Rotuman Language Week 2021

May 9, 2021 @ 12:00 am – May 15, 2021 @ 11:45 pm


Sunday 9 May – Saturday 15 May

This year’s theme for Gasav Ne Fäeag Rotuạm Ta – Rotuman Language Week is Tutur häk ne måür lelei – the four pillars of life and wellbeing:

  1. Måür Fak’ata (spiritual – a place of solace that gives meaning to life)
  2. Måür Fakforo (physical – living life in all its fullness)
  3. ‘Os A’häe (psychological – steers our presence and place in life)
  4. Hạikạinagaga (social – our connection with people)

The traditional Rī Fak Rotuam is a Rotuman thatched shelter or house which needs four strong pillars to hold the entire house together, just like the four pillars for our wellbeing.

The theme acknowledges and celebrates the strength and resilience of our Pacific communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Activities and events will be held through Aotearoa to showcase the richness of the Rotuman language, culture and traditions. More details about events will be shared soon.

Some activities and events will also be available online on the official NZ Rotuman Language Week Facebook page.

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