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Māori (Te Reo Māori)

Learning materials for Māori an Austronesian language spoken in New Zealand (Aotearoa) and the Cook Islands by about 136,000 people.

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Courses

Beginner's Māori

Beginner's Māori

by K.T. Harawira

- a good beginner's guide for those wanting to study Māori systematically. Covers such common situations as: passing through customs, checking into a hotel, placing phone calls, going to the post office, and extending and accepting invitations.

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Lets Learn Māori

Lets Learn Māori

by Bruce Biggs

- comprises a textbook and self-help guide to the study of the Māori language. It is also a complete grammar reference, covering parts of speech, the structure of each type of phrase and the combinations of phrases that form simple sentences. Each aspect of the grammar is discussed in a numbered section or subsection of the book and a combined vocabulary and index provides a reference system.

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Dictionaries

English-Māori, Māori-English Dictionary

English-Māori, Māori-English Dictionary

by Bruce Biggs

- this English-Māori and Māori-English dictionary has over 4000 entries in each section. It provides information on parts of speech; practical help with pronunciation of Māori words; and it relates to contemporary life by including words from English commonly used by today's Māori speakers.

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The Complete English-Māori Dictionary

The Complete English-Māori Dictionary

by Bruce Biggs

- this dictionary contains over 15,000 headwords are given, each of which may have as many as several hundred Māori equivalents. All the Māori words contained in Williams's Māori Dictionary appear here under English equivalents, together with words recorded in Tregear's Māori-to-English Dictionary but not in Williams. Well-established Māori borrowings from English are also included.

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The Raupō Essential Māori Dictionary

The Raupō Essential Māori Dictionary

by Ross Calman & Margaret Sinclair

- an introductory dictionary for students of te reo Māori. It features clear, easy-to-follow Māori-English and English-Māori sections with the Māori and English alphabets at the top of each page - words the learner is likely to come across, including contemporary usage and modern terms - themed word lists, including days of the week, months of the year, numbers, cities of New Zealand, colours, emotions, actions, parts of the body, in the classroom, and on the marae.

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Other

Māori: A Linguistic Introduction

Māori: A Linguistic Introduction

by Ray Harlow

- This comprehensive overview looks at all aspects of the Mäori language: its history, its dialects, its sounds and grammar, its current status and the efforts being made by the Mäori community and the state to ensure its survival. Central chapters provide an overall sketch of the structure of Mäori while highlighting those aspects which have been the subject of detailed linguistic analysis - particularly phonology (sound structure) and morphology (word structure). Though addressed primarily to those with some knowledge of linguistics, this book describes a language with a wealth of interesting features.

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