Adjective "samoan" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/səˈməʊən/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Relating to Samoa, its people, or their language.
  1. 'It is debatable whether mamala is unique to Samoa, as the homalanthus genus occurs across the Pacific, but Samoan officials take a very practical view of it all.'
  2. 'Maybe this maturity comes from having had to uproot himself and move to the other side of the world: he is now settled permanently in the UK, but his parents are both Samoan and he was born and brought up in Dunedin, New Zealand.'
  3. 'Her son's father is a mixture of Tokelauan and Samoan.'
  4. 'The population is estimated at 172,000 for the year 2000, 94 percent of which is is ethnically Samoan.'
  5. 'The data indicated that although the Samoan women felt as fat as the Australian women, this feeling was less likely to impact on their feelings of attractiveness.'
  6. 'A spokesman for AMSA says any comment must come from the Western Samoan based organisation, SPREP.'
  7. 'In 1999 the Festival commissioned a Samoan composer and arranger to create a new 60-minute work, Malaga.'
  8. 'The group comprises Samoan, Cook Island and Tokelauan performers.'
  9. 'It is her Kiwi, Scottish, Samoan, Fijian, Spanish heritage that accounts for her exotic looks.'
  10. 'Usually brief and excerpted from larger dances, these express his experience at the intersections of Samoan and New Zealand cultures and of traditional and contemporary dance.'

noun

A native or inhabitant of Samoa.
  1. 'No such charity can be granted to anyone involved in the movie, especially given its casual ridicule of blacks, gays, Asians, Russians and, in a novel twist, Samoans.'
  2. 'His kingly household expenses of £10 a day (equivalent to £540 now) were part of the reason he was so much admired and honoured by Samoans.'
  3. 'Ninety-eight percent of Samoans are Christians.'
  4. 'Native born American Samoans are U. S. nationals and are free to travel between the two countries and reside in either.'
  5. 'Suggestions for the expansion of the Super 12 provincial competition have included a combined Pacific Island team comprising Tongans, Samoans and Fijians, and a fourth franchise in Australia.'
  6. 'Stevenson, known on the island as Tusitala, the Teller of Tales, is an honoured presence among the Samoans and feels he has found a safe haven among these uninhibited people who revere the gift of storytelling.'
  7. 'While the Munster coach hasn't decided what role the 33 year-old Samoan should play on Friday, there is little doubt he'll be a key player in the against Biarritz nine days later.'
  8. 'Most Samoans wear a lavalava, the traditional garb of a wraparound piece of colourful fabric, and the art of tattooing is still widespread.'
  9. 'American Samoans still use the terms Western Samoa and Western Samoans.'
  10. 'Although Samoans were not consulted on the date-line in 1884, Falealupo, population around 2000, had a deeper connection with life's end game.'
The Polynesian language of Samoa, which has over 300,000 speakers in Samoa, New Zealand, the US, and elsewhere.
  1. 'Working with the Samoan language centre next door, he hired two language resource staff, one who teaches in Samoan and the other in te reo.'
  2. 'Linguistically, Tongan is related to Samoan and other Polynesian languages.'
  3. 'Right out in the Pacific, there is much less linguistic diversity than in Melanesia: Samoan has almost half a million speakers and Tongan over 100,000.'
  4. 'In Samoan words all syllables are given equal timing with a slight accent placed on the penultimate syllable.'
  5. 'Older people are bilingual in Samoan, which was introduced with Christianity in the 1860s; younger people are more apt to be bilingual in English through their schooling.'
  6. 'Feelstyle - who is more commonly known as Kas, an abbreviation of his old stage name Picasso - raps as fluently in Samoan as English, and alternates between the two languages throughout.'
  7. 'As the students settle in I hear Tagalog, Samoan, and Spanish wafting from the tents.'
  8. 'A sermon and invocation in Samoan was followed by an impromptu chorale, offering prayers and songs for the doomed.'

Definitions

1. pertaining to Samoa or its Polynesian people. noun

2. a native or inhabitant of Samoa.

3. the Polynesian language of Samoa.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be samoan."

"coaches can be samoan."

"capitals can be samoan."

"societies can be samoan."

"skies can be samoan."

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Origin

(Samoan)