THE MAU MOVEMENT
Ole mau a Samoa: THE MAU
MAU was the name given to a non-violent movement for Samoan Independence in the 20th century. This movement was in protest of the social injustices and disenfranchisement of the Samoan people and culture under colonial rule. The opposition to these social injustices named themselves Ole MAU a Samoa, translating to, the firm opinion of Samoa, the MAU for short.
This movement wasn’t in avail, and ultimately led to Samoa’s independence in 1962.
(a) To be firm, steadfast
(b) To strive or to persevere
(c) To carry, retain or hold; to seize