Auckland Libraries Celebrate Samoan Language Week

Fa’atauaina le Vaiaso o le Gagana Sāmoa e Faletusi a Aukilani!

 

Image credit: Auckland Council

O le Gagana Sāmoa, o le gagana lona lua e pito sili ona fa’aaogaina mo feso’ota’iga i Aukilani, ae lona tolu lona fa’aaogaina e feso’ota’i ai i totonu o Niu Sila.
 

O le ‘autū o le fa’amoemoe mo lenei tausaga: E felelei manu ae ma’au i o latou ofaga.
 

Susū mai, ma tala ‘a’ao mai mo le lagolagoina fa’atasi o le vaiaso o le fa’atāuaina o le Gagana Samoa, e ala i polokalame ma fa’atinoga ‘ese’ese, ua saunia e Faletusi o Aukilani.
 

Asiasi ane foi i le mo nisi faamatalaga.

 

Auckland Libraries celebrate Sāmoan Language Week!

 

Sāmoan is the second most spoken language in Auckland and third most spoken in New Zealand.
 

The theme for this year is "E felelei manu ae ma’au i o latou ofaga: Birds migrate to environments where they survive and thrive."
 

Join us at Auckland Libraries as we support Samoan Language Week 2016 with a wide range of events.
 

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New resource for Samoan Language Week

 

In a statement released May 16th Minister for Pacific Peoples Hon Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga says this year for the first time includes a new education resource to help people learn Gagana Samoa.
 

Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa: Samoan Language Week runs from Sunday May 29 until Saturday 4 June.
 

The first education resource co-created by the Ministry for Pacific Peoples and Museum of Te Papa Tongarewa, with the help of Samoan Language Week partners, is being released in time for Samoan Language Week.
 

“Sixty per cent of Samoans in New Zealand speak Gagana Samoa and it is the third most commonly spoken language. I would like to see that number grow and Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa: Samoan Language Week is a time to focus on how we can make that happen,” Mr Lotu-Iiga says.
 

The resource is a response to requests from schools and communities for more tools to help teach Gagana Samoa and participate in Samoan Language Week.
 

Click here to see what Samoan Language Week events are happening.
 

 

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