Cook Islands Language Week resource Te ’Epetoma o te reo Māori Kūki ’Āirani

Learn Cook Islands Māori words, phrases, and pronunciation, and explore aspects of Cook Islands Māori culture.

  • Learning areas and strands Social Sciences, Arts, Learning Languages
  • Education type Education resource
  • Suitable for Cook Islands Māori and non-Cook Islands Māori speakers of all ages
  • Te Whāriki Belonging | Mana Whenua, Communication | Mana Reo


The resource

The resource includes:

  • an exploration of themes related to family, culture and spirituality
  • reo Māori Kūki ’Āirani pronunciation support and access to helpful words and phrases
  • activity ideas, and tua (story) and ‘īmene (song) resources
  • details of how to take part in a nation-wide initiative to recognise reo Māori Kūki ’Āirani Champions (Cook Islands Māori Language Champions).

This education resource was co-created by Te Papa and the Ministry for Pacific Peoples.


Image credit: Tivaevae, 1980, Cook Islands, by Mere Tapaeru Tereora. Purchased 2002. Te Papa (FE011717)