May 12, 2021

Maori News & Indigenous Views

Maori strategies to help in Niuean language revitalisation

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Maori strategies used as example to help in Niuean language revitalisation, Maori Television Reports.

Concerns are growing in Niue over the survival of its native language. The population is only around 1500 people and it’s believed that low numbers and western influence are putting pressure on the language.

Moira Enetama is the director of Taoga Niue, says the Maori language strategies are being used as examples but they have limited resources.

One of the solutions is the establishment of a Language Commission last year.

Niue’s television service also plays a role in promoting and strengthening the language.

The hope is through the establishment of the Commission and the commitment of those passionate about the issue, it will thrive.

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