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Te Whanake Māori Language Learning Resources
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Learning the Māori language is useful and fun and the Kōrero Māori beginners section has everything you need to get started.
There is an introduction to the ways Māori people use their language in traditional settings and on community occasions.
You can also find out about some key Māori 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 Māori language speakers so you can advance and support your adventure in reo Māori.
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 Māori cultural settings
Historical background to reo Māori, including written and spoken forms
- Myths and Legends
Some of the key stories of the Māori people
Some of the most popular Māori sayings
Well-known Māori songs and their meanings
Tested tips and strategies to help you learn reo Māori
- Test yourself
Find out how much Māori language you already know