Pasefika Hawaiian and Polynesian Dictionary


Hawaiian to English Dictionary



English Samoan Hawaiian Tongan Tahitian Maori Scientific
Back Tua Kua
December Tesema Kekemapa Tīsema Titema Tihema
Man Tāne Kāne Tagata Tāne Tāne
North East Ko'olau 45
Reef A'au Kua'au
September Setema Kepakemapa Sepitema Tetepa Hepetema
South West Kona 225
Stand Tu Ku
Taro Talo Kalo Talo Taro Taro Colocasia esculenta
Tide Tai Kai
Wait Fa'atali Kali Tali Tīa'ira'a Taritari
West Sisifo Komohana


English to Polynesian Dictionary



Samoan to English Dictionary



Tongan to English Dictionary



Tahitian to English Dictionary



Maori to English Dictionary


Welcome to the Pasefika Polynesian Dictionary. This dictionary is meant to be a comparative dictionary to quickly view similarities, differences and cognate relationships between words across Polynesian languages.   Here you will find words from Samoan, Hawaiian, Tongan, Maori, Tahitian, and Niue language in an online dictionary translated to English.

Most knowledge in Polynesia was communicated and passed on through language, legends, and songs.

The Samoan alphabet constists of these letters
Official Samoan written Alphabet: A E F G I L M N O P S T U V

F G L M N P S T V
A E I O U vowels

H K R foriegn letters (introduced with translation)
Some English Letters Informally be Translated to Samoan Language

English b = Samoan p
English c = Samoan t/k or s
English d = Samoan t/k or s
English d = Samoan t/k
English g = Samoan t/k or s
English j = Samoan s


Camparison of letters of Samoan language to languages of other Polynesian cultures

Samoa s or f = Aotearoa (Maori) h = Hawai'i h = Marquesas h = Tahiti h = Tonga h

Samoa g = Aotearoa (Maori) ng = Hawai'i n = Marquesas k = Tahiti = Tonga g

Samoa l = Aotearoa (Maori) r = Hawai'i l = Marquesas = Tahiti r = Tonga l

Samoa t = Aotearoa (Maori) t = Hawai'i k = Marquesas = Tahiti t = Tonga t

Samoa v = Aotearoa (Maori) w = Hawai'i w = Marquesas v = Tahiti v = Tonga v

Samoa f = Aotearoa (Maori) wh = Hawai'i h = Marquesas f or h = Tahiti h or f = Tonga f