Learn Samoan

Covering over a thousand languages, the Austronesian family stretches from South East Asia along Polynesia and to Madagascar, but the uTalk selection will cover you for most of your travel in the Austronesian area. Austronesian languages tend to have various forms of politeness - a low form for vernacular use, a polite form and a very high, or sometimes regal, form.

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Where Is It Spoken?

Samoa

American Samoa

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Number Of Speakers

400,000

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Language Family

Malayo-Polynesian

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Fun facts about Samoan

The phrase 'Se’i fono le pa’a ma ona vae' (let the crab take counsel with its legs) means think things through before doing them.

Samoan’s alphabet has just 14 letters: 5 vowels and 9 consonants. 3 more consonants – H, K and R – are used in loan words from other languages.

The idiom 'E pala le maʻa, a e le pala le upu' menas 'even stones decay, but words endure'.

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Более 60 тем а также свыше 2500 слов и фраз охватывающих повседневные ситуации.

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