Iʻa Iviivia

(composed  by Dr. Grant Muāgututiʻa)

E oso muamua, le lā i le Faleʻula

The sun rises first at Faleʻula

Le tai samasama, a le Tui Manuʻa

The yellow tinted sea of the King of Manuʻa

Le lāʻau na amotasi, Faʻatui o le motu 

The tree that was carried alone, King of the island

Tulouna ʻOfu, Olosega ma Taʻū

Greetings to you ʻOfu, Olosega, and Taʻū

   

Matafao ma ʻAlava, ʻo mauga peleina

Matafao and ʻAlava, cherished mountains

E matagōfie ai, le motu o Tutuila

The beauty of the island of Tutuila

Fofō ma Aitūlagi, Sua ma le Vaifanua

(Names of districts on Tutuila)

Itūʻau ma Alātaua, Sāʻole Launiu Sāelua

(Names of districts on Tutuila)

   

ʻUpolu loʻu laumua, alaalafaga o Tumua

ʻUpolu, the capital, home of the Tumua

E āfifio mai ai, Tuiāʻana Tuiātua

Origin of the Tuiāʻana and Tuiātua

ʻĀigailetai, Manono ma ʻApolima

The islands of Manono and ʻApolima

ʻO lou lālelei, e lē faʻaluaina

Your beauty cannot be duplicated

   

E lē galo Puleono, motu o Salāfai

We cannot forget Puleono, the island of Salāfai

Le mālosi o Savaiʻi, ʻo le motu o tautai

The strength of Savaiʻi, the island of navigators

E matapala i folauga, le tai ʻula o Nāfanua

Seasoned voyagers, on the red sea of Nāfanua

ʻUa ʻāinā ai motu, motu ʻuma o Polenisia

Populating the islands of Polynesia

   

Tali:

Chorus:

Sāmoa e, ‘o ‘oe ‘o le iʻa e iviivia

Sāmoa, you are a fish with many bones

Mai le vavau ou sā ma ou pa’ia

Your dignity from time immemorial

Le faʻaaloalo, le fealofani, ʻia faʻamuamua

Respect, harmony, is paramount

Si ou ʻeleʻele ʻua foaʻiina e le Atua

Our land gifted from God

   

Si aʻu pele ʻo Sāmoa, faʻafoa e Tagaloa

My dear Sāmoa, propagated by Tagaloa

Penina o le Pasefika, Fatu o Polenisia

Pearl of the Pacific, Heart of Polynesia

Laʻu lupe o le foaga, ʻo ʻoe ʻo loʻu tupuʻaga

The dove of the forest, my heritage

ʻIa ola pea lau gagana, lau aganuʻu faʻatausala Long live your language, your culture, your dignity