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Fijian Language Week 2019

Sunday 06/10/2019

Nacawa ni vosa vakaviti / Fijian language week is Sunday 6 October - Saturday 12 October. The theme this year is Na Noqu Vosa - Ai Takele Ni Noqui Tovo: My language anchors my culture. This week celebrates the language and culture of Fijian Kiwis and is an opportunity to connect and develop a deeper understanding of the language and culture of Fiji.

Here are some basics for beginners who are keen to start their journey getting acquainted with the Fijian language:

 

Hello                     Bula / Ni sa bula vinaka

Good morning      Yadra

Thank you            Vinaka

Yes                        Io

No                         Sega       

Goodbye               Moce mada / Ni sa moce

 

The Ministry for Pacific Peoples has a fact sheet and activity book for anyone keen to delve deeper, and here's what's happening around Auckland to celebrate:

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