Gasav Ne Fäeag Rotuạm Ta - Rotuman Language Week
Ḁlalum 'ḁus 'e gasav ne fäeag rotuḁm te'is. Gasav Ne Fäeag Rotuạm Ta - Rotuman Language Week is on from Sunday 7 May to Saturday 13 May 2023.
The 2023 theme for Gasav Ne Fäeag Rotuạm Ta - Rotuman Language Week is:
Vetḁkia ‘os Fäega ma Ag fak hanua - Sustaining our Language and Culture.
This theme was chosen in 2022 to build on from the previous year’s focus of Sustainability. The theme has resonated well with the Rotuman community and they have decided to extend it for Gasav Ne Fäeag Rotuạm Ta 2023.
According to the 2018 Census, 981 people of Rotuman heritage live in New Zealand.
Rotuman Language Week - Gasav Ne Fäeag Rotuạm Ta display at Tūranga
This Rotuman Language Week display in 2022 was put together by Pasifika librarians. Featured is a layer of Rotuman mats called a Päega, which is a seat made for special guests. The finest mat, the apei, is placed on the top.
When used as a bed, this is called a Mosega.