Pacific Language Studies

Combine your interest in Linguistics with the in-depth study of one or more languages, by taking a major in Pacific Language Studies. The major contains three core courses – one at each level – from the Linguistics programme, which provide a broad appreciation for the linguistic diversity of the Pacific region. Students following this option as part of a double major then take up to five courses from one of the language tracks to complete the major. For a single major, students may specialise in two different languages.

Language tracks currently offered for the Pacific Language Studies major are:


Cook Islands Māori




Languages of the region (a combination of languages)


Tongan and Niuafoˈou

Vagahau Niue

Vanuatu languages

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