The Kaumaile is famous among Nanumeans, but not everyone has seen it. Here are some photos and images of the spear, the fighting weapon of Tefolaha and Lapi.
Kaumaile image from Talavou Semeiana Youth tee shirt, Funafuti, mid 2000s
Kaumaile Hoodie from Auckland, designed by Junior Pelia and Sauofo Amosa, September, 2014 (check out Kaumaile Street Wear on FB)
Kaumaile blade edge detail, 1974
Labour Power shirt featuring Tefolaha and Kaumaile, Funafuti, 2000s
Mengaa Telangai holding the Kaumaile, 1974
Letterhead paper of Nanumea Island Development Society, 1974
Kaumaile Primary School, Nanumea
Kaumaile Youth, Auckland
Kaumaile Sports Team, Auckland
Siketi Tevao with Kaumaile image on his shirt
Auckland, March 8, 2008 (photo: Julie Park)
How many uses of the word "Kaumaile" do you know about? Here are some. Help us expand this list by sending in your information:
Do you know stories about Tefolaha, Lapi, and the Kaumaile?
Would you like to share them? We can put them on this website for all Nanumeans to appreciate. Tuhituhi mai faka taatou, pau katoa!
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