Kiribati Language Resources 

Kiribati Langauge Resources 

Use the Kiribati language resource page during Kiribati Langauge week or use it as a way to learn about Kiribati culture, customs, songs and Kiribati words and phrases. 

The first lesson, is that Kiribati is pronounced Kiribas !

Kiribati is an island in the South Pacific, made up of 32 atolls and 33 islands, of which only 20 are inhabited.  Kiribati is home to the South Pacific’s largest marine reserve which spans 408,250 square kilometers. Kiribati has a population of approximately 120,000 people.

Learn more about the islands of Kiribati by watching our videos.

Kiribati Language Resource Page

Kiribati Language Images 


Common Kiribati Words

Improve your Kiribati language knowledge by learning over 15 common Kiribati words. 

You can use these words everyday, such as ‘Eang’ which mean Yes, ‘Taiaoka’ which means Please, and many more. In this video you can also learn how to count to 10 in Kiribati. 

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Common Kiribati Phrases

So you are familair with the common Kiribati words video ?, you can now learn common Kiribati phrases. 


Kiribati words for Days and Months 

Build upon what you have already learned and continue with learning Kiribati words for Days of the week and Months of the year.

Click the button below to learn more. 

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My favourite Kiribati song

A child’s sense of identity often comes from having an appreciation of their culture and customs; this becomes increasingly important for our smaller islands in the Pacific, such as Kiribati. 

In this video, Tieta sings a song in Kiribati, a song that is special to her and her family.


Kiribati words for colours and shapes

Learning the Kiribati language can be fun and exciting. In this video, you can learn 10 Kiribati words for colours and 10 Kiribati words for shapes.

Incorporate these words into your everyday conversations, for example, the sky is buruu, or the grass is kiriin.

Click on the ‘Learn more’ button for the script

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