He reo whai mana te reo rotarota nō Aotearoa, ā, he reo e tika ana kia whakanuia!
He wā whakanui tēnei i te kokenga whakamuatanga o tā Aotearoa whakaae me tā Aotearoa tautoko i te reo rotarota me te hapori turi. He wā hoki tēnei ki te ako me te hāpai i te oranga tonutanga o tēnei reo.
I whakamanahia te reo rotarota i Aotearoa i te tau 2006, ā, he hua tēnei nō te “Ture mō Te Reo Rotarota 2006”. He toanga nui tēnei mō te hapori turi, ka mutu, hei tā te tini makiu, ka mahue te whakaturehia i roto i ngā tau o mua noa atu.
I Aotearoa i tēnei wā, e 23,000 ngā kaikōrero rotarota, ā, ko tōna 4,600 o rātou he turi. E kīia nei tēnei reo he reo kua tata te korehāhā, kāti hā, e akiaki ana ngā kaitautoko i te marea kia ākona tēnei reo.
Hei whakanui i te wiki nei, tēnā, ākona tō ingoa i roto i te reo rotarota!
This week is New Zealand sign language (NZSL) week.
NZSL is an official language of Aotearoa and deserves higher recognition!
This is a time to both celebrate how far New Zealand has come with its acceptance and inclusion of New Zealand sign language and the deaf community, as well as an opportunity to learn and contribute to the upkeep of this vital language.
New Zealand sign language (NZSL) was made an official language of Aotearoa in 2006 due to the “New Zealand Sign Language Act 2006”. This was seen as a massive win for the deaf community, with many saying it should have happened sooner.
Currently in Aotearoa, there are 23,000 users of NZSL, with approximately 4,600 of them being deaf. It is currently considered an endangered language, so advocates are trying to encourage more people to learn it.
To celebrate this week, how about learning to say your name in NZSL!