Found 1 match
  • filters Arrow
    • Include Idioms
      Exclude Idioms
      Only Idioms
    • Include Phrases
      Exclude Phrases
      Only Phrases
    • Include Proverbs
      Exclude Proverbs
      Only Proverbs
    • Include Loan Words
      Exclude Loan Words
      Only Loan Words
      Include Historical Loan Words
    • Close

maimai Play

1. (noun) song of affection for the dead, haka to welcome guest to a tangihanga.

He waiata aroha, he waiata tangi te maimai. He momo haka hoki hei whakatau i te manuhiri ki te tangihanga (RTP 2015:119). / A maimai is a song of affection, a lament. It is also a type of haka to welcome guest to a tangi.

Books + Apps


The App

This Māori dictionary is now available as an app. With the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and Android app you can use the dictionary anywhere without the need to be online.

iPhone / iPad / Android


The Book

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.

More info