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The launch of the iVolavosa Application marks a milestone for the preservation of the iTaukei culture as Fijians today witnessed the iTaukei dictionary at the fingertips of every mobile phone user.

This was highlighted by the Prime Minister and Minister for iTaukei Affairs Hon Voreqe Bainimarama at the launch this morning at the GCC complex.

PM Bainimarama said the iVolavosa Vakaviti, or the iTaukei Dictionary, was launched by the former President, Ratu Josefa Iloilovatu, on Friday 29th, June 2007.

“While the iTaukei language has a long and rich history, spread generation to generation through oral tradition, capturing it with ink-on-paper greatly enhanced the way we teach and learn,” PM Bainimarama said.

“Now, with its translation into a mobile application with the iVolavosa App, we will see that enhanced even further, bringing the iTaukei language into the 21st century.”

PM Bainimarama highlighted that Government is committed to strengthening Fiji as a multiracial society.

“We strive to pay homage to the cultures and backgrounds that make Fiji a truly inclusive and welcome society, where we can all call ourselves Fijians.”

“It is what makes our nation great. In that vein of inclusivity, is important to note that the iVolavosa app will not only benefit iTaukei language speakers.”

The iVolavosa app will also assist Fijians that speak other languages to better understand the complexities of the iTaukei language, thereby fostering relationships among all Fijians and encouraging social inclusivity.

To read the PM’s full speech, click here.


[Information sourced from here]
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