Samoa Language Week - Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa
Samoa Language Week - Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa celebrates the third most spoken language in New Zealand. In 2021, it runs from Sunday 30 May to Saturday 5 June.
According to the 2018 Census, 182,721 people of Samoan heritage live in New Zealand and 8,238 people of Samoan heritage reside in Christchurch.
Find Samoan language resources in our collection.
Join us in celebrating Samoa Language Week.
Polokalame eseese o lo’o tutupu ile Vaiaso O le Gagana Samoa.
The Samoa Language Week theme for 2020 was:
Tapena sou ōso mo lau malaga
Prepare yourself a gift for your travels
Faitauga Tusi Samoan Storytimes with Tiresa
Learn the Samoan alphabet and sing a favourite song!
Samoa Language Week craft - Pale Fuiono
Talofa lava. Samoa Language Week - Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa starts this Sunday 24 May. Here is a Samoa Language Week craft from Tiresa.
Watch our wonderful colleagues Tai Sila and Jan-Hai Te Ratana perform some short Samoan songs.
The Colour song
Listen to Samoan words
Tālofa - Hello
Tofa - Goodbye
Malo - Well done
Fa'afetai - Thank you
Fa'amolemole - Please