Tim asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 4 weeks ago

What are ordinary English words rooted in Samoan?

I know tattoo is a Samoan word meaning to strike


Erik: I don’t think those are used as English words but cool!

1 Answer

  • 4 weeks ago

    "fa'afafine" (a Samoan who identifies as neither male nor female gender)

    "lavalava" (an everyday item of clothing traditionally worn by Polynesians)

Still have questions? Get answers by asking now.