A History of the Māori language - Beginning in pre-1840 when Māori was the predominant language in Aotearoa, through to today.
This article provides a perspective of the history, current use, and likely future of te reo Māori in the light of the Māori Language Act 1987.
The tuakana-teina project has been developed in response to an increasing demand from young Māori for creative ways to learn to speak the Māori language, and for opportunities to use the language. The project is based on the simple premise that each Māori speaker 'adopts' a person who wishes to learn to speak Māori.
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NOTE* Aspire to speak Māori at all times everywhere to other speakers of Māori.
Remember, speaking Māori is not an all or nothing affair, even correct pronunciation of the town one lives in is an indication of support for the Māori language. We urge everyone to make a contribution - no matter how big or small. The greater number of speakers and supporters, the greater chance of guaranteeing the survival of the Māori language into the new millennia.
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