Te Vaiaho o te Gagana Tokelau

posted: 8:55 am - 24th October 2017
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Te Vaiaho o te Gagana Tokelau has been officially launched on Monday 23 October 2017, at Te Umiumiga a Tokelau Hutt Valley in Naenae.

This year’s theme, ‘Tokelau ke mau ki te Gagana a nā tupuna auā he tofi mai te Atua’, which translates in English, Tokelau hold fast to the language of your ancestors because it is an inheritance from God.

Tokelau Language Week gets underway this week and all around the country.

Tokelauan communities will be hosting activities to promote the Tokelau Language Week. A list of community events and an educational resource marking Tokelauan Language Week are available here The social media hashtag is #TokelauLanguageWeek.

Te Vaiaho ote Gagana Tokelau is the last of seven Pacific language weeks being celebrated this year.

Here are some simple terms and phrases in Tokelauan. Have a go at saying it this week.

Hello - Malo ni

Welcome - Malo te aofia mai

Please - Fakamolemole

Thank you - Fakafetai

May you be blessed in God's love - Ke manuiakoei te alofa o te Atua