Tuvalu Language Week 2014
Fale Tusi i Aukilani e fakamanatu te Vaiaso o te Gana Tuvalu
Join us at Auckland Libraries as we celebrate the unique language and culture of Tuvalu.
Tuvalu was previously called the Ellice Islands and is made up of nine land areas consisting of six atolls and three reef islands. Tuvalu means “eight standing together” representing the eight inhabited islands.
The languages spoken are Tuvalu and English, which is taught in schools. The language of Tuvalu closely resembles Samoan.
Of the 3537 people who identify as Tuvaluans living in New Zealand, according to the 2013 census, 2562 (72.4 per cent) live in Auckland and 63 per cent speak Tuvalu.
Check out what’s on during Tuvalu Language Week!
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