Te Vāiaho o te Gagana Tokelau – Tokelau Language Week

Woven fan and books in display case

Detail from the Tokelau Language Week display in the General Library.

It’s Tokelau Language Week – Te Vāiaho o te Gagana Tokelau (Sunday 27 October to Saturday 2 November). Tokelau Language Week is the last of seven Pacific language weeks which have taken place this year.

The theme for this year’s Tokelau Language Week is Tiutiuga a Tautai ma Figo auā te lumanaki o Fānau or, in English, mastery of traditional knowledge, skills, expertise and leadership help shape the future.

Malo ni! Celebrate Tokelau language with us this week

  • Visit our Tokelau display on Level G of the General Library.
  • Try out the greetings and phrases featuring on plasmas screens in the General Library, Kate Edger Information Commons, Sylvia Ashton-Warner Library, Education and Social Work, and Pacific Studies.
  • Discover books, films and documentaries on Tokelau by searching our collections.

Learn more

You can find a range of educational videos, dual language books, games and other useful resources through the Tokelau Language Week web pages from the Ministry for Pacific Peoples and Ministry of Education’s Te Kete Ipurangi.