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Te Reo Māori (Māori language)

Māori became one of NZ's 3 official languages in 1987. It's a taonga (treasure) that our government works to protect.

History of Te Reo Māori

Māori is part of NZ’s cultural heritage and has been spoken in NZ for around 1,000 years.

The history of the language

Māori becoming an official language

Māori language week — Te Wiki o te Reo Māori

Māori language statistics

Learn and practise Te Reo Māori

Today Māori is spoken fluently by over 130,000 people here — there are also hundreds of words in daily use by all New Zealanders. 

Whakahuatanga : Pronunciation

Learn 100 Māori words every New Zealander should know

Learn about proverbs often used in speeches

Learn songs

Use the online Māori dictionary

Utility links and page information

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