The Samoan Islands / Samoa

The Samoan islands contain primarily Polynesian people similar to groups such as the Tongans, Hawaiians, Tahitians, and New Zealand Maori. The islands are politically split into American Samoa and (Western) Samoa. The main languages spoken are Samoan and English.

Samoan themes include fishing, tourism, coconuts, bananas, education, and social organization.

Samoan Proverbs

In every generation there are some outstanding chiefs.

A careless person will be taken by surprise by his observant enemy.

The person with burnt fingers asks for tongs.

It is useless to shake the branch that bears no fruit.

Let each person do his share of the work.