Tokelau Language Week Te vaiaho o te gagana Tokelau

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

Tokelau Language Week Te Vaiaho o te Gagana Tokelau library events 2019

Family Makerspace Saturday 2 November 2.30pm to 4pm

Join us in making Tokelauan fans out of recycled materials as we celebrate Tokelau Language Week. Come along to the Hapori floor's Creative Space to have fun, create, craft and make cool stuff. Free, no bookings required. Creative Space, Hapori | Community, Level 1, Tūranga

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Find Tokelau resources in our collection

Tokelau 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

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