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Language Revitalisation Lecture with Riro Pakomio

Tue 13 Nov 2018, 5.30pm - 6.30pm
Puke Ariki Museum Foyer
Te Pito o te Henua, Rapanui, is the eastern-most island of the Pacific triangle. Dutch explorer Roggeveen in 1722 ‘named’ this land Easter Island simply because he encountered it on Easter Sunday. Rapanui language is very closely related to Māori and is now in danger of being lost as a spoken language under pressure from Spanish, the national language of Chile. Riro Pakomio will speak... Read More