Te Reo Maori (the Maori Language)

10/12/2011 9:35:16 am

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 !!

Te Reo


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