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Learn Maori with HUIA

HUIA has an exciting range of Māori educational resources for learners of te reo Māori of all ages.

Vocabulary Extenders 

First Hundred Words in Māori

A companion to 2006's First Thousand Words in Māori, this book is a must-have for all New Zealand households. Big, brightly-coloured pictures engage young learners accompanied by clear illustrations with the Māori words underneath. This encourages the direct association of the word with the object, making it easy to learn and reinforcing meanings.

There is also a guide to pronunciation and counting.First_Thousand_Words_In_Maori_230.jpg


First Thousand Words in Māori

This bright and entertaining book provides a wealth of vocabulary-building opportunities for beginner learners of Māori. Stephen Cartwright's delightful pictures encourage direct association of the Māori word with the object enabling effective, long-term learning.

For ease of reference, at the end of the book there is an alphabetical Māori/English list of all the words used in the book.




Te Kete KupuTe_Kete_Kupu_300_Words_230.jpg: 300 Essential Words in Māori

Did you know that in Māori about 300 words make up three-quarters of the words we use?

This book will enable you to:

  • learn the Māori alphabet
  • read 300 words in Māori
  • use the words in sentences
  • have fun finding words.

Te Kete Kupu is a fun way to learn basic Māori, especially for young readers.





Everyday Words in Māori Everyday_Words_In_Maori_230.jpg

This bright and entertaining book is a stimulating and lively word finder for all learners of Māori.

Wonderfully detailed miniature model characters and objects inspire interest in this picture word book. It's designed for Māori-speaking children and those studying Māori as a second language to provide a quick and enjoyable way to enrich the learners' vocabulary.

There are a number of hidden objects to find in every scene. There is an alphabetical Māori–English list of all the words in the book, and the dictionary includes over 500 words and an easy-to-use pronunciation guide.

This is an ideal Māori language book that will help learners of all ages to improve their language skills.



Tirohia Kimihia: A Māori Learner Dictionary Tirohia_Kimihia_Dictionary_230.jpg

Teachers can use Tirohia Kimihia to support literacy and language development for students aged 8–12 years.

Students can use the dictionary to enrich their vocabulary, develop their dictionary and research skills, check spellings and meanings of words or simply take pleasure in exploring words in te reo Māori.