Tokelauan Language Week – Te Vaiaho o te Gagana Tokelau

Tokelauan Language Week - Te Vaiaho o te Gagana Tokelau celebrates the culture and language of the more than 7,100 people of Tokelauan heritage who live in New Zealand.1 There are over 80 people of Tokelauan heritage in Christchurch.2

This page highlights our resources about Tokelau and the Tokelauan language.

Tokelauan Language Week 2019 is on from Sunday 27 October to Saturday 2 November.

Tokelauan Language Week 2018

Tokelauan Language Week 2018 was held from Sunday 21 October to Saturday 27 October. 

The theme was:

E kukutia te tingā lakia, E kukulima kae ala tahi.
Gather together like a flock of birds, hold hands and go forward as one.

Find Tokelau resources in our collection

Tokelauan language and culture


1. Statistics New Zealand, 2013 Census ethnic group profiles: Tokelauan, accessed 13 October 2015

2. NZ.Stat, Ethnic group (total responses), for the census usually resident population count, 2001, 2006, and 2013 Censuses, accessed 13 October 2015