Māori language procreation on social media
Keegan, T. T. A. G. (2019). Māori language procreation on social media (pp. 31–31). Presented at the 17th International Conference on Minority Languages (ICML XVII), Leeuwarden, NL.
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The Māori language has taken seed and grown on social media. This presentation will examine this presence, exploring the forms it has taken and the influence it is having. It will look at Facebook groups devoted to the Māori language and the birth of the 'Māhuru Māori' (Māori September) movement. It will consider the increasing use of the Māori language on Twitter especially Tweets around a 'kaupapa' (shared purpose). It will also report some anecdotal evidence regarding the use of the Māori language on SnapChat, WhatsApp, and Messenger.