28 Sep 2015

Book launched for Tuvalu language week

10:00 am on 28 September 2015

A collection of myths and legends from Tuvalu islands will be released in a book to mark the country's language week in New Zealand.

A Tuvalu woven mat

A Tuvalu woven mat Photo: RNZI / Jamie Tahana

Official celebrations kicked off yesterday and will carry on until October 4 promoting the theme that your language is your identity.

A Tuvalu community radio programme broadcaster, Fala Haulangi, says the book, entitled Tala poto moilogo o Tuvalu, will help the next generation maintain their language and culture.

Fala Haulangi says events will be held throughout the country such as a camp in Oamaru in the South Island for Tuvaluan youths.