Pacific Island Language Weeks


The Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs have lined up the various Pacific Language weeks for the year.

The sights and sounds of the Pacific will be on display as the Samoa, Tonga, Cook Islands, Tuvalu, Fiji, Niue and Tokelau language weeks are celebrated in 2014.

Pacific language weeks provide a chance for Pacific language and culture to be promoted and maintained through song, dance, cultural displays, language debates, speech competitions, constitution celebrations and more.

The 2014 Pacific Language Week line-up begins with Samoa language week in May and ends with Tokelau language week in early November.

2014 Pacific Language Week programme:

Samoa Language Week:                                  25-31 May

Cook Island Language Week                         4-10 August

Tonga Language Week                                    1-7 September

Tuvalu Language Week                                   29 September-5 October

Fiji Language Week                                           6-12 October

Niue Language Week                                       13-19 October

Tokelau Language Week                                 26 October-1 November

 

Source: www.mpia.govt.nz