How to use the Samoan word, Uso

Uso is the Samoan word for either brother or sister, depending on your gender. You’ll see/hear this word thrown around a lot amongst Samoans – “Eh, uso!” or “Ua ‘li’i, uso?” and sometimes more ‘urban’ Samoans will make this short word even shorter: “Hey, uce!” Not my favorite variation of the word, but I’ll let … Continue reading How to use the Samoan word, Uso

Brothers and Sisters, Sons and Daughters…

Did you know… If you’re a girl and you want to refer to your sister, you call her ‘uso’. If you’re a guy and you want to talk about your brother, you also call him ‘uso’. BUT… If you’re a girl talking about your brother, you call him your ‘tuagane’. AND… if you’re a guy … Continue reading Brothers and Sisters, Sons and Daughters…