Sitting dance. Photograph by Garth Rogers, 1975. Anthropology Photographic Archive, record number 403900.

Fijian Language Week 2022

Ni Sa Bula Vinaka! Welcome to Fijian Language Week Macawa Ni Vosa Vakaviti 2-8 October 2022. This year’s theme is Me vakabulabulataki, vakamareqeti, ka vakaqaqacotaki na vosa vakaviti, which means, nurture, preserve and sustain the Fijian language.

Fijian greetings – Listen to the audio

  • Bula vinaka – Hello
  • Sa vacava tiko Nibula – How are you
  • Bula vinaka tiko – I’m fine
  • Vinaka vaka levu – Thank you
  • O cei na yacamu? – What is your name?
  • Na yacaqu o Emmaline – I am Emmaline
  • Moce mada – Bye

Vakamalolo

The vakamalolo is a sitting dance performed by men and women from the Lau group of islands in Eastern Fiji. Listen to a vakamalolo performed by Vua Ni Bau on 22 June 1977 in Lakeba, Lau Islands, Fiji.  

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Vinaka vaka levu, Pasifika Languages Week kāinga

Featured image: Sitting dance. Photograph by Garth Rogers, 1975. Anthropology Photographic Archive, record number 403900. 

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