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ITaukei affairs ministry completes cultural mapping exercise

May 29, 2018 3:05 am

The Ministry of iTaukei Affairs has completed its cultural mapping exercise in thirteen of the fourteen provinces around the country.

Trust Board Deputy Chief Executive, Josefa Toganivalu says only the Ba province is yet to be completed.

Cultural mapping involves the collecting, recording and documenting of data from the 1171 traditional villages in Fiji for the purpose of transferring traditional knowledge and cultural expressions to the younger generations.

It will also involve the gathering of information on extinct cultural practices or on the verge of extinction.

Tonganivalu says information gathered will then be kept in their database, which can be accessed by everyone.

Ba has 107 villages which are currently being mapped.

The Cultural Mapping Exercise started with Namosi in 2005.