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Fäeag 'Es Fuaga: Rotuman Proverbs

Compiled and translated by Elizabeth F.K. Inia

This book, published in August 1998, includes 473 sayings collected by Elizabeth Inia over a period of years. Each saying is presented in the Rotuman language with an accompanying English translation. The saying is then explained in Rotuman with English translation. In addition, a description of relevant contexts in which each saying is used is presented (in English). For an example, see the "Proverb of the Week" selection on this website.

The Sayings are accompanied by an essay written by Alan Howard and Jan Rensel on the "Rotuman Culture as Reflected in its Sayings."

Fäeag 'Es Fuaga is available from the Institute of Pacific Studies, University of the South Pacific, P.O. Box 1168, Suva, FIJI, at a cost of $15. Member countries of the University of the South Pacific receive a subsidized rate; their price is in Fiji dollars. For all countries beyond the USP region, the price is in U.S. dollars. A 15% discount is offered with purchases between $100-199, and a 30% discount with purchases of $200 or more. Seamail postage costs are included in the price of the book. Contact IPS for airmail rates.