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More so than most other Polynesian languages, the Samoan language is highly stratified. The common spoken form of Samoan used among friends and peers would be inappropriate for public speaking at traditional and non-traditional gatherings.
A collection of new orations to accompany the giving of Samoan fine mats.
A collection of speeches by Tupua Tamasese emphasizing the art of oratory while detailing many aspects of Samoan history and culture.
A book on etiquette, rites and ceremonies, and forms of address in the Samoan language.
An insight into the Samoan matai system, focusing on their role and understanding of protocols.
Speeches, addresses and rites and ceremonies in Samoan.
A monograph in English with some Samoan concerning constitution, pedigrees and traditions in Samoa with particular consideration of German Samoa.
Samoan oratory, rites and ceremonies, and social life and customs.
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