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Learning the Maori language is useful and fun and the Korero Maori beginners section has everything you need to get started.
There is an introduction to the ways Maori people use their language in traditional settings and on community occasions.
You can also find out about some key Maori language moments in history.
And why not join our online Language Club. Beginners are welcome and it’s a good way of connecting up with other Maori language speakers so you can advance and support your adventure in reo Maori.
He ara ki mua
Some ways forward
- The basics
Some phrases to start you off, plus some interactive conversations, pronunciation guides and some phrases for special occasions
Introduction to formal greetings in Maori cultural settings
Historical background to reo Maori, including written and spoken forms
- Myths and Legends
Some of the key stories of the Maori people
Some of the most popular Maori sayings
Well-known Maori songs and their meanings
Tested tips and strategies to help you learn reo Maori
- Test yourself
Find out how much Maori language you already know