Te Kupu o te Wiki – The Word of the Week

Kia ora. To celebrate Te Reo Māori we are publishing kupu (words).

Whakataukī (proverb)

Whatungarongaro te tangata toitū te whenua.
As man disappears from sight, the land remains

This demonstrates the holistic values of the Maori, and the utmost respect of Papatuanuku, the mother of the earth

Kīwaha (colloquialism)

Hei aha tāna!
Nevermind his/hers

Kupu (word)

manuhiri
visitor

Nō hea tōu manuhiri?
Where is your visitor from?

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