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.
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)
A Grammar and Dictionary of the Samoan Language, with English and Samoan vocabulary
Information about Samoa