We need a million Te Reo speakers to make NZ biligual

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 13 Sep 2021, 6:23PM
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We need a million Te Reo speakers to make NZ biligual

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 13 Sep 2021, 6:23PM

It's Maori language week. But language can't be learnt in a week. Dr Rapata Wiri says it takes several years to become proficient.

Currently 4% of New Zealanders speak fluent Te Reo. Wiri says if we don't get to a million speakers in the next 20 years it will become almost impossible for New Zealand to become bilingual.

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