Malia was born in 1860, in Samoa as the daughter of Sesilia. She married Alipia Tulaulelei Alipia about 1774. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died in 1914, at the age of 54.
Latinized form of the Germanic name Amal, meaning ‘work’. This was a first element in various names—now more or less obsolete—for which Amal was used as a short form. Amalia is chiefly German and Scandinavian, but is also found occasionally in the English-speaking world. Its popularity was enhanced in Germany in the 18th century by the fame of Anna Amalia , Duchess of Saxe-Weimar ( 1739–1807 ), a great patron of the arts, whose court attracted Goethe , Schiller , Herder , and many others.