Te Reo Māori language guide and glossary
Tēnā koutou katoa
Nau mai, haere mai. Welcome to this brief glossary describing some of the Māori words commonly used in College documents.
Referring to this guide will give you a basic understanding of Māori words when reading communications from Aotearoa New Zealand or working with the New Zealand National Office, or when addressing individuals in emails, letters or in other communications.
The Māori words listed in this guide should be used to clarify the word’s usage in this context e.g. within the College’s work.
Kindly note this guide does not serve as a dictionary or a definitive guide on the use of the Māori language (also referred to as ‘Te Reo’, which translates as ‘the language’).