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[Jan 1, 2020] Marit Vamarasi, emeritus professor of linguistics from Northeastern Illinois University, announces an update to her Rotuman language website. The new URL for the site is The website is an invaluable resource for learning Rotuman. See image of home page below.LearnRotuman Website

Marit would welcome collaboration with Rotumans who have an interest in Rotuman language learning, particularly those with the technical skills to help with the website.

Interview on with Ratai Varea Hussain who returned to Rotuma after 68 years away [17 October 2019]

From Ravai Titifanue [19 October 2019]


The 2019 Rotuma Golf Day Tournament organizing Committee on behalf of the
Haʻenoa Rotuma Charity Foundation wishes to acknowledge and sincerely thank the
following sponsors, donors and longtime supporters of the above cause for without
them the tournament held on Saturday the 5th of October, 2019 at the Denarau
Golf & Racquet Club and the Island Night at Nadina Authentic Fijian Restaurant and
Port Denarau would not have been so successful.

  • AUSTRALIA: Dennis Lin, Trudi & Saufuri Hanfakaga and family
  • CANADA: Peters Family, Lazaro Safety Services
  • USA: Shalom & Cliff Te Amo, Marieta Mecham, Alan Howard & Jan Rensel
  • NZ: Tuaʻtoko family
  • FIJI & ROTUMA: Cardo's Steakhouse and Grill, Sylvia & Michael Joe, Richard and
    Donna Chow, Shipping Services (Fiji) Ltd, United Containers (Fiji) Ltd, Air Terminal Services Ltd, Tanoa Group of Hotels, Reddy Group of Companies, Edwina Peterson, Heli Tours Fiji, Flame Tree, Denarau Surt Dive and Ski Fiji, Phillip Temo, Terence & Lucy Erasito and Nadi Rotuma Women Handicraft Group.

Similarly the Committee would like to especially thank all the golfers, local & from
abroad and ticket buyers to the Island Night for responding to our invitation and we
hope that the day and evening have all been enjoyable and worth your while.

Also, we would like to acknowledge and thank Amitesh Chandra of Denarau Golf &
Racquet Club, Marick Orlina of Food and Beverages Westin, Amy Subam of Nadina
Authentic Fijian Restaurant and their staff for facilitating the golf event & evening
functions respectively.

We hope to all meet again next year for our 10th Anniversary on Saturday 3 October

Please browse our website for more information about us.

Alalum ma Noaʻia ʻe Hanisi

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I (Alan Howard) have uploaded a PDF of my first book about Rotuma, Learning to Be Rotuma, to this website [16 July 2019].

The comments regarding Rotuma Bill 2015 and the Rotuma Lands Bill 2015 has been moved to the Rotuman Forum where the discussion can continue.