Te Reo Maori - The Maori Language
Maori is the language of the people who inhabited Aotearoa (New Zealand) before European colonisation.
This page contains information about that language, from a variety of sources, including
This is the beginning of a speech in Maori, by Whetu Scott.
Maori Words in New Zealand English
Method of cooking by burial with heated rocks. Usually only done for special
occasions, now. (better defn later)
Kahawai is a fish common in coastal water around N.Z.
Food (better defn later)
Kauri - Agathus Australis - is an extremely large tree.
Kowhai - Sophora Tetraptera , is also a tree, of more modest dimensions, and
with yellow flowers.
A Sweet potato, originally of South American Origin, introduced to N.Z. during
the first wave of Polynesian colonisation around 800AD.
- (Person) Non-Maori of European extraction.
- (Language) English language.
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