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Glossary of Maori Te Reo

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Whare
building, house, hut
Wharenui
meeting house, large house
Wharepaku
toilet
Haka
war cry, posture dance
Kakahu
cloak
Kai
food, meal, depending on context can mean eating
Tangi
funeral
Kaimoana
seafood, food from the sea
Hangi
earth oven
Whakairo
carving
Waka
canoe
Te Reo
The language
Toanga
treasured, precious
rua
two
Roto
water,lake
Moana
water, marine, ocean
Koha
donation
Hui
meeting, gathering
Morena
Good morning
Kei te pai ahau
I’m fine
Haere mai
welcome, come here
Haere ra
goodbye,farewell
Kia ora
hello, thank-you (informal)
Tena koutou
Greeting three or more people
Tena korua
Greeting two people
Tena koe
Hello, greeting to one person
Iwi
tribe
Manuhiri
visitors, guests
Tangata whenua
people of the land
Rangatira
chief,leader,boss
Hongi
To press noses in greeting
Karakia
prayer, blessing
Waiata
song, chant, lament
Marae
tribal gathering place
Pouri
sad
Koa
happy
Moe
sleep
Mauiui
unwell, sick
Ngenge
tired
Kei te ( insert word )ahau
I am _______
mate
to die, pass on
Wera
hot
Makariri
cold
Mate kai
dying for food
Hia ( As In Hia kai )
longing,wanting,desiring
He aha to pirangi?
What do you want?
E tü
stand
E noho
sit
E peke
jump
E huri
turn
E piu
skip
Ngöki
crawl
Härapa
gallop
Hïtoko
hop
Hïkoi
walk
whakamuri
backwards
whakamua
forward
tamariki
children
Kaua e Riri
Don't be angry
Kia tupato
Be careful
kore
zero
tahi
one
toru
three
rima
five
ono
six
whitu
seven
waru
eight
iwa
nine
tekau
ten
pene
pen
pukapuka
book
ika
fish
ngeru
cat
manu
bird
rau
leaf
wharekai
resturant
wahine
Woman/female
tama
boy
koroua
Old man
kuia
old woman
kaiako
teacher
Waka rererangi
plane

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