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Vocabulary
Aotearoa – New Zealand or the Land of the Long White Cloud
Ahuriri = Airport
āpōpō = Tomorrow
Aroha = Love, compassion
Hangi = Cooking underground with hot stones
Haere mai = Welcome
Haere ra = Goodbye
Haere pai atu, hoki pai mai = Travel safely
Hākari = Feast
Harakeke = Flax
Hei konei ra = Until then
Hongi = Traditional greeting expressed by the rubbing or touching of noses signifying unity in the mingling of one another’s breath
Hui = Gathering
Iwi = People, tribe
Kaiako = Teacher
Ka kite ano = See you again soon
Kai Poutiaki = Traditional carved pole
Kanohi ki te kanohi – Face-to-face communication
Ka pai = Good = Bueno
Kaitiakitanga – Guardianship
Kapa haka = Avenue for Māori to express their heritage and cultural identity through song and dance (Wikipedia)
Kaumātua = Māori elders
Kaupapa = The purpose and goals of an organization
Kauri = Large native conifer
Kei a koe te kōrero – Share your story
Kia kaha = Forever strong = Sea fuerte
Kia rite = Get ready = Sea listo
Ki-o-rahi = Traditional ball game (video)
Koha = Donation
Korero = Conversation – Conversación
Kupu =
Mahi = Work
Mana = Reputation
Manaakitanga – Respect for hosts and kindness to guests
Manuhiri = Visitor, guest
Marae =
Marama = Moon
Ngā tākaro = Traditional games (examples)
poroporoaki = farewell ceremony
Pepeha = the way in which you introduce yourself
Papatūānuku = Earth
Pukamata = Facebook
Rangatahi = Youth
Ruaumoko = Guardian of earthquakes and volcanoes
Rorohiko = Computer
Roro = Brain
Hiko = Lightning
Taonga = Treasures
Tangata = A person
Te Moana nui a Kiwa = Pacific Ocean
Taumau = Arranged marriage
Tautoko = Support
Tāwhirimātea = God of weather (Mother Nature)
Te Kotahitanga = The Being Together as One
Tikanga = Tradions, customs
Tino Rangatiratanga= absolute sovereignty (Mere Takoko)
Waka = vehicle, canoe
Waiata = Song
Whanau = Family
Whakapapa = genealogy
Whakawhanauatanga = Making of family
Whanaungatanga = Relationships
Whenua = Land; placenta
Te Kotahitanga = The Being Together as One
Ngā mihi o te Tau Hou ki a koutou katoa = Wishing you all a very Happy New Year
He tino reka tōku kawhe = my coffee is delicious
Rā whānau = Birthday
E haere mai ana koe ki te pō whakanui i taku rā whānau? = Are you coming to my birthday party?
Te Wiki o te Haepapa Hāereere = Responsible Travel Week
Tō ātaahua hoki! = You’re so beautiful!
te reo tautoko – behind you all the way
Whakaaro = Opinion
Utu = Repayment (poster)

Ipurangi = Internet
Me tere ake taku ipurangi = My internet connection should be faster

Kōrerohanga = Vlog
Horopaki = Context

tohumarau = hashtag
https://twitter.com/reomaori/status/933928633713885185

Pāho mataora = Livestream

https://twitter.com/reomaori/status/933585195273355264

Tīhau anō = Retweet

Ko tātau ko te Maori, tērā pea e manaaki ana i nga take tikanga tangata, engari kaore e whakapono ana ki nga kōrero katoa mo tātau me a tātau tikanga.
We Maori may respect anthropology, but do not always believe what it says about our society and customs.

Mā tātou katoa e atawhai i te tāonga ao turoa = Everyone has a role to play in conservation.

wisdom (mātauranga)
courage (maia)
compassion (atawhai)
integrity (ngākau tapatahi)
self-mastery (whakahautanga)
belief (whakapono)

tūrangawaewae; it translates as ‘a place to stand’, the land he feels strong on.
http://www.espn.co.uk/rugby/story/_/id/19624382/andrew-hore-rugby-world-cup-winning-farmer-finds-place-stand

Days of the Week
Rāhina = Monday
Rātū = Tuesday
Rāapa = Wednesday
Rāpare = Thursday
Rāmere = Friday
Rāhoroi = Saturday
Rātapu = Sunday

Greetings
Tēnā koe
Noho ora mai
nga mihi = many blessings (thank you)
Po marie = goodnight
Nga mihi = Greetings

New Vocabulary
Ka rawe tēnei ata! = Enjoy this morning!

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Māori Proverbs = Whakataukī

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New Zealand = Aotearoa

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