Each chief of the village will in turn lead the people to fulfill their role to the Vanua.
Each village will have several family units / Tokatoka The living soul or human manifestation of the physical environment which the members have since claimed to belong to them and to which they also belong. Land becomes lifeless and useless without the people, and likewise the people are helpless and insecure without land to thrive upon.
Those who are widowed will usually move into the household of one of their adult children.
However, in the urban areas and cities of Fiji, nuclear families are the typical household unit.
The Fijians are pretty easy-going, but if you are invited into a village, wear modest clothing and take off your hat (wearing one is an insult to the chief) when in the village.
The great advantage of this system is an extended family unit that allows no-one to go hungry, uncared for or unloved.The gift, (a "sevusevu"), will cost less than F for a half kilo.If you are accompanied by a guide, he/she will look after that.Traditional Fijian society is based on communal principles derived from village life.People in villages share the obligations and rewards of community life and are still led by a hereditary chief.