Te Reo Maori - The Maori language, NZ language and culture, New Zealand Guide Book - weather, food, music, natural and political history.

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 soc.culture.new-zealand.

This is the beginning of a speech in Maori, by Whetu Scott.

  • Kimi Kupu Hou - Maori Lexical Database an online, searchable technical Maori Dictionary.
  • Texts
  • Maori Words in New Zealand English


    Hangi

    Method of cooking by burial with heated rocks. Usually only done for special occasions, now. (better defn later)

    Kahawai

    Kahawai is a fish common in coastal water around N.Z.

    Kai

    Food (better defn later)


    Kauri

    Kauri - Agathus Australis - is an extremely large tree.


    Kowhai

    Kowhai - Sophora Tetraptera , is also a tree, of more modest dimensions, and with yellow flowers.


    Kumara

    A Sweet potato, originally of South American Origin, introduced to N.Z. during the first wave of Polynesian colonisation around 800AD.


    Pakeha

    1. (Person) Non-Maori of European extraction.
    2. (Language) English language.



    New Zealand Guide Book Quick Links

    Facts, Weather, Language, Food, Music, History, Hitchhicker's Guide, Natural History

    Find Accommodation
    Blossom Cottage
    Blossom Cottage - Bed and Breakfast, Cottage, Luxury Accommodation. Take in the breathtaking rural, lake and mountain views at Blossom Cottage B&B, our private, exclusive, award-winning...
    All NZ Accommodation
    Find Tours and Activities
    Waitomo Glowworm Caves Tour (return from Auckland)
    Waitomo Glowworm Caves Tour (return from Auckland) - Day Tour - Starting from NZ $229.00 per adult - Auckland. Travel from Auckland and enjoy a guided boat tour through the long galleries and chambers of the famous Glowworm Caves
    All NZ Maori Activities

     

    Copyright © 2005 - 2015 by New Zealand on the Web Limited. All Rights Reserved.