Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Celebrate Samoan Language Week with the NZETC

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This week at Victoria we are celebrating New Zealand's third most widely spoken language, Samoan. Originally started by Radio Niu FM, Samoan Language Week is now organised by the Human Rights Commission with a whole range of participants.

At the NZETC, we have a small but very heavily used collection curated in cooperation with Va’aomanÅ« Pasifika. The Samoan-English dictionary by Rev. George Pratt from that collection is the highest usage page in our collection, with more than 4000 visits a month.

The library is holding a series of events; and the HRC has a list of dozens of events and activities across New Zealand.

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