Te reo Māori glossary

Here are some te reo Māori words you might encounter during your visit to Te Papa or on our websites.

Click on each word or phrase to hear how you pronounce it – it will open in your browser. You can download the MP3 file if you right-click on the link and save the file.

Our definitions are context-based and don't always include all definitions for a kupu. Can’t find the word or definition you’re looking for? Check out Māori Dictionary.