Alinta tribe
Tribe Profile
Namesake: Aboriginal word meaning
"people of the fire"
Tribe Type: Merged tribe
Day Formed: Day 20
Tribes Merged: Lopevi
Lowest Placing Member: Rory Freeman (10/18)
Highest Placing Member: Chris Daugherty (Winner)


Tribe Sigil

Alinta has no sigil.



Alinta is the merged tribe of Lopevi and Yasur from Survivor: Vanuatu.

Composed of four original members of the all male Lopevi and six original members of the all female Yasur, the tribe numbers were actually split 5-5 at the merge due to a tribal switch on Day 11. The tribe resided at the old Lopevi camp for the rest of the game. Their tribe color is orange.


S9 ami tS9 chad tS9 chris t
S9 eliza tS9 julie tS9 lea tS9 leann t
S9 rory tS9 scout tS9 twila t

Tribe History

Battle of the Sexes

In "Now the Battle Really Begins", the tribes competed in a Reward Challenge which Lopevi wins.  Before the Immunity Challenge, the two tribes of Lopevi and Yasur merged into one as the new Alinta tribe. The tribe consisted of six women of the original all-women Yasur and four men of the original all-men Lopevi.  However, the tribes were mixed and the new forms of Lopevi and Yasur consisted of five members each. Sarge wins the first Immunity Challenge. The men hoped that the bonds they formed with Twila and Julie post swap would allow them to vote off Ami. However, the women stayed together and Rory became the first voted off of Alinta by a vote of 6-4.

In "Gender Wars... It's Getting Ugly", Leann wins the Reward Challenge.  Leann invites Julie to partake in the reward. Ami wins immunity.  Viewed as the biggest remaining threat out of the men, Sarge is voted off by a vote of 7-1-1 and became the first member of the jury. After the vote, Chris made up a story about Sarge telling Chris to vote for him in an attempt to keep Chris in the game as long as possible.

Chad and Chris continued to fight to find a crack in the women's alliance. In {{Ep}0910}}, the Reward Challenge was split into teams.  The team of  Ami, Chad, Chris, and Eliza won the reward. Twila won the Immunity Challenge. Despite their efforts, the Pagonging continued and Chad is voted off by a vote of 6-2 and became the second member of the jury.

The Alliance Is No More

In "Surprise and... Surprise Again!", Eliza wins the Reward Challenge. The loved ones visited and participated with their Survivors in the Immunity Challenge. Chris came close, but ultimately Ami wins the Immunity Challenge. After seeing Chris and his wife distraught upon losing, Ami decided that Chris deserved to stay longer than Eliza. Thinking that everyone would vote for Eliza, Ami was unaware that Twila and Scout wanted to blindside Leann in order to take control of the game. Chris was on board, but they needed Eliza to vote with them. Chris managed to convince Eliza, and Leann was voted off by a vote of 4-3 and became the third member of the jury.

In "Now Who's in Charge Here?!", Eliza was the first person to complete the Reward Challenge, winning herself a Pontiac G6 and night outing at a resort. Ami and Chris placed 2nd and 3rd, respectively, and were granted to join Eliza in the night outing reward.  At the reward, Eliza, Ami, and Chris enjoyed food and a hot shower. Ami apologized to Eliza for targeting her and hoped that she would be willing to take out either Twila or Scout. Chris wins the Immunity Challenge. The alliance of Twila, Scout, Eliza, and Chris stayed in tact and Ami is voted off by a vote of 4-2 and became the fourth jury member.

In "Eruption of Volcanic Magnitude", Julie wins the Reward Challenge and invited Chris to come and enjoy the reward. Eliza wins the Immunity Challenge. After bonding in the reward, Julie tried to convince Chris to join Julie and Eliza in a final 3 alliance. Chris stayed true to Twila and Scout, and Julie is voted off by a vote of 3-2 and became the fifth jury member.

Season Finale

In "Spirits and the Final Four", Chris wins final four Immunity Challenge. Eliza is voted off by a vote of 3-1 and became the sixth jury member. Chris wins the Final Immunity Challenge, granting him power to select the person who he will sit with in the Final Tribal Council.  Chris votes off Scout and she becomes the final member of the jury. Chris and Twila face the jury.

At the Finale, Chris is named the winner by a vote of 5-2, winning the votes of Lea, Chad, Leann, Julie, and Eliza. Twila only received votes from Scout and Ami.



  • Alinta is the first merged tribe to contain six women.
  • Coincidentally the colors of the tribes that merged into Alinta, Lopevi (red) and Yasur (yellow), make orange.
  • Alinta is the first merged tribe to have more than one LGBT member.