Samoan Language Week / Vaiaso o le Gagana Sāmoa is being held this year from Sunday 26 May to Saturday 1 June. The theme for 2019 is: ‘Lalaga le si’osi’omaga mo se lumana’i manuia’ - ‘Weave an environment for a better future’.
Learning a new language gives us insight into new ways of thinking, and to different beliefs and cultural practices. Gagana Sāmoa is the second most spoken language in Auckland and third most spoken in New Zealand. These upu fesoasoani (useful words) will be helpful in starting out on your journey to getting better acquainted with Fa’a Samoa…
What's your name? O ai lou suafa?
My name is […] O lo'u suafa igoa o (…)
How are you? O fa'apefea mai oe?
I'm fine, thank you. O Lelei au, fa'afetai.
Where are you from? O fea ete sau ai?
I'm from […] Oute sau mai [...]
Pleased to meet you. Fiafia ua ta feiloai.
Thank you Fa'afetai
Have a great day Manuia lou aso
You can find more language resources, fact sheets and activities at mpp.govt.nz