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Learning the Māori language

Learning the Māori language

Māori is an official language in New Zealand. Fears that it might die out have lessened following a concerted effort to teach it to young Māori and others. Māori language and culture are taught in schools, and the introduction of a Māori television channel in 2004 promised the language a brighter future. These pupils are at Thorndon School in Wellington.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
Reference: EP/1992/0805-F
Photograph by John Nicholson

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John Wilson, 'Society - The people of New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 May 2022)

Story by John Wilson