Mālō ni. It’s Te Vaiaho o te Gagana Tokelau -Tokelau Language Week from 23-29 October.
Tokelau is a group of three coral atolls in the South Pacific Ocean. The population of Tokelau is about 1,000. The language of the Tokelau is related to Samoan. More than 7,100 people of Tokelauan heritage who live in New Zealand. There are approximately 80 people of Tokelauan heritage living in Christchurch.
This year NZ Post are issuing a special set of stamps for Te Vaiaho o te Gagana Tokelau.
If you would like to know more about Tokelau and it’s language, we can help you.
- We have a collection of books for adults and children who want to learn the language.
- If you want to learn more about Tokelau, look in our catalogue or try some tokelau phrases online.
- Do you want to hear some Tokelauan music? Then check our catalogue and our music e-resources.
- Visit the Human Rights Commission website for more information about Tokelau Language Week.
And, don’t forget to say “Mālō ni”.