Cook Islands Language Week – Te ‘epetoma o te reo Māori Kūki ‘Āirani

Cook Islands Language Week - Te 'epetoma o te reo Māori Kūki ‘Āirani

Cook Islands Language Week  'Epetoma ō te reo Māori Kūki ‘Āirani celebrates the languages spoken by the people of the Cook Islands; Cook Islands Māori, the Western Polynesian language Pukapuka, and the distinctive mixture of Cook Islands Māori and English spoken by the people of Palmerston Island. Cook Islands Māori has a number of distinct dialects, the most widely used of which is Rarotongan.

According to the 2018 Census, 80,532 people of Cook Islands heritage live in New Zealand and 1,992 people of Cook Islands heritage reside in Christchurch.

2021 Cook Islands Language Week is on from Sunday 1 August to Saturday 7 August.

Teia te tumu tāpura - Theme for 2021:

‘Ātuitui’ia au ki te Oneone o tōku ‘Ui Tupuna.
Connect me to the soil of my ancestors.

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