The matai system is a chiefly system of tradition dating back to before any colonialism and missionary arrivals. Its important to the Samoans because it makes us who we are. It is our tradition and heritage. Passed down from generation to generation. Like ANY nationality, our traditions and culture is what makes a Samoan be proud to be Samoan.
Matai or atali o le Matai
Matai, suafa, igoa
What does mati mean in samoan?
Saofa'i is a Samoan election feast for a matai, or family head.
Matai is translated as a high chief of a village/family.
A "tusaga" in Samoa or the Samoan language is a donation. It is usually made by an individual or family to be part of the "Si'i" which is an offering from one "Aiga" (family) or "Matai" (Chief) to another as part of a ceremony for a funeral, wedding, or other important event. Si'i are presented to Minister's, Matai, and other VIP's as part of these cultural events.
It could be because tradition and culture is important to the Samoan people. As a sense of belonging, language is also considered just as important when identifying that you are a proud Samoan.
Matai in English means chief in soaman
to a male: matai takhazor to a female: matai takhazri
Matai Smith was born on 1977-05-02.
Steve Matai was born on 1984-08-05.
because its only a samoan traditinal dance! and its important to its culture and dance!