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Rotuman

Noa'ia! 

Rotuman (Fäeag Rotųam) Language Week takes place from Sunday 9 May to Saturday 15 May 2021.

The theme Rotuman Language Week 2021 is Tutur häk ne måür lelei – the four pillars of life and well-being:

  • fak'ata (spiritual)
  • fakforo (physical)
  • 'os a'häe (psychological)
  • hạikạinagaga (relationship with people). 

Acknowledge the Rotuman speakers in your classroom, your school, and the wider community. Raise the mana of speakers of Fäeag Rotųam, boost the advantages of bilingualism, and support inclusion. 

Find and acknowledge the experts in your school and community who can help your school celebrate Fäeag Rotųam Language Week.

Language resources

Rotuman Language Week

NZC Online provides curriculum connections and ideas about how you, your class, and your school can engage during Rotuman language week

 

Pacific Language cards

These cards are tailored to non-speakers of the language as a good starting point. Included is: a pronunciation guide, the alphabet, everyday phrases, a short prayer, and a hymn.

 

Rotuman language

Download this chart of Rotuman words and phrases.

 

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Rotuman language week 2021

Rotuman phrases and songs.

Library and museum resources

Find out what is happening at your local library and museum. 

Christchurch City Libraries | Rotuman Language Week – Links to online resources.

Auckland Museum | Rotuman Language Week – Rotuman items from the musuem's collection are on display.

Rotuman language in the news

Gasav ne Fӓeg Rotuḁm ta: The Rotuman Language Journey

Watch the video of Tagata Pasifika producer Ngaire Fuata, who shares her Rotuman language journey.

 

Language is key to Pacific wellbeing

Aupito William Sio, Minister for Pacific Peoples, launches the 2021 Rotuman Language Week. This article includes a daily schedule of events.

 

Kiwi Rotuma’s challenge to keep endangered Pacific languages alive

Rotuman speaker Fipe Salabogi is trying to preserve her language.

 

A language worth fighting for

Linguist Wilfred Fimone, The University of the South Pacific, warns that the loss of the Rotuman language could affect Rotuman culture. He also talks about how the Rotuman language had been used in cultural practices.


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