Tâlofa nî! Mâlô nî! Welcome to Te vaiaho o te Gagana Tokelau, Tokelau Language Week Sunday 23 October to Saturday 29 October 2022. This year’s theme is “Halahala ki vavau, kae ke mau ki pale o Tokelau” which means “To plan for the future is to understand the past.”
Tokelau greetings – listen to the audio
- Mālō ni – Hello
- E a mai koe? – How are you?
- Ulu tonu mai – Welcome
- Tulou – Excuse me
- Fakafetai lahi lele – Thank you very much
- Tōfā – Goodbye
Audio by: Latasi Koro, University of Auckland alumni. Recordings producer: Miraneta Lemalu, Libraries and Learning Services, Tai Tonga Campus (2021).
Listen to a Pehe Anamua performed by Palehau Leone in Nukunonu, Tokelau, 1968. Judith Huntsman Tokelau collection.
- Songs and Stories of Tokelau: An Introduction to the Cultural Heritage (1990)
- Ten Tokelau Tales (1977)
- Digitised Tokelau Dictionary
Fakafetai lahi lele, Pacific Language Weeks kainga