Hawaiʻi Sāmoa Havaiʻi Savaiʻi Conclusion


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Reasons for Sāmoans to migrate directly to Havaiʻi could have been similar to that of other Polynesians to settle there: voyaging, a result of the Polynesian trade network, result of wars, and maybe even the demand for new land to sustain a rising population to live on.

This is not to doubt in any way that Hawaiʻians didn't travel south to Polynesia after settling in Hawaiʻi or that the mass migration to Hawaiʻi came from Eastern Polynesia, such as Tahiti or the Marquesas. Nor is it to say that all of the Polynesians islands were settled only by Sāmoans and only from west to east.

To theorize that there were large migrations to Hawaiʻi both directly and indirectly from Sāmoa has already been documented though not widely known about. Cultural and ancestral, ties such as the Sāmoan families of Paao and Pili, which later became the high priest and high chief families of Hawaiʻi. Oral traditions and naming of land by Hawaiʻians (such as Havaiʻi, Upolu point, Kaʻū, Tula, etc..) also are records to Sāmoan origin.

Conclusion: Names of locations can only mean that the people were of the same origin or had contact with each other. Because Savai'i and Havaiʻi are so close along with other aspects of the Hawaiʻian and Sāmoan languages that we can theorize that along with other Polynesian populations, Hawaiʻians must have had direct or indirect contact with Sāmoa. This is why Polynesians can be considered cousins with common elements in culture and language that sart from the Sāmoa -Toga (Tonga) -Fiji historical connections.

Therfore if it should be accepted that Sāmoa and it's people were apart of the historical mass migrations to Hawaiʻi.Reasons for Sāmoans to migrate directly to Havaiʻi could have been similar to that of other Polynesians to settle there: voyaging, a result of the Polynesian trade network, result of wars, and maybe even the demand for new land to sustain a rising population to live on.

This is not to doubt in any way that Hawaiʻians didn't travel south to Polynesia after settling in Hawaiʻi or that the mass migration to Hawaiʻi came from Eastern Polynesia, such as Tahiti or the Marquesas. Nor is it to say that all of the Polynesians islands were settled only by Sāmoans and only from west to east.

To theorize that there were large migrations to Hawaiʻi both directly and indirectly from Sāmoa has already been documented though not widely known about. Cultural and ancestral, ties such as the Sāmoan families of Paao and Pili, which later became the high priest and high chief families of Hawaiʻi. Oral traditions and naming of land by Hawaiʻians (such as Havaiʻi, Upolu point, Kaʻū, Tula, etc..) also are records to Sāmoan origin.

Conclusion: Names of locations can only mean that the people were of the same origin or had contact with each other. Because Savai'i and Havaiʻi are so close along with other aspects of the Hawaiʻian and Sāmoan languages that we can theorize that along with other Polynesian populations, Hawaiʻians must have had direct or indirect contact with Sāmoa. This is why Polynesians can be considered cousins with common elements in culture and language that sart from the Sāmoa -Toga (Tonga) -Fiji historical connections.

Therfore if it should be accepted that Sāmoa and it's people were apart of the historical mass migrations to Hawaiʻi.