A Pronoun is part of speech or word class that may replace or substitute a noun.
For more information on nouns, please goto the nouns page.
Personal pronouns may be used to substiture for a person's name in a sentence.
(three or more people)
|a‘u, ‘ou||mā‘ua, mā||mātou||First person exclusive Sāmoan|
|I||We (he/she and I)||We (they and I)||First person exclusive English|
|tā‘ua, tā||tātou||First person inclusive Sāmoan|
|We (you and I)||We (all of us)||First person inclusive English|
|‘oe, ‘e||‘oulua||‘outou, tou||Second person inclusive Sāmoan|
|you||you two, two of you||you all, all of you||Second person inclusive English|
|ia, na||lā‘ua||lātou||Third person inclusive Sāmoan|
|he/she||they (two of them)||they (all of them)||Third person inclusive English|
Sāmoan possessive pronouns have an "a" and an "o" word. As a general reference, the "a" words would be used for objects/items, and casual/non-intimate relationships. As a general reference, the "o" words would be used for very personal or intimate things such as close relatives and parts of your own body.
|Sāmoan "a"||Sāmoan "o"||English|
Sāmoan demonstrative pronouns are words that refer to a noun word.
|Lele||That (not close, but within range)|
|Lelā||That (away, at a distance)|
|Lale||That (away, at a distance)|
|Lelā||Those (away, at a distance)|