Tongan Language Week resource
Uike Kātoanga'i 'o e Lea faka-Tonga

Tongan Language Week takes place 4–10 Sep. Download our resource and learn Tongan words, phrases, and pronunciation, and explore aspects of Tongan culture.

  • Learning areas and strands Social Sciences, Arts, Learning Languages
  • Education type Education resource
  • Suitable for Tongan and non-Tongan speakers of all ages
  • Te Whāriki Belonging | Mana Whenua, Communication | Mana Reo

The resource

Use this year’s theme to celebrate Tongan Language Week:

Fakakoloa Aotearoa ‘aki e Loto ‘i Tonga | Enriching New Zealand with the spirit of Tonga

The resource includes:

  • an exploration of the theme, which relates to identity, love, respect and humility
  • Lea faka-Tonga pronunciation support and access to helpful words and phrases
  • activity ideas, and resources
  • details of how to take part in a nation-wide initiative to recognise Lea faka-Tonga Champions (Tongan Language Champions).

This education resource was co-created by Te Papa and the Ministry for Pacific Peoples.