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  • Published: 29 January 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143772132
  • Imprint: Raupo
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $30.00

A Maori Word a Day

An incredibly simple, fun and practical Maori dictionary for all New Zealanders.

A Maori Word a Day offers an easy, instant and motivating entry into the Maori language. Through its 365 Maori words, you will learn the following:

- English translations
- Word category, notes and background information
- Sample sentences, in both te reo Maori and English

Exploring the most common, modern and contemporary words in use today, A Maori Word a Day is the perfect way to kickstart your te reo journey!

  • Pub date: 29 January 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143772132
  • Imprint: Raupo
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $30.00

About the Author

Hemi Kelly

Hemi Kelly is of Ngati Maniapoto and Ngati Tahu-Ngati Whaoa descent. He started learning te reo Maori as a young teenager and naturally progressed into teaching roles after study. Hemi is a full-time lecturer in te reo Maori at the Auckland University of Technology. His academic research and writing focus largely on the revitalsation of the Maori language and translation studies.

Hemi is a licensed translator and graduate of Te Panekiretanga o Te Reo (The Institute of Excellence in the Maori Language). In 2017, Hemi translated Witi Ihimaera’s novella in Sleeps Standing and published his first book A Maori Word a Day in 2018. In 2019, Hemi published his first creative writing piece in English in Purakau, a collection of Maori myths retold by Maori writers.

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Praise for A Maori Word a Day

“A great tool for anyone wanting to learn the Maori language.”

Linda Hall, Hawke's Bay Weekend

“For those who fancy dipping their toes into te reo without having to devote themselves to lessons or full-on immersion into the language, this is the ideal way to do it. ... A Maori word a day, how hard can it be?”

Tony Nielsen, Bay News

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