Samoan (Gagana fa'a Sāmoa)

Samoan is a Polynesian language spoken mainly in Western Samoa and American Samoa by about 420,000 people. There are also speakers of Samoan in Fiji, Tonga, Hawaii, New Zealand, Australia and the USA. Samoan is closely related to the other languages of Polynesia, particularly to Tongan.

Samoan alphabet

Latin alphabet for Samoan

Notes

Sample text in Samoan

O tagata soifua uma ua saoloto lo latou fananau mai, ma e tutusa o latou tulaga aloaia faapea a latou aia tatau. Ua faaeeina atu i a latou le mafaufau lelei ma le loto fuatiaifo ma e tatau ona faatino le agaga faauso i le va o le tasi i le isi.

Translation

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

Information about Samoan | Samoan phrases | Tower of Babel in Samoan | Samoan language learning materials

Link

Information about the Samoan language
http://www.samoa.co.uk/samoan_language.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samoan_language

A Grammar and Dictionary of the Samoan Language, with English and Samoan vocabulary
http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-PraDict.html

Samoan phrases
http://samoan.manuatele.net
http://mylanguages.org/samoan_phrases.php
http://wikitravel.org/en/Samoan_phrasebook
http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-PraDict.html

Malayo-Polynesian languages

Acehnese, Ajië, Aklan, Anutan, Balinese, Batak, Bikol, Bugis, Buhid, Bushi, Cebuano, Cham, Chamorro, Chuukese, Cia-Cia, Cuyonon, Dawan, Drehu, Fijian, Filipino, Futunan, Hanuno'o, Hawaiian, Hiligaynon, Iban, Iloko, Indonesian, Javanese, Kadazandusun, Kapampangan, Kiribati, Madurese, Makasarese, Malagasy, Malay, Mandar, Maori, Maranao, Marshallese, Minangkabau, Moriori, Nauruan, Ndrumbea, Nias, Paamese, Paicî, Palauan, Pangasinan, Pohnpeian, Raga, Rapa Nui, Rarotongan, Rejang, Rotuman, Sakao, Samoan, Central Sinama, Sundanese, Tagabawà, Tagalog, Tagbanwa, Tahitian, Tausūg, Tetum, Tokelauan, Tongan, Toraja-Sa'dan, Tuvaluan, Waray-Waray, Xârâcùù, Yapese,

Other languages written with the Latin alphabet


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