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  • Published: 29 January 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143772149
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384

A Maori Word a Day




An incredibly simple, effective and fun 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 colloquial words in Maori today, A Maori Word a Day is the perfect way to kickstart your te reo!

  • Pub date: 29 January 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143772149
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384

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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