Nukai Peniamina

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Nukai Peniamina was a Niuean who brought Christianity to the island of Niue in 1846.wikipedia
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Nukai Peniamina was a Niuean who brought Christianity to the island of Niue in 1846.
After many years of trying to land a European missionary, a Niuean named Nukai Peniamina went with his friend, Niumaga, to Samoa and trained as a pastor at the Malua Theological College.

Mutalau

On 26 October, and on their fifth landing attempt, the chiefs of Mutalau accepted them.
*1846 - Nukai Peniamina landed at Uluvehi with the help of Toimata Fakafitienua.

Christianity

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Nukai Peniamina was a Niuean who brought Christianity to the island of Niue in 1846.

London Missionary Society

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In 1830, the London Missionary Society took two local boys (Uea and Niumaga) away from the island and attempted to convert them.

Samoa

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Niumaga soon decided to leave for Samoa with his friend; Nukai Peniamina.

Wales

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There, Peniamina began to work as servant for Dr. George Turner, a Welsh missionary.

Malua

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Nukai learned to read and write and was converted to Christianity, subsequently being trained as a pastor in Malua Theological College in Samoa.

John Williams (ship)

John Williams
In 1846, Peniamina returned to Niue onboard the John Williams, accompanied by Fakafitifonua (a Niuean with influence on the island).

Vaiea

Christianity was first taught to the Mutalau people before it spread to the other villages on the island, the last of them being Vaiea.

Fao (god)

Fao
According to Peniamina, a Pacific island missionary stationed on the island, the Niue islanders consider Huanaki and Fao as their ancestors, and are central to their early history.