Kotahi Mano Kāika

Our language is at the very heart of who we are as a people. It is the waka, the vessel, which carries our traditional knowledge and histories.

Māori Dictionary

The overall aim of this website is to support learners of Māori. New entries and additional meanings continue to be added. In 2007 photographs of species and people began to be added. Unless otherwise listed below, these are the copyright of the author. The following people and institutions are acknowledged for their photographs:

Māori Language Net

Study the basics of the Māori Language, through online video movie lessons. Learn to kōrero or speak Te Reo Māori and get links to MāoriLanguage resources and organisations to help you.

Māori Language Week- History

Every year since 1975 New Zealand has marked Māori Language Week. This is a time for all New Zealanders to celebrate te reo Māori (the Māori language) and to use more Māori phrases in everyday life. In 2016 Māori Language Week runs from 4-10 July, the theme is ākina to reo – behind you all the way, which is about using te reo Māori to support people, to inspire and to cheer on.

Māori Maps

Navigate using the Google Maps screen or the Quick Search tabs to connect with the ancestral marae of Aotearoa New Zealand

Naumai Place

Whanau connecting to their Marae. Some people call us the 'Marae Geeks'. Put the word 'passionate' in there and we think that probably aptly describes us ...'Passionate Marae Geeks'.

Open Wananga > Mauri Ora

Mauri Ora is a fee free, part time, home based and kaitiaki supported programme that creates a foundation for cultural awareness and identity and broadens your knowledge of New Zealand history.

Te Whanake- Māori Language Online

Te Whanake is a set of textbooks, study guides, CDs, teachers' manuals and a dictionary for learning and teaching Māori language. This website also provides access to a further range of associated free online resources for independent learning and interaction. These online resources support the four core textbooks and study guides of the Māori language programme

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