Samoa Language Week – Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa

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.

Samoa Language Week

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!

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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.

Faitauga Tusi: Samoan Storytimes

Enjoy and learn stories, rhymes and action songs in Samoan. Last Saturday of the month at Tūranga, 10.30am.

Samoan songs

Watch our wonderful colleagues Tai Sila and Jan-Hai Te Ratana perform some short Samoan songs.

Listen to Samoan words

Find Samoan resources in our collection

Samoan resources in our collection

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