maori language

maori language

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  • "We're losing our whole language around the country, there's only 50,000 fluent speakers left!!"
  • "We could make a kindergarten and immerse our language into it! That will spread the word!"
  • "Now are preschool children are fully immersed into our languages and customs.Now there are 416 language nest around NZ."
  • The Māori lost many speakers and only had about 50,000 fluent Māori speakers left, most being elderly people.
  • "Welcome to the Waitangi Tribunal, we have heard your story and would like to help and make a new law."
  • The first kōhanga reo (language nest) was set up in Waiwhetu, Lower Hutt.
  • "Yay! Now our language is recognised around New Zealand!"
  • Preschool children were immersed into the language and customs. 3 years later there were 416 language nests around the country.
  • "Now we have our own t.v channel and radio station! Lets watch!"
  • In 1986 the Treaty of Waitangi Tribunal heard about the heard about the Te Reo Māori language claim.
  • As a result from the claim in 1987 a new law was put in place so that the language was recognised around the country.
  • In the 1990's the government made plans to sell state-owned broadcasting assets. Māori lodged new claims aiming for a greater role in the electronic media. They then got radio frequencies reserved for them and in 1993 funding was established. In 204 a Māori television channel was introduced and still is there today.
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