One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in Samoan culture) a family.‘she defies her aiga and elopes for love’
- ‘The entire aiga interacts primarily at weddings, funerals, elections and installations of matai, and family emergencies.’
- ‘But he thanked people for the support shown to his "aiga" - the Samoan word for family - since the story broke.’
- ‘We are very proud and staunch, and the three pillars of our society are aiga, village and church.’
- ‘This supplements what parents and aiga provide for their children.’
- ‘The theme of "ainga, broadly defined as relationality" has, however been mentioned as a possible theme.’
- ‘For me, visiting the motherland is about aiga, or family.’
- ‘The fa'a Samoa (the Samoan way of life) is entrenched in aiga or family.’
- ‘They may choose to live with one or more of aiga and develop strong ties with those in which they live.’
- ‘The largest kin group is the aiga, which includes all individuals tracing kinship to a common ancestor.’
- ‘Traditionally, communal ownership was by aiga and was controlled by the matai.’
Late 19th century: Samoan.
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