Samoan Salutations

Samoan Salutations

 

Formal Informal

Hello

Talofa lava

Afio mai a

Maliu mai a

Susu mai a

Mapu mai a

Talofa

Welcome

Pouliuligia mai a (if someone important arrives after nightfall)

Malo

 

Sautia mai a (if someone important arrives late at night or early in morning

Ua e sau

 

Sosopo mai (when welcoming an orator/tulafale

 

Farewell – Good bye

Fa'a-soifua ia

Tofa loa

 

Faa-tofa ia

 

Please

Faamolemole

Faamolemole

Thank you

Faafetai tele lava

Faafetai

 

Malo faafetai

 

Be well and prosper

Ia soifua ma ia manuia