Te hunga akoako
For learners

ponga.jpgLearning the Maori language is useful and fun and the Korero Maori beginners section has everything you need to get started.

Hear how to say the basics like vowel sounds and try out our interactive conversations where you can test your listening skills.

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

  • Protocols
    Introduction to formal greetings in Maori cultural settings
  • History
    Historical background to reo Maori, including written and spoken forms
  • Proverbs
    Some of the most popular Maori sayings
  • Waiata
    Well-known Maori songs and their meanings
  • Tips
    Tested tips and strategies to help you learn reo Maori