19 June 2012

Terms used on Samoan Birth Certificate

I have been looking over my genealogy records and found some birth certificates that my grandmother got while she was in Samoa. The terms on the certificates are in Samoan and English.


Nu’u na famau ai Place of Registration
Tamaitiiti                      Child
Fanau                            Birth


Aso na fanau ai              When born
Nu’u na fanau ai              Where born, birthplace
Igoa muamua                 Christian or first name
Tama po’o se teine          Gender


Tama                           Father
Igoa atoa                     Name and Surname
Galuega                        Profession or Occupation
Tausaga                       Age

Tina                            Mother
Faai’u ae le’i faaipoipo      Maiden Surname

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