Fiji Language Week Macawa ni Vosa Vakaviti

Macawa ni Vosa Vakaviti - Fijian Language Week

Ni sa bula kece sara. Macawa ni Vosa Vakaviti - Fijian Language Week is on from Sunday 8 to Saturday 14 October 2023.

Ni sa bula vinaka! Fiji Language Week Macawa Ni Vosa Vakaviti celebrates the culture and language of the 19,722 people of Fijian heritage who live in New Zealand. According to the 2018 Census, 1,191 people of Fijian heritage reside in Christchurch.

In 2022, the theme was:

Noqu Vosa, Ai Vakadei ni Noqu Tiko Vinaka
My language provides stability to my wellbeing.

Fijian language and culture resources

Fijian salusalu craft - Fijian Language Week

Salusalu is Fijian for necklace/garland. Tiresa shows how to make a simple version of your own.

Fijian general resources

A selection of Fijian resources that cover language, culture and protocols. From children's through to adults, in both Fijian and English.

Fijian Language Week display

A display of traditional Fijian crafts and costume on Tuakiri | Identity, Level 2, Tūranga.

Find Fijian resources in our collection

Fijian language and culture

Census Information

Statistics New Zealand, 2018 Fijian ethnic group


Resources focusing on Pacific knowledge, heritage & identity, and supporting the learning and retention of Pacific languages and culture.
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