Kia ora te reo Māori

This week 11-17 September is Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2017 (Māori Language Week).  The week celebrates te Reo and encourages everyone to learn and speak the language.

Here are 10 of my favourite words and phrases:

1. Kia Ora - Hello

2. Haere mai - Welcome or enter

3. Aroha - sustaining love

4. Whānau (pronounced far-noh) - family

5. Mokopuna - grandchild

6. Mana - authority

7. Whakapapa (wh is pronounced f) - geneology

8. Kai - food

9. Iwi - people/nation

10.  Kia Kaha te Kapa Ō Pango  - Go hard All Blacks!


There are great resources available.  If you'd like to learn more check out Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori and New Zealand History

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