MĀORI  101

Introduction to Written Maori

Please note: this is archived course information from 2022 for MAORI 101.


An introduction to listening, reading, writing and translation techniques used in the composition, reading and understanding of basic Māori. 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.

For full course information see the Digital Course Outline for MĀORI 101.

Digital Course Outlines are refreshed in November for the following year. Digital Course Outlines for courses to be offered for the first time may be published slightly later.

Availability 2022

Semester 2


Lecturer(s) Mrs Makere Thompson


None. There are no prescribed texts in this course, however, he strongly recommend that you obtain a Māori-English, Māori Dictionary to help you with vocabulary translations.

Recommended Reading

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

Ryan, PM. (2012) The Raupō Dictionary of Modern Māori.  Penguin.  (Also has an ebook, and pocket versions)

Moorfield, J. (2011). Te Aka: Māori-English, English-Māori Dictionary (3e). Pearson, NZ.




Coursework + exam


MAORI 101: 15 points


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