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Language warriors fighting for Vagahau Niue – Niue Language Week 2019

This year’s theme for Niue Language Week is Tokiofa, Ofania, Mokoina e vagahau Niue, and Niue communities across the country are celebrating. But with over 20,000 Niueans currently living in NZ and just over 1500 on the rock, what is the state of the language? Moana Makapelu Lee spoke to language advocates fighting for vagahau Niue at home and in the classroom.

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