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.
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 2021 is:
Poupou le lotoifale. Ola manuia le anofale
Strengthen the posts of your house, for all to thrive
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