One of our deepest, most endearing tributes to the beauty that is Samoa, this song is almost a prayer of gratitude and love for our islands.

La’u Samoa, e matalasi
Ua si’osi’omia e le sami
Atu mauga lanu lau ‘ava
Feoa’i fi afi a o ou tagata

{ CHORUS }

La’u Samoa la’u Samoa ea
Le Atua o lou fa’avae e moni lea
Le Ao o lou Malo tali’ilagi
Samoa ea i Malo aufa’atasi

Tu lata oe i le ekueta
E mafanafana fo’i ele vevela
So’o se mea aua le popole
E mamulu mai ile fa’amolemole

Malietoa ua Malotau
O nai upu fa’alae’iau
Sema ane sota taeao
Samoa lo ta va’a ia sao

This song appears on the album Samoa Matalasi by the Five Stars. Grab it on Amazon.

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Most of the lyrics on this site were submitted by fans of Samoan music, so the words might not be entirely correct… and we may not know who originally composed the song.

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40 Comments

  1. carmel

    this another five star original

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    • Raquel Nat

      thats Tiamaa original song..they wrote it and performed it..the 5 star bought all the Tiamaaz songs

  2. alicia

    great party sing-along song!! lovn it!!

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  3. H@mO$tYL@H

    Samoa Matalasi!! The Samoan original!
    “FA’AVAE LE ATUA I SAMOA”

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  4. Islander

    This is the most beautiful song i’ve ever heard!

    I LOVE SAMOA!

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  5. BEAUTIFULGAL

    SAMOA IS THE PLACE TO BE… SAMOANA SOUL

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  6. iiLOVEtheISLANDS.

    ohemgee this is another song that everytime ihear it now iwanna cry. my heart goes out to all those that were hit by the tsunami and to everyone that lost family members :(, yous are all in our prayers, my family was fortunate enough not to lose anyone. but R.I.P to all those that did get washed away.GOD BLESS SAMOA!!!

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  7. Help!

    HELP!!! URGENT!!

    Hey, would anyone be able to direct me to an instrumental version of this song or the piano chords?? My Bestfriend is suspose to perform this 2morrow!

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  8. Osliigi...

    Man, this is the most beautiful song,…

    I Love it!!!

    I LOVE SAMOA….

    >>Samoa All Da Way<<

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  9. :)

    hey, im samoan but i dont speak or understand any samoan. my dad does, but he hasnt taught us..
    ANYWAYS, just wondering if anyone could translate this song into english? lol, i love it!

    much appreciated,

    🙂 xo

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    • Jonas Levi

      Ask your dad then?

    • Pule

      You need to get like me uce I’m a 43yr old Samoan dude teaching myself the language through the net and other tools. It’s never too late sole

  10. taubulk

    hae im samoan and i can teach u samoan

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  11. taubulk

    wassup to everyone and god bless u guyz even though i dnt know u guys but hu cares :D:D:L:B

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  12. lottybabes x

    lovely sonq xx

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  13. malaesilia685

    was just listening 2 this song on youtube now i see it on here. DA BST SONG EVA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i COULD LISTEN 2 IT FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SAMOA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  14. Ina

    I love that song, it’s one of my fave samoan jamz!!! 🙂

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  15. OHFI x

    LOVE thiss sonq , :))

    x o x ,

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  16. Nesa

    hey i would like to say , wow i love this sonq ay ,
    it makes me cry whenever i listen to it … God Bless samoa ..

    Loveyahh all …:)

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  17. Bonny

    The Five Stars Forever!
    Will always love there music. Legends.

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  18. onelove arie

    i love this jam gangsta gangsta peace ofa atu alofa atu au domini iko

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  19. T. Maa

    This is not a Five Star. They sang it sure but its a Tiamaa song !

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  20. pisah

    ey wats up gee!!!!!!!!!……..this sng makes ke cry….:D

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  21. Inzzz

    THIS IS A ACTUALLY A TIAMAA ORIGINAL!!! SORRY TO THOSE WHO THINK IT’S FIVE STARS!! lol

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  22. Leofo

    Starting to see a trend where there is a lot of Samoans wanting to learn Samoan. I’m not amazing at it, but I’m pretty good at it ! And I’m willing to help anyone that wants to learn, him me up on leofow@hotmail.com with any questions or anything you want translated.. so on and so forth 🙂 This would be a good learning opportunity for you and a good revision for me 🙂 Just here to help.

    Love this song btw 🙂

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  23. Leofo

    * hit not him, lol sorry

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  24. Benjlayanajr

    Thanks for the lyrics:D I just had to teach it to my 3rd grade students!!! 🙂

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  25. E.Kaitu'u

    i need the lyrics for the song Samoa Matalasi, we just started our band and we want to play more songs from the pacific.

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  26. sonny

    Hi I would love to put together a small band and sing all old samoan songs but have to change to a mordern style (acoustic) let me know if you like the idea. Email-saiaraisa@gmail.com

    Malo!!

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  27. diane

    love this song

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  28. Theo P

    Anyone willing to post a translation of these lyrics? Please?

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    • JJW

      La’u Samoa, e matalasi….My beautiful Samoa
      Ua si’osi’omia e le sami…Surrounded by the ocean
      Atu mauga lanu lau ‘ava….Mountains purest green
      Feoa’i fi afi a o ou tagata…Natives live happy and free

      { CHORUS }

      La’u Samoa la’u Samoa ea….My Samoa my Samoa
      Le Atua o lou fa’avae e moni lea…God is your true foundation
      Le Ao o lou Malo tali’ilagi…The Head of your Kingdom from heaven
      Samoa ea i Malo aufa’atasi….Samoa is in the United Nations

      Tu lata oe i le ekueta…. Located near the equator
      E mafanafana fo’i ele vevela…Warm but not so hot
      So’o se mea aua le popole….In everything do not worry
      E mamulu mai ile fa’amolemole…You’ll get them with please and pardon

      Malietoa ua Malotau…Sweet Courage brave in war
      O nai upu fa’alae’iau…Empowering words to encourage
      Sema ane sota taeao….Device for our new dawn day
      Samoa lo ta va’a ia sao….Samoa steers our ship through safe

    • JJW

      Or Something lke that..lol

    • hamogeekgirl

      JJW nobody thanked you for your translation yet… so, thank you! You did a lot better than Google lol.

  29. Nell

    i miss Samoa with this song.. <3 <3 <3 🙂

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  30. James

    Hey I’m a palagi and can help you learn Samoan :-0 from Arkansas

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  31. Raquel Nat

    this is the Tiamaa original song..that sing by many people
    Tiamaa own it

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  32. JJW

    Hey Geek you are most welcome. could’ve done better but when one ask for a translation, then it is usually do it right there and then. LOL

    Anyways I think there could be some people or perhaps some kids who goes on google and ruined that helpful function for others. never know..

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