NAU MAI KI TE WHANAKE. WELCOME TO TE WHANAKE. Te Whanake is a set of textbooks, study guides, CDs, teachers' manuals and a dictionary for learning and teaching Maori language. This website also provides access to a further range of associated free online resources for independent learning and interaction. These online resources support the four core textbooks and study guides of the Maori language programme.
Information about each of the textbooks, study guides, CDs, teachers' manuals and the bilingual Maori dictionary of the Te Whanake series. Online purchases can be made from this website.more
Online modules of animated movies and activities that complement the Te Whanake textbooks for learning Maori. Currently there are 15 modules complementing the first textbook.more
Online activities of the Te Whanake textbooks for playback on Microsoft Windows and Apple computers, television or portable media devices including iPods and 3G phones.more
Streamed television programmes for developing listening comprehension skills. Also includes explanations of language and culture. Resources to complement Te Whanake. more
A place where you can discuss topics related to the Maori language and the resources available. Either Maori or English can be used.more
An enhanced online bilingual dictionary that includes encyclopaedic entries, idioms and grammatical explanations. It is indexed to the Te Whanake Maori language series.more
Online activities for further practice for each episode of Toku Reo, the television series for beginners of Maori language.more
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26 September 2011 – New book on the loanwords of Māori
Words adapted from other languages are an important part of modern Māori. This new dictionary presents over 3,000 loanwords that are, or have been, in common use in spoken and written Māori. Many of the headwords in this dictionary do not occur in any other existing dictionary of Māori. The dictionary has a comprehensive introduction explaining how these loanwords have been adapted to the phonological and grammatical systems of Māori. Each headword is presented with its meanings, grammatical category and example sentences from the sources, with translations. An English-Māori finder list is provided.
3 August 2011 - New edition of Te Aka dictionary now available
This new expanded third edition contains more than 13,000 separate headwords and 16,000 separate meanings in the Māori-English section. There are almost 6,000 new separate meanings more than in the second edition. There are also over 18,000 English headwords in the English-Māori ﬁnder lists, approximately 5,000 more than in the previous edition.
3 August 2011 - Get the app for Android phones, iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad
This Māori dictionary is now available as an app. With the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad app you can use the dictionary anywhere without the need to be online.