AfricanRoots of Fiji – Viti Dua

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My grandfather once told me that stories were passed down from one generation to another and that was one of the method they used to keep records of things that happened. Another method they used to keep their stories passed on is through chanting and dancing – ‘meke’ in Fijian.

This is one example of one of their many stories that talks about them drifting from Lake Taganyika across the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean and reaching the island that they named, “Viti” or Fiji today.

The song/chant/meke in my own interpretation is:

My ancestors, let me talk about about them.
When the came from South Africa.
Oh! Verata(spelling is probably wrong b’coz it’s Fijian pronouncitation) their real village near the big Lake Tanganyika.

Lutunasobasoba led them as they travelled from South Africa.
With Nai his wife, a woman from East Egypt.
Lutunasobasoba had five children, Today, they are the chiefly descendants of Fiji.
He had only one daughter, Buisavulu(her name) she lives in Bureta.

Rokomautu(one of his son) lives in Verata,
Melasiga(second son) lives in Burebasaga.
Tuinayavu(third son) lives in the Batiki area.
Daunisai lives in Kabara.

The reason why they came out off Tangayika
A serious illness(some form of sickness) had struck them.
They travel across the Atlantic.
They looked for places/islands/land to stay across the Pacific Ocean.

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71 thoughts on “AfricanRoots of Fiji – Viti Dua”

  1. Bula Vinaka: I was wondering if you are of Fijian decent, also wanted to know where did you get this information and music from? I am of Fijian decent and stumbled across your site and was fascinated by your site.

      1. Lutunasobasoba was sent by Degei to take the twin brothers (rau na ‘Ciri’) and find him a wife and bring back our record book. When he reached Fiji, he didn’t bother to land in Vuda because people were there already, and he sailed along the coast of Ra all the way to Tailevu is now called.

          1. Saulete was already at denarau when they passed . There are some old village sites there beside denarau do some carbon dating there then you will prove it

  2. The Fijians or the iTaukeis now called are trully from the tribes of Israel from the house of Jacob thnrough his two sons Manasseh and Ephrahim. We have prima facie and genuine proofs and also scriptural to susutain this. If you are interested please contact me for the amazing and incredible details that will shock you to believe it.

    1. bula vinaka: i am of a fijian descent interested of learning more information about myself and where do i come from…….

      it seems like you are very confident with your information and am eager to learn more about it.

    2. Simione
      Bula….I’am facinated by your comment on the details of the link between the ITaukei’s and the tribes of Israel. Please if you can email the facts confirming this i will be very grateful. Thanks

    3. Bula vinaka Simione. Thank you so much for your dedicated researches. Can you please email me with proof of information. I would love to know for sure. I believe the same thing but I have no proof yet. Vinaka vakalevu.

    4. Sir I was going through this site and the information I’ve gathered from it was amazing,shocking and disbelieiving.I would like to get to know more please.

      1. Hello Mereoni!! You haven’t known it all until you get it from the real chosen ones by divinity and gifts and hand picked by the Lord…so could you please email me @ ….for me to lift your knowledge and interest of you who really are .. I mean your origin. Hear from you soon. God bless!

      1. How are you doing Kiti? So you are interested in this also. You very well should. It concerns the Lord’s plan and will on us the one of the Ten Lost Tribes. If we make this quest into a movie. It will be a blockbuster. Anyway the Great Elohim our God doesn’t allow that. So could you please like the rest email me @…….I will do the rest from there. Shalom!!

        1. You’ve seen the Simione. Elohim wants his people back in Zion. But time will tell. Let’s drive down babylon first like jericho wall. Then the people of YAH will unite again. Yah be with you in the name of Yahosua.

    5. Bula Simione, au kerea ke rawa ni vakauta mai vei au na information, iko tukuna tiko.

    6. Hi Simione,

      Is that information publicized or confidential? I did hear though that there was an actual documentary on it? Could this be the same one that you’re referring to? I am really keen on learning more about this as its’ really interesting!

      Vinaka and hope to hear from you soon.

    7. Hello Simione,
      I have been told by a tall, regal looking Fijian that their ancestors came from EGYPT. I would like to know more.

    8. Hi, I’m Fijian, do you have an email address I can request for that historical information? Thank you 🙂

    9. I am very interested in this information regarding the Israel connection in my homeland Fiji. Please advise, Vinaka ?

    1. Sean…How are you!! Are you also fascinated and captivated on this great phenomenon !! Well we all are. You know the first time I received this special gift and calling….I couldn’t believe it. So I was in doubt all these times until further revelations and evidences came. Please don’t be mad at me if I ask you to email me @ and I will captivate you on this incredible findings of all times.

  3. There are so many facts available now showing that the i-taukei Fijians are a part of the biblical Hebrews.

  4. Simione, Patrick Tora, Sean, and Esther, please also join the Facebook group ‘ME BULA KO VITI KEI NA KENA KAWA I-TAUKEI” for further facts of this.

  5. Please if you are the descendants of Jacob then you have the answer of why the I-Taukei has the low populatioon of less than 1/2 million when they have inhabited this group of lovely islande for more than 3000 years.

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