Tokelauan Language Week

Tokelau Poster 2018 

Malo ni! Tokelauan Language Week is being held from 23 - 29 October 2017.

This theme of the week is 'Tokelau ke mau ki te Gagana a nā tupuna auā he tofi mai te Atua’ - ‘Tokelau hold fast to the language of your ancestors because it is an inheritance from God’.

Educational resource

The Ministry has worked closely with the community to develop a Tokelauan language resource. It includes pronunciation guides, activity ideas, songs and cultural information.

Download the resource (PDF 7MB)

Events calendar

See how your community is celebrating the week with our national events calendar.

Download the events calendar (PDF, 847KB)

Community poster

This year’s Tokelau Language Week poster was developed by the Ministry with language assistance provided by the Tokelau Wellington Leadership Group.  We commissioned the assistance of Vaitoa Baker, a Porirua based Tokelau illustrator and graphics designer, and accessed the photograph from Theresa Kele, of Tokelau descent who works at the National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa.

Download the 2017 poster (PDF, 8MB)

Download the 2016 poster (PDF, 6 MB)

Tokelau Language Factsheet

Download the Tokelauan Language Factsheet (PDF, 860KB)