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  • Maori Culture New Zealand, Maori Culture, Traditions and Tourism

    …Many Maori pronounce the 'wh' sound similar to our 'f'. The 'ng' is similar to our own 'ng' sound in a word like 'sing', except that in Maori, words can start with 'ng'. Kia ora = Gidday! An attempt by a visitor to use Maori greetings will almost certainly elicit a delighted response from both Maori

  • New Zealand Maori Culture, The Haka, New Zealand Haka

    …pre-battle challenge to their opposition. But the word "haka" simply means a dance, or a song accompanied by dance. While they are the correct terms to associate with the haka, they do not do justice to the life force, the actions, words, rhythm, themes, meaning, style or history that are…

  • New Zealand Language, Language of New Zealand

    …in Maori similar to those in English - 'h', 'k', 'm', 'n', 'p', 'r', 't', and 'w'. There are also two different consonants - 'wh' and 'ng'. Many Maori pronounce the 'wh' sound similar to our 'f'. The 'ng' is similar to our own 'ng' sound in a word like 'sing', except that in Maori, words can…

  • Rotorua New Zealand History, History of Rotorua NZ

    …Rotorua related E-Postcard to your friends. Maori History Ceremonial Waka Photographer: Sheila Thomson Creative Commons Rotorua, a Maori word meaning literally "second lake", was originally settled by the Maori of the Te Arawa iwi. Many famous Maori legends and stories are based in this…

  • June 2018 - New Zealand Tourism Business Newsletter

    …as one of the family. The restaurant features a menu in both English and te reo Māori and table talkers with basic Māori words to encourage diners to speak Māori to each other while they wait for food. Te reo Māori in New Zealand is experiencing a renaissance with free classes across the country…

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