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Te reo.
#1
We'll add some of the maori language here, it may be one word at a time, well give the word, how it's pronounced, and what it means in english.. There's no letter "F"in the Maori alphabet. if you see a word that starts with "WH" then that is pronounced as an "F" in maori..

If there's an "R" in a word, it's always rolled, just like the Scottish roll their R in a good Scottish accent..

The other surprising thing is that Rarotongan and the Maori languages are very similar, one difference is the Rarotongan's speak a lot faster, so people like myself who aren't 100% fluent have a lot of trouble keeping up, some fluent Maori have been known to have a little trouble keeping up especially given the Rarotongan's have a slightly different way of pronouncing some words..

At some stage we'll start a different thread and ask you to see if you can translate a few words in to english, it may be one word, it may be a sentence.. Smile Don't worry though, we'll make sure it's only words that have already been added here..
Love many, trust few, paddle your own waka.
#2
Whare.. Pronounced as.. fo ree..



Translates to.. House..
Love many, trust few, paddle your own waka.
#3
Kai.. Prononounced as ki..



Translation.. food..
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#4
Whenua.. Pronounced as.. fe nu ah..



Translation.. Land..
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#5
Tapu.. Pronounced as.. tah poo..



Translates to.. Sacred..
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#6
Hoha.. Pronounced as.. hoe hah..


Translates to.. be boring, tiresome, bored, wearisome, fed up with, tedious, exasperating, irksome, annoying, vexatious.
Love many, trust few, paddle your own waka.
#7
Morena.. Pronounced as.. more eh na..



Translates to.. morning.. good morning..
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#8
Ahiahi.. Pronounced as.. ah he ah he..



Translates to.. Afternoon.. good afternoon.. evening..
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#9
Pomarie.. Pronounced as.. po mah re eh.



Translates to.. good night..
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#10
Wahine.. Pronounced as.. wah he neigh..



Translates to.. Female or woman..
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#11
Tamariki .. Pronounced as.. tam ah re key..



Translates to.. children..
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#12
Mokopuna.. Pronounced as.. Moh ko poo nah..



Translates to.. grandchildren..
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#13
Awhi.. Promounced as.. ah fee..



Translates to.. Help..
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#14
Kia ora.. Pronounced as.. key oar ra..




Translates to.. hello and thank you..
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#15
Kia kaha.. Pronounced as.. key ah kah ha..



Translates to.. stay strong..
Love many, trust few, paddle your own waka.
#16
Ehoa.. Pronounced as.. eh how ah..



Translates to.. Friend..
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#17
Ka kite ano.. Pronounced as.. cah key tay ah no..



Translates to.. See you later..
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#18
Whare.. Pronounced as foh ree



Translates to.. House..
Love many, trust few, paddle your own waka.
#19
Puoro.. Pronounced as.. Poo or oh..



Translates to.. Music..
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#20
Waiata.. Pronounced as.. Why ah ta..




Translates to.. Song..
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#21
Kaitiaki.. Pronounced as.. ki yea ah key..



Translates to.. Caretaker or manager..
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#22
Kaumatua.. Pronounced as.. co ma to ah..



Translates to elderly male..
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#23
Kuia.. Pronounced as.. coo ee ah..



Translates to elderly lady..
Love many, trust few, paddle your own waka.


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