Story: Samoans

‘Samoans’ T-shirt

‘Samoans’ T-shirt

Caught between traditional Samoan and contemporary New Zealand values, many young Samoans take on the new ‘PI’ (Pacific Island) identity. This combines elements from their parents’ culture with contemporary urban music, and street fashion such as this T-shirt.

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Misatauveve Melani Anae, 'Samoans - New Zealand-born identity', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 July 2022)

Story by Misatauveve Melani Anae, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015