Samoa Language Week

26 May - 01 June 2024

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

Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa | Samoa Language Week 2024 is celebrated from 26 May to 1 June 2024. The theme for Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa 2024  is 'Tautua i le alofa, manuia le lumana’i – Serve in love for a blessed future'. 

All week

Aso Lulu, 29 Mē

Wednesday 29 May

Sausage Sizzle and activity

12-1pm, Petone Campus

Aso Tofi, 30 Mē

Thursday 30 May

Quiz and prizes 

12-1pm, Petone Student Hub

Common phrases

Tālofa lava Greetings / Hello
Tōfā Goodbye
Fa’amolemole Please
Fa’afetai Thank you
Malie / Fa’amalie atu / Fa’amālūlū atu Sorry
Tulou Excuse me

More resources

Everyday language →

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

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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