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Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week)


New Zealand (Aotearoa) – Dates for the 2019 Māori Language Week are September 9-15.

Te wiki o te reo Māori (Māori Language Week) is a popular, government-sponsored initiative promoting the use of Māori language. The week is part of the broader Māori language revival and raises public awareness for Māori language revitalization, learning, and public usage.

Hashtags: #MāoriLanguageWeek

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What we love: This is an opportunity to acknowledge and learn a bit of the Māori language.


  • What are the notable publications and events during this year’s celebration?
  • What are the Māori accounts to follow and share on Facebook, Twitter and other social web channels?
  • Do other countries hold week-long celebrations of Indigenous languages?
  • How is New Zealand celebrating the International Year of Indigenous Languages?
  • What are the dates for Māori Language Week 2020?

September 14 is Māori Language Day, a reminder of the day 1972 when the petition for te reo Māori was suspended in the parliament. In addition, there are many Mäori people who support the Māori Language Week when they speak te reo Māori only over the course of the month.


Māori Language Week / Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2019

Māori Language Week / Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2018

Māori Language Week / Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2017



Māori Language

Māori Proverbs = Whakataukī

New Zealand = Aotearoa

2019 – International Year of Indigenous Languages

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