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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


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.


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)

Sample video in Samoan

Information about Samoan | Phrases | Tower of Babel | Learning materials


Information about the Samoan language

A Grammar and Dictionary of the Samoan Language, with English and Samoan vocabulary

Information about Samoa

Samoan phrases

Polynesian languages

Other languages written with the Latin alphabet

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