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Cook Islands flag TE ‘EPETOMA O TE REO MĀORI KŪKI ‘AIRANI 
COOK ISLANDS LANGUAGE WEEK 2013

Resources for Cook Islands Language Week August 4-10th 2013

 

 

 

 The Cook Islands national anthem. The lyrics are below along with a youtube video of Cannons Creek school singing the anthem. Sit back, sing along and imagine you are on a sunny island. 

Te Atua mou e  National Anthem
Ko koe rai te pu
O te pā 'enua e
'Akarongo mai
I to mātou nei reo
Te kapiki atu nei
Paruru mai
Ia mātou nei
'Omai te korona mou
Kia ngateitei
Kia vai rai te aro'a
O te pā 'enua e

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z06lY8uoqLc

"Te Atua mou e" ("God is Truth") is the national anthem of the Cook Islands. It was adopted in 1982, replacing the previous New Zealand anthem "God Defend New Zealand".

The music is by Sir Tom Davis, then Prime Minister of the Cook Islands. The words are by his wife, Pa Tepaeru Terito Ariki Lady Davis.  http://www.ck/govt.htm#ant

The national programme of regional community events for Cook Islands Language Week is available at
http://www.mpia.govt.nz/assets/documents/LanguageFiles/National-Events-Cook-Island-Language-Week-2013.pdf

and for those of you that need warming up this morning you may want to try moving along to this Ura Pau ( Drum Dance ) from the island of Atiu.

Ura = Dance     Pa'u = Large Drum

Atiu Ura Pau

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lo1BwKmrYZM

Days of the week

- Monite - Monday
- Ru'irua - Tuesday
- Rui'toru - Wednesday
- Paraparau - Thursday
- Varaire - Friday
- Ma'anakai - Saturday
- Sabati - Sunday.

Pronounciation can be found here http://www.cookislandslanguage.com/main/l11-keywords.html

Finally last year's Cook Islands Language week in Tokoroa 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Em6HSqtpW0I

Cook Islands Language Week Tokoroa 2012