We believe Maori is a beautiful language that you can learn to connect you to the world around you.
Here are some words introducing you to some of these natural wonders and beauty of Aotearoa
Papatuanuku (papa-tuu-aa-nu-ku) – (earth mother)
Ranginui (raa-ngee-nu-e) – (sky father)
Maunga (mow-nga) – (mountain)
Awa (are-wa) – river
Moana (more-are-na) – ocean
Whenua (fair-nu-a) – land
Maori introduce themselves formally through identifying their maunga, their awa, their whenua, their tribal connection, so we know, who that person is.
We always acknowledge Papatuanuku and Ranginui in formal speeches for all they provide to us.
Mauriora (mow-ree-ora) – Be Well !!