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AIGA is an American professional organization for design.

  • also known as 美國平面設計協會


  1. Aiga a.k.a. ‘aiga is a word in the Samoan language which means 'family.' The ʻaiga is the family unit of Samoan society and differs from the Western sense in that it consists of more than just a mother, father and children. The Samoan family, also referred to as an 'extended family' is based on the culture's communal socio-political organisation. ʻAiga consists of a wider family group of blood and marriage or even adopted connections who all acknowledge the matai. Such a matai is a titled person, either a chief or an orator whose particular duty is the leadership and care of the family under their control, and who is entitled to the services and co-operation of all members of their family in return for leadership. In Samoan custom relationship may be claimed through female as well as male ancestors.Samoans may belong to many families or different ʻaiga since a woman marrying into another family confers on all her blood descendants membership of her own.
  2. Aiga is a Latvian language feminine given name, the most popular such name descended from Livonian language origins. Several names have descended from Aiga, among them being Aigis, Aigija, Aigins, Aigisa, and Aigita. The first recorded use of this name was in 1940 in Riga. The use of the name peaked in the 1970s and has declined since then.

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Google previewHome in the Islands (1997)

Housing and Social Change in the Pacific by Jan Rensel, Margaret Rodman

The Samoan 'aiga is a localized segment of a widely dispersed descent group. Numerous extended families may overlap in one localized segment, and an individual always belongs to more than one 'aiga through relations with both mother's ...

Google previewThe Business of Design (2016)

by CTI Reviews

AIGA: AIGA is an American professional organization for design. Organized.

Google previewLove's Fog (2012)

by K. Hunter

” said Nala as Alicia laughed “Aiga is an extended family, which included everyone that you can claim. Matai is the head chief. Fono is a.

Google previewHurricanes (1994)

by Jerome Gold

aiga in with all other anthropological "examples" of non-American "nuclear families." Aiga means in Samoan your blood- related larger family group and in- laws living within the group, but also its base meaning is "to eat." As in "eat together.

Google previewExploring the Elements of Design (2012)

by Poppy Evans, Mark A. Thomas

AIGA is a not for-profit, national association for professional design with chapters in many U.S. cities. The national Web site has links to local chapters and student groups. The purpose of the site is to provide services and benefits to ...

Google previewA Cultural Dictionary of Punk (2010)

1974-1982 by Nicholas Rombes

1990; John Holmstrom, “Putting Punk in DIY: An Interview with John Holmstrom,” AIGA, putting-the- punk-in-diy.] “So. Cold”. A song performed by Cleveland's Rocket from the Tombs .

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