Kia ora. To celebrate Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori this week – and in the weeks beyond – we will be publishing kupu (words) and whakataukī (proverbs).
That’s cray cray
Ka haere au ki tāwāhi āpōpō.
I am going overseas tomorrow.
Ko taku reo taku ohooho, ko taku reo taku mapihi mauria
My language is my awakening, my language is the window to my soul
This is a proverb closely associated with language revitalization, a struggle which is very important in maintaining culture.
Browse our Te Reo Māori resources.