Tourist shares a laugh with local girl while travelling around Samoa overlay

Samoan Language

Samoa's national language is Samoan.

English is spoken by many younger Samoans, but fluent English isn't commonly spoken outside Apia and Samoa’s main resorts. If you intend to explore smaller, outlying villages and islands, it pays to learn a few basic Samoan words and phrases.

The effort to learn the language also shows respect which will be appreciated by the locals you meet.