This chapter describes Samoan life and culture. In addition, the chapter considers the migration process of the Samoans to Hawaiʻi, and examines how they fare in terms of settlement in the Islands. Some of the difficulties experienced by Samoans in Hawaiʻi include a language barrier, lack of adequate training, lack of resources or awareness thereof, and responsibilities to the aiga (a rough analogue to the Western concept of the extended family). The lifestyle back in the Samoan islands in terms of employment, technology, and education does not completely prepare Samoans for life in Hawaiʻi or the United States in terms of the necessary skills and adequate experience required.
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