Fiji Language Week Macawa ni Vosa Vakaviti

Fiji Language Week Macawa Ni Vosa Vakaviti celebrates the culture and language of the more than 14,000 people of Fijian heritage who live in New Zealand.1 There are over 700 people of Fijian heritage in Christchurch.2 2019 Fijian Language Week is on from Sunday 6 October to Saturday 12 October. Ni sa bula vinaka! 

Fiji Language Week Macawa Ni Vosa Vakaviti library events 2019

Family Makerspace Saturday 12 October 2.30pm to 4pm

Join us in making a Fijian Salusalu (garland) as we celebrate Fiji Language Week. Free, no bookings required. Creative Space, Hapori | Community, Level 1, Tūranga.

View events in the calendar.


Fijian Language Week 2018 was held from Sunday 7 October to Saturday 13 October. The social media hashtags were #VosaVakaviti and #FijianLanguage

The 2018 theme was:

Noqu Vosa, me'u bula taka
My Language - Learn it, speak it, live it!

Find Fijian resources in the library collection

 Cover of Fijian phrasebook and dictionary Cover of Fiji: Songs of love and homeland Cover of Fijian-English dictionary

Fijian language and culture


1. Statistics New Zealand, 2013 Census ethnic group profiles: Fijian, accessed 23 September 2015

2. NZ.Stat, Ethnic group (total responses), for the census usually resident population count, 2001, 2006, and 2013 Censuses, accessed 23 September 201

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