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American Samoa => Samoan Language => Topic started by: Tavita Tusitala on September 21, 2009, 12:05:14 PM

Title: The first Samoan word - Talofa!
Post by: Tavita Tusitala on September 21, 2009, 12:05:14 PM
The first word to speak on meeting someone for the first time is Talofa - hello.

Often the answer back is talofa lava!     Hello back with emphasis!

It is the formal greeting, you do not hear it much outside of a new or formal greeting.

Title: Re: The first Samoan word - Talofa!
Post by: Lotomalie on March 05, 2010, 12:58:52 AM
being samoan i actually sat talofa manuia le aso- hello good day