Maori

We think the Mâori language is important so we have been learning how to speak it.

We have been learning our mihis (a formal speech), this is the format that we use. Have a go at home, simply add the appropriate names where the bold names are shown.

Kia Ora Koutou (Hello All)
Ko John toku ingoa (My name is John)
No Otepoti Ahau (I am from Dunedin)
Ko Emily raua ko Sam oku Matua (Emily and Sam are my parents)
Ko Dallas raua ko Kieran oku hoa (Dallas and Kieran are my friends)
I te tahi o toku whaea (On my mother's side)
Ko Shirley toku kuia (Shirley is my grand mother)
Ko Alan toku koroua (Alan is my grand father)
I te tahi o toku matua (On my father's side)
Ko Sandy toku kuia (Sandy is my grand mother)
Ko Ronald toku koroua (Ronald is my grand father)
Ko Pukehiki toku Maunga (Pukehiki is my Mountain)
Ko Owheo toku Awa (Leith is my River)
Ko Otakou aka toku Moana (Otakou harbour is my Sea)
No Reira, tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa (That is all, greetings, greetings, greetings to you all)

Te Reo - Maori websites

1. Go to this website to practice how to pronounce vowels and consonants in maori. Also it has some good you-tube links to maori waiata(songs)

http://www.maorilanguage.net/

2. Go to this website to practice adding maori numbers (suitable for stage 6 people)

http://www.digitaldialects.com/

3. Go to this website if you want to find out english words in maori or what maori words mean

http://www.maoridictionary.co.nz/

4. Go to this website to practise maori place names(look under resources link), marae knowledge, mihi, waiata and greetings also look under for learners to practise letter sounds

http://www.korero.maori.nz/