Tokelau Language Week Te vaiaho o te gagana Tokelau

Tokelau Language Week - Te Vaiaho o te Gagana Tokelau

Mālo ni. Tokelauan Language Week - Te Vaiaho o te Gagana Tokelau celebrates the culture and language of the more than 8,676 people of Tokelauan heritage who live in New Zealand. According to the 2018 Census, 138 people of Tokelauan heritage reside in Christchurch.

Tokelau Language Week - Te vaiaho o te gagana Tokelau 2020 is on from Sunday 25 October – Saturday 31 October.

The theme is:

Apoapo tau foe, i nā tāfea i te galutau. Ke mau mai, ke mau mai.
Never give up hope, even amidst chaos and much uncertainty. Stay united, stay strong.

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

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Tokelau resources

Tokelau general resources

Mālo ni. Here is a selection of Tokelauan resources that cover language, culture and protocols. Resources for children and adults.

Tokelau Language Week Craft - Taulima

Taulima are normally worn by both males and females during Tokelauan dance performances. Here is how to make your very own Taulima.

Find Tokelauan resources in our collection

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Tokelauan language and culture

Census information

Statistics New Zealand, 2018 Census Tokelauan ethnic group

 

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