Tonga Language Week Uike ‘O Lea Tonga

Tonga Language Week - Uike Kātoanga’i ‘o e Lea Faka-Tonga

Mālō e Lelei. Tonga Language Week Uike Kātoanga’i ‘o e Lea Faka-Tonga celebrates the culture and language of the 82,389 people of Tongan heritage who live in New Zealand. According to the 2018 Census, 2,205 people of Tongan heritage reside in Christchurch.

Tonga Language Week Uike Kātoanga’i ‘o e Lea Faka-Tonga was on from Sunday 6 September to Saturday 12 September 2020.

The theme for Tonga Language Week is:

"Fakakoloa ‘o Aotearoa ‘aki ‘a e Lotu Mo’oni".
"Enriching Aotearoa New Zealand through Prayer and Faith".

Tonga Language Week craft: Kiekie

Mālō e Lelei. Enjoy this Tonga Language Week Uike Kātoanga’i ‘o e Lea Faka-Tonga craft from Tiresa.

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Census Information

Statistics New Zealand, 2018 Tongan ethnic group

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