Tim asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 1 month ago

What are ordinary English words rooted in Samoan?

I know tattoo is a Samoan word meaning to strike

Update:

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

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  • 1 month ago

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

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

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