Fiji Culture and Kava

KAVA AND FIJI CULTURE Like many plants with medicinal uses, there are specific generalizations that can be made about the things that the plant can do without pointing out specifically what kind of sickness it treats. In the case of Kava, it is marketed usually as a general-purpose herbal medicine against stress, insomnia, and even […]

Tongan Culture

The Tongan culture has drastically changed over the years. Before European explorers arrived in the late 1600s and early 1700s, the Tongans were already in constant contact with their geographic neighbors, Samoa and Fiji. At the dawn of the 1800s, during the arrival of the Western traders and missionaries, the Tongan culture changed a lot […]

Samoa Culture and Kava

In a “coconut shell,” the culture of Samoa, one of the compositions of Oceania, is a communal way of life. Samoan culture spells collective living in almost all aspects of their lives. Their traditional living quarters have no walls and can accommodate up to twenty people. During daytime, these structures serve as a venue where […]

Mythology of Oceania

The majority, if not all, of Polynesians are extremely religious. That is why it is not surprising their culture is filled with myths and other beliefs. They hold their beliefs about the existence of gods which, of course, have a great impact on their everyday living. A lot of beliefs are share from one island […]