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 2017 Tokelau Language Week runs from Sunday 29 October to Saturday 4 November.
This page highlights our resources about Tokelau and the Tokelauan language.
Tokelau Language Week
The 2016 Tokelau Language Week ran from Sunday 23 October to Saturday 29 October.
The theme was
Pokotau ki au kapuga – Ke mau mai tau foe
Challenge the size of the swirl made by your paddle
This theme encourages Tokelauan families to take every opportunity available to learn, teach and hold on to their language, culture and identity.
Find Tokelau resources in our collection
- Resources in Tokelauan
- Bilingual Tokelauan-English dictionaries
- Children's stories in Tokelauan
- Resources about Tokelau
- Children's resources about Tokelau
- Tokelau in Britannnica Library Adults
- Tokelau in World Book Online Reference Center
Tokelauan language and culture
- Tokelau Language Week - Te Vaiaho o te Gagana Tokelau from the Human Rights Commission
- Read Pasifika salutations on the Pacific Languages Week webpage, Ministry for Pacific Peoples.
- Vaiaho o te Gagana Tokelau Facebook page
- Tau Gagana Tokelau introductory Tokelau language and information
- Tokelau Language Week from Te Kete Ipurangi, including links to an online Tokelau dictionary
- 7 things you should know about Tokelau blog post from Te Papa Tongarewa
- Tokelau Language Week resources including a poster, and language resources, Ministry for Pacific Peoples.
2. NZ.Stat, Ethnic group (total responses), for the census usually resident population count, 2001, 2006, and 2013 Censuses, accessed 13 October 2015