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Pacific new titles

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​Check out the latest books on Pacific culture, society and customs for kids and adults. This list updates when we add new titles to our collection.

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Pasi pea fu  by 'Uluaki Falealea 'a Lasike Kupu

Pasi pea fu

'Uluaki Falealea 'a Lasike Kupu

Book

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Vaea ma Tui Fiti, Feè ma le isumu  by Alaiseā Fa'alafi Iosefa

Vaea ma Tui Fiti, Feè ma le isumu

Alaiseā Fa'alafi Iosefa

Book

Two Samoan legends are translated into English and presented in both languages in this publication.

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Island feelin' by Vaka Pole'o

Island feelin'

Vaka Pole'o

Music CD

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'Tukunga manatu' by Vaka Pole'o

'Tukunga manatu'

Vaka Pole'o

Music CD

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Mata'itohi faka-Tonga

Mata'itohi faka-Tonga

Picture book

"This book will help young children to learn their Tongan language alphabet, both upper case and lower case letters. The book also helps parents and family members teach their children about the sea creatures of the Tongan Ocean."--ubiq.co.nz

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'Oku fai 'enau lālanga  by Tu'ikolongahau Toumu'a

'Oku fai 'enau lālanga

Tu'ikolongahau Toumu'a

Picture book

"Come and see all the clever weavers. They are weaving many different kinds of useful things, from different materials. Join the weavers as they celebrate their weaving, and make plans to pass these skills on to future generations."--ubiq.co.nz

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Three wise cousins.

Three wise cousins.

DVD

Adam (Neil Amitauni) discovers that Mary (Gloria Blake) only wants to go out with a 'real island guy'. Keen to impress Mary, Adam heads to Samoa to find his cousins Mose (Vito Vito) and Tavita (Fesuiai Villamu) who will give him all the 'wisdom' he needs...

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Stories from Shakespeare  by Anne Collins

Stories from Shakespeare

Anne Collins

"This book contains four of Shakespeare's most famous plays retold in a story format for easy reading. The stories in this collection are The Merchant of Venice, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hamlet, and Julius Caesar."--Publisher's description.

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Tagata taualoa  by Tanuvasa Tofaeono Tavale

Tagata taualoa

Tanuvasa Tofaeono Tavale

Book

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Tautua 'ese'ese  by Tanuvasa Tofaeono Tavale

Tautua 'ese'ese

Tanuvasa Tofaeono Tavale

Book

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Ole 'āiga  by Tanuvasa Tofaeono Tavale

Ole 'āiga

Tanuvasa Tofaeono Tavale

Book

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Atamai i le aganu'u  by Tanuvasa Tofaeono Tavale

Atamai i le aganu'u

Tanuvasa Tofaeono Tavale

Book

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Pacific social work

Pacific social work

Book

As a region, the Pacific is changing rapidly. This edited collection, the first of its kind, centres Pacific-Indigenous ways of knowing, doing and being in Pacific social work. In so doing, the authors decolonise the dominant western rhetoric that is...

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Fuelavelave  by Tanuvasa Tofaeono Tavale

Fuelavelave

Tanuvasa Tofaeono Tavale

Book

Presents the art of oratory that reflects the many aspects of Samoan history and culture. Provides detailed information of the appropriate vocabulary when making speeches for occasions including the matai ceremony, weddings, funerals, meetings, tatto...

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1001+ basic phrases  by Gilad Soffer

1001+ basic phrases

Gilad Soffer

Book

"1001+ Basic Phrases English - Samoan is a list of more than 1000 basic phrases translated from English to Samoan. Phrases divided into sections such as numbers, colors, time, days, body, greeting, weather, shopping, health, emergency, restaurant and...

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Good night Tonga  by Mary Aflague

Good night Tonga

Mary Aflague

Picture book

"Send your child to a sweet slumber with this book, Good Night Tonga. This children's sleepy time rhyme takes you and your child through an illustrated journey across the islands of Tonga. Children and adults alike will enjoy saying good night to mahina...

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Ko fē ho ihu? = Where is your nose?  by Annabel Piliu

Ko fē ho ihu? = Where is your nose?

Annabel Piliu

Picture book

An early learning primer for the Tongan language. Ko fe ho ihu? is an educational and fun story book to help children learn the Tongan language.

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Talking like children  by Elise Berman

Talking like children

Elise Berman

Book

"Children in the Marshall Islands do many things that adults do not. They walk around half naked. They carry and eat food in public without offering it to others. They talk about things they see rather than hiding uncomfortable truths. They explicitly...

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Tatau o i le matafaga = Let's go to the beach  by Pio Junior Mulipola

Tatau o i le matafaga = Let's go to the beach

Pio Junior Mulipola

Picture book

"Tino is excited to go to the beach with his mum and dad. But first, they must pick up a few people. Who will be coming along on the trip? --Back cover.

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Matai : Part 3.

Matai : Part 3.

DVD

"At the end of Matai Part two, Safuiane is heartbrocken by the news that Okei will marry a lay preacher Ulisese and decides to run away to Samoa. His unexpected departure leaves his family and Oketi in shock. But Samoa holds a lot more challenges than...

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Heiva te tupuna vahine Bounty by Jacqui Teio Chapman

Heiva te tupuna vahine Bounty

Jacqui Teio Chapman

Music CD

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Mase's room  by Dahlia Malaeulu

Mase's room

Dahlia Malaeulu

Picture book

"Mases room is always messy and needs tidying up. Mase teaches us how to count in Samoan while taking us on his journey of cleaning up his bedroom. This story reflects on childrens experiences of cleaning their own room, allowing for meaningful social...

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Lagi spies  by Dahlia Malaeulu

Lagi spies

Dahlia Malaeulu

Picture book

"Lagi always enjoys playing games with her friends. Lagi teaches us colours in Samoan while playing a fun game of ‘I spy’."--aotearoa books.co.nz

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Malia shares  by Dahlia Malaeulu

Malia shares

Dahlia Malaeulu

Picture book

"Malia loves to share with everyone! Malia teaches us the days of the week in Samoan while showing us how to share with others."--aotearoa books.co.nz

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Taku and the plastic bag  by Sharon Light

Taku and the plastic bag

Sharon Light

Picture book

"The second of the Fiji Reef People stories tells the tale of Taku the turtle. He has a very dangerous encounter with a plastic bag. Can his many fishy friends save this friendly little turtle."--marymartin.com

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The reef people and the Fiji roosters  by Sharon Light

The reef people and the Fiji roosters

Sharon Light

Picture book

"When Sand Crab's underwater Disco is threatened by a bunch of big, bully, scratchy roosters, Clam Filter decides that something has to be done! But how can a bunch of small reef creatures stand up to nasty old roosters that don't even belong on the....

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Lairo Island  by Sharon Light

Lairo Island

Sharon Light

Picture book

"A small Fijian Village is invaded by hundreds of land crabs. How will the village rid these pesky crabs before they destroy the whole Island?"--marymatin.com

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The forest people and the yellow monster  by Sharon Light

The forest people and the yellow monster

Sharon Light

Picture book

"The forest people have been invaded by huge yellow monsters. The monsters are eating up all the trees and plants. Will they ever be able to save their forest home."--marymatin.com

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Teach me Tongan  by Mary Aflague

Teach me Tongan

Mary Aflague

Picture book

"Teach Me Tongan is an educational bilingual language learning resource to teach children about 31 commonly used words in Tongan. In addition to learning these words, we have added bonus resources to learn more complex sentences. We've designed over 60...

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Heiva te tupuna vahine Bounty by Jacqui Teio Chapman

Heiva te tupuna vahine Bounty

Jacqui Teio Chapman

Printed music

"This songbook and the associated 16 track CD of the same name enables musicians to pay a special tribute to the Tupuna Vahine of the Bounty in both English and Tahitian; the mother tongue of the Tupuna. The songbook and CD together with a comprehens...

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Kana vinaka  by Colin Chung

Kana vinaka

Colin Chung

Book

"Kana Vinaka means 'eat well or good food' in Fijian, and is the title of Colin's new book about contemporary island cuisine. Throughout his forty years teaching and consulting in the islands, Colin has always promoted the use of fresh, local produce...

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Moulton of Tonga  by J. E. (James Egan) Moulton

Moulton of Tonga

J. E. (James Egan) Moulton

Book

Biography of James Egan Moulton, an English-born Australian Methodist minister and headmaster and school president. In Tonga he presided over the Methodist church and established the Tupou College.

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Ko e ta'u 'e teau  by E. E. V. (Ernest Edgar Vyvyan) Collocott

Ko e ta'u 'e teau

E. E. V. (Ernest Edgar Vyvyan) Coll...

Book

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Nafanua the lady warrior = Nafanua le toa tama 'ita 'i  by Helen Tauʻau Filisi

Nafanua the lady warrior = Nafanua le toa tama 'ita 'i

Helen Tauʻau Filisi

Book

Retelling the traditional Samoan story about Nafanua sent by his father to help Samoan people and winning the battle against the oppressors.

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Tuvalu  by Jay Murphy

Tuvalu

Jay Murphy

Book

"Little is known about the early settlers of Tuvalu, including their origin. The Tuvaluans are ethnic Polynesians and speak a Polynesian language as this culture remains at the core of how they identify and who they are. Oral traditions and archeolog...

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My first Tongan 200 picture word book with English translations  by Mary Aflague

My first Tongan 200 picture word book with English translations

Mary Aflague

Picture book

"This is a 50+ page book with vivid pictures that highlights 200 images described in Tongan and English. It's a wonderful resource that can be used to share a variety of words with children and teach them about the language of Tonga in Polynesia."--A...

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The 1918 deadly epidemic in Samoa = O le fa'ama'i mata'utia i Samoa i le tausaga 1918  by Helen Tauʻau Filisi

The 1918 deadly epidemic in Samoa = O le fa'ama'i mata'utia i Samoa i le tausaga 1918

Helen Tauʻau Filisi

Book

On 7 November 1918, the New Zealand passenger and cargo ship Talune arrived at Apia from Auckland. On board were people suffering from pneumonic influenza, a highly infectious disease already responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths around the...

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Ofa by Ofa (Musical group) performer

Ofa

Ofa (Musical group) performer

Music CD

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Ako ki he 'Otuā  by Lois Rock

Ako ki he 'Otuā

Lois Rock

Book

Presents information about God, expressing what Christians believe based on the Bible.

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Ako ki he Tohitapú  by Lois Rock

Ako ki he Tohitapú

Lois Rock

Book

Presents an introduction to the Bible and what Christians believe about this sacred book. It covers topics such as what a Bible is, how to use it, and all about the stories contained within its pages.

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Dua means one  by Penelope Casey

Dua means one

Penelope Casey

Picture book

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Colours of Fiji  by Penelope Casey

Colours of Fiji

Penelope Casey

Picture book

"Colours of Fiji is a beautiful children’s book that introduces your child to colours as experienced by Tui and his friends on their adventures around Fiji. Stunning illustrations by award-winning Artist Penelope Casey perfectly capture the wonder and...

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Tamarii vaikiragi. Vol. 2 by Uravena (Musical group) performer

Tamarii vaikiragi. Vol. 2

Uravena (Musical group) performer

Music CD

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Purotu & The Tauraki Superstars by performer Tauraki Superstars

Purotu & The Tauraki Superstars

performer Tauraki Superstars

Music CD

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Anau ia mai by M Sweet Boys (Musical group) performer

Anau ia mai

M Sweet Boys (Musical group) perfor...

Music CD

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Ave tusi. Volume 1 by performer Shorty Kap (Musician)

Ave tusi. Volume 1

performer Shorty Kap (Musician)

Music CD

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Who's da man by performer Tauraki Superstars

Who's da man

performer Tauraki Superstars

Music CD

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Te uahu papeete by performer Barthelemy (Musician)

Te uahu papeete

performer Barthelemy (Musician)

Music CD

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Tauraki Superstars by performer Tauraki Superstars

Tauraki Superstars

performer Tauraki Superstars

Music CD

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Te tapu honu by (Musician) Marutua

Te tapu honu

(Musician) Marutua

Music CD

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Trio Kikiriri. Vol. 6 by performer Trio Kikiriri

Trio Kikiriri. Vol. 6

performer Trio Kikiriri

Music CD

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Trio Kikiriri. Vol. 3 by performer Trio Kikiriri

Trio Kikiriri. Vol. 3

performer Trio Kikiriri

Music CD

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Frangipani whispers  by Helen Tauʻau Filisi

Frangipani whispers

Helen Tauʻau Filisi

Book

"Excited to finally finish the painting for our next book to be published this month called 'Frangipani whispers'. The original name was to be 'Frangipani smiles' but upon further thought of the content of some of the stories and poetry the final name...

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Sea people  by Christina Thompson

Sea people

Christina Thompson

Book

"For more than a millennium, Polynesians occupied the remotest islands in the Pacific Ocean, an enormous triangle stretching from Hawaii to New Zealand to Easter Island. Polynesians today can trace their roots back to a group of epic voyagers who fir...

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O le pologa tau'ave= The heavy burden.

O le pologa tau'ave= The heavy burden.

DVD

"O le pologa tau'ave - The heavy burden," a 44 minute documentary film produced by Galumalemana Steven Percival in 2018, explores the crisis presented by non-communicable disease in Samoa with a particular emphasis on food. What clearly emerges from the...

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'O Seu ma le Tama Seugogo Lafulafua  by Galumalemana Steven Percival

'O Seu ma le Tama Seugogo Lafulafua

Galumalemana Steven Percival

Book

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The eleventh sheep = Ko e sipi hono tahataha  by Kyle Mewburn

The eleventh sheep = Ko e sipi hono tahataha

Kyle Mewburn

Picture book

"When the eleventh sheep falls out of Sian's dreams and into the real world, Sian is excited to have a new friend. Every day they play together, and at night Sian falls straight asleep with her arms around her woolly friend. But she can tell the eleventh...

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Moon cow = Pulu Mahina  by Kyle Mewburn

Moon cow = Pulu Mahina

Kyle Mewburn

Picture book

"When Milly the cow looks up at the moon she knows it must be lonely, so she decides to keep it company. The other cows think she's crazy, but Milly continues trying to win the moon's friendship. But this is harder than Milly thinks. After all, how do...

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Ko hono tokangaekina hotau 'api tukufakaholo  by author Catholic Church. Pope (2013- : Francis)

Ko hono tokangaekina hotau 'api tukufakaholo

author Catholic Church. Pope (2013-...

Book

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The polyfest  by Jill MacGregor

The polyfest

Jill MacGregor

Book

After all their hard work, Tauava'e and her friends in the Koraunui Dance Group are ready to perform along with other schools at the Polyfest in Lower Hutt.

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The Koni Raoni  by Jill MacGregor

The Koni Raoni

Jill MacGregor

Book

Pururangi lives in Aitutaki and this year at Christmas time, it's the turn of her village to travel around the island and dance for the people in the other villages.

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Samoan queer lives  by Dan Taulapapa McMullin

Samoan queer lives

Dan Taulapapa McMullin

Book

Samoan Queer Lives is a collection of personal stories from one of the world’s unique indigenous queer cultures. The first of its kind, this book features a collection of autobiographical pieces by faàfafine, transgender, and queer people of Sāmoa,...

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My hair cutting ceremony  by Jill MacGregor

My hair cutting ceremony

Jill MacGregor

Book

"Tikopuna is 12 years old and has never had his hair cut. His family and friends have returned to the Cook Islands to celebrate his Haircutting Ceremony."

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White Sunday  by Jill MacGregor

White Sunday

Jill MacGregor

Book

Every year children in Samoa look forward to White Sunday. It's a special day when children wear new white clothes to church. Laumua's new dress is blue and white.

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Fish for mufti day  by Jill MacGregor

Fish for mufti day

Jill MacGregor

Book

Siokatame, Tevita, Melino and Lototonga raise money for the Mufti Day donation by collecting seafood and selling it to people in their village.

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Women of Polynesia  by Terence Barrow

Women of Polynesia

Terence Barrow

Book

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Community law manual

Community law manual

Book

The Community Law Manual 2018-19 is a trail-blazing resource that helps New Zealanders (and their advocates) help themselves. The Manual contains over 900 pages of easy-to-read legal info, on just about every area of community and personal life. Re-r...

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The Pacific

The Pacific

DVD

Actor Sam Neill retraces the route Captain James Cook took 250 years before on his legendary journey across the Southwest Pacific, explores the cultures of the islands Cook visited and discusses Cook's controversial legacy with the locals.

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Molimoto mai malie. Volume 1 by composer Molimoto (Musical group) performer

Molimoto mai malie. Volume 1

composer Molimoto (Musical group) p...

Music CD

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Mt Vaea Band by performer Mt Vaea Band

Mt Vaea Band

performer Mt Vaea Band

Music CD

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Intensive course in Tongan by Eric B. Shumway

Intensive course in Tongan

Eric B. Shumway

Audio CD

This course consists of 130 lessons, supplementary materials, conversational materials, Tongan proverbs and songs, specialised word lists, readings and a glossary. The lessons are written as a guide for students who want to speak and understand the T...

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Tonga  by Fred J. Eckert

Tonga

Fred J. Eckert

Book

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Lalelei Tasi Oe by Le Ao Atua Band 3 (Musical group) performer

Lalelei Tasi Oe

Le Ao Atua Band 3 (Musical group) p...

Music CD

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Toto masaa Vol. 1. by Luamua O Tumua (Musical group) performer

Toto masaa Vol. 1.

Luamua O Tumua (Musical group) perf...

Music CD

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Le Gataula Vol. 20, Solafaie, e le faigofie by performer Le Gataula (Musical group)

Le Gataula Vol. 20, Solafaie, e le faigofie

performer Le Gataula (Musical group...

Music CD

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Tagi a le tautoga Volume 9 by Taulaga Tagaloa

Tagi a le tautoga Volume 9

Taulaga Tagaloa

Music CD

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