Kia ora. Here are some resources to help you find what library things are called in Māori.
Bicultural signage at Christchurch City Libraries Ngā Kete Wānanga O-Ōtautahi has the library-related word or phrase in English, with an MP3 sample of it in te reo Māori, and a more descriptive explanation of the meaning.
|Computers||Descriptive: Electric brains||Ngā Rorohiko||Ngā Ro-ro-hi-ko|
|Self Issue||Descriptive: It is for you to despatch||Māu e Tuku||Mā-u e Tu-ku|
For more library words in te reo, try Bilingual signs list from He Puna: a Maori language resource for librarians compiled by Hinureina Mangan & Chris Szekely. This useful resource compiles words, subjects, and terms from libraries all around Aotearoa – from Abstracts “kupu arahi” to the Young Adult section “te wāhanga ki te hunga taiohi“.
I can see the following coming in handy:
- take aronui – hot topics
- pukapuka hou – new books
All our libraries have names in Te Reo Māori, and you can borrow your books on the Māu e Tuku in Te Reo Māori.
Go to our Te Wiki O Te Reo Māori post for more information on Māori Language Week.