Pasefika Tongan and Polynesian Dictionary


Tongan to English Dictionary



English Samoan Hawaiian Tongan Tahitian Maori Scientific
Abolish Fa'a'uma Ho'opau Fa'a'ore Whakakāhore
Back Tua Kua
Blacktip Reef Shark Malie Alamata Manō pāʻele Carcharhinus melanopterus
Bluespotted stingray Fai Tala Neotrygon kuhlii
Burrowing Sea Urchin Tuitui Echinometra Mathaei
Coconut Crab Ūū Birgus Latro
Compass N 0 Mātū 0
Compass NbE 11.25 11.25
Compass NNE 22.5 Na Leo 22.5
Compass NbNE 33.75 Nalani 33.75
Compass NE 45 Manu 45
Compass NEbE 56.25 Noio 56.25
Compass ENE 67.5 67.5
Compass EbN 76.75 76.75
Compass E 90 90
Compass EbS 101.25 101.25
Compass ESE 112.5 112.5
Compass SEbE 123.75 123.75
Compass SE 135 135
Compass SEbS 146.25 146.25
Compass SSE 157.5 157.5
Compass SbE 168.75 168.75
Compass S 180 180
Compass SbW 191.25 191.25
Compass SSW 202.5 202.5
Compass SWbS 213.75 213.75
Compass SW 225 225
Compass SWbW 236.25 236.25
Compass WSW 247.5 247.5
Compass WbS 258.75 258.75
Compass W 270 Hauāuru 270
Compass WbN 281.25 281.25
Compass WNW 292.5 292.5
Compass NWbW 303.75 303.75
Compass NW 315 315
Compass NWbN 326.25 326.25
Compass NNW 337.5 337.5
Compass NbW 348.75 Haka 348.75
Coral 'Amu 'Ākoakoa
Diadema Sea Urchin Vaga Wana Echinothrix Diadema
Different 'Ese
Dolphinfish Masimasi Mahimahi Coryphaena hippurus
Down Lalo
East Sasa'e Hikina Marangai
Fluted Giant Clam Faisua `olepe Tridacna Squamosa
Front Luma
Head Po'o
High Ranking Title Matai
Inland Gā'uta uka
Island Motu Moku Motu Motu
Leeward Atea
Left Tauagavale He'mā
Manta Ray Fai Malie Hāhālua Manta Birostris
Mouth Gutu Whakakāhore
Name Igoa Inoa Name
North Mātū Akau Tuaraki
North East Ko'olau 45
North West Ho'olua 315
Ocean Moana Moana
Oceanside Gātai Makai
Outrigger Ama Ama
Palolo Worm Palolo Palola viridis
Pattern 'Ēlei
Port (side)
Reef A'au Kua'au
Right (direction) Taumatau
Rock Crab Ama'ama 'A'ama Grapsus
Scalloped Hammerhead Mata'italiga Manō kihikihi Sphyrna lewini
Sea Sami
Shark Malie Manō
Sit Nofo Noho
Skipjack Tuna Aku Katsuwonus pelamis
Song Pese Mele Pehe Maire
South Toga Hema Tonga
South East Malani 135
South West Kona 225
Stand Tu Ku
Star Fetū Hōkū Feti'a
Starboard
Sun
Tide Tai Kai
Up Lugā
Valley Vanu Awawa
Wahoo Paāla Acanthocybium solandari
Water Vai Wai Vai H2O
Wave Galu Nalu
Wedge-tail Triggerfish Sumu aloalo Humuhumunukunukuāpuaʻa Rhinecanthus rectangulus
West Sisifo Komohana
Whitebanded Triggerfish Sumu uo'uo Rhinecanthus aculeatus
Wind Matagi Makani
Windward Lua
Yellowfin Tuna Asiasi Ahi Thunnus alacares
Land Aina
Oven Umu Imu
Tree Fern Oliolī Hāpuʻu

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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