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Vaiaso o le Gagana Sāmoa | Samoan Language Week 2013

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Started by Karen Spencer 27 May 2013 9:18am () Replies (4)

SamoaOn behalf of my Samoan colleagues, I am kickstarting the celebration for Samoan Language Week:

Talofa lava! Malo le soifua!

This week marks a special celebration of the Samoan language throughout the country. This is an annual celebration of the richness of the Samoan language and culture. The early childhood settings, schools, tertiary education, churches, libraries, and communities are planning different events to celebrate the Samoan language week and culture. 


The theme of Samoan language week 2013 is:


"Fafaga fanau i upu ma tala. Tautala i lau Gagana".  

Feed children with words and stories. Speak your language.


It emphasizes the importance of speaking Samoan language with our children, ensuring that they have the knowledge and tools to nurture their language well into the future.

We invite you to participate and celebrate with us the Samoan language week which starts today by saying "Talofa lava". Use this video from last year's celebrations to help you:


Have a go and let's celebrate together!

Manuia le vaiaso- Have a good week.


  • Anthony Faitaua (View all users posts) 27 May 2013 9:43am ()

    Talofa lava, malo le soifua Karen.

    Ia manuia le aso ae maise fo'i ia manuia le vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa.

  • Togi Lemanu (View all users posts) 27 May 2013 9:23am ()




    Aso Gafua-27 Me 2013





    Simple phrases for Samoan language week:

    Task- Have a conversation with someone at work, or send an email/ text to your friend and say hello and bless their day.


    Talofa lava         Hello

    Malo le soifua         Hello/Good health

    O a mai oe?              How are you?

    Manuia fa’afetai      Good thank you

    Manuia le aso-         Have a great day

    Tofa soifua.  -    Good bye.


    Ia manuia le vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa

    Have a happy (blessed)Samoan Language week

  • Togi Lemanu (View all users posts) 27 May 2013 9:21am ()

    Faafetai lava Karen.  Malo lava.

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