Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Māori Language Week

Kia Ora and welcome to Māori language week. The theme for this year's Māori Language week is Manaakitanga or Maori hospitality and Customs. There are several mentions of this term in our collection.

We thought we would take the opportunity to highlight some of our highly used Māori language works.

* A Dictionary of the Maori Language by Herbert W. Williams.

* Nga kōrero a Reweti Kohere Mā by Te Ohorere Kaa and Wiremu Kaa.

* 28 Maori Battalion by J. F. Cody.

These three works are in our ten most accessed items for the past 6 months. We are very pleased to see Maori language works being highly used in our collection.

If your currently studying Te Reo Maori you may like to use the 'Māori-English / English-Māori parallel texts only' search function to show works with translations between the two languages.

We are also looking forward to publishing another Māori work 'Te Whakatuwheratanga o Te Tumu Herenga Waka' or The Opening of Te Tumu Herenga Waka. Te Tumu Herenga Waka is the meeting house at Victoria University of Wellington and this work discusses its founding and the Epa, Poupou and Heke found inside.