A handy guide to the English translations of Maori words and phrases commonly used in schools:

Kura – School

Matua – Father

Pakeha – Of European descent

Tuakana – Elder sibling (same gender)

Teina – Younger sibling (same gender)

Whaea – Mother, Aunt




One Response to Glossary

  1. Great resource. Thank you. There is also a good online dictionary here: Also, if folk are looking for something a wee bit more, I’ve collated these links to ideas, online resources, and tools for learning and teaching Te Reo Māori : 🙂

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