The language we call Spanish is also known as “Castilian” and is the most spoken language on the Iberian peninsula, followed by Portuguese and then Catalan. Although there exists considerable variation within Latin American Spanish, there are some common features which it does not share with peninsular Spanish
The Guarani language is a very good analogue for Māori, with the crucial variation of it having become a national language spoken not only by the indigenes of the country, but also by the descendants of the colonisers and the mestizo people resulting from their union.
Samoan Language Week is an annual event that takes place in New Zealand. The theme this year is “Alofa atu nei. Alofa mai taeao – Kindness given. Kindness gained”. Our in-house Chinese Editor investigates.