The Maori language is the Polynesian language of the indigenous Maori people of New Zealand - closely related to Cook Islands Māori, Tuamotuan, and Tahitian.
Maori is an official language of New Zealand - along with English and the New Zealand Sign Language. Efforts by Maori and the New Zealand Government have had a significant impact on the revitalisation of the Maori language and its use in modern New Zealand society.
Maori Keyphrases & Words
Some key Maori words and phrases include:
|Hello everyone||Kia ora tatou|
|Greetings to you||Tena koe|
|Greetings to everyone||Tena koutou|
|Good||Kei te pai|
|See you later||Hei konei ra|
|Traditional performances of song and dance||kapa haka|
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