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Polynesian Association Useful Words

Useful Words

Whether you go to the Islands of the Pacific, or just want to talk to people around campus, these words will help you blow them away with your language skills. Have fun!

Useful Words

Aloha (Hawaiian) Hello, goodbye, or a expression of affection.
Mahalo (Hawaiian) Thanks
Talofa/Malo (Samoan) Hello
O a mai oe? (Samoan) How are you?
Manuia, fa'afetai, ae a oe? (Samoan) Fine, thanks, and you?
Fa'afetai (Samoan) Thanks
Fa soifua (Samoan) Goodbye
Malo e lelei (Tongan) Hello
Toki sio (Tongan) See you later
Malo (Tongan) Thank you