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Mama holds onto her language

Monday 25 September 2017 | Written by Chris Taylor | Published in Local

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Mama holds onto her language
Discussing the use of Cook Islands Maori and English through the experiences of three generations at Manihiki hostel recently were (from left) Georgina Matutu, Jane Kora, Professor Caroline Biewer, and Matakeu Tauta. 17091436

As part of a study into English as a second language used in the Cook Islands, Jane Kora, 70, painfully recalls how she was punished for speaking Cook Islands Maori at school on her home island of Manihiki in the early 1950’s.

As part of a study into English as a second language used in the Cook Islands, Jane Kora, 70, painfully recalls how she was punished for speaking Cook Islands Maori at school on her home island of Manihiki in the early 1950’s.


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