Fast Facts
The average age of a Samoan in the US is 24.  Among Pacific Islanders we are the 2nd youngest group.  Additionally, compared to the total US population whose average age is 35, we are practically babes. These statistics indicate to us that we haven't even reached our prime!
 
'Ie Lavalava
Written by Traditional   

'Ie Lavalava

Guitar key of C

C                           G
'Ie lavalava teuteu fa'asamoa,

C
e sulu le siapo e ma'eu, e ma'eu le manaia;

G
ia la'u penina ma la'u pa'aga 'ua malie o,

C
sau ia 'ua 'ou le toe fai loto;

G
'o le'a seu lo'u va'a e malolo,

C
lafo ia le taula 'i fanua 'ua leva le po.

G
'Ia fa'atalaia, 'ia fa'atalatala,

C
'aumai se tala mai le ualesi e;

G
e 'ua fo'i mai lau malaga,

C G C
sa 'e ta'amilo 'ia Samoa.
 
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