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Cook Islands Language Week

It’s a time to celebrate the rich texture of the Cook Islands Maori language and culture through events and celebrations happening throughout the country. This year Cook Islands Language week runs from Sunday 30 July – Saturday 5 August.


Cook Island Language Week Theme

The theme for 2017 will be updated as it is set. The theme for 2016 was "Kia ariki au i toku tupu'anga, ka ora uatu rai toku reo" — To embrace my heritage, my language lives on

Cook Islands Language Week Resources

New Zealand National Anthem Cook Islands Maori translation


Words and Phrases


Download the 'Words and Phrases' poster here

Cook Islands Language Week Events

Families, early childhood centres, schools and tertiary education institutions, government departments, city councils, libraries, employers and unions, media, churches and community groups are all encouraged to undertake activities in support of Cook Islands Language Week.

You are invited to register your activity by emailing [email protected] so that it can be published on the website and promoted as part of the week’s activities.

The Cook Islands Language Week Facebook page will keep you up to date on activities planned for the week.