Kia Kaha te Reo Māori
This year’s theme is ‘Kia Kaha te Reo Māori’ which means ʻlet’s make the Māori language strong’. Everyone who calls Aotearoa home has a huge part to play in securing te reo as a living, dynamic, and strong language.
The more we see, hear, and speak te reo, the more we normalise and strengthen it — so we’d like to shine a light on some of the inspiring work people are doing.
Drops is a fun app for learning te reo Māori. We've been using it and loving how easy it is to spend 5 minutes a day learning new words. The app combines word games with visual and audio associations. And with native te reo speakers saying what each word sounds like, it’s great for learning pronunciation too. You can also use it to learn 30 other languages as well (if you’re feeling extra studious).
What can you do to make te reo Māori strong?
We hope you celebrate Māori Language Week, but it's important to carry what you do into everyday life. Here’s a list created by the people at Te Wiki o te Reo Māori to show how everyone can contribute to te reo revitalisation:
- learn a little, use a little
- learn more, and use what you know
- keep improving your language, and share what you know
- make te reo welcome at work and in the community
- encourage others to use and learn te reo Māori — welcome Māori language into your life
- pronounce Māori words correctly when speaking English.
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Let’s make the things that matter, better.