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mātauranga Māori Play

1. (noun) Māori knowledge - the body of knowledge originating from Māori ancestors, including the Māori world view and perspectives, Māori creativity and cultural practices.

Ka kīia e ētahi ko te mātauranga Māori i hangaia mai ai e te tangata Māori. / It is said by some that mātauranga Māori was created by Māori people.

Kaupapa Mātauranga mō te Iwi Māori Play

1. (noun) Māori Education Foundation.

He kaihautū, mema pūmau anō hoki a ia nō te Rōpū Wāhine Toko i te Ora i te tau 1951, ko ia anō hoki tētahi o ngā mema tuatahi o te Kaupapa Mātauranga mō te Iwi Māori i te tau 1960 (TTR 2000:67). / She was also a leader and foundation member of the Māori Women’s Welfare League in 1951 and also one of the first members of the Māori Education Foundation in 1960.

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Te Aka Māori-English, English-Māori Dictionary and Index by John C Moorfield. This dictionary comprises a selection of modern and everyday language that will be extremely useful for learners of the Māori language.

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