These are Oral stories from Sikaiana, collected between 1980 and 1993 by Bill Donner. They include legends, traditional rituals, historical events, and customs. I will be adding to this collection for at least a few months.

I will start with an interview in English with Dr. John Kilatu in 1981. He was a very accomplished person. He describes his memories of traditional Sikaiana life before the arrival of missionaries, and then his life, education and work. I think this is an excellent introduction into Sikaiana traditions and life in the 20th century, and since it is in English, it will be accessible to many people.

There are a variety of different materials, including tala (faery tales), historical legends and events, and other stories. I have a note about the transcriptions and translations of these stories (002 Transcription Notes). I strongly encourage people to read this note to give background about any transcriptions and translations.

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001 Dr. John Kilatu Sikaiana traditions and life history, John Kilatu Dr

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002 Transcription Notes, Bill Donner Dr

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003 Tehui Atahu, Oral Legend

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story tala Mautikitiki, Josi Sikaiana

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Story Tala Sina ma Puna Telauponana Telauponini, Kahana Sikaiana

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Story Tala Tuisavalau, John Kilatu Dr