Tuvalu Language Week Vaiaso o te ‘Gana Tuvalu

Fākatalofa atu! Tuvalu Language Week celebrates the culture and language of the more than 3,500 people of Tuvaluan heritage who live in New Zealand.1 Of these 3,500 people about 45 or so live in Christchurch.2 This page highlights resources about Tuvalu and the Tuvaluan language. 2019 Tuvalu Language Week is on from Sunday 29 September to Saturday 5 October.

The theme for this year is: Lakei Mo Te Manuia Ataeao, which means Striving for a prosperous future.

Tuvalu Language Week Vaiaso o te 'Gana Tuvalu library events 2019

Island Time Pasifika craft session Saturday 28 September 2pm to 3.30pm

Bring the entire family to learn how to make Tuvalu woven stars.
Free, no bookings required. Tuakiri | Identity, Level 2, Tūranga.

Family Makerspace Saturday 5 October 11am to 12.30pm

Join us in learning how to weave and decorate a fan the Tuvaluan way as we celebrate Tuvalu Language Week.
Free, no bookings required. Aranui Library.

Family Makerspace Saturday 5 October 2.30pm to 4pm

Join us in learning how to weave and decorate a fan the Tuvaluan way as we celebrate Tuvalu Language Week.
Free, no bookings required. Creative Space, Hapori | Community, Level 1

View events in the calendar.

Resources about Tuvalu

Tuvaluan language

Footnotes

1. Statistics New Zealand, 2013 Census ethnic group profiles:Tuvaluan, accessed 10 September 2015

2. Statistics New Zealand, 2013 Census ethnic group profiles:Tuvaluan - Population and geography, accessed 10 September 2015

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