Translations:Gender-variant identities worldwide/60/en

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In Samoa, the Fa'afafine are people who were assigned male at birth (AMAB), have a feminine gender expression, and don't think of themselves as female or male.[1] It has been estimated that 1–5% of Samoans identify as fa'afafine.[2] Te Ara: The Encyclopedia of New Zealand estimates that there are 500 fa’afafine in Samoa, and the same number in the Samoan diaspora in New Zealand,[3] while according to SBS news, there are up to 3,000 fa'afafine currently living in Samoa.[4] The masculine and assigned female at birth (AFAB) counterpart of fa'afafine in Samoa are known variously as faʻatane, faʻatama, and fafatama.[citation needed]

  1. William Kremer (18 February 2014). "The evolutionary puzzle of homosexuality". BBC News. Retrieved 10 April 2020.
  2. Tan, Yvette (September 1, 2016). "Samoa's 'third gender' beauty pageant" – via
  3. Taonga, New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage Te Manatu. "3. – Gender diversity – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand".
  4. "Fa'afafine: Boys Raised to be Girls ten minute news video about faafafine in Australia". 26 August 2013. Cite has empty unknown parameter: |1= (help)