Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori whakatauki #7

Ko te reo te mauri o te mana Māori.

Language is the life force of Māori.

Rātapu’s (Sunday’s) whakatauki.

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Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori — Māori Language Week celebrates te reo Māori. The Māori language is a taonga that gives New Zealand its distinct and unique cultural identity.

Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori whakatauki #6

Ko te reo Māori te kākahu o te whakaaro, te huarahi i te ao tūroa.

The Māori language is the cloak of thought and the pathway to this natural world.

Rāhoroi’s (Saturday’s) whakatauki.

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Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori — Māori Language Week celebrates te reo Māori. The Māori language is a taonga that gives New Zealand its distinct and unique cultural identity.

Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori whakatauki #5

Ko tōku nui, tōku wehi, tōku whakatiketike, tōku reo.

My language is my greatness, my inspiration, that which I hold precious.

Rāmere’s (Friday’s) whakatauki.

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Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori — Māori Language Week celebrates te reo Māori. The Māori language is a taonga that gives New Zealand its distinct and unique cultural identity.

Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori whakatauki #4

Ko te reo te taikura o te whakaao Maarama.

Language is the key to enlightenment.

Rāpare’s (Thursday’s) whakatauki.

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Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori — Māori Language Week celebrates te reo Māori. The Māori language is a taonga that gives New Zealand its distinct and unique cultural identity.

Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori whakatauki #3

Ko te kai a te rangatira, ko te kōrero

Language is the food of chiefs.

Rāapa’s (Wednesday’s) whakatauki.

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Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori — Māori Language Week celebrates te reo Māori. The Māori language is a taonga that gives New Zealand its distinct and unique cultural identity.

Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori whakatauki #2

Toi tu te kupu, toi tu te mana, toi tu te whenua.

Rātū’s (Tuesday’s) whakatauki was spoken by Tinirau of Wanganui. It is a plead to hold fast to our culture, for without language, without mana (spirit), and without land, the essence of being a Māori would no longer exist, but be a skeleton which would not give justice to the full body of Māoritanga  (Māoridom).

Browse our information and events for Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori — Māori Language Week 23 Hōngongoi — 29 Hōngongoi 2012

Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori — Māori Language Week celebrates te reo Māori. The Māori language is a taonga that gives New Zealand its distinct and unique cultural identity.

Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori whakatauki #1

Ko taku reo, taku ohooho, ko taku reo taku mapihi mauria.

My language is my awakening, my language is the window to my soul.

Rāhina’s (Monday’s) whakatauki (proverb or saying) is closely associated with language revitalization, a struggle which is very important in maintaining culture.

Browse our information and events for Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori — Māori Language Week 23 Hōngongoi — 29 Hōngongoi 2012.

Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori — Māori Language Week celebrates te reo Māori. The Māori language is a taonga that gives New Zealand its distinct and unique cultural identity.