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Samoa Language Week 2022

Samoa Language Week 2022

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Celebrate online: Sunday 29 May - Saturday 4 June

This year's theme will be revealed very soon!

Last year’s theme for Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa - Samoa Language Week was Poupou le lotoifale. Ola manuia le anofale which means strengthen the posts of your house, for all to thrive.

When you’re building a foundation for a fale (house) it can’t have a weak foundation or posts. This is the same for the foundations of our families, schools and churches that play an important role in strengthening Gagana Samoa (the Samoan Language). Language is important for the foundations of our overall wellbeing.

Activities and events were held throughout Aotearoa to embrace and celebrate Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa.

Stay connected online by visiting the official Gagana Samoa i Aotearoa Facebook page.

Samoa Language Week resources

Samoa Email signature - 700x100 px (PNG) - Download

Official poster coming soon!

Samoa Blank poster template 1 green - A4 Download (PDF) 

Samoa Blank poster template 1 white- A4  Download (PDF) 

Samoa Language Card - 6 pages, 600kb (PDF) - Download

Samoa Language Week Web banner - 1200 x 628 px (JPG) - Download

Samoa Language Week blank Web banner - 1920 x 1080 px (JPG) - Download

Square Samoa Language Week 2022 tile - 1080x1080 px (PNG) - Download

Blank Square Samoa Language Week 2022 tile - 1080x1080 px (PNG) - Download

Blank story Samoa Language Week 2022 tile - 1920x1080 px (PNG) - Download

Coming soon!

One file containing all resources, including: 

  • Email signature
  • Posters
  • Web banners
  • Social media content
  • Language Card

Samoan Language Champion Honours 2021

The Language Champion Honours is a new initiative which was introduced as part of the Pacific Language Weeks series 2021 and will be run every two years.

The Tautai and Tautua o le Gagana Awards recognise our language advocates from the Samoan community who have been acknowledged as role models for language revitalisation and preservation of Gagana Samoa in Aotearoa.

2021 Recipients:

Tautai o le Gagana Awards

  • Melegalenu’u Ah Sam
  • Sala Pafitimai Dr Faasaulala Tagoilelagi-Leota
  • Fa’atili Iosua Esera

Tautua o le Gagana Awards

  • Ben Lui
  • Sesilia Faletoi