Samoan Language Week


Check out digital resources in preparation for Samoan language week that starts this Sunday 24th May – Saturday 30th May.  The theme for Samoan Language week is “Prepare yourself a gift for travels”.  Even with events in the library being postponed till it is safe, we encourage you to check out the links below and try practice a phrase or two with family & friends.  Help promote and celebrate the language in your church, workplace, school and your community.   

Prepare yourself a gift to prepare you for your travels. 

 For digital resources that you could engage in your family please refer to the following links: 

 New Zealand Curriculum Online: Samoan Language week. 

 Kahoot Quiz: Samoan language and facts 

 The (Samoan cultural practices videos) 

 Digital Samoan dual language books (with audio): 

 Samoan language, culture and identity: Feature on Fa’atili Iosua Esera, the principal of Sutton Park School in Mangere. 

Try simple Samoan words and phrases: 

Tālofa lava: Hello (formal) 

Mālō le soifua: Hello/Good health 

‘O ā mai ‘oe? How are you? (to one person only) 

Manuia fa‘afetai: Good, thank you 

Manuia le aso: Have a great day 

Tōfā soifuaGood- bye (formal)