Te reo Māori (Māori language)
Māori became 1 of New Zealand’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.
Māori Language Week Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori: History of the Māori language — New Zealand History
Te reo Māori recognised as official language — New Zealand History
Māori language week — Te Wiki o te Reo Māori
Ngā reo Languages — Stats NZ Tatauranga Aotearoa
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.
A guide to pronunciation — ReoMāori.co.nz
100 Māori words every New Zealander should know — New Zealand History
Māori proverbs Whakataukī — Woodward Māori
Waiata and haka lyrics — Tāmata Toiere
Te Aka Māori dictionary — maoridictionary.co.nz
Utility links and page information