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Tālofa lava! O le vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa.
Samoan Language Week starts on Sunday and Massey University is encouraging all staff and students to “give it a go”.
Samoan is the third most spoken language in New Zealand after English and te Reo Māori. The theme this year is “Lalaga le si’osi’omaga mo se lumana’I manuia”, which means “Weave an environment for a better future”.
To celebrate, here are some helpful greetings and phrases and email sign-offs:
To start your emails/conversations :
Common phrases you can use throughout an email/conversations:
To end an email/conversations:
The Pacific Language Weeks started with Samoa in 2007 and have since been able to build up to include celebrating, promoting and raising awareness of seven of the languages.
The 2019 Language Week line-up begins with Samoan and ends with Tokelau Language Week in October. Although officially termed Language Weeks, all run for at least a month and some extend activities throughout the year.
Language Week dates:
Created: 23/05/2019 | Last updated: 23/05/2019
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