International Centre for Language Revitalisation

About Us

The Centre is a revolutionary space where academics, researchers, students and practitioners in the field of community, minoritised, and endangered language revitalisation can collaborate, exchange ideas and learn from the experiences of other groups working for the rejuvenation of their languages.  

The need for new empowering and technologically-based dialogues and engagements with local communities, in as many different contexts as possible, is urgent at a time when traditional economics and cultures are being further exposed to the assimilatory effects of globalisation.

The Centre is based within Te Ipukarea : The National Māori Language Institute at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) .  

The Centre was conceptualised and developed in response to international inquiries and requests from language revitalisation groups interested in the work being developed by Te Ipukarea for the Māori language. 

Drawing from the research and development produced by Te Ipukarea, the Centre hopes to share this with other endangered and minoritised language groups, so that it may be tailored to fit the needs of other communities and assist in the revitalisation of endangered languages. 

The Centre also aims to be a space where Indigenous epistemologies and world-views are nurtured within the academic realm.  



In order to support and promote the work of language revitalisation efforts worldwide, the International Centre for Language Revitalisation have set key goals that will guide the Centres work.

Read more about the mission of the International Centre for Language Revitalisation and what makes this Centre different.


The Centre's logo was created using a Māori image but has been developed to include the global nature of the International Centre for Language Revitalisation.

Read more about the meaning behind the International Centre's Logo.


Meet the team behind the International Centre for Language Revitalisation.

Read a welcome from our Director, Professor Tania Ka‘ai (PhD), here.