Languages of New Zealand

Languages of New Zealand

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. There are several languages of New Zealand. English is the dominant and a de facto official language, spoken by most New Zealanders. The country's two other de jure official languages are M ori and New Zealand Sign Language. Other languages are also used by ethnic communities. New Zealand became the first country in the world to adopt a sign language as an official language when it became official on 10 April 2006. It is now legal for use and access in legal proceedings including in court and access to government services. There are around 70,000 native speakers of Maori out of a population of over 500,000 M ori people, with 161,000 of the country's 4 million residents claiming conversational ability in M ori.show more

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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 236g
  • Equ Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136780968
  • 9786136780962