Tāupou


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Tāupou

Tāupou is a title bestowed to village maiden who historically was a daughter of the chief.

The duties and/or responbilities and serve of the Tāupou include the Taualuga (dance) and ‘ava ceremony.

Sāmoan traditional vocabulary words associated with Tāupou

  • Tāupou - village maiden
  • Tanoa- Rafter (‘ava bowl)
  • Taualuga - Traditional Sāmoan dance performed by the Tāupou
  • Tuiga - Traditional Sāmoan headress worn by the Tāupou