Kōrero: Samoans

The Aukuso family learning Samoan

The Aukuso family learning Samoan

Many New Zealand-born Samoans understand the Samoan language, but do not speak it. This creates some confusion of identity for young Samoans. In the past some Samoan families wanted their children to speak English in order to progress in New Zealand. Recently many families, such as the Aukusos, encourage speaking Samoan at home. Here Tanupo Aukuso and his wife Nuu teach Samoan to their children (from left) Huteau, Loretta and Amilaina.

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New Zealand Herald
Reference: 21 March 2001, p. A8
Photograph by Peter Meecham

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Misatauveve Melani Anae, 'Samoans - Culture and identity', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/1575/the-aukuso-family-learning-samoan (accessed 11 August 2022)

He kōrero nā Misatauveve Melani Anae, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015