“The future of our language, our koloa uho is up to us. We need to use the language and we need to share it with our children. Let us not permit our vagahau to be lost.”
Pacific leader Sir Collin Tukuitonga
“We know there is a need for something like this where our young people can actually have it in the palm of their hand. Not only that, but it can be accessed by the many Niuean people living overseas."
Mele Nemaia, chairperson of Vagahau Niue Trust
Fakaako e Vagahau Niue
Fakaalofa lahi atu.
Welcome to Fakaako e Vagahau Niue a learning resource and rallying point for you as you progress on your journey to learn more of Vagahau Niue, the Niue language.
The Niue people are a unique people with a rich history and a promising future.
Central to our identity is Vagahau Niue, the Niue language; but it is under threat because it is not being widely used and is not being passed on as gift to the next generation.
The development of this app is one of a number of activities designed to promote the use of the Niue language.
We’ve included information on the Niue alphabet, everyday conversations, family, parts of the body, numbers, colours, villages, the calendar, seasons, sports, health, time, values, proverbs, and places of work. Also featured are an interactive map showing villages; and the singing of prayers and hymns.
Fakaako e Vagahau Niue was developed jointly by the Vagahau Niue Trust and Takatakai Moana and funded by the Pacific Education Innovation Fund.
- Record your narration
- Multiple languages