Ni sa bula vinaka kece sara!
This year’s theme for Macawa ni Vosa Vakaviti – Fijian Language Week is Me vakabulabulataki, vakamareqeti, ka vakaqaqacotaki na vosa vakaviti, which means, Nurture, Preserve and Sustain the Fijian language
The theme is aligned to the overall concept of the 2022 Pacific Language Weeks overarching topic of sustainability and the launch of the UNESCO Decade of Indigenous languages; and the Pacific Languages Strategy.
As a diaspora population, our language, culture and identity is more important now, than ever before. Our role as a community is to be united in nurturing our language through recognising the value of our Fijian language across NZ by collaborating with key stakeholders and with each other;
—Strengthen pathways and resources for the learning of the Vosa Vakaviti, and learning in the language; (preserve)
—Create environments where Vosa Vakaviti is used more often, and in more spaces. (sustain)
As supported by the overarching purpose of Tobuvure ni Vosa (Pacific Languages Strategy), the continuous use of our language reflects the depths of our culture and the strength it brings in connecting communities over generations through its use, and sustainability.
Activities and events will be hosted throughout Aotearoa, to embrace Macawa ni Vosa Vakaviti - Fijian Language Week.
Ministry for Pacific Peoples page, HERE
Connect online by visiting the official NZ Fijian Language Week Facebook page, HERE