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  Maori language - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Maori was probably brought to New Zealand by Polynesians from the Marquesas Islands who arrived in canoes.
Literacy was an exciting new concept that the Maori embraced enthusiastically, and missionaries reported in the 1820s that Maori all over the country taught each other to read and write, using sometimes quite innovative materials, such as leaves and charcoal, carved wood, and the cured skins of animals, when no paper was available.
Maori clients are able to communicate their expected outcomes of whakaoranga using Reo Maori and kaimatai hinengaro are able to utilise Reo Maori concepts of health, such as Whare Tapa Wha model in their whakaoranga sessions.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /maori_language.htm   (1100 words)

 maori language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Maori was probably brought to New Zealand by Polynesians from the Marquesas Islands who sailed over in canoes.
In the last 200 years the Maori language has had a very tumultuous history, going from the position of predominant language of New Zealand until into the 1860s, when it became a minority language in the shadow of the English brought by white settlers, missionaries, gold-seekers, and traders.
By the 1980s, Maori leaders began to recognize the dangers of the loss of their language and began to initiate Maori-language recovery programs such as the Kōhanga Reo; movement, which immersed infants in Maori from infancy to school age.
www.yourencyclopedia.net /Maori_language.html   (952 words)

 Kids.net.au - Encyclopedia Maori language -
Maori or Te Reo (in Maori) is an East Polynesian Austronesian language closely related to Samoan[?], Tongan[?] and Hawai'ian.
Together with English, Maori is an official language of New Zealand and may be used, as of right, in the parliament and courts of law, although when used in these circumstances it is customary to ensure translators are available or provide a translation into English.
The language was recorded in a regular and scientific manner by the missionary linguists and is spelled phonetically with one letter symbol for each sound.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia/?p=ma/Maori_language   (592 words)

 Encyclopedia: Maori language
The Oceanic languages are a subgroup of the Austronesian languages, conatining approximately 450 languages.
The Eastern Polynesian languages are a sub-phylum of the Nuclear Polynesian languages.
A minority language is a language spoken by a minority of the population of a country.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Maori-language   (3240 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Maori language is the language of the Maori people of New Zealand.
In Maori speech the language is often referred to as te reo rangatira, the language of chiefs.
Together with English, it is an official language of New Zealand and may be used, as of right, in parliament and courts of law, although when used in these circumstances it is customary to ensure translators are available or provide a translation into English.
www.informationgenius.com /encyclopedia/m/ma/maori_language.html   (727 words)

 The Maori Language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
The Maori language is phonetic that is, it is pronounced generally speaking as it is spelled.
Maori Language is central to the cultural identity of both the individual and the community to which he or she belongs.
If a language is lost, the cultural identity of the group is considerably weakened, which in turn alters the very nature of the society of which that group is part.
www.childrensbooksonline.org /Maori_Folk_Tales/maori_language.htm   (444 words)

 Promoting the Use of Maori Language in New Zealand
Maori respondents represented 14% of the sample, non- Maori (mostly European) 86%; regional distribution was Auckland (the largest city, 820,000 population), 22%; the remainder of the upper North island, 22%; lower North Island, 22%; South Island, 34%.
From the survey it is clear that the initial revitalization of the Maori language lies with the Maori community; all the fluent speakers of Maori were Maori and 88% of these fluent speakers were aged 50 years or older.
Older native speakers and younger language learners, including parents who send their children to preschool language nests and total immersion primary schools, could be encouraged to transmit the Maori language.
jan.ucc.nau.edu /~jar/TIL_16.html   (2640 words)

 Maori News Online and Maori Portal - Te Karere Ipurangi
Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia says the message from her consultation hui is that supporters trust the party's MPs to make the right decision in any Government-forming negotiations.
Maori adults now make up 47 per cent of smokers, down from 52 per cent but still twice the general population, which is steady at 23.4 per cent.
Maori Party members expect their new representatives to make some "hits" in Parliament and one option is to try to repeal the Foreshore and Seabed Act through a private members bill, Waiariki MP Te Ururoa Flavell said last night.
www.maorinews.com /karere   (1800 words)

 A Few Words About the Maori Language
For someone interested in the way that language works there are features not encountered in the commonly taught languages, several similarly well-documented cognate languages, a resurgence of cultural interest, and a very attractive part of the world in which to do research.
Maori goes on to indicate whether possession is permanent or may be temporary.
Knowledge of the language is a strong badge of cultural identity in New Zealand, and its prospects and the feelings surrounding it are best analyzed in terms of the country's politics.
www.mwenda.com /nz/maori.htm   (1011 words)

 The Maoris of New Zealand -- Maori Language
Maori is a member of the East Polynesian branch of the Polynesian Language group.
Maori is an official language of New Zealand.
Maori language manuscripts held throughout the libraries of New Zealand.
www.geocities.com /TheTropics/Shores/9338/lang.htm   (1084 words)

 Te Puni Kokiri : Maori in New Zealand - Maori Language and Culture Statistics
Māori language skills are most often used with children, and in traditional Māori language settings such as marae, religious activities and education.
The Māori Language Strategy consultation document - He Reo E Kōrerotia Ana - He Reo Ka Ora (Māori version PDF 166kb)(English version PDF 189kb) is intended to generate discussion amongst people with an interest in revitalising the Māori language.
With the loss of approximately 1,300 Kaumātua every year, opportunities for the transmission of Māori language and culture from the present generation of older Māori are decreasing, putting at risk the survival and revitalisation of the Māori language.
www.tpk.govt.nz /maori/language   (587 words)

 Maori phrasebook - Wikitravel
The Maori language is spoken by the indigenous people of New Zealand, the Maori.
Although it is an official language of New Zealand, not all New Zealanders, and not even all Maori people, can speak in the Maori language.
Thus Māori, Maaori and Maori all represent the same word, and usage will depend on the style of the writer and whatever conventions were in place when the article was written.
wikitravel.org /en/article/Maori_phrasebook   (843 words)

 Maori Projects   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
This is a good starting point for any web exploration on the Maori people and their culture with links to many other external resources on the net.
This site is the homepage of a Maori webmaster--and includes information on a range of topics--including a map showing Polynesian migration in the area.
This collection of Maori legends centering on that area is part of a brief history of Rotorua.
www.internet-at-work.com /hos_mcgrane/maori/eg_maori_intro.html   (677 words)

 Maori Adult Total Immersion in New Zealand
I initially thought that a total immersion program where only Maori was going to be spoken and English banned was "a bloody stupid idea." I was unsure as to whether it was going to work, and I did not know how I could survive in an all Maori environment.
One of the real signs of progress in language revival for us has been the composition of new songs by a group of students who have now formed themselves into a Maori language pop band.
One of the things I think is important is that every student have a slip of paper on them to explain that they are attending an immersion course that week, that they are not to speak English, and that they thank the non-Maori speaking person for their tolerance and cooperation.
jan.ucc.nau.edu /~jar/NALI8.html   (4615 words)

 History of the Maori Language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
In 1800 it was the overwhelmingly predominant language spoken in Aotearoa.
Māori language was not understood as an essential expression and envelope of Māori culture, important for Māori in maintaining their pride and identity as a people.
Māori leaders were increasingly recognising the dangers of the loss of Māori language, and in the 1980s began to initiate Māori-language recovery programmes, such as the Kōhanga Reo movement, which sought to immerse Māori infants in a Māori-language environment from infancy to school age.
www.nzhistory.net.nz /Gallery/tereo/history.htm   (1421 words)

 Kiwi dictionary adopts Maori language | NATIONAL | NEWS | tvnz.co.nz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
The Maori Language Commission has given the go ahead to a new dictionary which will for the first time include more than a thousand Maori words that have been adopted into everyday New Zealand English.
But the commission says while it's pleased about the increasing use of Maori words, their pronunciation is still something they want improved.
Maori Language Commission CEO Haami Piripi welcomes the dictionary but says just knowing a lot of Maori words is not enough.
tvnz.co.nz /view/news_national_story_skin/554900?format=html   (253 words)

 Maori Language – NZ Education – Victoria International   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
The Maori name literally translates as "The university at the head of the fish of Maui".
In Maori mythology the North Island of New Zealand was a great fish hauled from the depths of the Pacific Ocean by the god Maui from his boat, the South Island.
A Maori Graduation is offered to all students graduating from Victoria in December of each year.
www.vuw.ac.nz /international/studentlife/glossary_maori.html   (235 words)

 The Press (Canterbury, New Zealand): Te Reo Maori still endangered MAORI LANGUAGE REPORT CARD SHOWS WE COULD DO BETTER@ ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
About 130,000 of all Maori -- 25 per cent of the Maori population -- can speak Maori to some extent.
Maori is most frequently spoken where Maori make up the majority of participants, for example on the marae.
Maori is spoken least in the workplace, at sport or while socialising.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1P1:99322882&refid=ip_encyclopedia_hf   (198 words)

 BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | NZ launches first Maori TV station
She said she hoped every New Zealander would treasure and nurture the Maori language and culture, which helped define the country to the world.
With an estimated half of the Maori population under the age of 24, the station's focus will be on attracting younger viewers.
And at a time when the main opposition National Party has surged ahead at the polls, their Maori Affairs spokesman Gerry Brownlee says he is unsure of the need for the station.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/asia-pacific/3576039.stm   (481 words)

 Te Whanake | Māori Language Learning Textbooks & Resources
This is an advanced-level book which broadens the language skills of the student through studies in such topics as the King Movement, language styles and dialects, haka and waiata, leadership, traditional and modern war as it relates to Māori, humour, accounts of the arrival of the Pākehā,...
The teaching methodology reflected in the textbooks and resources is based on the way learners in a natural bilingual situation learn their second language.
The series contains a comprehensive set of Māori language learning textbooks, study guides, recorded audio and video listening and speaking exercises, teachers' manuals, and a dictionary for learners and teachers that develops Māori language ability from beginner through to advanced levels.
www.tewhanake.maori.nz   (392 words)

 Māori language, alphabet and pronunciation
Māori is most closely related to Tahitian, which is spoken in Tahiti and the Society Islands, and Rarotongan, which is spoken in the southern Cook Islands.
In 1867 the Native Schools Act decreed that English should be the only language used in the education of Māori children, which lead to many Māori children being punished for speaking their own language.
In the 1970s, Māori urban groups began to be concerned about the decline of the Māori language and set up various schemes and organisations to promote the language, including bilingual and Māori medium schools, radio stations and a TV channel.
www.omniglot.com /writing/maori.htm   (447 words)

 Maori Art and Culture
Toi Maori is a network of committees which serves as an umbrella structure for the ten national artform committees and their affiliated organisations.
From Hawaiki to Hawaiki.The magic of being Maori the indigenous Maori people - their culture, history, mythology, legend and whakapapa (genealogy).
Ngai Tahu are the Maori people of the southern islands of New Zealand, Te Waipounamu., and are New Zealand's fourth largest tribe.
www.zeroland.co.nz /new_zealand_maori.html   (588 words)

 Services - Te Reo Maori (Maori language) - www.govt.nz
The Māori Language Commission examines for, and grants certificates of competency in translation and interpreting of Māori.
The Māori Language Commission promotes the use of Māori as a living language and as an ordinary means of communication.
We also aim to ensure that the special needs of Maori children and young people are met as they move through...
www.govt.nz /services?treeid=449   (489 words)

 Maori Language Tuition Computer CDS Providing Maori Language Courses For Learners and Teachers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
In particular, we are frequently approached by adult students who learned some Maori Language at school many years ago and who are now wishing to strengthen their knowledge of Te Reo.
The "THINK MAORI" CD - an extensive, highly interactive, audio-lingual resource for people with some prior knowledge of Maori who want to use computer to the utmost to improve their fluency and to heighten their powers of aural comprehension, as well as polishing up their written Maori.
This resource is a set of THREE major Maori Language tuition schoolwork discs, two of which offer worksheet generator programs, extremely useful both for teachers of the Maori Language and for students of the Maori Language.
crash.ihug.co.nz /~educator/maori.htm   (2241 words)

 Scoop: Cook Islands Maori language boost
The curriculum resource is designed to assist and support teachers in the planning and delivery of effective Cook Islands Maori language programmes in early childhood settings and schools.
Development of these guidelines began in 1998, in response to statistics that showed that across a number of Pacific languages including Cook Islands Maori, there were less than 20 per cent of children under the age of five that could speak their own language.
From Invercargill in the South to Kaitaia in the North, the Maori caucus of the Maori Party has faced up to the people, seeking their guidance in the crucial stage of the post-election talks.
www.scoop.co.nz /mason/stories/PA0407/S00434.htm   (1141 words)

 The Press (Canterbury, New Zealand): Axe Maori-language body - MP@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Junior Government Whip Gerry Brownlee says the Maori Language Commission is "an abject failure" and its call for Maori language broadcasts of Parliament should be ignored.
He said the commission, established in 1987, should be abolished: "In 12 years they have failed to resurrect Maori from its status as a dying language."
Only four per cent of Maori actually speak fluent...
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1P1:23306710&refid=ip_encyclopedia_hf   (174 words)

 Maori People of Aotearoa / New Zealand - From Hawaiki to Hawaiki - Contents   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Reflections on Running - a poem and personal view of the essence and magic of being Maori.
The Maori People - aspects of history, culture, mythology and legend.
Whakapapa Maori - an introduction to Maori genealogy and some examples of tribal whakapapa from the tribes of the Kurahaupo and Takitimu waka (canoes).
maaori.com   (109 words)

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