Bati are traditional warriors of the Fiji Islands the word loosely translated means soldier/bodyguard in Fijian. It is derived from the word meaning teeth or edge.
The Bati bordered an area subject to the Chief and provided him with a service. Bati is understood in Fijian Culture as the term for the island’s traditional warrior class or caste.
The Bati are traditionally among the strongest Fijians.
~ He possessed beauty without vanity, strength without insolence; courage without ferocity; and all the virtues of man without his vices.
– Lord Byron