Vunawi
Ratu Jolame Vosailagi
Vouwa, Nadroumai, Togovere, Semo, Nabau, Kabisi, Emuri, Niu Yoka
SigatokaNasigatokaLouvatu Were Levu i Were ni Dri
Vacant
Nahigatoka (Nasigatoka), Yavulo, Nahama, Vunavutu, Volivoli
Turaga na Tui Madudu
Ratu Jone V Butucama
Nayawa, Lahelahe
NokonokoTuraga na Tui Tabanivonoicake
Ratu Marika Bulikula Ulunisau
Naduri, Lawai, Nakabuta (Nakabuto), Nakalavo, Vunatovau, Tilivalevu (Kilivalevu), Qereqere
WaicobaTuraga na Tui Nasesevia
Narewa, Vagadra, Narata
MalomaloMalomaloTuraga na Tui Nasosowaqa
Malomalo
Taukei Nasoqo
Hanahana (Nadivi)
Tui Nasoni
Nalele, Sanasana, Vuhama, Navihabahaba, Batiri, Togobula
RaviraviTuraga na Tui Tabanivoniwai
Momi, Yako, Nabila
WaiNalolo na Turaga na Tui Nalolo
Lomawai, Kubuna, Nakorokula, Navutu, Tau, Bavu
BaraviConuaNabili Turaga na Tui Conua
Sikeli Tawake
Vatukarasa, Malevu, Korotogo, Naroro, Nawamagi, Narata (Nalaca), Nadrala
KomaveVusu na Turaga na Tui Vusu
Komave, Namatakula, Biausevu, Navola
KorolevuiwaiTuraga na Tui Davutukia i wai
Votua, Votualailai, Tagaqe, Namada
KoroinasauTuraga na Tui Davutukia i vanua
Balenabelo, Vunayayawa, Saru, Sovi (Sauvi)
RuwailevuMavuaTuraga na Qali Mavua
Raiwaqa, Mavua, Tubeirata
NaqalimareTurga na Tui Qalimare
Koronisagana, Sautabu, Natawatawadji, Toga, Vunaqoru, Naveyago (Raveyaga), Koroua (Korona), Rarabasaga
BemanaRaralevu Davutukia Na Tui Davutukia
Tuvu, Tonuve (Korotuluve), Volinagerua (Vulinagerua), Nailebaleba
NasikawaNasikawa na Tui Nasikawa
Nawairabe, Korovou, Matokana
NavosaNamatakuTuraga na Tui Nasaunivalu
Keiyasi, Nasaucoko, Draiba
Turaga na Tui Namataku
Sawene, Wauosi, Nausori, Navula, Edrau (Yadrau)
NoikoroKoroivabeka na Turaga na Tui Noikoro
Ratu Tomasi Latianara
Korolevu, Namoli, Nukuilau, Vatubalavu, Nubuyanitu, Draubuta (Drobuta), Noikoro, Viti Levu, Wema
NadrauTuraga na Tui Nadrau
Nadrau, Nabawaqa, Qalinasau, Naga (Vanua Levu)
NavatusilaTuraga na Tui Navatusila
Nabutautau, Sauvakarua, Nanuku, Tuvavatu
VatuleleVatuleleVunisalevu na Tui Ekubu
Ratu Joji Toge
Ekubu, Taunovo, Lomanikaya, Bouwaqa
MaloloMaloloTuraga na Tui Lawa
Ratu Sevanaia Vatunitu
Solevu, Yaro, Tavua, Yanuya (Yanuca)
Notes
  1. Former chief of Cuvu Sub-District was Ratu Sakiusa Makutu.

Naitasiri

Tikina Cokavata
(District)
Tikina Vou
(Sub-District)
Ai Cavuti (Chiefly Title)
Ratu (Chief; named only if known)
Koro (Villages)
NaitasiriNaitasiriMatanikutu na Turaga na Qaranivalu
Ratu Inoke Takiveikata
Navuso, Tamavua, Kalabu, Vuniniudrovu, Kasavu, Nacokaika, Naganivatu, Nakini, Natoaika (Natowaika), Delaidamanu, Waitolu, Drekeiwaila
VunaRoko Tui Vuna na Turaga na Vunivalu
Ro Alipate Macanawai Raicebe
Sawani, Navatuvula, Colo-i-Suva
LomaivunaViriaNakorolevu na Turaga na Vunivalu
Viria, Naqali, Namuamua, Gusuisuva, Navolau, Natavea, Nataveaira
NavuakeceNavuakece na Turaga na Vunivalu
Navutu, Nawaqabena, Korovou, Vatuili, Delaiwaimale, Waisa
RaraRara Naqaranikula na Turaga na Vunivalu
Ratu Ilaitia Rovutiqica
Naluwai, Waidracia, Nasavu
NabaitavoBurenitu na Turaga na Vunivalu
Nabaitavo, Navoka
WaimaroWaidinaWaimaro na Marama na Roko Tui Waimaro
Adi Pateresio Vonokula
Nabukaluka, Nadakuni, Lomai, Vanuakula, Nauluvatu, Navurevure, Wainawaqa, Nasirotu, Nasele, Naseuvou, Delailasakau
SoloiraWaimaro na Turaga na Roko Tui Waimaro
Waikalou, Navatukia, Vunidawa
MatailobauMatailobauSiko i Nabena na i Taukei ni Waluvu
Nairukuruku, Navuniyasi, Taulevu, Delaitoga, Nabena
Turaga na Vunivalu
Matailobau
WaimaSiko Koroqele na Turaga na Vunivalu
Nakorovatu, Naqara, Vusiga
LutuLutu na Turaga na Tui Lutu
Lutu, Navuniyaro, Nukuloa
NagonenicoloWaimaro, Delai na Ulucavu na Turaga na Vunivalu
Nakorosule, Waibalavu, Nawaisomo, Wairuarua, Nasalia, Laselevu, Udu
WainimalaNoimaluRailevu na Tui Nakurukuruvakatini
Nakorokoroyawa, Korovou, Matawailevu, Nasava, Nasauvere, Tubarua
MuairaNavunitivi na Turaga na Vunivalu
Lutu, Matainasau, Waibasaga, Botenaulu, Sawanikula, Nabukunivatu, Bulibulinakuro, Nadovu
NadaravakawaluNavatusila na Turaga na Vunivalu
Ratu Vereimi Rovitivau Rinakama
Naivucini, Saumakia, Naitauvoli, Nuku
NabobucoBureca Turaga na Tui Nabobuco
Naqelewai, Rewasau, Nasiriti, Nasoqo, Roma

Namosi

Tikina Cokavata
(District)
Tikina Vou
(Sub-District)
Ai Cavuti (Chiefly Title)
Ratu (Chief; named only if known)
Koro (Villages)
NamosiNamosiNabukebuke na Turaga na Tui Namosi na Vunivalu
Ratu Suliano Matanitobua
Namosi, Navunibau, Navuniyasitu, Narukunibua, Waivaka, Naduruyasi
WainikoroiluvaWainikoroiluvaNamuamua Nabukebuke na Turaga na Tui Namosi na Vunivalu
Namuamua, Nukusere, Nakavika, Navunikabi, Saliyadrau
VeinuqaNasoqo, Wainilotulevu, Korovou, Wainiyavu, Burotu, Vunidavo
NaqarawaiNabukebuke na Turaga na Tui Namosi na Vunivalu
Naqarawai, Wainimakutu, Naraiyawa
VeitavatuloaVeitavatuloaNabukebuke na Turaga na Tui Namosi na Vunivalu
Veivatuloa, Mau, Nabukavesi, Qilai, Navunisoco, Lobau, Namelimeli, Nakavu; Nakasanaura

Ra

Tikina Cokavata
(District)
Tikina Vou
(Sub-District)
Ai Cavuti (Chiefly Title)
Ratu (Chief; named only if known)
Koro (Villages)
SaivouNarokoTuraga na Leweinavatudamu
Rewasa, Vatukacevaceva
Tui Yavulevu
Nokonoko, Vaidoko, Narara, Danivau, Naboutolu
TokaimaloNavunivau na Turaga na Vunivalu
Nayaulevu, Mataveikai, Nabalebale, Vunisea, Vuniyaumunu, Nailawa, Naraviravi, Naivutu, Navarai
SaivouTuraga na Ratu ni Natauiya
Nanukuloa, Barotu, Naiserelagi, Tokio, Rokoroko
NailuvaTuraga na Tui Korosovaulevu
Nailuva, Nararavou, Balasere, Naqelecibi, Namasia
NalabaTokineke na Turaga na Leweitokineke
Burelevu, Nativi, Namara
RakirakiRakirakiTuraga na Tu Navitilevu
Ratu Meli Bolobolo
Navatulevu, Vatusekiyasawa, Navuavua, Malake
RaviraviRaviravi na Turaga na Tui Navatu
Drauniivi (Nadrauniivi), Togovere, Vunitogoloa, Naivuvuni, Narewa, Vitawa,[lower-alpha 1] Rabulu, Naseyani, Nananu
NavolauTuraga na Ratu ni Natokea
Navolau I, Namuaimada, Navolau II
NakorotubuNakorotubuTuraga na Gonesau
Namarai, Naocobau, Verevere, Saioko, Nadavacia
BureiwaiBurenitu na Turaga na Tui Dama
Delaiyadua, Nadogoloa, Matainananu, Naivoco
KavulaTuraga na Gonesau
Nabukadra, Nayavutoka
BureivanuaLeweinamolibale na Turaga na Vunivalu
Sowa, Balekinaga, Nalidi, Matuku
NakuilavaLeweinamatagi na Turaga na Vunivalu
Bucalevu, Toki, Draunaleka, Tobu, Savulotu, Dama
MatasoLeweinamatagi na Turaga na Vunivalu
Narikoso, Nakorovou
NavitilevuTuraga na Tu Navitilevu
Nayavuira, Navuniivi, Nasau, Veidrala
NalawaLawakiTuraga na Tu Navitilevu
Nakorovou, Nawairuku, Namara, Sawenivo
NasauNasau na Turaga na Tui Nasau
Ratu Isoa Nayasikalou
Nadawa, Ovalau, Vanuakula, Nubumakita, Nukulau, Nasukamai, Nauria
NalawaNacobicibici Gone Turaga Tui Nalawa
Ratu Epeli Niudamu
Matawailevu, Nausori, Burenitu
NababaNababa na Turaga na Ratu
Rokovuaka, Navitilevu, Nalalawa
Notes
  1. Formerly part of Rakiraki Sub-District, Rakiraki District, Ra Province.

Rewa

Tikina Cokavata
(District)
Tikina Vou
(Sub-District)
Ai Cavuti (Chiefly Title)
Ratu (or Ro) Chief; named only if known)
Koro (Villages)
RewaRewaBurebasaga na Gone Marama Bale na Roko Tui Dreketi na Vunivalu
Ro Teimumu Vuikaba Tuisawau Kepa
Lomanikoro, Nasigatoka, Nukutubu, Nabua, Nasilai, Drekena, Vunuku, Tavuya, Nukui, Narocivo, Lokia; Nadoi
VutiaTuraga na Tunidau
Muanaicake, Muanaira, Laucala
TogaVunisalevu na Turaga na Tui Toga
Ratu Meli Todua
Navatuyaba, Vunisei, Muana
NocoNocoVunisalevu na Ratu na Tui Noco
Ratu Isoa Damudamu
Nabudrau, Nakuruwai, Nacuru, Taci, Nakauwaru, Navaka, Matanimoli, Naqarani, Naivilaca, Narocake
BurebasagaGone Turaga na Roko Tuni
Burebasaga, Waivou, Naivikasara, Suva Lailai
DreketiTuraga na Roko Tui Nadugaca
Rt Tevita Bukarau
Vunisinu, Nalase, Nabuli, Nadoria, Nakorovou
SuvaSuvaTuraga na Tui Suva
Ratu Sanaila Mudunavosa
Suvavou, Waiqanake, Muaivuso, Togalevu, Lami, Nabaka, Wainawa, Naivikinikini; Kalokolevu, Namakala
BeqaSawauNacurumoce na Turaga na Tui Sawau
Ratu Timoci Matanitobua
Dakuibeqa, Dakuni,[lower-alpha 1] Soliyaga,[lower-alpha 1] Naceva, Rukua
RaviraviRaralevu,Vunisalevu na Turaga na Tui Raviravi
Ratu Kevueli Tavainavesi
Raviravi, Nawaisomo, Lalati[lower-alpha 2]
Notes
  1. Formerly part of Raviravi Sub-District, Beqa District, Rewa Province.
  2. Formerly part of Sawau Sub-District, Beqa District, Rewa Province.

Serua

Tikina Cokavata
(District)
Tikina Vou
(Sub-District)
Ai Cavuti (Chiefly Title)
Ratu (Chief; named only if known)
Koro (Villages)
SeruaSeruaKorolevu na Turaga na Vunivalu
Ratu Peni Latianara
Vunibau,[lower-alpha 1] Serua, Navutulevu, Namaqumaqua, Korovisilou, Yanuca, Culanuku (Culanuka); Talanaua
SeruaBurenitu na Railevu
Nabukelevu,[lower-alpha 2] Nabotini,[lower-alpha 2] Nakorovou,[lower-alpha 3] Vunaniu,[lower-alpha 2] Navilivatu[lower-alpha 2]
DeubaDravuni na Turaga Tui Dravuni
Sadro, Nasavu, Saniveiuto
NukuNukuSayake na Turaga na Tanisayake
Nuku, Waibogi, Wainadiro, Masi, Naimasimasi, Sabata
BatiwaiVusu na Turaga na Tani Vusu
Ratu Epeli Naliva
Galoa, Dranikula, Wainiyabia, Qarasarau; Sigasiganilaca, Lepanoni
Notes
  1. Formerly part of Deuba Sub-District, Serua District, Serua Province.
  2. Formerly part of original Serua Sub-District, Serua District, Serua Province.
  3. Formerly part of Batiwai Sub-District, Nuku District, Serua Province.

Tailevu

Tikina Cokavata
(District)
Tikina Vou
(Sub-District)
Ai Cavuti (Chiefly Title)
Ratu (Chief; named only if known)
Koro (Villages)
BauBauKubuna na Turaga Bale na Tui Kaba na Vunivalu
Vacant
Bau, Soso, Lasakau, Namuka, Nakoroivau, Natila, Cautata, Dromuna, Ovea, Vatani, Vatoa, Waicoka
Natena na Roko Tui Kiuva
Kiuva, Muanaira, Naqeledamu, Logani, Natila
Nayaumunu vua na Turaga na Roko Tui Viwa
Viwa[lower-alpha 1]
NamaraTuraga na Roko Tui Veikau
Naisausau, Nakorolevu, Matamaivere, Tubalevu, Naikawaga, Nakalawaca
NausoriNa Turaga na Ratu
Ratu Peni Rokotuibau
Nausori, Vunimono, Nadali, Verata-Wailevu, Naduru, Molituva, Namono
DravoNavitomi na Turaga na Tudrau
Dravo, Naisogovau, Naila, Mokani, Maumi
NamataNacobua na Turaga na Roko Tui Namata
Ratu Peni Tagive
Raralevu, Namata
NakeloNakeloRara o Nakelo na Turaga na Tui Nakelo
Nauluvatu, Namuka-Vakali, Visama, Tumavia, Muana, Naluna, Vutuvo, Waikete, Naimalovau, Vaturua, Nasilai, Nakaulevu, Anitioki, Kelili, Nukulau, Vunivaivai, Vadrai
NukuTuraga na Tui Nabou
Ratu Semi Matalau
Natogadravu, Naselai, Natoveya
TokatokaNaceruku na Turaga na Tora Dreketi
Ratu Apenisa Tagivetaua
Nabitu, Vuci, Draubuta, Lomainasau, Vanuadina, Nakaile, Vanualevu
BuretuNaibati na Turaga na Tora Naibati
Ratu Nailovolovo
Buretu, Matainoco, Nabouciwa, Naivakacau, Daku
VerataVerataNa Bure Levu o Naisanokonoko, Nodra na Gone Turaga Bale, O Koya na Ratu
Vacant
Ucunivanua, Naivuruvuru, Navunimono, Naloto, Sawa, Kumi, Naigani, Uluiloli
NamalataWaimarolevulevu na Turaga na Ratu
Matacaucau, Matacula, Nailega, Nakorovou, Veinuqa, Naitutu, Navunisole, Nakalawaca, Delasui, Nayawasara, Davetalevu
TaiTuraga na Roko Tui Tai
Dravuni, Naisaumua
VugaleiVunisalevu na Turaga na Tui Vugalei
Natobuniqio, Namulomulo, Nadaro, Sote, Visa, Savu, Naimasimasi, Naqeledamu, Logani, Naiborebore[lower-alpha 2]
TaivugaleiBurerua na Turaga na Vunivalu
Natuva, Nameka, Vatukarasa, Tonia
SawakasaSawakasaNadereivalu na Turaga na Ratu
Sawakasa I, Sawakasa II, Burerua, Dakuinuku, Lodoni, Vorovoro
NamenaNawainovo na Tui Wainovo
Nburenivalu, Nananu, Bureevu, Lawaki, Qoma, Qelekuro, Nabualau, Delaikuku, Nadrano
DawasamuDawasamu na Turaga na Ratu
Driti, Delakado, Luvunavuaka, Nataleira, Silana, Nasinu, Nabualau, Delasui, Natadrave
WainibukaNalotoNaloto na Turaga na Tui Naloto
Naivicula, Naveicovatu, Nasau
WailotuaWailevu na Turaga na Tui Wailevu
Wailotua II, Nalabe, Natokalau, Wailotua I
NasautokaTuraga Sau na Vunivalu
Ratu Semi Seruvakula
Nasautoka, Nabouva; Yavusa Nasautoka-Dakuivuna, Yavusa Nasautoka-Wailotua
NayavuBau na Roko Tui Bau
Nayavu, Naqia, Naseibitu, Namoka, Naveiveiwali, Natuvatuvavatu
NailegaNaduadua na Turaga na Vunivalu
Naibita, Nailega, Wailevu, Nabulini, Manu
Notes
  1. Formerly part of Bau Village Group, Bau Sub-District, Bau District, Tailevu Province.
  2. Formerly part of Tai Sub-District, Verata District, Tailevu Province.

See also

  • Malvatu Mauri (House of Chiefs) of Vanuatu

References

  • Tui Viti and 1st Vunivalu of Kubuna Nakorotubu District
  • Bula Vakavanua, by Semi B Seruvakula – 2000 – Ethnology (Fiji); Fijians (Social life and customs) reference to chart composition
  • Fiji and the Fijians by Thomas Williams, James Calvert reference to Tui Viti title Chapter 2 Pages 33–34, also good reference for social structure and villages and titles
  • The World of Talk on a Fijian Island: An Ethnography of Law and Communicative Causation – Page 64, by Andrew Arno – 1993, reference on social structures such as Yavusa, Matagali and Tokatoka along with other aspects
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