Uike Kātoanga’i ‘o e Lea Faka-Tonga - Tonga Language Week
Mālō e lelei. Uike Kātoanga’i ‘o e Lea Faka-Tonga - Tonga Language Week is on from Sunday 3 to Saturday 9 September 2023.
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.
The theme for Tonga Language Week 2023 is:
E tu'uloa 'a e Lea faka-Tongá 'o ka lea'aki 'i 'api, siasí (lotú), mo e nofo-'a-kāingá
The Tongan Language will be sustainable if used at home, church and in the wider community
Pasifika Community Liaison Nora Taylor introduces Uike Kātoanga’i ‘o e Lea Faka-Tonga (Tongan Language Week):
Interview with Nora, 1MB, 1 minute 21 seconds
Find Tongan resources in our collection
- Tonga Language Week Ministry of Pacific Peoples
- Like Tonga Language Week on Facebook
- Tonga (Lea Faka-Tonga) language cards, opens a new window from The Ministry for Pacific Peoples and Te Papa Tongarewa
- Tonga Language Week from Te Kete Ipurangi, including links to online language games, to videos of Tongan greetings and of the New Zealand National Anthem in Tongan, as well as to a variety of learning resources