Samoa Language Week

28 May - 03 June 2023

Afio maia, Susū maia ma tala mai ‘aao - Talofa lava! 

Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa | Samoa Language Week 2023 is celebrated from 28 May to 3 June 2023. The Pacific Team invites you all to join us in celebrating Gagana Samoa.

The theme for Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa 2023 is ‘Mitamita i lau gagana, maua’a lou fa’asinomaga’ - ‘Be proud of your language and grounded in our identity’.


All week

Celebrating the Sāmoa language and culture at Whitireia and WelTec via online platforms and on campus.

Aso Lua, 30 Mē

Tuesday 30

Come and learn how to make a ula lupine & basic Samoa words

12pm, Porirua Library foyer

Aso Lulu, 31 Mē

Wednesday 31 May

Performance by Ngā Toi Performing Arts - Māori and Pacific Dance

12pm, Porirua Campus

Aso Tofi, 1 Iuni

Thursday 1 June

Celebrate Samoa Independence Day

12pm, Petone Student Hub

More resources

Everyday language 

Introduce yourself to the Samoa language by learning some common phrases you can use every day.

Calendar of events 

There are many exciting events happening across Wellington and Aotearoa. Check out the Calendar of Events on the Ministry for Pacific People's website.


Follow the Gagana Samoa i Aotearoa Facebook page to stay up to date with what's happening around Aotearoa.

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