Proverbs (or whakatauki) express the wisdom, wit and commonsense of the Maori people. They are of great value and inspiration to writers, story-tellers and anyone speaking in a Maori setting. Several hundred proverbs are contained in The Raupo Book of Maori Proverbs, categorised under a large number of diverse headings, with translations and explanations in English. This comprehensive and dependable book serves as both a useful reference and an insight into values of the Maori.
Google recently announced its support for several minority languages to translate into and from English with Māori being one of the minority languages. Background information from my October 15 2009 post is here. To use the translator visit http://translate.google.com For years a computer generated system to translate to and from te reo Māori has only... Continue reading →
Chalkboard Number 0-20 Posters for New Zealand Classrooms - in Te Reo Maori
Number Posters for the New Zealand Classroom, These posters feature the numbers 0-20 in Maori (with option of English translation). Each poster has the number, number word and a tens frame to show the number.