Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa - Samoa Language Week
Tālofa lava. Vaiaso o le Gagana Sāmoa - Samoa Language Week is on from Sunday 28 May to Saturday 3 June 2023.
Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa - Samoa Language Week celebrates the third most spoken language in New Zealand.
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.
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 2022 was:
Fa’aāuāu le Folauga i le Va’a o Tautai
Continue the Voyage with Competent Wayfinders of the Ocean
- Visit the Ministry for Pacific Peoples Samoa Language Week page for more resources.
- Like the Gagana Samoa i Aotearoa Facebook page.
Find Samoan resources in our collection
Samoan resources in our collection
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
Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa - Samoa Language Week photos
Statistics New Zealand, 2018 Census Samoan ethnic group