“ʻIa Ao le Atunuʻu”
May the Samoan Nation be Enlightened
ʻO le sini autū o lenei ʻauʻaunaga ʻo le Learn Samoan, ʻo se tasi lea vāega o le kamupanī ʻo le Sāmoana Media, LLC, ʻo le tau ʻavea ma se ʻauala e mafai ona faʻasoa ai ma le Atunuʻu suʻesuʻega ma iloiloga o matāʻupu tau Sāmoa ʻeseʻese, e lē gata i le gagana, ʻa ʻo tū ma aganuʻu faʻasāmoa ma agaʻifanua faʻalenuʻu, ʻo talatuʻu mai i le vavau ma talafaʻasolopito, ʻo filosofia, ma tūlaga faʻaagafesoʻotaʻi faʻaonapōnei.
Learn Samoan is an initiative of Sāmoana Media, LLC that seeks to be a platform for engaging the Samoan Atunuʻu (nation, people) in exploring and interrogating various topics including Samoan language, culture, history, philosophy, and contemporary issues.
Our organization originally started out as Learn Samoan Online (Aʻo Lau Faʻasāmoa) on Facebook and as @learnsamoan on Instagram. We have restructured our organization to be more inclusive of various platforms. Our mission, remains, unchanged, which is to prioritize the perpetuation and maintenance of gagana Sāmoa (Samoan language).
Our goal is provide various mediums for our gagana to be heard and to flourish in modern contexts. To reach this goal, we would like to share resources for our people and everyone who wants to learn Samoan. We would eventually like to have our programs in both Samoan and English. As we build up our programs in Samoan, we would like to afford everyone the opportunity to learn Samoan, with the goal of eventually reaching the level where one can comprehend our content in Samoan.
Our goal in producing this site is to share available resources, especially free ones, to learn gagana Sāmoa. There is also material out there produced by Samoans and Samoan organizations that we would like to promote and encourage. We believe in supporting indigenous communities in producing their own content and supporting their local economies.
One of our goals is to promote bilingualism, but especially the use of Samoan language, in all different facets of life, whether it be language-learning, in video and film production, etc.
Stay tuned as we update our resources for Samoan language, culture, and other issues.