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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.



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