Kia ora Aotearoa!
Tēnā koutou katoa!!
Māori (/ˈmaʊri/, Māori: [ˈmaːɔɾi] ), also known as te reo, has been an official language of New Zealand since 1987. Every year, a Māori Language Week is held to promote Māori Language and celebrate Māori culture.
In 2021, Māori Language Week starts from 13 September to 19 September. This year's theme is "Kia Kaha te Reo Māori" ("‘Let’s make the Māori language strong").
You can find more details about Māori Language Week on Te Wiki o te Reo Māori » Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori.
Let’s make the Māori language strong
1.Basics of Māori Language
1. Māori Alphabet
Click the lick for pronunciation
2. Greetings and Saying Farewell in Māori
Kia ora Informal greeting (Hi!), good health, thank you, used to agree
Tēnā koe Hello (when speaking to 1 person)
Tēnā kōrua Hello (when speaking to 2 people)
Tēnā koutou Hello (when speaking to 3 or more people)
Tēnā koutou katoa Hello/Greetings to everyone
Mōrena/Ata mārie Good morning
Pō mārie Good night
Kia pai te rā Have a good day
Haere rā! Goodbye (said to person leaving)
E noho rā! Goodbye (said to person staying)
Hei konei rā! Goodbye (said by either)
Hei konā rā! Goodbye (when talking on the telephone)
Ka kite anō i a koe/kōrua/koutou! (See you (1, 2 or 3+) again.)
Mā te wā! See you later (at some point in the future)
2. Resources for Learning Māori Language:
Te Whanake - A set of textbooks, CDs, study and teaching recourses for learning and teaching Māori language.
365 useful words and phrases in te reo Māori
Tōku Reo - a language learning show based on the comprehensive Te Whanake language course created by Professor John Moorfield. It’s a vibrant and fun way of learning te reo Māori in the comfort of your own home.
3. Other Resources
New Zealand National Anthem in NZSL, Maori & English