Kava Folklore

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Kava Ceremonies

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Informal Kava Drinking in Tonga - by Harry Feldman, Australian National University

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KAVA FIJI

Kava in Fiji - "Drink Kava, Be Groggy" Navalla Village, Viti Levu

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australia kavaFeldman, Harry; "Informal Kava Drinking in Tonga", Journal of Polynesian Soc. V.89:1 (1980:Mar) : p.101-103

Permission to re-print this paper is given by Judith Huntsman, Honorary Editor of the Polynesian Society.

INFORMAL KAVA DRINKING IN TONGA

Harry Feldman
Australian National University

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samoan kavaKAVA DRINKING AMONG THE SAMOANS

Smith, S. Percy; "Kava Drinking Ceremonies among the Samoans";Journal of Polynesian Society;V.29:114(1920, JUNE): pg. 1-21

Permission to re-print this journal is given by Judith Huntsman, Honorary Editor of the Polynesian Society.

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kava chantKava Chant used when `awa was offered to the gods (Ka Leo o Hawaii, 1894)

Here is 'awa from me, Awini,

A fisherman am I

Of the inaccessible cliffs

Of greater Laupahoehoe and lesser Laupahoehoe,

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kava ceremony

A KAVA Ceremony in Tonga

By the Rev. M.A. Rugby Pratt

[The writings of W. H. R. Rivers and others have raised the kava complex to a position of theoretical importance in the study of Polynesian ethnology. The following very detailed account of the ceremonial preparation of kava in the Tongan Group is, therefore, of great interest. Such a ceremonial as is here recorded is now rare in those islands, and many members of modern kava parties scarcely know the right positions to take up, much less the details of the ceremonial.---EDITOR. ]The ceremonial way of making kava is called milolua, a word that is also employed to describe one method of straining, or "clearing" the kava.  The fact that on two occasions the full ceremony was carried through for my benefit was due to the circumstance that I was the guest of the Rev. J. B. Watkin, who, for fifty-six years has laboured as a missionary in the Friendly Islands, and won the fullest confidence and love of the Tongan people.

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tonga kava

A Kava Ceremony in Tonga, By the Rev. M.A. Rugby Pratt

Informal Kava Drinking in Tonga - by Harry Feldman

Chant used when  `awa  was offered to the gods (Ka Leo o Hawaii, 1894)

Kava Drinking Ceremonies Among the Samoans - by S. Percy Smith

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