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.
2018 Tuvalu Language Week ran from Sunday 30 September to Saturday 6 October.
The theme was:
Tuvalu faka'na ki te Atua, fakatumau au tu mo faifaiga, tautua mo Aotearoa.
Tuvalu, trust in God, nurture your cultural values and heritage, serve Aotearoa.
Resources about Tuvalu
- Resources about Tuvalu in our collection
- Tuvalu in Britannnica Library Adults
- Eight things you should know about Tuvalu from Te Papa's blog
- Read Pasifika salutations on the Pacific Languages Week webpage, Ministry for Pacific Peoples.
- Tuvalu Language Week from Te Kete Ipurangi, including a link to the Tuvaluan National Anthem, as well as to a variety of learning resources
2. Statistics New Zealand, 2013 Census ethnic group profiles:Tuvaluan - Population and geography, accessed 10 September 2015