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Pacific new titles

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​Check out the latest books on Pacific culture, society and customs for kids and adults. This list updates when we add new titles to our collection.

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The peace bird  by Eleitino Paddy Walker

The peace bird

Eleitino Paddy Walker

Book

"Tama saw the Peace Bird flying in over the ocean. 'Look Tiana, here comes the Peace Bird,' singing 'Peace peace our magic word, the more it's said the more it's heard.' 'I love those words Tama, they remind us that Peace is about being kind and loving...

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Faitau numera Fa'a Samoa  by June Allen

Faitau numera Fa'a Samoa

June Allen

Book

Learn to count up to five in Samoan and English.

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A'ua'u Taku Ipukarea. by Amanda Kaiaruna

A'ua'u Taku Ipukarea.

Amanda Kaiaruna

Music CD

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Sleepy time Samoa  by Mary Aflague

Sleepy time Samoa

Mary Aflague

Picture book

Send your child into a sweet slumber with this book, Sleepy Time Samoa. This goodnight bedtime rhyme takes little ones through an illustrated journey across the islands of Samoa. Children and adults alike will enjoy saying good night to masina the moon,...

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Relational hermeneutics

Relational hermeneutics

Book

"Relational Hermeneutics is a unique cross-disciplinary collection that aims to decolonise the mindsets of the Pacific people who have been shaped by the global neo-liberal frameworks of development that benefit only a few at the expense of many, fra...

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7 steps to wealth  by John L. FitzGerald

7 steps to wealth

John L. FitzGerald

Book

"7 Steps to Wealth will assist people in becoming familiar with the basis of John's statistically proven property plan for achieving financial security and to embark upon figuring out how to get compound growth. Everyone knows about property, but thinks...

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Re-Loaded. Vol.9, You never say goodbye by composer T'Angelo (Musician)

Re-Loaded. Vol.9, You never say goodbye

composer T'Angelo (Musician)

Music CD

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Volume 3 by Tapunui Motions (Musical group)

Volume 3

Tapunui Motions (Musical group)

Music CD

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The very best of Virgin Voyage by Virgin Voyage (Musical group)

The very best of Virgin Voyage

Virgin Voyage (Musical group)

Music CD

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Tiare Parataito by Atinata Tautu

Tiare Parataito

Atinata Tautu

Music CD

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Lei Niukore by Lei Niukore

Lei Niukore

Lei Niukore

Music CD

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Hinaola by Semisi Pule

Hinaola

Semisi Pule

Music CD

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Heimana Hula Band by The Heimana Hula Band (Musical group)

Heimana Hula Band

The Heimana Hula Band (Musical grou...

Music CD

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Ta ta Logo Masefau.

Ta ta Logo Masefau.

DVD

Based on the Samoan legend of Sina and her brother Masefau.

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The very best of T'Angelo by T'Angelo (Musician)

The very best of T'Angelo

T'Angelo (Musician)

Music CD

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Our love beyond the skies  by Galuoko Bogidrau Secivo

Our love beyond the skies

Galuoko Bogidrau Secivo

Book

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Miss Cook Islands New Zealand

Miss Cook Islands New Zealand

DVD

"After 20 years the Miss Cook Islands NZ returned to Auckland. Ten beautiful contestants competed for the crowm of Miss Cook Island NZ 2017 - 11 Nov 2017 in front of a full house of people happy to see the competition back in Aotearoa. Here is your chance...

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Ko e tohi misa 'o e ngaahi 'aho tapu  by author Taiosisi

Ko e tohi misa 'o e ngaahi 'aho tapu

author Taiosisi

Book

Tongan prayer book written for Sunday church services, including psalms and readings according to seasons.

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Games we play  by Jill author. MacGregor

Games we play

Jill author. MacGregor

Book

Ever wonder what children from around the Pacific do for fun? Find out in this entertaining book.

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'Ei for the day  by Jill author. MacGregor

'Ei for the day

Jill author. MacGregor

Book

This delightful story from the Cook Islands shows just how beautiful the traditional lei can be, and how special the wearer can feel with one.

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Fun on the runway  by Jill author. MacGregor

Fun on the runway

Jill author. MacGregor

Book

It's not every day that you get to explore an airport, but that's exactly what happens in this delightful story from the Islands of Tuvalu.

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Shut that door!  by Tony Nicholson

Shut that door!

Tony Nicholson

Book

"Larry Grayson's story is facsinating from beginning to end, and has never properly been told before. This extensively and painstakingly researched account of his life is aspirational, funny and heartbreaking in equal measure."--

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The worm and the whale  by Lisala Halapua

The worm and the whale

Lisala Halapua

Book

"Worms, yams and humpback whales tangle in a heart warming Tongan fable"--Back cover.

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Island time  by Damon Ieremia Salesa

Island time

Damon Ieremia Salesa

Book

"The task of living in modern New Zealand - and especially in modern Auckland - is not just to understand how to live with different peoples, but how to adapt to the future that has already happened. New Zealand is a nation that exists on Pacific Islands,...

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Talanoa 'a e kafataha  by Sitiveni Halapua

Talanoa 'a e kafataha

Sitiveni Halapua

Book

"Ko e loto 'a e tokolahi 'o e fonuá ke fononga hotau pule'angá'i he anga 'o e fale alea faka temokalatí. 'Oku anga fēfē hono fakahoko 'a e liliú ki he lelei taha 'i he fetongitongi 'o e ngaahi fiema'u 'a e fonuá pea mo fengãue'aki mo e ngaahi ivimãlo...

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Dawn raid  by Pauline (Pauline E.) Smith

Dawn raid

Pauline (Pauline E.) Smith

Book

Like many 13-year-old girls, Sofias main worries are how to get some groovy go-go boots, and how not to die of embarrassment giving a speech at school! But when her older brother Lenny starts talking about marches and protests and overstayers, and how...

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Young queen  by Parris Goebel

Young queen

Parris Goebel

Book

"Crazy. Bold. Fearless. Parris Goebel was destined to make her mark. Young Queen is the autobiography of a dancer with a dream . . . a young Polynesian girl who grew up in New Zealand and went on to conquer the hip hop world. In this honest memoir, P...

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ʻO le vaofilifili o Samoa  by Lofipo Taputu Niuafolau Sineva Peilua

ʻO le vaofilifili o Samoa

Lofipo Taputu Niuafolau Sineva Peil...

Book

A collection of topics from one of Radio Samoa's regular programme segment called "Aoao Malu Manogi o le Lolo" that discusses and explains issues and subjects like Samoan protocols, traditions, oratory, genealogy. Radio Samoa is based in Manukau, Auckland...

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Listen to our voice.

Listen to our voice.

DVD

"A commemorative DVD of the historic first Papal visit to the South Pacific, November 1970. It is also a tribute to the devoted service of the Marist Brothers and Missionary Sisters of the Society of Mary who first came to Western Samoa over 150 years...

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Seasons and weather in Samoan  by Gerard Aflague

Seasons and weather in Samoan

Gerard Aflague

Book

"This Pacific island-themed book is a useful parental tool to teach children the seasons and weather in Samoan. Each page is designed with beautiful and simple colorful imagery. This first edition makes a grat addition to the library of anyone wanting...

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Whenua Fonua 'Enua  by Benjamin Work

Whenua Fonua 'Enua

Benjamin Work

Book

"Whenua Fonua 'Enua explores the significance of name and place and the importance of these indicators that connect us to our past and highlight the characteristics of our present. Through new paintings and this companion publication in collaboration...

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"We used to eat people"  by Robert M. W. Dixon

"We used to eat people"

Robert M. W. Dixon

Book

"Living in a reed hut on Taveuni--Fiji's "garden isle"-- the author studied the native language and carefully-observed traditions until he was accepted as a (somewhat unusual) member of the village. Despite five cyclones [during] the summer of 1985, daily...

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Kuaka visits Samoa  by Vanessa Peterson

Kuaka visits Samoa

Vanessa Peterson

Picture book

Children can experience the animals, foods, places and culture of Samoa by following the journey of Kuaka, a native New Zealand godwit (bird). Uses a story format and the concept of bird migration to introduce Samoan places, food and customs.

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Kuaka visits Niue  by Vanessa Peterson

Kuaka visits Niue

Vanessa Peterson

Picture book

Children can experience the animals, foods, places and culture of Niue by following the journey of Kuaka, a native New Zealand godwit (bird). Uses a story format and the concept of bird migration to introduce places in Niue, food and customs.

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Kuaka visits Fiji  by Vanessa Peterson

Kuaka visits Fiji

Vanessa Peterson

Picture book

Children can experience the animals, foods, places and culture of Fiji by following the journey of Kuaka, a native New Zealand godwit (bird). Uses a story format and the concept of bird migration to introduce Fijian places, food and customs.

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Na e soifua mai, ma se fa'amanuiaga fa'apitoa  by Amituana'i Timoteo Maneta. Pepe

Na e soifua mai, ma se fa'amanuiaga fa'apitoa

Amituana'i Timoteo Maneta. Pepe

Book

"O le tusi muamua leneu ua tusia e le alii tusitala, e faatatatu tonu lea i lona olaga tuputupu mai i Samoa"--Page 6.

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My God, my land  by Jacqueline Lillian Ryle

My God, my land

Jacqueline Lillian Ryle

Book

"Examining the multifaceted nature of Christianity in Fiji, My God, My Land reveals the deeply complex and often paradoxical dynamics and tensions between processes of change and continuity as they unfold in representations and practices of Christianity...

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Collective creativity  by Katherine Giuffre

Collective creativity

Katherine Giuffre

Book

Collective Creativity offers an analysis of the explosion of artistic creativity currently taking place on the South Pacific island of Rarotonga. By exploring the construction of this art-world through the ways in which creativity and innovation are linked...

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Church and state in Tonga  by Sione Lātūkefu

Church and state in Tonga

Sione Lātūkefu

Book

"First published in 1974, Church and State in Tonga is a classic study of the formative period of modern Tongan history. The years covered are from the re-establishment of the Wesleyan Methodist mission in the 1820s until the promulgation of the Tong...

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On the road of the winds  by Patrick Vinton Kirch

On the road of the winds

Patrick Vinton Kirch

Book

"The Pacific Ocean covers one-third of the earth's surface and encompasses many thousands of islands, which are home to numerous human societies and cultures. Among these indigenous Oceanic cultures are the intrepid Polynesian double-hulled canoe nav...

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Autalavou EFKS Magele Sisifo - Fa'aiuga o Galuega.

Autalavou EFKS Magele Sisifo - Fa'aiuga o Galuega.

DVD

A concert of music and dance celebrating the youth and families of the EFKS community in Mangere.

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Squid out of water  by Daren Kamali

Squid out of water

Daren Kamali

Book

Honouring the Pacific Ocean and its many cultures and stories, Squid Out of Water is the second poetry collection of Daren Kamali, a poet, artist, and teacher of Fijian and Wallis and Futuna descent.

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A parent's dream  by Tevita T. M. (Tevita Tonga Mohenoa) author. Puloka

A parent's dream

Tevita T. M. (Tevita Tonga Mohenoa)...

Book

Collection of Rev Dr. Tevita Tonga Mohenoa Puloka's writings.

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The exotic flavors of Samoa   by Ava Waddell

The exotic flavors of Samoa

Ava Waddell

Book

"Eating is an extremely important part of Samoan life, as the size of many Samoans may suggest. They often take food with them when they travel. Samoan food is not highly spiced or seasoned. It uses ingredients that are relatively unfamiliar to most....

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Full broken bloom  by Grace Teuila Evelyn Taylor

Full broken bloom

Grace Teuila Evelyn Taylor

Book

"Full Broken Bloom is altar-building, moon-swallowing, jawbone-slicing, and goddess-making. Bleeding. Forgiving. And re-fleshing dead bones. In her second offering from Ala Press, Grace Teuila Evelyn Taylor swallows worlds of pain and betrayal. Yet from...

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Polynesian cuisine  by J. R. Stevens

Polynesian cuisine

J. R. Stevens

Book

"Polynesian Cuisine covers more than 1,000 islands including Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa, Tonga, and Fiji. Imagine the recipes that have developed out of the foods from these many paradise islands. Picture in your mind a warm, orange colored sunset and fine...

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Tatau  by John Agcaoili

Tatau

John Agcaoili

Book

"Tatau: Marks of Polynesia explores the beauty of Samoan tattoos as well as the key role they play in the preservation and propagation of Samoan culture. Through photographs taken in the studio and on location in Samoa and elsewhere, Tatau showcases the...

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Matanivola vaka viti = Fijian alphabets  by T. (Tarisi) Vunidilo

Matanivola vaka viti = Fijian alphabets

T. (Tarisi) Vunidilo

Book

ABC picture book featuring the Fijian words for various food, animals and objects.

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Na roka vaka viti = Fijian colors  by T. (Tarisi) Vunidilo

Na roka vaka viti = Fijian colors

T. (Tarisi) Vunidilo

Book

A picture book featuring the Fijian words for colours.

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Na wiliwili vaka viti = Fijian numbers  by T. (Tarisi) Vunidilo

Na wiliwili vaka viti = Fijian numbers

T. (Tarisi) Vunidilo

Picture book

A counting picture book featuring the Fijian words for numbers one to ten.

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Na wiliwili vaka viti = Fijian numbers  by T. (Tarisi) Vunidilo

Na wiliwili vaka viti = Fijian numbers

T. (Tarisi) Vunidilo

Picture book

A counting picture book featuring the Fijian words for numbers one to ten.

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Pi faitau  by Luisa Auva'a Tupou

Pi faitau

Luisa Auva'a Tupou

Picture book

This is an introduction to the Samoan alphabet for learners of all ages and backgrounds. Pictures are colorful and allow for a more interactive learning experience.

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Teach me to count in Samoan  by Gerard Aflague

Teach me to count in Samoan

Gerard Aflague

Picture book

This Pacific island-themed book is a useful parental tool to teach children the SAMOAN numbers 1-10. Each page is designed with beautiful and simple colorful imagery. A first edition, this book makes a great addition to the library of anyone wanting to...

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Ko e malanga  by Uesile Moala Manoa

Ko e malanga

Uesile Moala Manoa

Book

"A compilation of the author's Bible studies, teachings, and workshops of preaching the Word of God ministry in Tongan language for the Tongan youths during his time of working as superintendent minister of the SUTT Auckland New Zealand 1991-1997,...

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Ko e tokoni ki hono founga fai ʻo e kalasi ʻaho  by Uesile Moala Manoa

Ko e tokoni ki hono founga fai ʻo e kalasi ʻaho

Uesile Moala Manoa

Book

"A compilation of the author's Bible studies, teachings, and workshops of preaching the Word of God ministry in Tongan language for the Tongan youths during his time of working as superintendent minister of the SUTT Auckland New Zealand 1991-1997,...

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Matanivola vaka viti = Fijian alphabets  by T. (Tarisi) Vunidilo

Matanivola vaka viti = Fijian alphabets

T. (Tarisi) Vunidilo

Picture book

ABC picture book featuring the Fijian words for various food, animals and objects.

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South Pacific phrasebook  by author Te 'Atamira

South Pacific phrasebook

author Te 'Atamira

Book

"Lonely Planet's South Pacific Phrasebook & Dictionary is your handy passport to culturally enriching travels with the most relevant and useful South Pacific phrases and vocabulary for all your travel needs"--Publisher's description.

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Pirating the Pacific

Pirating the Pacific

Book

"Over the last century, sources as diverse as missionary publications, tourist brochures, travel books, paintings, postcards and museum displays have inspired a fascination and romance with the islands of the 'South Seas' - amongst them, Tonga, Western...

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The Pitcairners  by Robert B. Nicolson

The Pitcairners

Robert B. Nicolson

Book

The Bounty mutineers were a lost tribe in the South Pacific, who finally found a safe haven in Pitcairn Island. There they, along with a small group of Tahitian men and women, hid from the world and established a far from ideal community. Racism and ...

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The eighth land  by Thomas S. Barthel

The eighth land

Thomas S. Barthel

Book

Analysis based principally on "Manuscript E", written by Easter Islanders in the early 20th century and made public in 1955. Refutes Heyerdahl's contention that aboriginals from the Americas settled Easter Island, asserting instead discovery and settlement...

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The lost caravel re-explored  by Robert Langdon

The lost caravel re-explored

Robert Langdon

Book

"It is the year 1526. The four ships of the Loaisa expedition have just entered the Pacific from the Strait of Magellan on their way to the East Indies for a cargo of spices. A storm blows up. The ships are separated. One, the caravel San Lesmes with...

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The king of Tonga  by Hamilton Nelson Eustis

The king of Tonga

Hamilton Nelson Eustis

Book

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Island kingdom  by I. C. (Ian Christopher) Campbell

Island kingdom

I. C. (Ian Christopher) Campbell

Book

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Sex in Tonga  by Ma'afu Palu

Sex in Tonga

Ma'afu Palu

Book

"This book discusses the view of sex in Tonga which is typical of most Pacific Island cultures, [where it] is considered a taboo subject. [The book] looks at some of the mistaken views about sex that prevailed in this kind of culture as a result of i...

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Ekinaki Faka’apositolika ‘a Tuitapu Falakiko fekau’aki mo e Famili 2016.

Ekinaki Faka’apositolika ‘a Tuitapu Falakiko fekau’aki mo e Famili 2016.

Book

Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love) is a post-synodal apostolic exhortation by Pope Francis. Dated 19 March 2016, it was released on 8 April 2016. It follows the Synods on the Family held in 2014 & 2015. The document focuses on several of the issues of...

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The changing Pacific

The changing Pacific

Book

A collection of essays put together by a wide range of Pacific specialists on Henry Maude, an administrator and field work in the Pacific with important contributions, in his later career, as a practising academic.

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Coral lands  by H. Stonehewer Cooper

Coral lands

H. Stonehewer Cooper

Book

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The Samoan pyramid  by Maya Lynch

The Samoan pyramid

Maya Lynch

Book

"A forgotten pyramid. An ancient curse. A real-life archaeological adventure. Since the 1800s rumours have circulated about an ancient pyramid, built on an immense scale, hidden deep in the jungles of Samoa. Evidence perhaps of a great forgotten Paci...

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Mua i Malae

Mua i Malae

Book

"In 1980s Auckland there were many New Zealand Samoan children whose first language was not English and who struggled in mainstream classes. One small community of parents and their local school – Richmond Road Primary School – created a Samoan bilin...

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The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon

Book

The Book of Mormon Side-by-Side: English - Samoan is a bilingual book for Latter-day Saints in which the two languages are placed next to each other on the same page. The Book of Mormon text is unaltered and only arranged so that the reader does not need...

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Ekinaki Faka'Apositolika  by author Catholic Church. Pope (2013- : Francis)

Ekinaki Faka'Apositolika

author Catholic Church. Pope (2013-...

Book

Tongan translation of Pope Francis' work The joy of the Gospel.

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