Story: Niueans

Retaining the language (2nd of 3)

Retaining the language

Although Niuean publications are available in New Zealand, the language is not formally taught in the education system. With so few people left on Niue, the language’s survival depends largely on New Zealand Niueans continuing to speak it. This children’s book, Fiafia lahi o Ako ke totou (Ako loves to read), was published by the New Zealand Ministry of Education.

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Reference: Lisa Fuemana-Foa`i, Fiafia lahi a Ako ke totou. Wellington: Learning Media Limited, 2002, p. 1.

This material is reproduced by permission of the publishers, Learning Media Ltd, PO Box 3293, Wellington, New Zealand.

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Carl Walrond, 'Niueans - Community and culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/3760/retaining-the-language (accessed 12 May 2021)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015