Māori Language Week, te wiki o te reo Māori, is a government-sponsored initiative intended to promote the use of Māori language, one of the three official national languages of the country (Māori, English and New Zealand Sign Language). The week is part of the broader Māori language revival. The week raises public awareness for language revitalization, learning and public usage.
Dates for the 2018 Māori Language Week are September 10-16 with the theme ‘Kia Kaha Te Reo Māori.’
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.
Following the year’s ‘Kia Ora te Reo Māori’ this year. New Zealand generally knows how to speak ‘Kia Kaha’, and how it encourages people to be confident and confident. It is also a time when a person’s message is relevant, and it focuses on the language – including information on the health of the language and the language revitalization. In addition, the term ‘Kia Kaha Te Reo Māori’ – encourages everyone to work hard to strengthen te reo Māori.
- What are the dates of Māori Language Week 2019?