Aotearoa New Zealand – Te wiki o te reo Māori (Māori Language Week) is a popular, government-sponsored initiative promoting the use of Māori language. The week is part of the broader Māori language revival and raises public awareness for Māori language revitalization, learning, and public usage.
Māori Language Week is celebrated annually in September starting on a Monday and ending on the following Sunday. 2022 dates: September 12-18.
What we love: This is an opportunity to acknowledge and learn a bit of the Māori language and culture and an excellent example for the International Decade of Indigenous Languages.
- What are the Māori accounts to follow and share on Facebook, Twitter, and other social web channels?
- Do other countries hold week-long celebrations of Indigenous languages?
- How will Aotearoa New Zealand celebrate the International Decade of Indigenous Languages?
- What are the dates for Māori Language Week 2023?
September 14 is Māori Language Day, a reminder of the day 1972 when the petition for te reo Māori was suspended in the parliament.