New Zealand, Maori party launches petition to change country’s name to “Aotearoa”

New Zealand, Maori party launches petition to change country’s name to “Aotearoa”
New Zealand, Maori party launches petition to change country’s name to “Aotearoa”

The New Zeland it could be called “New Zealand”, its translation into language Te Reo. This is the idea proposed by Maori party, which has launched a special campaign (CNN reports). The initiative also aims to restore the Maori names of all cities and New Zealand toponyms. “It is time for Te Reo Maori to be returned to its place as the first official language. We are a Polynesian country, we are the Aotearoa “, reads the party’s statement announcing its intention to complete the renaming process by 2026.

Mastery of the Maori language in New Zealand it has dropped from 90% in 1910 to 26% in 1950. Today only 3% of the inhabitants is able to speak it. The petition has picked up so far 12,000 companies. According to the party, this is an “enormous” result. The premier Jacinda Ardern he has not yet commented on the initiative, while a year ago he called it positive that ‘New Zealand’ and ‘Aotearoa’ were interchangeable. However, he had specified that it was not the government’s intention to officially change the name of the country.

Support ilfattoquotidiano.it: never as in this moment do we need you

In these difficult and extraordinary times, it is essential to guarantee quality information. For us at ilfattoquotidiano.it the only masters are the readers. Unlike others, we want to offer journalism that is open to all, without paywalls. Your contribution is essential to enable us to do this. Become a supporter too

Thanks,
Peter Gomez

Support now

Previous article

Afghanistan, the mystery of Mullah Baradar: “He is undergoing medical treatment in Kandahar and is protected by Pakistan”

Next article

Bataclan trial, Abdeslam in the Chamber justifies the attacks and accuses France of bombing the Islamic State

Source

Zealand Maori party launches petition change countrys Aotearoa

PREV Petrol, Britain on its knees: skyrocketing prices. “Don’t send people to work”
NEXT In Bamyan, on the site of the Buddhas destroyed 20 years ago by the Taliban- Corriere.it