Te Namo

05:02
Te Vaka
1997
Opetaia Foai

Story

Tokelau sits on the edge of an undersea volcano and in the middle of each of the three islands is a huge lagoon.
This provides a natural and safe playground for the children. Everyone who has ever lived in Tokelau has fond memories of 'Te namo'.

Tokelau language

Lyrics

TE NAMO (The Lagoon)
Lyrics & Music - Opetaia Foa'i

Fakateletele i te namo ki iuta
Fakatu pehe taumuliava
Te Lahu, Te Tufa, Te Loto, Te Alohi
Kikila i tamaliki ma tupu laga

He ma pehe
He ma pehe Tokelau

Fesili ake pe fano ki fea
Saloa na fetu kua motoki

Te gali ote aso tenei
Te matagi kua agiagi mai
Manulele kua eva ki luga
I te gali ote aso tenei
Fano atu ki luga o te tai

Fakateletele ai toku vaka
Te gali ote aso tenei
Te matagi kua agiagi mai

Ooh te namo Te matagi
Ooh te namo

ma tamaliki Ooh te namo
Manulele

 

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