Faculty of Arts

MĀORI  101

Introduction to Written Maori

Please note: this is archived course information from 2020 for MÄ€ORI 101.


The aim of the course is to teach the basic structure of simple sentences in Māori so that you can compose, read and understand basic Māori. You will also learn a set of terms which will enable you to talk about and analyse the structure of Māori and many other languages. Another skill you will acquire, or improve upon, is the ability to translate Māori sentences and simple texts into English and English sentences into Māori. 

This course is designed for students with little or no knowledge of the language, and for those with some fluency wishing to understand simple sentence structure and composition. 


Coursework + final exam

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Availability 2020

Summer School, repeated Semester 2


Lecturer(s) Mrs Makere Thompson

Recommended Reading

English-Māori, Māori-English Dictionary, B. Biggs (AUP 1990)


Coursework + exam


MAORI 101: 15.0 points


May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed

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