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Aotearoa
Long white cloud (Māori name for New Zealand)
Aroha
Love, affection
Haere mai!
Welcome! Enter! Come here!
Haere rā
Farewell, Goodbye (to departing person)
Haka
Chant with vigorous actions to issue a challenge
Hīkoi
March, walk
Hāngi
Food cooked in earth oven
Hapū
Clan, sub-tribe
Hongi
Ceremonial pressing of noses
Hui
A meeting of any kind, conference, gathering
Ihi
Power, authority, essential force
Iwi
People, nation
Ka pai!
Good!
Kai
Food
Kaikōrero
Speaker, orator
Karanga
Ceremonial call of welcome (usually by a female)
Kaumātua
Elder, elders
Kia ora
Hello (also used for gratitude and agreement)
Koha
Gift, donation
Kōrero
Speak, talk
Mana
Authority, power, influence
Manaakitanga
Respect, kindness to others
Manuhiri
Guests, visitors
Marae
Complex, including meeting house, dining hall etc
Mauri
Essential life force
Nau mai!
Welcome!
Ngāi tātou
A way of referring to everyone present
Noa
Safe from tapu, non-sacred
Pākehā
European New Zealander
Rangatira
Person of chiefly rank, owner, boss
Rohe
Region, boundary (either geographical or spiritual)
Taihoa
By and by, later, hold off
Taonga
Anything precious
Tama
Son, young man, youth
Tamāhine
Daughter
Tāne
Man, husband, men
Tangata whenua
Local people, hosts, original inhabitants
Tangi
To cry, to mourn
Tangihanga
Funeral ceremony usually on marae
Tēnā koe
Hello, greetings (said directly to one person)
Tēnā kōrua
Greetings (to two people)
Tēnā koutou
Greetings (to three or more people)
Te reo
The Māori language
Tapu
Sacred, not to be touched, to be avoided
Tiaki
To care for, look after
Tiritī o Waitangi
Treaty of Waitangi
Tino Rangatira
Independence, sovereignty, self-determination
Tipuna, tupuna
Grandparent, ancestor
Tūrangawaewae
A place to belong to, location of identity
Wāhi tapu
Sacred place
Wahine
Woman, wife
Wāhine
Women, wives
Waiata
Song or chant
Waka
Canoe, canoe decendants
Wānanga
University, forum, meet and discuss
Wehi
Fear, awe
Whakapapa
Genealogy, to recite in proper order
Whānau
To be born, to give birth, extended family
Whanaunga
Relative, relation, kin
Whāngai
Fostered or adopted child
Wharekai
Dining room, kitchen
Wharenui
Meeting house
Wharepaku
Toilet
Whare whakairo
Carved meeting house
Whenua
Land, homeland, country; also afterbirth
Kei hea ... ?
Where is ... ?
Kei te ...
Is, are