Friday Free Stuff: Samoan Language Week
25 May 2012
Samoan Language Week / Vaiaso o le Gagana Sāmoa starts this Sunday, and on the 1st June Samoa celebrates 50 years since regaining political autonomy. Samoa 2012 showcases quick facts, Archives New Zealand footage, and Samoan national songs.
There are lots of resources available online about Samoan. Wikipedia of course gives an overview of the language, both in English and in le Gagana Sāmoa. The Samoan language edition of Wikipedia has several hundred pages too.
And NZETC (see previous post) hosts:
- Pratt's classic Grammar and Dictionary of the Samoan Language, with English and Samoan vocabulary (first published 1862);
- An Account of Samoan History up to 1918 by Te'o Tuvale (in English); and
- O Samoa Anamua by Siaosi Tana (in Samoan)