Story: Cook Islanders

Keeping the language alive

Keeping the language alive

In 2004 a Cook Islands Māori language curriculum was launched in New Zealand after six years of development. It is available to preschools and schools throughout the country and aims to help retain Cook Islands Māori as a living language. These young Cook Islanders attend Kia Orana Punanga Reo (centre for language) in South Auckland.

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Reference: 28 July 2004

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Carl Walrond, 'Cook Islanders - Culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/3749/keeping-the-language-alive (accessed 27 September 2020)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015