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Kiribati Language Week 2022

Kiribati Language Week 2022

Celebrate online: Sunday 10 July - Saturday 16 July

Last year’s theme was Maubonian te teei i nanon te mwenga bon karekean te maiuraoi, te ongotaeka ao te tangira, which means the home is where we nurture our children towards a healthy, responsible, loving, and prosperous future.

Maubonian te teei i nanon te mwenga bon karekean te maiuraoi, te ongotaeka ao te tangira acknowledges the important role of the Kiribati mothers, both within their families and the wider community. It also reflected the overarching 2021 Pacific Language Week theme of Wellbeing, by linking the importance of language to overall wellbeing.

Being a mother is a role of service, love, and dedication to ensure the next generation are ready to navigate a world where they are far from their homeland. Mothers not only raise and nurture their children, but they are also raising and nurturing the importance of Kiribati language and culture for their children's wellbeing.

Activities and events were held throughout Aotearoa to showcase the richness of the Kiribati language, culture and traditions.

This year's theme will be revealed soon.

Stay connected online by visiting the official NZ Kiribati Language Week Facebook page.

Kiribati Language Week resources

Kiribati Language Champion Honours 2021

The Language Champion Honours is a new initiative which has been introduced as part of the Pacific Language Weeks series 2021.

These awards recognise our language advocates from the Kiribati community who have been acknowledged as role models for language revitalisation and preservation of Te taetae ni Kiribati in Aotearoa.

Recipients:

Kaure Katekeimoa

Kinaua Ewels