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Learn Samoan with Drops

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Mar 31, 2019

Ua a mai? Hello. How are you? “Ua a mai” is a common greeting in the Samoan language and just one of the thousands of words you can learn in our latest addition to the Drops language family.

As a part of UNESCO’s International Year of Indigenous Languages and in support of the Samoan language, we’re happy to announce our 33rd language, and 3rd Polynesian language — Gagana faʻa Sāmoa.

About the Samoan Language

Samoan has over 500,000 speakers worldwide and, alongside English, is the official language of both Samoa and American Samoa. As a result of Samoan immigration, Gagana faʻa Sāmoa has become a very global language. In fact, only around half of the Samoan speaking population actually live in Samoa. Many organizations, like A’oga Fa’a Samoa (Samoan language nests) are working to increase how many people speak the language. And now, so is Drops.

Words are Power

In learning Ua a mai?, you now know the subtle ways a simple greeting can pack a power of meaning and nuance. And that’s just one Samoan expression among many that you can learn with Drops. Now you can multiply that knowledge by the thousands using Drops to learn both relevant and useful vocabulary in Samoan. Plus, we’ve worked with local translators and native speakers to ensure you get a high-quality language learning experience.

What Does the Drops Samoan Language Course Include?

When playing with Drops, you have the opportunity to swipe, tap and play your way to learning nearly two thousand words in Samoan!

Our team puts together practical, relevant word lists you just won’t find anywhere else. It’s one of the features we’re most proud of in Drops because it offers you both a personalized and smooth Gagana faʻa Sāmoa learning experience.

Whether you’re interested in asking where to find the nearest waterfall or figuring out how to get around on your upcoming trip to Malo Saʻoloto Tutoʻatasi o Sāmoa (that’s the Samoan word for “Samoa”!), we’re here to support you.

Learn Samoan

Before we say fa (“goodbye”), we’d like to invite you along on an adventure. In just five minutes a day, you can start learning the Samoan language. By using the Drops app, Samoan-speaking communities across New Zealand, the US, and other Pacific Islands will have a new tool to better understand the language.

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