Faahi Tapu he Vagahau Niue – Niue Language Week 2022
This week is Faahi Tapu he Vagahau Niue – Niue Language Week 2022 and October 16-22 is a prime opportunity to promote the island nation, and its culture, and to practice using simple phrases and words to help promote and boost the language. Our English and Niuean bilingual edition of Of Course You Can! / E Maeke He Taute e Koe! is a great place to start learning, extending, or enjoying the Niuean language this week.
Here's more about Faahi Tapu he Vagahau Niue – Niue Language Week 2022 from the Ministry for Pacific Peoples:
"This year’s theme for Faahi Tapu he Vagahau Niue – Niue Language Week is - Fakatūleva e Vagahau Niue mo e Tau Aga Fakamotu ma e Tau Atuhau, which means - Sustain Niue Language and Culture for Future Generations.
The Niue people have reached a crossroad where the status of the Vagahau Niue is considered most vulnerable.
Vagahau Niue has been registered with UNESCO as an endangered language, so one of the challenges we face is the preservation of Vagahau Niue and Niue culture.
It is vital that we preserve, sustain and maintain the Vagahau Niue and Cultures for many generations to come. Niue leaders and community groups are working hard to explore, discuss and formulate strategies to ensure that the Vagahau Niue and Cultures are protected and sustained for future generations.
Young New Zealand born Niueans have said that Vagahau Niue and Niue Cultures are avenues to stay connected with their parents and grandparents; it is their sense of identity.
The theme for Niue Language Week 2022 - Fakatūleva e Vagahau Niue mo e Tau Aga Fakamotu ma e Tau Atuhau - will help encourage all Niue people to work together to sustain vagahau Niue and cultures for future generations."