Samoan Language Week

Talofa Lava!  Samoan Language Week / Vaiaso o le Gagana  Sāmoa is being held from Sunday 27 May – Saturday 2 June 2018. 

Supporting Proverbs (with transliteration)

 E maota tau’ave, mamalu tau’ave Samoa - The essence of being Samoan accompanies Samoans.

 E le tauilo tama a Tausala - Great mothers rear great human beings.

 E iloa ‘oe i lau gagana - Your language speaks volume of you

 A malu i fale, e malu i fafo - Respect yourself and others will too

 O le gagana e la’ei ai le aganu’u - Language characterises the essence of culture

 Education resource 

The official language resource cards with our seven Pacific languages - including Sāmoan, are available for download here.

Speak, Use, Teach and Learn Gagana Sāmoa (Sāmoan Language) at home, work, everywhere.

Language learning resources:

Events calendar

We encourage you to find an event happening for Vaiaso o le Gagana Sāmoa in your area take part in the vibrant celebrations.

Community poster

Help promote the Samoan Language Week in your church, workplace, school or  your community. The 2018 poster will be uploaded soon. 

Samoan Language Factsheet

Download the 2017 fact sheet here (PDF, 740 KB)

Useful links

National Calendar of Events

Samoan Salutations

Christchurch City Libraries

Auckland Libraries

2016 Samoan Language Resource