Dictionary of Māori Computer and Social Media terms

Dictionary of Māori Computer and Social Media terms

Over 374,000 unique headwords with translations from 32 different recorded sources makes this dictionary over six times larger than Ryan Modern Māori Dictionary, with almost 15 times more head words than the Williams dictionary.

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Word list of te reo Moriori

Word list of te reo Moriori

This is not an academic or linguist publication, but a compilation of several historically published sources that contain word lists of Moriori. For full details including sources and an analysis download the publication here. My intention as a researcher was to compile and publish this material which is scattered among many historical publications that are not easily accessible or are even common knowledge to many […]

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Māori baby names list

Māori baby names list

Over 1300 Maori Baby names; Christian, Mormon and non religious first names and their equivalent English name.
Before using a name in the list, you should also check what other meanings are associated with the name. In the Maori language one word may have multiple meanings.

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Te Reo Maori gate keepers for the future or for the cemetery

Reo has to evolve or it will die, and it cannot be controlled by a small team; it has to be community driven. Gate keepers of the Māori language only hinder and halt its evolution. We live in an Information Technology driven society that needs Maori language to adapt. I have documented my personal thoughts on the status of te reo Māori in 2012 and […]

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Papakupu Maori

Commercial Māori language projects hold our people to ransom for what is our birth right – our language  The Papakupu is a Māori Language Dictionary that consists of headwords from published Māori dictionaries , databases, glossaries and Iwi dictionaries. It is estimated there will be over 150,000 unique headwords with each headword consisting of up to 20 different English definitions sourced from over 290 different […]

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Latest updates for end of May 2010

Latest statistics: To date the database has 247,891 entries. Roughly 140,000 headwords are unique. There is still another database of 20,000 words that are yet to be verified and included in the main database. Words are sourced from 194 resources. Māori English By default, i have compiled several word lists such as Māori words in the English Language and Anglicised Māori words. The Papakupu Advisory […]

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Māori txtn glossary for mobile phones

Below is a list of Māori txt language for mobile phones. The list will be added to over time and eventually added to the Papakupu Māori Dictionary. Txt Māori 10a tēnā 2 rua 2 tu 2puna tupuna 2taki tūtaki 4ka whaka g ng 4karongo whakarongo 4re whare a2 atu h6 hono hyre haere k kei kna konā krka karaka mri Māori my mai pofiri pōwhiri […]

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Reo Māori Txtn?. Kōrero my to kupu

If you are reo txt’a, send thru the kupu or how you create the txt Mri or txt them thru to 027 845 7200 so they can include in the reo txt list below, and in the Papakupu project. Txtn in te reo Māori is not a new phenomenon and has been developing over the years with Māori speakers who also txt. 2005 Tologa Bay […]

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Māori Dictionaries should stop being genre specific

A discussion about the reason why Māori Dictionaries should stop being genre specific and be more inclusive of all Māori words. I use loan words as an example here. As a child who was brought up with te reo Māori (including Te Karere Māori News) in the late 70’s and early 80’s, I heard a great amount of Māori words that I would now categorise […]

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Why do we need a new Māori Dictionary

It may appear that this Papakupu project has arisen out of nowhere, but the truth is that the original idea began over 16 years ago as a budding young IT probie. I was the architect and builder of Te Reo Tupu Māori dictionary (now known as Reo Tupu). Many said Te Reo Tupu is and was an invaluable tool, the team and I thought it […]

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