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Abalone
   in Maori is   
Paua
Again
   in Maori is   
Anō
April
   in Maori is   
Paenga-whawha
August
   in Maori is   
Here-turi-koka
Aunt
   in Maori is   
Whaea
Autumn
   in Maori is   
Ngahuru
Big, Important
   in Maori is   
Nui
A Bird
   in Maori is   
He Manu
Birth
   in Maori is   
Whanautanga
Black
   in Maori is   
Pango
Blue
   in Maori is   
Kikorangi
Brown
   in Maori is   
Paraone
Canoe
   in Maori is   
Waka
Carving
   in Maori is   
Whakairo
Cat
   in Maori is   
Ngeru
Children
   in Maori is   
Tamariki
Child
   in Maori is   
Tamaiti
Clap
   in Maori is   
Pakipaki
"Homai te pakipaki" - "Give them a round of applause".
Club
   in Maori is   
Patu
Come Here
   in Maori is   
Haere Mai
Cousin
   in Maori is   
Kaihana
Daughter
   in Maori is   
Tamahine
Death
   in Maori is   
Hemonga
December
   in Maori is   
Hakihea
Descendant
   in Maori is   
Aitanga
Divorce
   in Maori is   
Wehenga Marena
Dog
   in Maori is   
Kuri
Ear
   in Maori is   
Taringa
Eighteen
   in Maori is   
Tekau Ma Waru
Eight
   in Maori is   
Waru
Eighty
   in Maori is   
Waru Tekau
Eleven
   in Maori is   
Tekau Ma Tahi
European New Zealander
   in Maori is   
Pakeha
Originally meant anyone who was not Maori, now usually refers to a New Zealander of European descent.
Excellent
   in Maori is   
Tino Pai Rawa
Expression of Astonishment or Distress
   in Maori is   
Auē
Eye
   in Maori is   
Karu
Also ‘kanohi’ which can also mean face
Family
   in Maori is   
Whānau
Pronounced ‘farnoe’
Father
   in Maori is   
Matua Tane
February
   in Maori is   
Hui-tanguru
Female
   in Maori is   
Wahine
Fifteen
   in Maori is   
Tekau Ma Rima
Fifty
   in Maori is   
Rima Tekau
Five
   in Maori is   
Rima
Flax Skirt
   in Maori is   
Piupiu
Food
   in Maori is   
Kai
Foot
   in Maori is   
Waewae
Also 'leg'
Forty
   in Maori is   
Wha Tekau
Fourteen
   in Maori is   
Tekau Ma Wha
Four
   in Maori is   
Wha
Friday
   in Maori is   
Paraire
A transliteration, traditionally 'Rāmere'
Friday
   in Maori is   
Rāmere
Goodbye (from the Person Leaving)
   in Maori is   
E Noho Rā
Macron denotes long vowel sound.
Goodbye (from the Person Staying)
   in Maori is   
Haere Rā
Macron denotes long vowel sound.
Good
   in Maori is   
Ka Pai
Good (peaceful) Morning
   in Maori is   
Ata Mārie
Mārie is pronounced with 3 syllables: mar-ree-eh
Grandchild
   in Maori is   
Mokapuna
Grandfather
   in Maori is   
Tipuna Tane
Also koro.
Grandmother
   in Maori is   
Tipuna Wahine
Also kuia.
Green
   in Maori is   
Kakariki
Greenstone
   in Maori is   
Pounamu
Hands
   in Maori is   
Ringaringa
Head
   in Maori is   
Māhunga
Head
   in Maori is   
Upoko
Also Māhunga
Hello
   in Maori is   
Kia Ora
An informal greeting. Also used for thank you.
Hello to One Person
   in Maori is   
Tena Koe
Hello to Three or More People
   in Maori is   
Tena Kotou
Hello to Two People
   in Maori is   
Tena Korua
Hip
   in Maori is   
Hope
Pronunciation: o = or, e as in egg. The word has two syllables.
House
   in Maori is   
Whare
How Are You?
   in Maori is   
Kei Te Pēhea Koe?
January
   in Maori is   
Kohi-tatea
July
   in Maori is   
Hongongoi
June
   in Maori is   
Pipiri
Land of the Long White Cloud / New Zealand
   in Maori is   
Aotearoa
Leg
   in Maori is   
Waewae
Listen to Me
   in Maori is   
Whakarongo Mai
Pronunciation: a = ar as in car, o = or, wh = f, ng as in sing, ai = eye
Look at Me
   in Maori is   
Titiro Mai
Pronunciation: i = ea as in eat, o = or, ai = eye
Male
   in Maori is   
Tane
March
   in Maori is   
Poutu-te-rangi
Marriage
   in Maori is   
Marena
May
   in Maori is   
Haratua
Meeting Ground
   in Maori is   
Marae
Monday
   in Maori is   
Māne
A transliteration, traditionally 'Rāhina'
Monday
   in Maori is   
Rāhina
Also Mane
Morepork
   in Maori is   
Ruru
A small New Zealand native owl - named for the sound of it's call. Like most owls it is nocturnal
Mother
   in Maori is   
Matua Wahine
Mountain
   in Maori is   
Maunga
Mouth
   in Maori is   
Waha
Name
   in Maori is   
Ingoa
Native People
   in Maori is   
Maori
Nephew
   in Maori is   
Tama
Tama also means boy or son.
Niece
   in Maori is   
Iramutu
Nine
   in Maori is   
Iwa
Nineteen
   in Maori is   
Tekau Ma Iwa
Ninety
   in Maori is   
Iwa Tekau
Nose
   in Maori is   
Ihu
November
   in Maori is   
Whiringa-arangi
October
   in Maori is   
Whiringa-a-nuku
One Hundred
   in Maori is   
Kotahi Rau
One
   in Maori is   
Tahi
Orange
   in Maori is   
Parakarakara
Ornament
   in Maori is   
Tiki
Worn around the neck
People
   in Maori is   
Tangata
Pink
   in Maori is   
Mawhero
Press Noses
   in Maori is   
Hongi
Greeting someone
Put on Your Coat
   in Maori is   
Purua Tō Koti
Koti is a transliteration of coat.
Red
   in Maori is   
Whero
Return
   in Maori is   
Hoki Mai
Pronunciation: ai = eye
River
   in Maori is   
Awa
Run
   in Maori is   
E Oma
Sacred
   in Maori is   
Tapu
Saturday
   in Maori is   
Hatarei
A transliteration, traditionally 'Rāhoroi'
Saturday
   in Maori is   
Rāhoroi
Literally translates as 'washing day'.
See You Again
   in Maori is   
Ka Kite Ano
A form of farewell sometimes shortened to ‘ka kite’ or see you. Kite is pronounced with two syllables: i = ea as in eat, e as in egg.
Sea or Lake
   in Maori is   
Moana
September
   in Maori is   
Mahura
Seventeen
   in Maori is   
Tekau Ma Whitu
Seventy
   in Maori is   
Whitu Tekau
Seven
   in Maori is   
Whitu
Shoulder
   in Maori is   
Pakihiwi
Also pokohiwi
Sit Down
   in Maori is   
E Noho
Six
   in Maori is   
Ono
Sixteen
   in Maori is   
Tekau Ma Ono
Sixty
   in Maori is   
Ono Tekau
Son
   in Maori is   
Tama Tane
Or just tama.
Speak
   in Maori is   
Kōrero
Spear
   in Maori is   
Taiaha
Spring
   in Maori is   
Koanga
Stand up
   in Maori is   
E Tū
Macron denotes long vowel sound.
Stomach
   in Maori is   
Puku
Pronunciation: u = oo as in moon
Summer
   in Maori is   
Raumati
Sunday
   in Maori is   
Rātapu - Literally Translates As 'sacred Day'.
The Sun is Shining
   in Maori is   
Kai Te Whiti Te Rā
Sun
   in Maori is   
Also means day. The personification of the sun is Tama-nui-te-rā - The son of the sun/day. Rā also means 'by way of' or 'via'
Tattoo
   in Maori is   
Moko
On chin
Teacher
   in Maori is   
Kaiako
3 syllables: kai-a-ko. Pronouncitaion: ai = eye, a = ar as in car, o = or.
Ten
   in Maori is   
Tekau
Thing
   in Maori is   
Mea
He aha te mea nui o te Ao? He tangata, he tangata, he tangata. What is the most important thing in the world? The people, the people, the people.
Thirteen
   in Maori is   
Tekau Ma Toru
Thirty
   in Maori is   
Toru Tekau
Three
   in Maori is   
Toru
Thursday
   in Maori is   
Rāpare
Thursday
   in Maori is   
Taite
A transliteration, traditionally 'Rāpare'
Tree
   in Maori is   
Rākau
Tribe
   in Maori is   
Iwi
Tuesday
   in Maori is   
Rātū
Tuesday
   in Maori is   
Turei
A transliteration, traditionally 'Rātū'
Twelve
   in Maori is   
Tekau Ma Rua
Twenty
   in Maori is   
Rua Tekau
Two
   in Maori is   
Rua
Uncle
   in Maori is   
Matua
Very Good
   in Maori is   
Tino Pai
Walk
   in Maori is   
Hīkoi
Pronunciation: i = ea as in eat, oi = oy as in toy
Wednesday
   in Maori is   
Rāapa
Wednesday
   in Maori is   
Wenerei
A transliteration, traditionally 'Rāapa'
What
   in Maori is   
Aha
What Are These?
   in Maori is   
He Aha ēnei?
What is That?
   in Maori is   
He Aha Tēnā?
Pronunciation: e as in egg, a = ar as in car. Used for things close to you. ‘He aha terā?’is used for things further away.
What is This?
   in Maori is   
He Aha Tēnei?
White
   in Maori is   
Ma
Winter
   in Maori is   
Hotoke
Woman
   in Maori is   
Wahine
Work
   in Maori is   
Mahi
Pronunciation: a = ar as in car, i = ea as in eat
Yellow
   in Maori is   
Kowhai
Your
   in Maori is   
Tō, Tōu


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