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Tonga Language Week 2021

Tonga Language Week 2021

Celebrated online: Sunday 5 September – Saturday 11 September

This year’s theme for Uike Kātoanga’i ‘o e lea faka-Tonga - Tonga Language Week was Fakakoloa 'o Aotearoa 'aki 'a e Ako Lelei, which means enriching Aotearoa with holistic education.

Fakakoloa 'o Aotearoa 'aki 'a e Ako Lelei serves as a conversation starter on the importance of holistic education, diverse forms of learning and how Aotearoa can benefit from it. 

Due to COVID-19 Alert Levels across Aotearoa Uike Kātoanga’i ‘o e lea faka-Tonga - Tonga Language Week was celebrated online.

Throughout Aotearoa, activities and events hosted from household-bubbles across the country were held online to embrace Uike Kātoanga’i ‘o e lea faka-Tonga.

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


Tonga 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.

The Pale Fakalāngilangi ‘oe ‘Unuaki Fonua recognise our language advocates from the Tongan community who have been acknowledged as role models for language revitalisation and preservation of Lea faka-Tonga in Aotearoa.


Dr Melenaite Taumoefolau

Kolovula Murphy

Sefita Hao’uli

Komiti Ngaaue ‘a e Ta’u & Uike ‘o e lea faka-Tonga ‘i Aotearoa (Language Year and Week Committee)