Tuvalu Language Week Vaiaso o te ‘Gana Tuvalu

Vaiaso o te Gana Tuvalu - Tuvalu Language Week

Talofa koutou. Vaiaso o te Gana Tuvalu - Tuvalu Language Week is on from Sunday 1 to Saturday 7 October 2023.

Tālofa. Tuvalu Language Week celebrates the culture and language of the 4,653 people of Tuvaluan heritage who live in New Zealand. According to the 2018 Census, 42 people of Tuvalu heritage reside in Christchurch.

This page highlights resources about Tuvalu and the Tuvaluan language.

The theme for 2023 is:

Fakatumau kae fakaakoi tau ‘gana ke mautu a iloga o ‘ta tuā.
Preserve and embrace your language to safeguard our heritage identities.

Find Tuvalu resources and information

Tuvaluan Ili Craft - Tuvalu Language Week

Tālofa. Enjoy this Tuvaluan Ili Craft in Tuvalu Language Week Vaiaso o te ‘Gana Tuvalu.

Tuvalu Language Week Display

A display of traditional Tuvalu crafts and costume on Tuakiri | Identity, Level 2, Tūranga.

Tuvalu general resources

Tālofa, here is a selection of Tuvalu resources that cover language, culture and climate - in both Tuvalu and English.

Resources about Tuvalu

Tuvaluan language

Census Information

Statistics New Zealand, 2018 Tuvaluan ethnic group


Resources focusing on Pacific knowledge, heritage & identity, and supporting the learning and retention of Pacific languages and culture.
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